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Aazaz U Haq, MD Bay Forensic Geropsychiatry

Geriatric Psychiatry Expert Witness, Psychiatry Expert Witness - dementia; neuropsychiatry; testamentary capacity; financial capacity; elder abuse; marital capacity; decision-making capacity; memory loss; undue influence; estates and trusts
Aazaz Haq, MD, is a psychiatrist with certifications from the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology in both geriatric psychiatry and general adult psychiatry. Dr. Haq completed his undergraduate education, medical school, and residency training at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. He subsequently completed a two-year advanced fellowship in geriatric psychiatry at UCLA. He is currently an attending inpatient geriatric psychiatrist at the Palo Alto Veterans Affairs Hospital and an affiliated clinical assistant professor of psychiatry at Stanford University Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences. He has previously worked for the Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health Elderly Adult Division, where he performed home-based treatment for homebound elderly with serious psychiatric illness, in addition to the Panorama Garden Nursing Homes. His private practice, Bay Forensic Geropsychiatry, specializes in the medico-legal psychiatric evaluations of the elderly.
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Mace Becks, MD

LOS ANGELES, California
Psychiatry Expert Witness, Addiction Medicine Expert Witness - Suicide, Violence, Risk Assessment, Psychological Autopsy, Jail Suicide, Prison Suicide, Drug Abuse, Methamphetamine, Bath Salts, PTSD, Malpractice
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Dan Begel, M.D.

Santa Monica, California
Psychiatry Expert Witness, Sports Medicine Expert Witness - Forensic Psychiatry, Emotional Distress, Mental Injury, Testamentary Capacity, Medical Malpractice, Mental State at Time of Offense, Sentence Mitigation, Sports-Related Litigation, IME.
Dr. Begel received his undergraduate, medical, and psychiatric degrees from Yale University. He is a highly trained, Board Certified and experienced clinician. His reports and testimony are lucid, backed by expert knowledge, jargon-free, and focused on pertinent elements of the law. Dr. Begel is able to pinpoint the subtle but specific details that both bring his examinees to life and shed light on the forensic question at hand. He explains the basis for his diagnosis and conclusions in language easily understood by the layperson, maintains thorough communication with the attorneys who retain him, and, in his testimony and reports, stays within his area of expertise. Dr. Begel has unique credentials in the area of Sports Psychiatry. He wrote the seminal paper in this field, co-founded the International Society for Sports Psychiatry, and edited and co-wrote, with colleagues, the first textbook of sports psychiatry. The testimony of Dr. Begel adds authority to any civil or criminal p...
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Octavio Choi, MD, PhD Stanford University School of Medicine

Palo Alto, California
Psychiatry Expert Witness, Neuropsychiatry Expert Witness - Neuroscience, Neuroimaging, brain imaging, fMRI, lie detection, Neurolaw, Brain Damage, Criminal Responsibility, Competency, Insanity, Testamentary Capacity, Medications, Drugs
Thank you for your interest. I am currently Clinical Associate Professor in the Psychiatry Dept at Stanford University School of Medicine, and director of training for Stanford's Program in Psychiatry and the Law. Prior to this, I was director of the Forensic Evaluation Service at the Oregon State Hospital, which conducts the majority of court-ordered evaluations in Oregon. I have testified in multiple high-profile trials and thrive under challenging cross-examination. I am uniquely qualified through my training and experience to evaluate high-complexity cases which involve neurologic, psychiatric, medical, and medication issues. I am a graduate of Stanford University and received my MD, PhD from University of California, San Diego (PhD in Neurosciences). I completed psychiatry residency at UCLA-Neuropsychiatric institute, and fellowship in forensic psychiatry at University of Pennsylvania, where I specialized in neurolaw and neuroimaging. I am board-certified in both gen...
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Jerald Cook, MD, FACOEM Med Fit Consulting, Inc., American Analytical Medical Services, Inc.

San Diego, California
Occupational Medicine Expert Witness, Preventive Medicine Expert Witness - Disability Evaluation, Workers' Compensation, Psychiatry, Causation Analysis, Environmental Toxicology, Neuromuscular Injuries, Musculoskeletal Injuries, Service Animals, Fitness for Duty, Return-to-Work, Impairment Ratings, Heat Injuries
Jerald Cook, MD is a physician in the US Navy. He served 13 years in the Navy Nuclear Propulsion Program, onboard fast attack submarines, before commissioning into the Navy Nurse Corps. He then transferred to the Navy Medical Corps and went to medical school at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences in Bethesda, MD. Following medical school, he completed an internship in Psychiatry at Naval Medical Center San Diego, and then residency training in Occupational and Environmental Medicine at the University of California at Irvine. He also obtained his MS in Environmental Toxicology from the UC Irvine, School of Medicine. He is dual board certified in the specialties of Occupational Medicine, and in Public Health and General Preventive Medicine. He routinely examines and treat workers with musculoskeletal injuries and those with potential exposures to chemicals, infectious diseases, physical hazards and occupational stress. His work includes routine work site i...
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David N. Glaser, MD Glaser Forensic Group

Los Angeles, California
Forensic Psychiatry Expert Witness, Neuropsychiatry Expert Witness - Addiction Psychiatry, Addiction Medicine, Disability Evaluation, Forensic Psychology, Geriatric Psychiatry, Independent Medical Exams, Legal Medicine, Mental Health, Neuropsychology, Pharmacology-Clinical, Psychiatry, Psychology
David Glaser, M.D. has been performing psychiatric evaluations and teaching about Forensic Psychiatry for over three decades. His interest in Forensic Psychiatry emanates from contact with the late Seymour Pollack, M.D., Ph.D, one of the pioneers in Forensic Psychiatry. Since the inception of his career, Dr. Glaser has performed over a thousand evaluations, criminal and civil, defense and plaintiff, at the request of attorneys, individuals, industry, insurance companies, and judges. In the California Workers Compensation system, he has performed hundreds of evaluations as a neutral evaluator (Agreed Medical Evaluations and Panels Qualified Medical Evaluations), chosen jointly by plaintiff and defense attorneys. Dr. Glaser has been on the faculty of the U.C.L.A. Forensic Psychiatry Fellowship Program and has been on the Advisory Board of the American College of Forensic Psychiatry. He is Board Certified in Psychiatry and Neurology. He has also been Board Certified in Forensic Psychia...
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Mohammad Hanizavareh, MD, ABPN Expedient Medicolegal Services

Orange, California
Psychiatry Expert Witness, Forensic Psychiatry Expert Witness - IME, Fitness for Duty, Disability, Sexual Offender Assessment, Competency, Mental Capacity, Standard of Care, Chronic Pain, Malpractice, Traumatic Injury, Abuse, Conservatorship
Dr. Mohammad Hanizavareh, M.D., Q.M.E, is a Board-Certified Psychiatrist who began his work with Expedient Medicolegal Services in 2016. His interest in the intersection between Psychiatry and the Law began with his work in the Cuyahoga County Jail while in medical school and grew with his work in the Sacramento County Jail during his residency training. Since then, Dr. “Hani” has served throughout the state of California giving testimony in 1370, 2972, 1026, and various involuntary medication hearings. Dr. Hani is also a Qualified Medical Evaluator, meeting the needs of workers and employers by writing objective, fact-based analyses of work-place injuries and their sequelae. A Southern-California native, Dr. Hani began his post-graduate education at California State University, Fullerton, where he graduated Summa Cum Laude, majoring in Biology with a minor in Biochemistry. He pursued his interest in research there, participating in grant writing, presentations at national confer...
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Aazaz U Haq, MD Bay Forensic Geropsychiatry

Sunnyvale, California
Geriatric Psychiatry Expert Witness, Psychiatry Expert Witness - dementia; neuropsychiatry; testamentary capacity; financial capacity; elder abuse; marital capacity; decision-making capacity; memory loss; undue influence; estates and trusts
Aazaz Haq, MD, is a psychiatrist with certifications from the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology in both geriatric psychiatry and general adult psychiatry. Dr. Haq completed his undergraduate education, medical school, and residency training at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. He subsequently completed a two-year advanced fellowship in geriatric psychiatry at UCLA. He is currently an attending inpatient geriatric psychiatrist at the Palo Alto Veterans Affairs Hospital and an affiliated clinical assistant professor of psychiatry at Stanford University Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences. He has previously worked for the Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health Elderly Adult Division, where he performed home-based treatment for homebound elderly with serious psychiatric illness, in addition to the Panorama Garden Nursing Homes. His private practice, Bay Forensic Geropsychiatry, specializes in the medico-legal psychiatric evaluations of the elderly.
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Robert Scott Johnson, MD, JD, LLM San Francisco Psychiatry

San Francisco, California
Forensic Psychiatry Expert Witness, Psychiatry Expert Witness - employment litigation, workplace harassment, PTSD, depression, cognitive impairment, testamentary capacity, stalking, medical malpractice, negligence
Dr. Scott Johnson, MD, JD, LLM is a Harvard/Mass General-trained civil forensic psychiatrist licensed in CA, TX and MA. He is board certified in both Psychiatry and Forensic Psychiatry. He has 20 peer-reviewed publications, 2 book chapters, and 12 psychiatric awards. He accepts civil forensic cases with a specialization on the following areas: 1. Employment/workplace litigation Sexual harassment Workplace accidents/negligence Alleged PTSD, Depression or Cognitive Impairment 2. Testamentary Capacity 3. Medical Malpractice/Boundary Violations Psychiatrist standard of care Works with CA Medical Board to assess psychiatrist negligence 4. Stalking Has published and testified on stalking of physicians Certified Threat Manager qualification (ATAP 2017 to present) Trained in use of HCR-20 threat assessment instrument
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Barbara J. Justice, MD Forensic Med Group

Glendora, California
Forensic Psychiatry Expert Witness, Psychiatry Expert Witness - Psychiatric Disease, Pharmacological Clinical, Competency to Stand Trial, Not Guilty by Reason of Insanity, Serve Mental Illness, Psychiatric Disability, Emotional Harm, Emotional Distress, Workers' Compensation, Mental Health, Malpractice, Capacity, Sexual Harassment Sexual Abuse and Victimization.
Dr. Justice began her career in medicine as a surgeon in New York City. After several years as a practicing surgeon, she decided to enter the field of Psychiatry and received training in a Fellowship program at UCLA. She is a Board Certified Forensic Psychiatrist with training in all aspects of psychiatry and the law. Dr. Justice has a broad experience testifying in criminal and civil cases and has been deposed extensively from 300 to 400 times. She has also testified frequently as mental health expert witness for the state of California. Her unique background in physical medicine, trauma, psychopharmacology and surgery, combined with her psychiatric expertise, gives her an in-depth understanding of the multitude of factors at issue in civil litigation cases. Dr. Justice is currently Attending Forensic Psychiatrist, Director of Psychiatric Training at the Metropolitan State Hospital in Norwalk California and a Psychiatrist at the psychopharmacology Center for Behavior Medicine in ...
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Robert P Kahn-Rose, MD, PhD Dr. Robert P. Kahn-Rose, Inc.

Encino, California
Geriatric Psychiatry Expert Witness, Forensic Psychiatry Expert Witness - Psychiatry, Disability Evaluations, Independent Medical Exams, Elder Law, Mental Capacity Evaluations, Will Contests, Undue Influence, Dementia, Alzheimers, Depression
Dr. Kahn-Rose is a native of Southern California. He received his B.S. from the University of California at Irvine, his M.D. from Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York, and his Ph.D. in Neuroscience from the Sue Golding Graduate School of Albert Einstein for his research on the hormonal influences on memory. He has published over 20 articles in peer-reviewed journals and has presented papers at a number of scientific society meetings. He trained in Psychiatry at the University of Chicago, where he completed a residency and fellowship in Biological Psychiatry. He remained on the faculty at the University of Chicago as an Assistant Professor. In 1988, he joined the faculty of UCLA as well as the West L.A. Veteran’s Administration Medical Center, where he was, among other things, the Co-Director of the UCLA Alzheimer’s Disease and Memory Disorders Center from 1991–1993. He is currently an Associate Clinical Professor in the Neuropsychiatric Institute of UCLA. He has been in...
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Salma S. Khan, M.D.

San Francisco, California
Psychiatry Expert Witness, Law Enf & Criminal Justice Expert Witness
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Stanley Leiken, MD Forensic Med Group

Glendora, California
Psychiatry Expert Witness - Child Psychiatry, Adolescent Psychiatry, Psychoanalysis, Gender Identify Disorder, Divorce and Child Development, Trauma, Physical, Sexual and Emotional Abuse, Medical Malpractice, Autism
Dr. Leiken is a Board Certified child and adult psychiatrist and has maintained a private practice in Encino California since 1966 and has served as an expert witness in several cases over the years. Dr. Leiken is a Distinguished Clinical Professor, Department of Psychiatry at the David Geffen UCLA School of Medicine where he was given the Career Achievement Award in 2004. He is a supervising and training analyst at the New Center for Psychoanalysis in Los Angeles and was president and is presently an instructor at the Los Angeles Child Development Center. Dr. Leiken has given 28 lectures worldwide on subjects including “The Treatment of the Gender Identity Disorder” and “The Role of Psychoanalysis in Influencing the Court on Matters of Divorce and Child Development”. Dr. Leiken completed his undergraduate work at the University of Michigan and obtained his medical degree at St. Louis University Medical School. He served his residency at the UCLA Neuropsychiatric Institute and...
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Mark McDonald, MD Mark McDonald MD Inc

Los Angeles, California
Psychiatry Expert Witness, Pediatric Psychiatry Expert Witness - Psychiatric Malpractice, Child Psychiatry, Schizophrenia, Bipolar Disorder, Substance Abuse, PTSD, Emotional Abuse, Emotional Trauma, Autism, Psychoanalysis, Psychotherapy, Disability Evaluation, ADHD, Conservatorship
UCLA-trained double-boarded psychiatrist (adult and child & adolescent psychiatry) in active clinical practice. Experienced in academic psychiatry, community mental health, inpatient psychiatry, residential treatment, incarcerated juvenile treatment, and private practice outpatient care. Lived and worked in Europe, Asia, and Central America--proficient in Japanese, Spanish, and French. One year of public school teaching experience. Undergraduate education in classical music, history, and literature. Experienced in medical-legal consultation for medical record review and deposition preparation, as well as expert witness testimony for child and adult emotional injury cases, representing both plaintiff and defense. Private practice in Los Angeles specializing in child and adolescent psychiatry since 2013. Candidate in adult psychoanalysis since 2012 at the Psychoanalytic Center of California (PCC). Taught seminars at both the PCC and the Maple Counseling Center, focusing on the integ...
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Fred R Moss, MD

Los Angeles, California
Psychiatry Expert Witness, Correctional Healthcare Expert Witness - Prisons & Jails, Wrongful Death, Suicide, Deliberate Indifference, Medical Malpractice, Gross Negligence, Addiction, Nursing Homes, Geriatric Psychiatry, Violence, Telepsychiatry, Overdose, Involuntary Hospitalization
Board Certified actively practicing psychiatrist. Northwestern Educated Vast experience in disability and file review. Special interest in Telepsychiatry. 35+ years of diverse clinical experience including telepsychiatry, locum tenens, private practice (treated over 20,000 outpatients and admitted over 10,000 patients to hospitals), correctional healthcare (Folsom and Pelican Bay State Prisons) and nursing homes. Served as a psychiatric consultant to over 40 nursing homes. Experienced expert witness case reviewer. Experienced Independent Medical Examiner. President and Founder - Mastering TeleHealth.com (online training for clinicians and therapists) Licensed in California & Illinois
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Pei H. Nie, MD Dr. Pei H. Nie, MD

Los Angeles, California
Psychiatry Expert Witness, Geriatric Psychiatry Expert Witness - Independent Medical Examinations, Expert Witness, Long Term Care, Medical Management, Medical Legal Evaluations, Mental Health, Neuropsychiatry, Testamentary Capacity Evaluations, Disability Utilization Review, Neurocognitive Dementia Disorders
Dr. Pei H. Nie is a board-certified Geriatric Psychiatrist with diverse experience in clinical, academic, administrative and business development settings. She has practiced in most if not all possible settings, including: inpatient, outpatient, consultation-liaison, nursing homes, forensics, home visits, and telemedicine. Her experience and passion for mental health advances her interests in developing mental health programs, cultivating quality control structures, and progressing behavioral health education. She is now the lead clinical administrator one of the country’s largest telepsychiatry companies focused on expanding access to mental health service and treatment. She is a faculty attending physician at UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine and Kaweah Delta Health Care District residency training programs. In the subjects of neurocognitive disorders and women in healthcare, she has published in two academic textbooks. She is a public speaker for educational events in the...
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Edwin H. Peng, MD, MBA Expedient Medicolegal Services

Rancho Cucamonga, California
Psychiatry Expert Witness, Pediatric Psychiatry Expert Witness - Juvenile, Child and Adolescent, IME, PTSD, Abuse, Personal Injury, Custody, Capacity, Standard of Care, Fitness for Duty, Competency, Conservatorship, Malpractice
Edwin Peng, MD, MBA, QME has been a board-certified psychiatrist since 2006. He has accumulated a breadth of experiences across a variety of clinical, cultural, and forensic settings reflective of his broad interests in the field of mental health. Dr. Peng graduated Cum Laude with his Bachelor of Science degree in Biochemistry from the University of California at Los Angeles in 1994. He earned his medical degree from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in 1998. After graduating, Dr. Peng completed his residency in General Psychiatry at Loma Linda Medical center in 2003. He went on to complete a Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship at the University of Southern California in 2005, serving as the Chief Fellow while there. Dr. Peng has vast experience dealing with patients in different stages of crisis and of different ages. He served as attending physician in the Los Angeles County General Hospital Psychiatric Emergency Room for seven years educating residents and...
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Joe Pierre, MD

Los Angeles , California
Psychiatry Expert Witness - Psychosis, schizophrenia, substance-induced psychosis, delusions, delusion-like beliefs, conspiracy theories, Sovereign Citizens, hallucinations/voice-hearing, malingered psychosis, suicide, antipsychotic medications and side effects, inpatient psychiatry.
Joe Pierre, MD is the Acting Chief of Mental Health Community Care Systems at the VA West Los Angeles Healthcare Center and a Health Sciences Clinical Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. He is a graduate of MIT, the UCLA School of Medicine, and the residency training program at the UCLA Neuropsychiatric Institute. He has nearly 20 years of clinical experience working with individuals with psychotic disorders, substance abuse, and those with “dual diagnosis.” Dr. Pierre also has considerable experience as a clinical researcher, participating as a primary investigator and collaborator for clinical trials in schizophrenia and early intervention for young persons at high risk for psychosis. In 2005, he received Young Investigator Awards from both the International Congress of Schizophrenia Research and the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology. He has authored over 50 papers, abstracts, and book chapters re...
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Joshua E. Pretsky, MD Forensic Med Group

Glendora, California
Psychiatry Expert Witness - Psychopharmacology, Post-Operative Treatment, Depression, Delirium, Cognitive Functions, Psychosomatic Medicine, Psychotherapy, Work Place Sexual Harassment, Wrongful Termination
Dr. Joshua Pretsky is Board Certified in Psychiatry and has extensive experience as an Expert Witness conducting case reviews and IME evaluations. Dr. Pretsky completed medical school at UCLA and his residency in Psychiatry at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, where he received the Pfizer Resident of the Year award and the Horowitz Award for clinical excellence. He has conducted forensic evaluations involving a wide-range of traumas, including severe and disabling physical injuries, workplace sexual harassment and wrongful termination. Dr. Pretsky maintains a private practice of psychotherapy and psychopharmacology and is an Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at the UCLA School of Medicine where he lectures and supervises resident psychiatrists on the diagnosis and treatment of DSM-IV axis I and axis II disorders. Dr. Pretsky is a certified member of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, a Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association ...
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Michael Quach, MD

San Jose, California
Psychiatry Expert Witness, Forensic Psychiatry Expert Witness
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Stephen M. Raffle, M.D. Stephen M. Raffle, M.D. & Associates

Kentfield, California
Psychiatry Expert Witness, Forensic Psychiatry Expert Witness - PTSD, Emotional Distress, TBI, Undue Influence, Diminished Capacity, Testamentary Capacity, Cross-Examination, Depression, Anxiety, Bipolar Disorder, Employee Fitness for Duty, Risk of Violence, Discrimination, Wrongful Termination, Independent Medical Exam (IME), Testamentary Capacity, Malingering, Medical Records
Stephen M. Raffle, M.D., Board-Certified Forensic Psychiatrist, has 49 years’ experience testifying in over 800 cases and rendering medical opinions in 5,000+ assessments. He has testified in civil and criminal matters in Federal, State, Administrative and Military jurisdictions. Faculty positions: UCSF Medical School • 27 years, Asst. Clinical Professor, Dept. of Psychiatry; and • 18 years, Asst. Clinical Professor, Dept. of Orthopedics UC Hastings College of the Law • 11 years teaching attorneys effective direct and cross-examination of expert witnesses (see article) at Hastings’ Appellate Advocacy Center. Forensic assessment and opinion: • Anxiety • Bipolar Disorder • Borderline Personality Disorder • Competency • Depression • Diminished Capacity / Insanity • Discrimination • Emotional Distress • Fitness for Duty (FFD) • Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) • Psychiatric Disability • Psychological testing (Daubert standard) • Psychosomatic Disorders • Testamentary C...
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Carlos Rodriguez, MD Expedient Medicolegal Services

Torrance, California
Psychiatry Expert Witness, Pediatric Psychiatry Expert Witness - Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist, Psychological Trauma, Capacity, Fitness for Duty, PTSD, Abuse, Depression, Disability, Anxiety Disorders, Medical Malpractice, Inpatient and Outpatient Standard of Care, Suicide Prevention
Carlos Rodriguez, M.D., Q.M.E., earned his Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Southern California in Psychobiology. He began to explore the mind/body connection and how it impacts our overall health. He pursued his interest in physical health by earning his medical degree from the University of California, Irvine School of Medicine. After graduating, Dr. Rodriguez furthered his study of this integration during a residency in Adult Psychiatry at the University of California, Irvine Medical Center. He later went on to complete a Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship at Harbor UCLA, serving as the Chief Fellow while he was there. After completing his training, Dr. Rodriguez worked in a variety of diverse settings. For over five years, he worked in an outpatient community mental health clinic. He treated children, adolescents, and adults with severe mental illnesses in an inner city community. This furthered his cultural appreciation and allowed for a greater unders...
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Walter E. B. Sipe, MD Walter E B Sipe MD

San Francisco, California
Psychiatry Expert Witness, Pediatrics Expert Witness - Traumatic Stress Disorders, PTSD, Neurobiology of Trauma, Memory, Child Development, Somatic Symptom Disorders, Functional Pain, Psychological Impact of Medical Illness, Dementia, Mitigation, Sentencing
Holds a joint appointment as an Assistant Clinical Professor at the University of California, San Francisco in the Departments of Psychiatry and Pediatrics. Board Certified in general psychiatry and pediatrics, with additional training in pediatric gastroenterology. Teaching physician at Langley Porter Psychiatric Institute, with specific interests in somatic manifestations of stress and long-term impacts of traumatic events on basic brain processes.
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Elliott M. Stein, MD Director of Psychiatry, The Jewish Home of San Francisco

San Francisco, California
Psychiatry Expert Witness, Geriatric Psychiatry Expert Witness - Contested wills and trusts, Testamentary capacity, Undue Influence, Geriatric Psychiatry, Elders & Elderly, Dementia, Alzheimer's Disease, nursing homes, assisted living, Medicare, Geriatric decision making capacity competency, Medical Documentation and Coding, Depression, Anxiety, Stress, Psychosis
Director of Psychiatry, Jewish Home of San Francisco, 2010 – present. Previously in private practice of Adult and Geriatric Psychiatry, 1977 – 2010, in Miami and Miami Beach, Florida. Board Certified, Geriatric Psychiatry. Distinguished Life Fellow, American Psychiatric Association. Clinical Professor, Psychiatry, University of California San Francisco; Recipient of multiple awards and honors, including: 2004 Distinguished Alumnus University of Miami School of Medicine; 2003 Clinician of the Year from the American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry; 2001 Weinberg Award for Excellence in Geriatric Psychiatry from the American Psychiatric Association. President, American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry 1985-87. Treasurer (1989 - 1993) and Member of the Board of Directors (1993 - 1997) of the International PsychoGeriatric Association. Author of "Does Your Client Have Testamentary Capacity? Mental Health and Memory Issues That Affect Estate Planning"
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Matthew J Steiner, M.D., Q.M.E. Expedient Medicolegal Services

Los Angeles, California
Psychiatry Expert Witness, Addiction Psychiatry Expert Witness - IME, testamentary capacity, fitness for duty, capacity to refuse treatment, medical malpractice, suicide, negligence, psychiatrist malpractice, PTSD, emotional distress, psychiatric disability, emotional harm, wrongful termination, stalking, malingering, threat assessment, security clearance, trauma
Dr. Steiner is dual-board certified in Adult Psychiatry by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, and in Addiction Medicine by the American Board of Addiction Medicine. In addition to his private practice, Dr. Steiner is founder and director of Expedient Medicolegal Services (www.expevals.com), where he mentors a group of 40+ physicians in multiple medical specialties in their own medicolegal practices. In his current position, Dr. Steiner has provided critical review on thousands of medicolegal cases and is versed in all aspects of how to be an optimal expert witness. Dr. Steiner is published in the fields of health psychology, immunological function and its effects on mental disorders and addiction. He accepts civil forensic and corporate/university threat assessment cases nationally, with focus on the following areas: Independent Medical Evaluations (IMEs) Civil Capacities: Testamentary Capacity (Ability to Make a Legally-Enforceable Will) Capacity to Consent to (or R...
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Jeff Sugar, MD

El Segundo, California
Psychiatry Expert Witness, Pediatric Psychiatry Expert Witness - Effects of Trauma and Adversity on Child Development, Chronic Physical, Sexual, Emotional Abuse, Psychological Trauma in the Workplace, Date Rape, Internet Seduction, Post-traumatic Loss, Grief, and Depression, Psychological Effects of Injury to the Body or Brain, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
A practicing psychiatrist 25+ years, Dr. Sugar is board certified both in child and general psychiatry. He is Past President of the Southern California Society of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. He is an Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychiatry at USC, and has been an Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at UCLA. As the Founding Director of Research at Hathaway Children and Family Services he led a study of the long-term effects of child trauma. Currently, he is Director, Child Psychiatry Trauma Program and Attending Psychiatrist, Child and Adult Outpatient Clinics, supervising trainees in child and general psychiatry at the University of Southern California, Keck School of Medicine. At USC he sees patients, teaches psychiatry and performs research. Plaintiff and Defense Forensic experience includes reports and/or testimony in both child & adult cases involving: * Effects of Trauma and Adversity on Child Development * Chronic Physical, Sexual or Emotional Abuse * Psych...
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Jonathan Terry, DO, ABIHM

Clovis, California
Psychiatry Expert Witness, Mental Health Expert Witness - Suicide, Side Effects, Depression, Bipolar, Anxiety, Pharmacology, Risk Management, Addiction, Telemedicine, Functional Medicine, Alternative Medicine, Child Psychiatry, Psychiatrist, Hospital, Inpatient, Wrongful Death, Standard of Care, Causation, Damages
RECOGNIZED AS ONE OF 2015’S AND 2018'S TOP PSYCHIATRISTS BY THE CONSUMERS’ RESEARCH COUNCIL OF AMERICA, Jonathan Terry, DO, ABIHM  is a board-certified osteopathic physician and surgeon, a general psychiatrist, a Diplomate of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (ABPN), a Diplomate of the National Board of Physicians and Surgeons (NBPAS), and a Diplomate of the American Board of Integrative and Holistic Medicine (ABIHM). He is involved in the certification process through the Institute of Functional Medicine (IFM).  Dr. Terry is proud to be a National Health Service Corps Ambassador, and works primarily with underserved and migrant worker populations, correctional settings, high-acuity inpatient psychiatric patients, and in program and policy-building initiatives. Dr. Terry’s clinical interests include primary care consultation, nutrition, osteopathy, integrative medicine, strength-based therapies, and prevention. Dr. Terry is an accomplished author, has served as a medic...
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Kevin Cowperthwaite, MD Kevin E. Cowperthwaite MD, PC

Denver, Colorado
Psychiatry Expert Witness - Standard of Care Issues, Malpractice, Suicide, Medication Injuries and Adverse Reactions, Involuntary Hospitalization, Hospital Admission/Discharge Issues, College Health and Psychiatry, Incorrect Diagnosis, Depression, Anxiety Disorders, Bipolar Disorder, PTSD, Psychosis
I am a board-certified psychiatrist with 22 years of experience treating adults and adolescents in hospital and office settings. I currently have a full-time practice, and I serve as Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of Colorado School of Medicine. After graduating from Harvard College with a degree in history, I worked for two years as a high-school teacher and then proceeded with my medical and psychiatric training in Denver. For 20 years, I have had a lot of fun teaching classes and seminars to doctors, medical students and counselors. Non-medical audiences say that my presentations are clear and engaging. I have experience doing record reviews, writing reports and giving depositions. Also, I have testified numerous times in hearings for involuntary treatment and disability determination. I am available to work on cases throughout the U.S.
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David A Fohrman, MD Resiliency Services

Fort Collins, Colorado
Psychiatry Expert Witness, Forensic Psychiatry Expert Witness - Active clinical practice, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, PTSD, child and adolescent, effects of trauma. complex PTSD, military, veterans, head injuries, fitness for duty, security clearance, effects of marijuana, suicide
Dr. David Fohrman is a board-certified Child, Adolescent and Adult psychiatrist. He is a clinical psychiatrist whose area of focus for the last twenty years has been the diagnosis, prevention and treatment of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). He has extensive experience working with active duty, veterans, adolescents and adults with PTSD, complex PTSD as well as PTSD with co-occurring medical problems and/or substance dependence. Dr. Fohrman can help you make the important distinction between the clinical and legal diagnosis of PTSD. He was the Chief of Mental Health for the 1st Armored Division and the PTSD Prevention Coordinator for VISN-19 (VA). Dr. Fohrman is the author of several books on the diagnosis and treatment of PTSD. His forensic interests include standard of care, medical malpractice, negligence, psychiatrist malpractice, workman’s compensation, veteran’s issue, personal injury, record review, Independent Medical Exam (IME).
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Donald A Misch, MD Donald A. Misch, MD, PLLC

Boulder, Colorado
Psychiatry Expert Witness - General Adult and Adolescent Psychiatry, Psychopharmacology, Psychotherapy, Alcohol and Drug Abuse, Addiction, Marijuana, Cannabis, Psychostimulants, Drug Testing, Impaired Physicians, College Health, Medical Malpractice, Medical Education and Training
Dr. Misch is a Board-certified psychiatrist with 30 years of professional experience, formerly an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Colorado School of Medicine and an Associate Professor in the Department of Community and Behavioral Health at the Colorado School of Public Health. A graduate of Harvard College and Rush Medical College (AOA), Dr. Misch completed residency training in both internal medicine (Rush Medical Center) and psychiatry (Northwestern University). He has held leadership positions in public and private academic settings, including Director of Psychiatry Residency Training, Director of Education for the Department of Psychiatry, Executive Director of both the Northwestern University Health Service and the University of Colorado Wardenburg Health Center, and Senior Assistant Vice Chancellor for Health and Wellness at the University of Colorado Boulder. In addition to private practice of general psychiatry in which Dr. Misch ...
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David B. Weiss, MD David B. Weiss, MD, LLC

Greenwood Village, Colorado
Psychiatry Expert Witness, Pharmacology- Clinical Expert Witness - Psychopharmacology, Medical Malpractice, Behavioral Managed Care, Suicide, Involuntary Hospitalization, Boundary Violations, Impaired Physicians, Hospital Liability, Risk Assessment, Schizophrenia, Seclusion and Restraints, Depression
Dr. Weiss is a board certified psychiatrist with over 24 years of professional experience. He has held leadership positions in a variety of behavioral health organizations. His background includes clinical and administrative roles in the public, private, and academic settings. Dr. Weiss has extensive experience in behavioral health managed care, utilization review and the assessment/treatment of patients in the emergency and inpatient settings. He actively engages in teaching and public speaking including past TV appearances to educate the public on psychiatric topics. Dr. Weiss was selected by the psychiatry residents at the University of Colorado to receive the outstanding faculty award in teaching. Dr Weiss is actively involved in research and is a primary investigator on multiple clinical trials. Attorney references available upon request.
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Jessica Chaudhary, MD

Westport, Connecticut
Psychiatry Expert Witness - Depression, Anxiety, PTSD, Relationship Problems, Complicated medical illness, Substance abuse/addiction, ADHD, ADD, attention issues, Eating disorders, bipolar disorder, psychopharmacology, trauma, abuse, medication management, psychosis, dementias, women’s mental health, pregnancy/post partum
MD: University of Washington School of Medicine Internship and Residency: Yale University Fellowship: Harvard University
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Brian Crowley, MD

Washington, District Of Columbia
Psychiatry Expert Witness, Forensic Psychiatry Expert Witness - PTSD, security clearance, hospital standards, malpractice, personal injury, testamentary capacity, contractual capacity and undue influence, suicide, sexual harassment, fitness for duty; insanity; other state of mind issues. Have testified in state, federal civil and criminal matters extensively.
Also experienced in military courts martial.
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Stuart S Burstein, MD Center of Revitalizing Psychiatry

Sarasota, Florida
Psychiatry Expert Witness, Forensic Psychiatry Expert Witness - Workers' Compensation, Personal Injury, Fitness for Duty, Medical Malpractice, Criminal Responsibility, Testamentary Capacity, PTSD, Post-Concussion Syndrome
Certified in General Psychiatry and Forensic Psychiatry by American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. Certified Independent Medical Examiner by American Board of Independent Medical Examiners. Former Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at University of Pittsburgh Medical School. Active clinical practice. Licensed in Florida. Certified as Expert Medical Advisor [EMA] by Florida Division of Workers' Compensation.
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Jeffrey A Danziger, MD Psychiatric Affiliates PA

Maitland, Florida
Forensic Psychiatry Expert Witness, Psychiatry Expert Witness - will contests, undue influence, contested wills, testamentary capacity, dementia, capacity, forensic psychiatry, psychiatry
I am a forensic psychiatrist practicing in the Orlando, Florida area, and have been retained in numerous criminal cases over the years, and well as civil cases in the areas of personal injury, malpractice, employment litigation, and family law. I have been involved as an expert in various probate cases, including guardianship issues and testamentary capacity cases. I have been retained by attorneys for both the plaintiff and defense in civil cases over my years of practice, and by the state and defense in criminal cases. I am board certified by the ABPN in psychiatry, addiction psychiatry, forensic psychiatry, and geriatric psychiatry. I have a particular interest in matters pertaining to competency in all settings, be they criminal or civil, and the issues of whether one's mental state renders them able to make a specific decision or carry out a specified act. My first testimony ever in a courtroom involved a disputed 16 million will in 1988, and I have had subsequent experience...
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Ebony R. Davis, MD Concierge Psychiatry

West Palm Beach, Florida
Psychiatry Expert Witness, Pediatric Psychiatry Expert Witness - Disability Evaluation, Pharmacological Clinical, Medical Management, Forensic Psychiatry, Geriatric Psychiatry, Mental Health, Psychology, Psychoanalysis
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Elizabeth Ferguson, MD Hogan and Associates

Palm Coast, Florida
Psychiatry Expert Witness, Forensic Psychiatry Expert Witness - malpractice, psychiatry, psychology, suicide, mental health, behavioral health, CMO, administrative, correctional psychiatry, hospital, standard of care, litigation, JCAHO, law enforcement, telepsychiatry, business development, forensic psychiatry, homicide, community mental health, fitness for duty, police,
Dr. Ferguson, a board-certified Harvard trained forensic psychiatrist, is a respected active leader and experienced expert in the field of mental health litigation consultation. She is recognized by her peers for her administrative expertise in behavioral health organizations and has held many senior positions in national professional organizations for two decades. She has led or served on numerous community and national committees at the interface of law and psychiatry. At the earliest stage possible in her career, she was recognized as a Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association. As a forensic psychiatrist, chief medical officer, director of telepsychiatry behavioral health business development, and forensic psychiatry fellowship director she has a record of proven leadership in the clinical, educational, research, and public policy forums of psychiatric and telepsychiatric services. She greatly enjoys teaching psychiatrists how to testify and was the foundin...
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Pamela R Noel, MD, MPH Amaris Medical Experts, LLC

Lutz, Florida
Infectious Diseases Expert Witness, Internal Medicine Expert Witness - Amaris Medical Experts, LLC is a multi-specialty Network of Physicians in the field of Infectious Diseases, Neurology, Ophthalmology, Podiatry, Nephrology, Pulmonology, Critical Care, Adult Medicine, Radiology, Cardiology, OB/GYN, Emergency, Pediatrics, Surgery, Heme/Onc, Psychiatry, Urology.
Dr. Pamela Noel graduated, Magna Cum Laude, from Florida Atlantic University with a Bachelor of Science in Biology. She received her medical degree from the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, and completed Internal Medicine residency at Johns Hopkins University/Sinai Hospital in Baltimore. She completed fellowship training in Infectious Diseases at the University of South Florida Morsani College of Medicine. She also earned a graduate certificate in Infection Control and has a Master of Public Health degree in Public Health Practice at the University of South Florida. She is board certified in Internal Medicine and Infectious Diseases. Dr. Noel has served as an infectious disease expert witness, assisting attorneys in various infectious disease related legal cases. She has also performed many independent medical examinations for clients seeking disability insurance due to various acute and/or chronic medical conditions. Dr. Noel joined Infectious Disease Associates o...
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George M Northrup, MD

Tampa, Florida
Psychiatry Expert Witness, Forensic Psychiatry Expert Witness - Civil and Criminal Competency, Sanity, Testamentary Capacity, Prison Psychiatry, Malpractice, Mitigation, IME, PTSD, Dual Diagnosis, Records Review
Qualified Expert Witness in Florida and North Carolina, State and Federal criminal matters, Worker's Compensation certified, Board Certified in General and Forensic Psychiatry, medical experience.
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ALEX R. RODRIGUEZ, M.D. MEDCON Medical Consulting, LLC

Tampa, Florida
Psychiatry Expert Witness, Medical Management Expert Witness - Child-Adolescent Psychiatry, Medical Quality Management (Utilization, Quality and Risk Management), National Medical and Mental Health Standards of Care, Psychiatric Disability, Medical Disease Management
1. 40 years experience in psychiatric services, standards, and systems; extensive experience in testifying under oath 2. In-depth understanding of national mental health standards of care 3. Extensive consulting experiences with governmental, non-profit, and legal organizations 4. National and state leadership in health care services 5. Led development of national medical and mental health standards for Department of Defense, Blue Cross and Blue Shield National Accounts, Institute of Medicine, NCQA, URAC, National Quality Forum, and Disease Management Association of America 6. Skilled board-certified psychiatrist who has been continuously credentialed by the U.S. Departments of Defense and Veterans Affairs since 1973, is a Distinguished Life Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association, has several published book chapters and professional journal articles, has served on medical college faculties, is a former president of the American College of Medical Quality, and has served on ...
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Bruce L. Saltz, MD BRUCE L. SALTZ, M.D., PA.A

Boca Raton, Florida
Psychiatry Expert Witness - Adult Psychiatry, Psychopharmacology, Geriatric Psychiatry, Psychopharmacology, Bipolar Disorder, Schizophrenia, Depression, Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome, Anxiety Disorders, Tardive Dyskinesia, Drug Induced Parkinsonism, Adverse Drug Effects, Dementia, Undue Influence
Adult & Geriatric Psychiatry; Psychopharmacology; Publication history on antipsychotic drug use benefits and adverse effects, schizophrenia and mood disorders; Interest in cases relating to Undue Influence on vulnerable adults and older adults; Skillful at sorting out variables of causality and permanence. Writes opinions with a high degree of confidence and assurance based upon thirty+ years of clinical and research experience in pharmacology as well as its integration with psychotherapy.
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Roger Z Samuel, MD Boca Raton Psychiatric Group

Boca Raton, Florida
Psychiatry Expert Witness, Forensic Psychiatry Expert Witness - PTSD, Child/Adolescent Psychiatry, Geriatric Psychiatry, Wills/Competency, Custody, Disability, Emotional Injuries, ADHD, Depression, Anxiety, Bipolar Disorder, Schizophrenia, Psychosis, Suicide, Violence, Addictions, Dementia, Return-to-Work, IME, Medical Malpractice, Worker's Compensation
Dr. Samuel, Medical Director of the Boca Raton Psychiatric Group, is board-certified in 4 psychiatric specialties: General, Forensic, Child/Adolescent, and Geriatric. His forensic psychiatric practice encompasses evaluations; expert testimony for both Plaintiff and Defense; and Independent Medical Examinations. He has testified, at both the State and Federal levels, regarding matters of Addiction, PTSD, Depression, Child Custody, legal competency, Disability, and psychiatric injuries. His written reports, based on the application of current medical knowledge to the known facts of each particular case, are exhaustive and precise with meticulous attention to detail. Dr. Samuel has had articles published on topics concerning Forensic Psychiatry, Child Psychiatry and Psychopharmacology, in peer-reviewed medical journals. Furthermore, he is an Affiliate Assistant Professor in the medical school at Florida Atlantic University and has participated in over 90 clinical research studies in ...
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Sunny Sia, MBA, PMHNP-BC Holistic Medical Care Clinic LLC

BRANDON, Florida
Nurse Practitioner Expert Witness, Psychiatry Expert Witness - adult child psychiatry, pediatric geriatric psychiatry, child custody, addiction psychiatric nurse practitioner, nurse practitioner, psychiatric disability evaluation, dual diagnosis, utilization review, wrongful psychiatric hospital admission/discharge, Competency, Negligence, Drug use, PTSD
Mr. Sunny Sia, MBA, PMHNP-BC, founder, practice owner and manager for Holistic Medical Care Clinic LLC., is a board-certified psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner. His specialty includes adult & child psychiatry and addiction psychiatry. He has experience in providing expert testimony in child custody cases and has done court ordered evaluation for legal competency, guardianship, disability and Independent Medical Examinations. His strength is in providing competency evaluation in either criminal or civil cases involving one’s mental health state of mind rendering them able to make a decision or not, especially on cases with recreational drug use or issues involving addiction and psychiatric co-occurring disorders. Licensed in Florida and Iowa
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Henry M. Storper, MD Henry Storper M.D.P.A.

Miami, Florida
Psychiatry Expert Witness, Forensic Psychiatry Expert Witness - Board Certified Psychiatrist, Inpatient Psychiatry Expert, Suicide, Overdose, Wrongful Death, Psychiatric Inappropriate Hospital Admission, Psychiatric Inappropriate Hospital Discharge, Involuntary Hospitalization, Psychiatric Malpractice, Mood Disorders, Psychiatric Disability, Murder, Psychosis
Medical Director CMHC, Medical Director Crisis Stabilization Unit, Medical Director PHP, Medical Director Inpatient Psychiatric Unit, Chief of Staff Deering Hospital. Currently: Outpatient/inpatient private psychiatric practice. Expert in hospital liability, malpractice issues, standard of care issues, litigation, consultations.
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Ryan C Wagoner, MD University of South Florida

Tampa, Florida
Psychiatry Expert Witness, Forensic Psychiatry Expert Witness - Sanity, Competence, Suicide, Violence, Psychiatric Malpractice, Personal Injury, Testamentary Capacity, Disability, Fitness for Duty, Sexual Harassment, PTSD, IME.
Dr. Wagoner is the Chief of Forensic Psychiatry at the University of South Florida. He is board certified in both general and forensic psychiatry and completed a fellowship in forensic psychiatry after his residency training. He is an assistant professor at the university and maintains an active clinical practice. He also serves as the Vice Chief of Psychiatry at Tampa General Hospital. He is actively engaged in teaching forensic psychiatry to psychiatry residents and medical students at the university. Dr. Wagoner is experienced in both civil and criminal cases and has served as an expert in multiple arenas. He prides himself on preparing detailed forensic reports when requested and providing quality consultation to attorneys and businesses. Dr. Wagoner has presented educational lectures at both the national and local level. He is licensed to practice in Florida, Georgia, and California.
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Kenneth E DiNella, MD Kenneth E. DiNella, MD, LLC

Americus, Georgia
Psychiatry Expert Witness - Child custody, emotional injury, competency to stand trial, insanity defense, will contests, psychiatric malpractice, Post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), fitness for duty, psychopharmacology, child abuse, sexual harassment, guardianship, conservatorship, undue Influence, malingering, psychiatric
Duke trained, board certified psychiatrist with over 22 years professional experience, including chief of staff and medical director. Experienced expert witness in child custody, civil and criminal matters. Completed SEAK expert witness training courses. Teaching experience at Duke University Medical Center. Former Chief Outpatient Resident at Duke’s Psychiatric Residency program. Magna Cum Laude graduate (psychology major) of Vanderbilt.
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Mark Hessenthaler, MD Eisenhower Army Medical Center

Evans, Georgia
Psychiatry Expert Witness, Pediatric Psychiatry Expert Witness - Malpractice, Child Abuse
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Sanford I. Finkel, MD

Wilmette, Illinois
Psychiatry Expert Witness, Nursing Homes Expert Witness - Geriatric psychiatry, contested wills, nursing home, competency, elder abuse, malpractice, undue influence, Alzheimer's disease, will contests, testamentary capacity, mental health, neuropsychiatry.
Dr. Finkel is an expert who works nationally specializing in aging and mental health (geriatric psychiatry). This includes contested wills, testamentary capacity, undue influence, malpractice, competency, nursing home litigation, personal injury, and criminal cases. He is the founder of the American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry (AAGP) and co-founder of the International Psychogeriatric Association (IPA) and the American Psychiatric Association (APA) Council on Aging. Dr. Finkel is Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at University of Chicago Medical School. He has over 40 years of clinical experience, has published more than 100 papers and chapters and has delivered over 1000 lectures, nationally and internationally.
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Robert M. Galatzer-Levy, MD University of Chicago

Chicago, Illinois
Psychiatry Expert Witness, Pediatric Psychiatry Expert Witness - Divorce, Custody, Malpractice, Ethics, Competency, Psychological Damages, Litigation Consulting, Mitigation (criminal), Not Guilty by Reason of Insanity, Substance Abuse, Psychoanalysis, Child Protective Services
Dr. Galatzer-Levy is the author of four books and more than 100 professional publications. Many related to law and psychiatry. He is a respected teacher at the University of Chicago and a sought after speaker in his field.
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Richard S Goldberg, MD

Forest Park, Illinois
Psychiatry Expert Witness, Addiction Medicine Expert Witness - Hospital, liability, dual diagnosis, involuntary, psychosis , suicide, workers comp, fitness for duty, expert, malingering, sexual contact, disability, diagnosis, psychotropic medication, detox, inpatient, guardianship, violence, experienced, depositions, consultation, plaintiff, defendant,
I am a board-certified psychiatrist with 33 years experience working in psychiatric hospitals, chemical dependency treatment facilities, nursing homes, community mental health centers, and office-based private practice of adolescents and adults with a wide range of psychiatric illnesses and addiction issues. I am currently in active practice. I have a unique ability to perform completely private evaluations in security-sensitive circumstances. I am routinely contacted directly to arrange and coordinate independent evaluations, meet with clients without involving others, and can perform evaluations in anonymous locations when necessary. Reports are completed offline without involving any third party in the process (without answering services, recording devices, third party testing, EMR, secretarial/support staff or coordinators, transcriptionists, etc.) ensuring complete privacy throughout the IME process. Board Certified Psychiatrist Certified in Addiction Medicine Hospital Clin...
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Alexander E. Obolsky, MD Health & Law Resource, Inc.

Chicago, Illinois
Psychiatry Expert Witness, Forensic Psychiatry Expert Witness - PTSD, traumatic brain injury, pain/suffering, depression, chronic pain, toxicity, burns, IMEs, neuropsychiatry, medical malpractice, personal injury, impairment, insanity, fitness for duty, malingering, workers compensation, sexual harassment, disability, discrimination, competency, addiction psych
I am a clinician and treat patients with trauma & stress induced emotional and psychiatric disorders, e.g., PTSD, mild head/brain injury, chronic pain, depression, anxiety, addictions, and physical/emotional injuries. I have over 20 years of experience in treating patients in a variety of settings, e.g., inpatient, partial, outpatient. I provide urgent, short- and long-term mental health treatment. I offer on-site psychological /neuropsychological testing. I am a life-long teacher and have taught in medical and law schools. I am currently Assistant Professor at Northwestern University Medical School. My professional achievements include having established and ran The Division of Forensic Psychiatry at the Northwestern University Medical School and The Psychiatry and Law Program at Northwestern Medical Faculty Foundation. I worked as an Assistant Medical Director at the Illinois largest hospital for criminally insane. My forensic practice is focused on evaluation of mental, em...
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Leslie S. Zun, MD

Wilmette, Illinois
Emergency Medicine Expert Witness, Psychiatry Expert Witness - Emergency Medical Services, Independent Medical Exam, Forensic Psychiatry, Occupational Medicine, Emergency Medical Toxicology, Mental Health, Medical Management, Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Wound Care, Pain Medicine, Pharmaceutical Research
Professor and Chair of Emergency Medicine Professor in the Psychiatry Department Chicago Medical School President, American Association for Emergency Psychiatry Practicing Emergency Physician
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Scott I Levine, DO

Pendleton, Indiana
Psychiatry Expert Witness, Correctional Healthcare Expert Witness - Correctional Psychiatry, Deliberate indifference, Access to care in prison and jail, Substance abuse, Mental illness, Post-traumatic stress related to incarceration, Jail/prison/correctional facility suicide, Pharmacotherapy/Medication management in jail and prison
I have been providing psychiatric care at a variety of correctional facilities (psychiatric inpatient, maximum, medium, and low security) since 2006. This experience allows me to provide insight into your case that most general psychiatrists do not have. I have completed residency at Rush Presbyterian St. Luke's Hospital (Chicago), have remained board-certified in adult psychiatry by the ABPN, and continue to serve as a member of the faculty at Marian University's medical school. I look forward to discussing your case.
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Daniel W. Gillette, MD, SM, FACHE, DFAPA

Sioux City, Iowa
Psychiatry Expert Witness, Mental Health Expert Witness - Child-Adolescent Psychiatry, Adult Psychiatry, Malpractice, Forensic Psychiatry, Billing Fraud, Chart Review
Board Certified in General and Child-Adolescent Psychiatry and Healthcare Management. Extensive experience in multiple areas of mental health from clinical practice with all ages, clinical management, hospital CEO, insurance company work, criminal and civil forensic work and organized medicine.
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Cletus S Carvalho, MD

Lexington, Kentucky
Psychiatry Expert Witness, Geriatric Psychiatry Expert Witness - Addiction Medicine, Psychosomatic Medicine, Forensic, Forensic Psychiatry, Expert Witness, Expert Testimony, IME, record review, malpractice, medical malpractice, head injury, TBI
Dr. Carvalho is currently Medical Director for Inpatient Psychiatry at St. Claire Regional Medical Center in Morehead, KY and Associate Professor in Psychiatry at the University of Kentucky in Lexington, Kentucky. Dr. Carvalho completed his 4 year residency in Psychiatry at St. Vincent's Hospital & Medical Center of New York in Manhattan, New York. He was Chief Resident during his final year of residency. He then completed an additional year of residency training in Geriatric Psychiatry at Columbia University in New York. Dr. Carvalho has obtained and maintained board certification in Psychiatry, Geriatric Psychiatry, Psychosomatic Medicine, and Addiction Medicine. He is also the recipient of numerous regional and national teaching awards. He has been at the University of Kentucky since 2005 and until July 2015 held many leadership positions within the Department of Psychiatry including Psychiatry Residency Program Director (2008-2015), Adult Psychiatry Inpatient Unit Medical Dir...
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Leonard J. Hertzberg, MD

Baltimore, Maryland
Psychiatry Expert Witness, Forensic Psychiatry Expert Witness - Disability Evaluations, Fitness for Duty, Criminal Responsibility and Competency to Stand Trial, Dangerousness, Conditional Release, Personal Injury, Psychiatric Disability, Psychiatric IMEs, Psychiatric Malpractice
Psychiatric Disability, IMEs, Fitness for Duty, Medical Record Review, Malpractice, Physician Impairment, Criminal Responsibility and Competency to stand trial, dangerousness, conditional release, expert witness testimony.
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Harold J. Bursztajn, MD Accredited Psychiatry and Medicine

Cambridge, Massachusetts
Psychiatry Expert Witness, Forensic Psychiatry Expert Witness - Independent Medical Psych. Evaluations, Forensic Psychiatry, Expert Opinion Formulation, Managed Health Care, Malpractice, Clinical Trials, Employment Issues, Organizational Consulting, Family & Custodial Issues. Harvard Medical School Sr. Faculty
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Peter W Cohen, MD

Newton, Massachusetts
Forensic Psychiatry Expert Witness, Psychiatry Expert Witness - competency to stand trial, criminal responsibility, civil commitment, guardianship, malpractice
Over 30 years of clinical and forensic practice, I have developed a good sense of the standard of care for psychiatric patients with serious and persistent psychotic and mood disorders as well as familiarity and comfort in dealing with attorneys and legal proceedings. Earlier in my career, I conducted dozens of competency to stand trial, criminal responsibility ("insanity"), aid-in-sentencing and commitment evaluations and testified in subsequent court proceedings at Bridgewater State Hospital, the secure forensic facility for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Since then, I have continuously provided clinical care in both inpatient and outpatient settings--currently as an attending psychiatrist at a Massachusetts Department of Mental Health inpatient uni-- and have had extensive experience testifying on behalf of both petitioners and respondents in civil commitment and capacity to consent to treatment (guardianship) hearings in Massachusetts district and probate courts as we...
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Don Condie, MD

Cambridge, Massachusetts
Psychiatry Expert Witness, Mental Health Expert Witness - child psychiatry , child abuse, serious mental illness, psychopharmacology, childhood trauma, PTSD, forensic psychiatry, aggressive behavior,
Board Certified in Child, Adolescent and Adult Psychiatry as well as Forensic Psychiatry
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John A. Fromson, MD Harvard Medical School

Boston, Massachusetts
Psychiatry Expert Witness, Addiction Psychiatry Expert Witness - Child and adolescent psychiatry, Physician impairment, Suicide, Effects of drugs and alcohol on behavior resulting in death, Mental healthcare systems and processes, Inpatient psychiatry, Partial psychiatric hospital programs, outpatient psychiatry
Certified by American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology in adult, child, and addiction psychiatry Associate Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School Vice Chair for Community Psychiatry, Brigham and Women’s Hospital Chief of Psychiatry, Brigham and Women’s Faulkner Hospital National expert witness for plaintiff/defense in physician impairment, patient suicide, effects of drugs and alcohol on behavior resulting in death, mental healthcare systems and processes
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Melissa Frumin, MD, MS

Newton, Massachusetts
Psychiatry Expert Witness, Forensic Psychiatry Expert Witness - Psychopharmacology, medical malpractice, neuropsychiatry, geriatric psychiatry
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Allan S. Nineberg, MD

Cambridge, Massachusetts
Psychiatry Expert Witness, Forensic Psychiatry Expert Witness - Psychiatric Malpractice, Long term effects of Sexual Abuse, Psychopharmacology, Suicide, Boundary Violations
Dr. Nineberg is a psychiatrist on the teaching faculty of Harvard Medical School. In the past 20 years, he has served as an expert witness in approximately 400 cases involving sexual abuse by clergy and teachers; negligent use of psychoactive drugs; suicide; and boundary violations by medical personnel. He is available for consultation, medical record and document review, writing and editing reports, and testifying. He has an active clinical practice specializing in psychopharmacology. Dr. Nineberg has supervised and lectured to medical students and resident physicians at Harvard and Boston University and has given Grand Rounds and spoken at local and national conferences on issues relating to psychiatric malpractice and clergy sexual abuse. Teaching faculty, Harvard Medical School, 1991-present; certified by American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, 1982; staff psychiatrist, Mt. Auburn Hospital, Cambridge Massachusetts 2005- present; private practice, general psychiatry and ...
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Barry H. Roth, MD

Brookline Village, Massachusetts
Psychiatry Expert Witness, Forensic Psychiatry Expert Witness - Addiction Psychiatry, Substance Abuse, Geriatric Psychiatry, Contested Wills, Will Contests, Testamentary Capacity, Undue Influence, Psychiatric Malpractice, Trauma, PTSD, Civil Competencies, Criminal Competencies.
Dr. Roth's [forensic] expertise arises from 40+ years of an unusually broad and deep range of clinical work---both public and private, hospital and out-patient---the basis to achieve Certification in the Subspecialties of Addiction Psychiatry, Geriatric Psychiatry, and Forensic Psychiatry, and rank of Distinguished Life Fellow, Massachusetts Psychiatric Society & American Psychiatric Association. His clear penetrating insight directly explains complexity in a straightforward manner. QUADRUPLE CERTIFICATIONS IN: PSYCHIATRY ADDICTION PSYCHIATRY GERIATRIC PSYCHIATRY FORENSIC PSYCHIATRY Former Instructor – Harvard Medical School Cornell University Alumnus
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Donald L Sherak, MD

Brookline, Massachusetts
Psychiatry Expert Witness, Pediatric Psychiatry Expert Witness - Forensic Psychiatry, Emotional Damages, PTSD, Effects of Trauma, Sexual Abuse, Child Testimony, Standard of Care, Psychopharmacology, Psychiatric Diagnosis, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Intellectual Disability, Developmental Delay, Brain Injury, Criminal Responsibility, Fitness for Duty, Record Review
Dr. Sherak is Board Certified in Psychiatry, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Forensic Psychiatry. Over the past 30 years Dr. Sherak has been an invited trainer at professional organizations of physicians, nurses, social workers, attorneys, EMTs, and physicians in training. Dr. Sherak served as Medical Director of the Whitney Academy, a residential school treating Intellectually Disabled and Developmentally Delayed adolescent male sexual offenders, for 17 years and he continues to work with and consult on this population ans well as on individuals with Intellectual Disability, Developmental Delay and Brain Injury. Dr. Sherak has provided over 200 Fitness for Duty assessments for the United States Postal Service, local Police and Fire Departments and biohazard labs.
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Jeffrey Guina, MD, ABPN, FAPA

Pontiac, Michigan
Psychiatry Expert Witness, Forensic Psychiatry Expert Witness - mental, trauma, PTSD, stress, forensic, disability, fitness, military, risk, developmental, intellectual, retardation
In addition to a wide variety of clinical experiences (e.g., hospital, community, emergency, alcohol and drug programs, military, forensic), Dr. Guina has performed hundreds of forensic evaluations. He has had training, education and experience in clinical, forensic and occupational psychiatry. He has also taught and supervised other staff and trainees, presented at several national conferences, and published many peer-reviewed scholarly manuscripts, including about trauma, developmental disabilities, psychopharmacology, addiction, and forensic/occupational evaluations. Other psychiatric expert activities include consultation, protocol and policy development, report writing for third parties, and psychiatric expert witness testimony. He has performed a variety of forensic evaluations, involving psychiatric examinations, record reviews and/or attorney/organizational consultation related to civil and criminal matters such as: •Disability •Fitness for duty •Workers compensation or lin...
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Karen Reimers, MD Psychiatric Professional Service Corporation

Minneapolis, Minnesota
Psychiatry Expert Witness, Geriatric Psychiatry Expert Witness - Undue Influence, Testamentary Capacity, Wills, Dementia, Cognitive Impairment, Psychotropic Medications, Geriatric Psychiatry
Board certified in Psychiatry in the USA and Canada, Dr. Reimers has an active clinical practice in adult Psychiatry. Her expert practice focuses on contested wills and trusts, undue influence, and testamentary capacity. Dr. Reimers is fluent in German and French. She enjoys teaching Psychiatry residents in the Twin Cities.
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A.E. Daniel, MD DANIEL FORENSIC PSYCHIATRIC SERVICES

Columbia, Missouri
Psychiatry Expert Witness, Correctional Healthcare Expert Witness - Suicide, Prisons, Jails, Forensic Psychiatry, Child/Adolescent Psychiatry, PTSD, medication, substance abuse, jail suicide, prison suicide, correctional suicide, group home suicide, nursing home suicide, addiction, teen suicide, juvenile suicide
Award winning thought leader on prison suicide. Triple Board-Certified medical doctor. (Psychiatry, Child/Adolescent Psychiatry, Forensic Psychiatry). Former Director of Psychiatric Services for the Missouri Department of Corrections. Directed, managed and supervised services provided by psychiatrists working in all prisons in Missouri. Was administratively responsible for all mental health services provided by the mental health staff. Considerable experience in providing direct psychiatric services to jail and prison inmates in various correctional institutions. Significant experience interacting with correctional staff that provides direct one-to-one services to inmates on suicide watch and attending to their needs. Authored and co-authored several peer-reviewed articles in correctional mental health and particularly on risk identification, prevention and risk management strategies relating to suicide in jails and prisons. One of the co-authors who updated the World Health Or...
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William D. Stratford, MD, FAPA William D. Stratford, Jr., MD, FAPA, PC

Missoula, Montana
Forensic Psychiatry Expert Witness, Psychiatry Expert Witness - Personal Injury both sides, with records review. Somatoform/Malingering, Civil/Criminal Competency,
Extensive testing for malingering and embellishment. Work alone or with a sophisticated panel of board certified neurosurgeons, orthopedic surgeons, neurologists, and neuropsychologists through WellCare IME (www.wellcareime.com). Traumatic brain injury, Somatoform issues, Evidence-based assessment. References provided if necessary. Extensive deposition and trial testimony. Over 40 years in practice. Please see website: www.willstratfordmd.com
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Gregory P Brown, MD

Henderson, Nevada
Psychiatry Expert Witness, Forensic Psychiatry Expert Witness - testamentary capacity, contractual capacity, undue influence, guardianship, civil litigation, brain injury, personal injury, return to work, disability evaluation,
Dr. Brown has conducted thousands of forensic evaluations and rendered expert witness deposition or court testimony more than 80 times in civil and criminal cases for over 20 years. Dr. Brown testifies on a range of psychiatric issues that arise in litigation, which include but are not limited to testamentary/estate administration disputes, undue influence, fraud, elder abuse, personal injury and mental competency. Dr. Brown has conducted more than 10,000 forensic assessments, including civil commitment evaluations conducted for Clark County. Dr. Brown is Board Certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology in the fields of Psychiatry and Forensic Psychiatry. Dr. Brown is Associate Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Nevada Las Vegas School of Medicine and Program Director for the Psychiatry Residency Training Program in Las Vegas. Dr. Brown’s clinical practice is based in the greater Las Vegas area, though he conducts his forensic practice where he is neede...
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Joel M Silberberg, MD Private Practice of Forensic Psychiatry, Las Vegas, NV

Las Vegas, Nevada
Psychiatry Expert Witness, Forensic Psychiatry Expert Witness - Former Professor of Psychiatry. Consultant and/or Expert: PTSD, emotional harm, closed head injury, decisional and testamentary capacity, professional competence, negligence, suicide and violence risk assessment, wrongful death, psychopharmacology, addictions, CST, sanity, mitigation, death penalty.
PAST CAREER MILESTONES: - Director Medical Student Education in Psychiatry; Professor Clinical Psychiatry, Loyola University of Chicago, Maywood, Illinois. Medical Director Madden Mental Health Center, Hines, Illinois. Assoc. Professor Psychiatry, Rush Medical College, Chicago, Illinois. Director Mental Health Services, Cermak Health Services of Cook County, Chicago, Illinois. - Assoc. Professor Psychiatry; Division Director; Program Director, Forensic Psychiatry Fellowship Training Program, University of TX Health Science Center at San Antonio. - Assoc. Professor Psychiatry; Program Director, Forensic Psychiatry Fellowship Training Program, Northwestern University School of Medicine. Director Division of Psychiatry and the Law, Northwestern University School of Medicine. - Assoc. Professor Psychiatry, Northwestern University School of Law. - Professor Psychiatry at University of Nevada School of Medicine, Las Vegas, at University Medical Center. - Professor Psychiatry; ...
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Scott C. Carroll, MD Ayni Neuroscience Institute

Albuquerque, New Mexico
Pediatric Psychiatry Expert Witness, Psychiatry Expert Witness - PTSD, Custody, Neuropsychiatry, Sexual Abuse, Brain Injury, Psychosomatic Medicine, Competency, Psychiatric Complications from Medical Malpractice, Parental Fitness, Bipolar Disorder, ADHD
Scott Carroll, MD is dual board certified in both child and adolescent psychiatry and general (adult) psychiatry and specializes in pediatric neuropsychiatry and pediatric consultation psychiatry (i.e. treating children with chronic medical conditions from epilepsy to diabetes to cancer). He currently serves as the Director of Child Psychiatric Consultation Services for the Presbyterian Hospital System of New Mexico. After completing his fellowship and residency at the University of New Mexico he served on faculty for over 10 years, rising to the rank of Associate Professor. He is a graduate of the LSU – School of Medicine in New Orleans and MIT. He is also the author of an award winning book on relationships and is currently working on a book for parents on Pediatric Bipolar Disorder. Dr. Carroll has served as expert on cases involving denial of care, psychological effects of medical malpractice, psychiatric malpractice, psychiatric patient abuse and sexual abuse.
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Lawrence Amsel, MD, MPH Columbia University

New York, New York
Forensic Psychiatry Expert Witness, Psychiatry Expert Witness - Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Suicide Prevention, Psychiatric Malpractice, Law and Psychiatry, Criminal Mitigation, Medical Decision Making, Hospital Practice, Statistics and Causal Analysis, Grief and Mourning, Pediatric Psychiatry, Family Loss, Neuropsychiatry, Behavioral Economics/Game Theory,
Dr. Amsel serves as an expert witness in matters related to psychiatry, with a focus on Malpractice, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Suicide, Grief, Medical Decision Making, Hospital Psychiatric Care, and appropriate Evidence-based Standards of Care. Excellent references from multiple law firms are available on request. Dr. Amsel's expertise in dealing with the interface of legal and psychiatric issues is based on 28 years of experience in clinical practice, academic psychiatry, research, and public health, as well as his experience as an expert witness. Dr. Amsel studied mathematics at Columbia University before entering Yale University School of Medicine. After completing residency training he joined the Columbia faculty completing two prestigious National Institute of Mental Health research fellowships and obtained an Masters in Public Health (MPH) specializing in mental health statistics, and Child Psychiatry Research. As an expert on the effects of traumatic experiences...
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Michael Bernstein, MD

Lawrence, New York
Psychiatry Expert Witness, Pediatric Psychiatry Expert Witness - Forensic Psychiatry, Adolescent Psychiatry, Personal Injury, Tort, Disability, IME, Expert Witness Testimony
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Ziv E Cohen, MD, FAPA Principium Psychiatry, PLLC

New York, New York
Psychiatry Expert Witness, Forensic Psychiatry Expert Witness - Depression, psychosis, schizophrenia, substance use, bipolar disorder, PTSD, dementia, brain injury, personality disorder, competency, standard of care, personal injury
Dr. Cohen is a board certified forensic psychiatrist with experience in civil and criminal medical legal work. Dr. Cohen trained in medicine at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine and completed psychiatry residency at Cornell Medical Center. He completed fellowships in forensic psychiatry at Columbia University. He has served as a military psychiatrist and specializes in the evaluation and treatment of PTSD. He teaches psychiatry to medical students, residents, and forensic fellows at Cornell Medical Center, Columbia Medical Center, and Bellevue Hospital, in New York City. Dr. Cohen has written on suicide, violence risk assessment, firearms and mental health, PTSD in the legal system, and has presented on competency to stand trial, cultural psychiatry, and military psychiatry. Dr. Cohen has been qualified as an expert in New York Family Court, New York Supreme Court, Federal Court in the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York and in North Carolina's Western District. Dr. Coh...
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Jeanine Maria Frumenti, DNP, RN, CLNC HOLISTIC LEADERSHIP CONSULTING, LLC

New York, New York
Emergency Medicine Expert Witness, Critical Care Medicine Expert Witness - Neurosurgery, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Wound Management, Nurse Negligence, Psychiatry, Restraint Management, Pain Management, Family Medicine, Wrongful Death, Risk Management, Falls Management, Medical Devices.
Dr. Frumenti, is a experienced nurse with over 35+ years of Nursing experience; with 18 years as a Sr. Vice-President of Nursing/Patient Care Services in New York area Acute Academic, Level 1 Trauma Medical Center(s). As such, responsibilities included establishing Nursing Standards of Care, Leadership Development, Risk and Quality Management, Education & Competency of Staff and Regulatory Compliance. As a Healthcare Consultant, I assist healthcare organizations in interim management, regulatory compliance, policy development. As a Certified Legal Nurse Consultant and Expert Witness, my caseload consists medical malpractice, personal injury cases & Nursing Standards, serving plaintiff and defense attorneys. Areas of Expertise: •Nursing Standards of Care • Pressure Ulcer Management •Quality and Risk Management •Falls Prevention •Medical Device Safety •Hospital Policy and Procedure •Medication Safety •Nursing Informatics •Hospital Operations •.Regulatory Compliance.
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Jonathan E. Posner, MD

Ardsley, New York
Pediatric Psychiatry Expert Witness, Psychiatry Expert Witness - Psychiatric Malpractice, Child Psychiatry, ADHD, Depression, PTSD, Effects of Trauma and Adversity on Child Development, Psychopharmacology, Custody, Divorce
Dr. Jonathan Posner is the Susanne Crosby Murphy Associate Professor of Psychiatry at Columbia University. He has authored over 40 peer-reviewed publications, has been awarded several research grants from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and trains and supervises child psychiatry fellows at Columbia University. His research focuses on brain development using MRI scanning to understand the neurobiology of psychiatric disorders, the effects of adversity on brain development, and the impact of treatment on brain function. His work has been recognized and awarded by the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and the Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance. In addition to his research and training activities, Dr. Posner has been engaged in the clinical practice of psychiatry for over 10 years.
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Maurice Preter, MD Maurice Preter MD Psychiatry, Neuropsychiatry, and Neurology

New York, New York
Psychiatry Expert Witness, Neuropsychiatry Expert Witness - psychiatry, neurology, neuropsychiatry, Traumatic brain injury, PTSD, wrongful death, pain and suffering, aviation accidents, memory issues, will contests, geriatrics, medical/pharmacologically and/or psychologically based distortions, plaintiff suggestibility, medical malpractice, informed consent
Dr. med. Maurice Preter, MD is an experienced private practice and academic Psychiatrist, Neuropsychiatrist, Psychopharmacologist, and Neurologist in New York City. He is one of a small number of dually board certified specialists in both psychiatry and neurology. He speaks English, German and French and is licensed in New York, Germany/E.U., and Paris/France. Dr. Preter offers psychiatric and neuropsychiatric forensic expertise to assist plaintiff and defense counsel, the courts, federal, State agencies, and international organizations. Educated at the Universities of Munich, Germany and of Paris, France, he received his postgraduate specialty training in neurology and psychiatry at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York, and is dually board certified in both specialties. He has researched and written about a wide range of neuropsychiatric topics, including stroke, sleep disorders, epilepsy, panic disorder, psychological trauma, and the history of neurology in China. ...
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GUNDU REDDY, MD MBBS

New York, New York
Psychiatry Expert Witness
I have been retained as an expert witness in several high profile cases, both in the forensic and civil system. My experience as a psychiatrist, my forensic experience, and understanding of the legal system allows me to provide the best possible service to my clients. Attention to detail ,while reviewing records, differentiating subjective from objective, being able to back up statements and opinions, as well as presenting information in a logical manner , is crucial to this type of work. Through well presented reports ,as well as clear explanation during testimony and cross examination is important to establish credibility. My psychodynamic training, as well as research in areas such as post traumatic stress disorder, helps me to evaluate personality pathology as well as mental illness and how this may affect behavior. I am accustomed to utilizing medical literature in order to back my opinions, and to use my medical knowledge to justify my opinions. I have testified in...
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Nicholas A. Schwartz, MD

New York, New York
Psychiatry Expert Witness, Emergency Medicine Expert Witness - Mood Stabilizers, Suicide, Failure to diagnose medical illness in psychiatric patients, Unlawful Use of Restraints, Informed Consent, Delirium, Adderall, Ritalin, Stimulants, Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD/ADHD), Overdose, Antidepressants,
Dr. Schwartz received his medical degree from Yale University. While there he received a national award for his work in Emergency Medicine. He completed residency training in both Psychiatry and Emergency Medicine. At the completion of his Emergency Medicine residency he was granted an award for his research by the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine. He is currently on the faculty at the Mt. Sinai School of Medicine and an Attending Emergency Physician at a level I trauma center in New York City. He previously functioned as the Psychiatry liaison for the Emergency Department at Elmhurst Hospital Center. Additionally, he maintains an active, solo psychiatric practice. His continued work in both these specialties uniquely positions him to evaluate medical issues at the intersection of psychiatry and emergency medicine. These include adverse medication reactions, failure to diagnose medical disease in psychiatric patients and vice-versa, suicide, and inadequate evaluation and tr...
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Alton Williams, MD, JD

Durham, North Carolina
Psychiatry Expert Witness, Forensic Psychiatry Expert Witness - PTSD, Will Contest, Competency to stand trial, Capacity, Fitness for Duty, Mental Health, Disability, Insanity, IME, Correctional psychiatry, Involuntary, Competency
By way of further background, I graduated from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology with a Bachelor of Science, and later studied medicine at Yale University. Seeking to complement my medical degree with formal legal training, I then earned a J.D. from the University of North Carolina. Thereafter, I completed psychiatry residency training at Massachusetts General Hospital. Drawing on my medical and legal expertise, I later accepted a fellowship in forensic psychiatry at Harvard, based primarily at Massachusetts General Hospital. Board-certified in both general and forensic psychiatry. I have experience testifying in state and federal courts. In addition I perform record reviews and draft opinions regarding mental health disability. Working in diverse settings, from major teaching hospitals to correctional facilities and large law firms, I have developed critical diagnostic, evaluative and writing skills. For example, I am highly experienced in reviewing files, preparing rep...
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Shannon C. Miller, MD, DFASAM, DFAPA, NCTTP Forensic Addiction & Psychiatric Services, LLC

Cincinnati, Ohio
Addiction Medicine Expert Witness, Psychiatry Expert Witness - Alcohol, Drugs, Gambling, Nicotine, Substance Use Disorder, Drug Testing, Detoxification, Intoxication, Drug Withdrawal, Addiction, Drug Abuse, Overdose
“FREE INITIAL CONSULTATION. Updated CV available at www.forensicaddictions.com. Consultation on issues relating to alcohol/drug use, addiction, gambling, etc. Active clinical practice for over 2 decades in Addiction Medicine, broadly experienced. Board Certified in Addiction Medicine, as well as Psychiatry. Distinguished Fellow, American Society of Addiction Medicine, and the American Psychiatric Association. Editor for major national Addiction Medicine textbook and medical journal. Roughly 60 scholarly medical publications. Co-Chair for major national Addiction Medicine medical conferences. Awards for clinical practice, teaching, research, military service. Opinions sought by Dateline NBC News, Pravda, U.S. News & World Report, etc. 20 years of service as a United States Air Force Officer; earned the Meritorious Service Medal twice, deployed in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. Certified in Buprenorphine treatment, and tobacco treatment. Previously deemed by the courts as an e...
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Adrienne Saxton, M.D.

Northfield, Ohio
Psychiatry Expert Witness, Forensic Psychiatry Expert Witness - IME, disability, malpractice, competency, sanity, criminal responsibility, guardianship, fitness for duty, will contest, mitigation, malingering, worker's compensation
Fellowship trained, rigorous testimony training/ experience, completed well over 100 forensic psychiatric evaluations, responsive, reasonable fees. Dr. Adrienne Saxton is a forensic psychiatrist based in Cleveland, Ohio. She graduated medical school with high distinction. During her medical training, she was inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society. This honor is reserved for those with high academic standing as well as firm ethics, professionalism, leadership qualities, and dedication to service. Dr. Saxton completed a four-year residency in psychiatry. During her senior year of residency at the University of Michigan, she served as chief resident of outpatient services. After Residency, Dr. Saxton went on to complete a fellowship in forensic psychiatry at Case Western Reserve University. Her fellowship program director was Dr. Phillip Resnick, a world-renowned expert in the field of forensic psychiatry. Dr. Saxton’s rigorous fellowship training included education ...
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Shannon L. Hillier, DO, MPH Oklahoma State University - Center for Health Sciences

Tulsa, Oklahoma
Psychiatry Expert Witness - Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Brain Injury, Adult, Military/Veterans/First Responders, Department of Defense, Department of Homeland Security, Obesity, Psychopharmacology, Depression, Anxiety, Autism, Neuropsychiatry
Dr. Shannon Hillier DO, MPH is a SEAK-trained, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology certified, psychiatry expert and United States Navy veteran (separated as Lieutenant Commander and psychiatrist). She specializes in adult psychiatric and neuropsychiatric disorders to include those specific to military and first responders such as: PTSD, TBI (including blast injuries), Depression, Anxiety, Nightmares, and detection of possible malingering. She is Vice Chair of the Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences Department at OSU College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Hillier is also Medial Director for OSU’s Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine Outpatient Clinic. Dr. Hillier provides IME, expert witness, and consultation services nationally to plaintiff and defense attorneys.
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Robin A Altman, MD

Reading, Pennsylvania
Pediatric Psychiatry Expert Witness, Psychiatry Expert Witness - child psychiatry, adolescent psychiatry, young adult psychiatry, psychiatry, Forensic Psychiatry, Child Custody, Competency, Testamentary Capacity, Diminished Capacity, Attention Deficit Disorder, Depression, Anxiety, Schizophrenia, Bipolar Disorder, Autism, Asperger's Disorder
I have been a practicing child psychiatrist in a solo private practice since 1995. I am board certified in both adult and child and adolescent psychiatry. I initially worked at The Reading Hospital and Medical Center for 7 years, and then moved to Spring Psychological Associates, where I continue to have an office. I was the first chairperson of the Child Psychiatry Department at Reading Hospital. I was the medical director of the Children's Home of Reading from 1997-2012. I managed the medical functioning of the institution while caring for adolescents in their residential treatment facility. I currently work for Concern, Inc, a mental health provider in the Reading area, where I see adolescents at the Abraxas shelter and detention center, as well as group home and therapeutic foster care children. I have been a principle investigator for psychiatric research at the Berks Research Center in Reading. In my spare time, I am a writer, and have written Shrink Rap - An Irreveren...
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Robert M. Davis, MD

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Psychiatry Expert Witness, Forensic Psychiatry Expert Witness - Schizophrenia, Schizoaffective Disorder, Bipolar Disorder, Injectable Medication, Policies and Procedures, Mood Disorders, Assertive Community Treatment, Suicide, Psychopharmacology, Competency Evaluations, Community Mental Health, Malpractice, Medical Malpractice
I can be reached by phone or email - robertmarcdavismd@gmail.com
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Frank A. Fetterolf, M.D.

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Psychiatry Expert Witness, Forensic Psychiatry Expert Witness - College students, Suicide, Antiderpessant-Related Suicide, Negligence, Sexual Harassment, Title IX, Hazing, Drug and Alcohol, Discrimination, Sexual Assault, Campus Violence Risk, Trial Competency, Criminal Responsibility
I'm a board-certified psychiatrist and psychotherapist in solo private practice who specializes in the treatment of college students and young adults. My training and experience with this population provide me with the opportunity to offer expert psychiatric opinion related to the following issues: - Suicide and Antidepressant-Related Risk - Negligence - Sexual Harassment - Title IX - Hazing - Drug and Alcohol - Discrimination - Sexual Assault - Campus Violence Risk As a member of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law, I've served as a consultant to courts in Pennsylvania for criminal forensic evaluations. I'm also available for opinions related to trial competency and criminal responsibility (i.e., insanity).
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Patricia A Maisano, RN, PhD, CCM, FAACM, PCGM, NCG, ABDA Varna LLC.

Kenneth Square, Pennsylvania
Geriatrics Expert Witness, Developmental Disabilities Expert Witness - special needs trust, catastrophic injuries, Brain injury - birth, Long term care, Nurse, Nursing homes, Pediatric physical med & rehab, Psychiatry, Medical management, Elder abuse/predatory behavior, Psychology, Mental health, Memory impairment, Hospice/palliative care
I have a history of more than 40 years in nursing, and more than 20 years of those years has been as an experienced witness. I have done every aspect of case work, between mediations, arbitrations, closed hearings and hearings and trials with and without a jury. The nature of these cases have been med malpractice, standards of care (both medical and psychological), abuse of the elderly ( financial and physical) and the life needs of these groups I was on the forefront of case management in the very early 80's and one of the first providers of advocacy for the elderly and disabled. I have been recognized as a matter expert in nursing, life care, and issues of disability. I created the first national franchise ( IKOR) in the area of Advocacy, which covered the major cities in the US. To date there has been no entity to compete with it. I also created the framework for the software of IKOR, Datikor. With Datikor my understanding of the demand for instant information and the government...
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Dale E Panzer, MD Dale Panzer MD Forensic Psychiatry

Gladwyne, Pennsylvania
Psychiatry Expert Witness, Brain Injury Medicine Expert Witness - TBI, concussion, mild TBI, infection, hypoxia, brain bleeds, delirium, dementia, testamentary capacity, undue influence, personal injury, PTSD, and malingering.
With dual Board Certification in Psychiatry and Brain Injury Medicine from the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, Dr Panzer is amongst a select group of experienced forensic experts. He is further distinguished by completing residency training in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and fulfilling the intensive psychological training requirements for Active Membership in the American Psychoanalytic Association. For the past 13 years, Dr. Panzer has performed psychiatric consultation and treatment at a highly regarded regional brain injury medicine program. He has extensive treatment and evaluation experience with TBI and concussion patients and recently co-founded a concussion research collaboration with a local university functional imaging center (PET/SPEC/DTI MRI). His testimony experience includes TBI, concussion, mild TBI, infection, hypoxia, brain bleeds, PTSD, spinal cord injury, malingering, cognitive capacity, testamentary capacity and undue influence. He is Cli...
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Richard M Sobel, MD Jefferson Medical School

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Psychiatry Expert Witness, Pain Management - Medicine Expert Witness - Psychopharmacology, Worker's Compensation, Post-traumatic Stress Disorder, Sleep, Depression, Anxiety, Compex Regional Pain Syndrome, Neuropathic Pain, Trauma, Opioids, Addiction, Medication
Specialty focus: Pain Medicine (for which I have sub-specialty board certification) psychotherapy, and Psychopharmacology. Academics: Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry, Jefferson Medical School. Recipient of two resident teaching awards. Leadership: President of Greater Philadelphia Pain Society (local chapter of the American Pain Society) 2013-2015 Special skills: (1) Communication: I have lectured extensively on the management of depression and chronic pain to both large and small audiences. I have had voice training for public speaking and classical singing. (2) Organization: I manage a large solo practice using a computer-based practice management system which I wrote and have updated for over 20 years.
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David T Springer, MD

Media, Pennsylvania
Psychiatry Expert Witness - 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
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 U...
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James C Ballenger, MD Low Country Forensic Consultation

Charleston, South Carolina
Forensic Psychiatry Expert Witness, Neuropsychiatry Expert Witness - Psychiatry, Bipolar Disorder, Alcohol Blood Levels, Addiction Medicine, Psychopharmacology, Panic Disorder, Anxiety Disorders, Post Traumatic Stress, Suicide, Depression, Traumatic Brain Injury, Malpractice (Psychiatry)
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John L. Shuster, MD Shuster Consulting

Franklin, Tennessee
Psychiatry Expert Witness, Hospice and Palliative Care Expert Witness - Psychosomatic Medicine, Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry, Telepsychiatry, Mental Health, Integrated Care, Collaborative Care, Psychiatry - Oncology, Psychiatry - Primary Care, Psychiatry - Palliative Care, Psychiatry - Hospice, Telemedicine, Telehealth
Dr. Shuster's expertise is focused in the following areas related to psychiatric services and oversight provided to high-complexity patient populations, including supervision of medical providers and medical staff in the provision of these services: Integrated medical/psychiatric care of primary care and medical specialty populations; Telepsychiatry/telemedicine; Psychiatric care of patients with serious and advanced illness (e.g., cancer, cardiac disease); and hospice palliative care.
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Sanjay Adhia, MD Sanjay Adhia MD Professional Association

Sugar Land , Texas
Psychiatry Expert Witness, Brain Injury Medicine Expert Witness - Mental Health, Psychiatric medical malpractice, Personal Injury, Disability, PTSD, Traumatic Brain Injury, wrongful death, competency, will contest, undue influence, NGRI, correctional, date rape, Fitness for Duty, Neuropsychiatry, standard of care, suicide, IME, record review, testify
Dr. Adhia is triple-Board-Certified in Forensic Psychiatry, Brain Injury Medicine and Psychiatry located in the Houston Area. He is one of a few Forensic Psychiatrists who are certified in Brain Injury Medicine in the US. In addition to forensic/expert witness practice, Dr. Adhia is Medical Director of PACE Mental Health. His forensic practice focuses on the psychiatric impact of personal injury, abuse, competency, violence, and complicating mental illness. Dr. Adhia evaluates and treats psychiatric injury and disability in victims and alleged abusers. He has treated Death Row and other high-risk patients in security-sensitive settings in correctional facilities and hospitals. He has expertise in psychopharmacology. In addition, Dr. Adhia works with Physicians for Human Rights to assess victims of kidnapping and false imprisonment, human trafficking, undue influence, physical and sexual abuse, rape, and fear of imminent death. In all populations, he assesses PTSD, Anxiety, Depre...
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George S. Glass, MD George S. Glass, MD, PA

Houston, Texas
Psychiatry Expert Witness, Addiction Medicine Expert Witness - Medical Director of Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals. Consultant to Medical Board, Bar Association, FAA
Board Certified, Psychiatry; Board Certified, Addiction; Distinguished Life Fellow American Psychiatric Association; Clinical Associate Professor of Psychiatry, University of Texas, Baylor College of Medicine, Cornell Weill
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Keyhill Sheorn, MD

Richmond, Virginia
Psychiatry Expert Witness - Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, PTSD, Trauma, Psychiatry, Virginia, IME, File Review
Dr. Sheorn is a sole practitioner who specializes in the clinical diagnosis and treatment of PTSD. She is also the Director of Psychotherapy Training at the Department of Psychiatry at the Virginia Commonwealth University's Medical College of Virginia where she supervises and teaches the psychiatry residents. She runs a yearly seminar in Human Psychological Development and holds a weekly case conference where she emphasizes the complexity of diagnosing PTSD. As the recent past-president of the Virginia Psychoanalytic Society, Dr. Sheorn has an exceptional skill in the use of the DSM 5 as well as an understanding of the dynamics and other diagnostic signals that are necessary to rule out PTSD and rule in a more appropriate diagnosis.
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Linda L Miller, DO Linda L Miller DO

OLYMPIA, Washington
Psychiatry Expert Witness, Mental Health Expert Witness - Expert witness, IME, deposition, mental health, mental conditions, workers compensation, disability, record review,
I have a current certification with the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, INC I have a private practice of psychiatry for 20 years and have been providing IMEs and expert opinion for the same amount of time. I have performed more than a thousand IMEs for company's and attorneys. Many of these have been with panels of IME experts including orthopedists, chiropractors and neurologists. Because of my additional education, training and experience in primary care medicine, I have good understanding of the impact of medical issues and medical conditions on the mental health of clients. My reports are detailed and opinions are well defended using the DSM V book of mental conditions and scholarly articles if necessary References are available upon request.
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David E Penner, MD

Olympia, Washington
Pediatric Psychiatry Expert Witness, Psychiatry Expert Witness - Child Psychiatry, Personal Injury, Worker's Compensation, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Developmental Trauma
Harvard trained residency and fellowship, double boarded psychiatrist (child & adolescent and adult psychiatry) in private practice in Olympia Washington since 2011. Available as an expert witness or for independent medical examinations mid-way between greater Seattle and Portland metro areas.
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