David T Springer, MD Expert Witness
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Specialties & Experience

General Specialties: Psychiatry

Specialty Focus: Psychiatry, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, PTSD, Sexual Abuse, Sexual Harassment, Disability Evaluations, Peer Review, Independent Medical Examinations, Employment, Medical Record Review, Fitness for Duty, Medical Malpractice

Education: BA, Wesleyan University; MD, Albert Einstein College of Medicine; Psychiatric Resident, Hahnemann (Drexel) University Hospital

Years in Practice: 30+

Number of Times Deposed/Testified in Last 4 Yrs: 4


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I am a Board-Certified psychiatrist and have had extensive clinical and forensic psychiatric experience throughout my career. I have performed hundreds of forensic evaluations, including IMEs, disability determination, return to work and worker’s compensation evaluations. I have been an expert witness in dozens of cases involving civil litigation, including victims of sexual abuse and employment issues, as well as medical malpractice defense regarding plaintiff's claims of psychiatric injury. In the course of my career, I have been deposed multiple times and have also testified in court on a number of occasions. I have been in private practice for over 30 years treating a wide variety of patients. In addition, I was a Residency Training Director for seven years, Medical Director of a psychiatric hospital for seven years, worked in two correctional facilities for three years and currently work in a Department of Veterans Affairs’ outpatient clinic. I have also taught Drexel University medical students for over ten years. As a result of my clinical experience, I have a particular expertise in the area of psychiatric disability issues, victims of sexual abuse, and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. I pride myself on thoroughness, accuracy and opinions that can be supported by clinical examination and scientific evidence, as well as, careful medical and legal record review. In addition, I believe it is vital to have good communication with the referral source, so as to best address the questions that are being asked. I have performed forensic work for both plaintiff and defense counsel.