Psychiatry Expert Witnesses

The SEAK Expert Witness Directory contains a comprehensive list of psychiatry expert witnesses who testify, consult and provide litigation support on psychiatry and related issues. Psychiatry expert witnesses and consultants on this page may form expert opinions, draft expert witness reports, and provide expert witness testimony at deposition and trial. The issues and subjects these psychiatry expert witnesses testify regarding may include: PTSD, Depression, Suicide, Psychiatry, Testamentary Capacity, Anxiety, Fitness For Duty, Disability, Trauma, Bipolar Disorder, Psychopharmacology, Undue Influence, Psychosis, Ime, and Personal Injury.

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Tyler E Morrison, MD, MAS Morrison Psychiatry & Therapy

Psychiatry, Forensic Psychiatry - PTSD, Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, Trauma, Natural Disasters, Environmental Disasters, Emotional Distress, Standard of Care, Medical Malpractice, Psychopharmacology, Psychedelic Therapy, Ketamine, MDMA, Boundary Violations, Suicide, Testamentary Capacity, Undue Influence, Will Contests
Dr. Morrison is a UCSF-trained adult psychiatrist and a UCSD-trained child & adolescent psychiatrist. In addition to clinical work, he conducts independent medical evaluations (IME's) of people of all ages, in many states, and has expert witness testimony experience. He has expertise in adult, adolescent, and childhood PTSD, trauma, emotional harm/distress, natural/environmental disasters, standard of care, malpractice, psychedelic assisted therapy, ketamine, MDMA, boundary violations, emergency psychiatry, suicide, substance use disorders, and youth mental health. He is double board-certified in adult psychiatry and child & adolescent psychiatry. He holds an academic appointment as Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, Voluntary Track, at UC San Diego and is co-director of the UCSD Child Psychiatry Fellowship Psychopathology course. He is also an elected regional liaison to the Disaster & Trauma Issues Committee of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP)...

Jessica Chaudhary, MD

Psychiatry - 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 Licenses; TX, CT, FL and CT

Diane J Weiss, MD, MPH

Psychiatry - PTSD, Depression, Anxiety, Psychopharmacology integrated with psychotherapy, Personality Disorders, Sexual Harassment & Discrimination, Employment Law, Worker’s Compensation, Litigation Support, Personal Injury, Emotional Distress, Eggshell Plaintiff,
Dr. Weiss received her Doctor of Medicine degree from Boston University School of Medicine, then completed her four year psychiatry residency at the San Fernando Valley training program, as part of the UCLA (at that time) Neuropsychiatric Institute. She became Board Certified in Psychiatry by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology in 1990, and, after many years, a Life Fellow of that Board. In the medical-legal context, Dr. Weiss has provided expert witness consultation and litigation support in personal injury, employment law, and Workers’ Compensation cases during her 35 years in private practice. She has also worked as an IME, AME, Defense QME, Applicant QME, and Panel QME. Dr. Weiss’ specializations have been predominantly related to the psychiatric aspects of sexual, gender, or racial harassment; Posttraumatic Stress Disorder; anxiety; depression; and personality disorders. Dr. Weiss' main office is located in Beverly Hills, California. She has satellite offices in N...

Stephen M Taylor, MD, MPH Stephen M. Taylor, MD, PC

Birmingham, Alabama
Addiction Psychiatry, Pediatric Psychiatry - Psychiatry, Addiction Medicine, Mental Health, Substance Abuse, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Sports Psychiatry
Dr. Stephen Taylor is board-certified in general psychiatry, child and adolescent psychiatry, addiction psychiatry, and addiction medicine. In more than 28 years of practice experience, and as an educator, presenter and advocate, Dr. Taylor’s life’s work has been to help adolescents and adults avoid or overcome addiction disorders and co-occurring general psychiatric disorders. The 2022-23 NBA season marks Dr. Taylor's 16th year as the Medical Director of the Player Assistance and Anti-Drug Program of the National Basketball Association (NBA) and the National Basketball Players Association (NBPA). Dr. Taylor also serves as the Chief Medical Officer of Pathway Healthcare, a company that has opened and is operating 14 outpatient addiction and mental health treatment offices across Alabama, Mississippi, Tennessee, and Texas, and is preparing to open additional offices in Louisiana, Arkansas and Virginia. Dr. Taylor is a Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association and ...

Bennett Blum, MD

Tucson, Arizona
Psychiatry, Forensic Psychiatry - Psychiatry, Undue influence, Contested wills, competency, testamentary capacity, civil litigation, elder abuse, Alzheimer's disease, will contests, contractual capacity, PTSD, Anxiety, Mood disorders, vascular dementia, neurocognitive disorder, war crimes, professional misconduct, torture
Rabbi Bennett Blum, M.D. is an internationally acclaimed physician specializing in forensic and geriatric psychiatry. He is an expert on the detection and impact of psychological manipulation tactics used by offenders to exploit vulnerable adults and the elderly. He has served as an expert witness and litigation consultant on more than one thousand cases involving contested Wills, elder abuse, testamentary capacity, and undue influence claims throughout the United States, Canada, and Europe. In addition, Dr. Blum also worked on the criminal trials of Susan Smith, Andrea Yates, Theresa Ramirez, and Linda Giles; the civil litigation regarding Merrill-Lynch and the Orange County bankruptcy, and the civil lawsuit against O.J. Simpson. Internationally, Dr. Blum testified in the precedent-setting United Nations trial of General Pavle Strugar - the first full competency hearing before an international war crimes tribunal since Nuremberg. In 2022, Dr. Blum worked with UN prosecutors fr...

Ian C Lamoureux, M.D. Lamoureux Forensic and Psychiatric Services, PLLC

Scottsdale, Arizona
Forensic Psychiatry, Psychiatry - Sanity, Capital Crime, Death Penalty, Court Martial, Emotional/Psychological Damages, Testamentary Capacity, IME, PTSD, TBI, Malpractice, Arson, Undue Influence, Competency, Contract Capacity
Dr. Lamoureux is a double-board certified Forensic Psychiatrist. He is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Arizona and Instructor of Psychiatry at the Mayo Clinic. Dr. Lamoureux completed his residency in psychiatry at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. Following residency, Dr. Lamoureux completed his fellowship training in forensic psychiatry at Case Western Reserve University under the supervision of internationally renowned forensic psychiatrist Phillip J. Resnick, M.D. Dr. Lamoureux's decisive reports often preclude the need for testimony and trial. His professional interests and expertise include, but are not limited to: Criminal: malingering, mental state at the time of the offense (insanity), criminal competencies (plead, stand trial, sentencing, post-conviction matters), capital sentencing, mitigation, psychopathy, violence risk assessment, sexual homicide and related crimes, serial rape, spree murder, mass murder, death penalty,...

Bennett Blum, MD

California
Psychiatry, Forensic Psychiatry - Psychiatry, Undue influence, Contested wills, competency, testamentary capacity, civil litigation, elder abuse, Alzheimer's disease, will contests, contractual capacity, PTSD, Anxiety, Mood disorders, vascular dementia, neurocognitive disorder, war crimes, professional misconduct, torture
Rabbi Bennett Blum, M.D. is an internationally acclaimed physician specializing in forensic and geriatric psychiatry. He is an expert on the detection and impact of psychological manipulation tactics used by offenders to exploit vulnerable adults and the elderly. He has served as an expert witness and litigation consultant on more than one thousand cases involving contested Wills, elder abuse, testamentary capacity, and undue influence claims throughout the United States, Canada, and Europe. In addition, Dr. Blum also worked on the criminal trials of Susan Smith, Andrea Yates, Theresa Ramirez, and Linda Giles; the civil litigation regarding Merrill-Lynch and the Orange County bankruptcy, and the civil lawsuit against O.J. Simpson. Internationally, Dr. Blum testified in the precedent-setting United Nations trial of General Pavle Strugar - the first full competency hearing before an international war crimes tribunal since Nuremberg. In 2022, Dr. Blum worked with UN prosecutors fr...

Elizabeth Ferguson, MD Hogan and Associates Licensed in CA,CO,FL,GA,AL

California
Psychiatry, Forensic Psychiatry - hospital, malpractice, will contest, corrections, psychiatry, psychology, suicide, mental health, behavioral health, CMO, administrative, correctional psychiatry, litigation,JCAHO,law enforcement,telepsychiatry, business development,forensic psychiatry,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...

Sasha Getty, M.D. Expedient Medicolegal Services

Los Angeles, California
Psychiatry - Psychological Trauma, Capacity, Fitness for Duty, PTSD, Abuse, Depression, Disability, Anxiety Disorders, Medical Malpractice, Inpatient and Outpatient Standard of Care, Suicide Risk Assessment, Service Connected Disability, Correctional Care, Recidivism Risk Assessment, Medication side effects
Dr. Getty is a general adult psychiatrist certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. He graduated from University of California Irvine School of Medicine and completed his residency training in psychiatry at the University of California Los Angeles-Greater Los Angeles VA psychiatry residency program, where he had the role of inpatient psychiatry chief resident during his last year. He has experience in various forensic settings including performing Compensation and Pension evaluations for veteran claimants at the Los Angeles VA as well as providing psychiatric care to patients at the Los Angeles county Twin Towers Correctional Facility during his training years. He currently treats adult patients at the state of California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, in addition to working with the Los Angeles county Office of Diversion and Re-entry to provide psychiatric treatment to adult patients with serious mental illness deemed incompetent to stand trial. He...

Christopher J Heckman, M.D., M.S. Expedient Medicolegal Services

Norwalk, California
Psychiatry - Standard of Care, Traumatic Injury, PTSD, Sexual Offender Risk Assessment, Testamentary Capacity, Intentional Infliction of Emotional Distress, Mental Impairment, Disability, Adjustment Disorder, Depression, Psychosis, Personality Disorders, Anxiety, Inpatient Care, Institutional Care, Suicide Risk
Dr. Christopher Heckman is currently a member of the Clinical Operations Advisory Council (COAC) for the California Department of State Hospitals. The Clinical Operations Division facilitates the development, evaluation, and maintenance of clinical standards for California’s Department of State Hospitals (DSH). At the heart of the DSH Clinical Operations Division is the Clinical Operations Advisory Council (COAC), an interdisciplinary team of clinicians from the state hospitals who are devoted to the quality of clinical care and therapeutic services that the DSH provides. Dr. Heckman represents the Department of Psychiatry on the COAC. COAC works closely with clinical leaders to identify best practices within DSH facilities, as well as facilities outside of California and in the current academic literature. While conducting onsite reviews of clinical services, COAC gathers data to design data collection methodologies. These methodologies are used to better understand our patients, i...

Kimberly Ann Hoffmann, PharmD, APH, BCPP, BCGP Pacific Pharmacy Practice PC

Bakersfield, California
Pharmacology- Clinical, Pharmacist - Substance Abuse, Psychiatry, Psychopharmacology, Geriatric medicine, Pharmacy Practice
I have experience in most aspects of pharmacy practice and have been involved in cases handling substance misuse, inpatient and outpatient psychiatry, geriatric medicine, home infusion pharmacy, hospice, community pharmacy, hospital pharmacy both clinical and administrative pharmacy, and rural healthcare. I have been a pharmacist for 30 years, and I am also a Clinical Professor of Pharmacy Practice at the University of the Pacific.

Meghan Jain, M.D. Expedient Medicolegal Services

Santa Monica, California
Pediatric Psychiatry, Psychiatry - Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist, Traumatic Injury, Abuse, Standard of Care, Residential Treatment, Addiction, Intentional Infliction of Emotional Distress, Disability, Suicide Risk Evaluation, Self Harm, Capacity, Impulse Control, Executive Functioning, Panic Disorder, Intellectual Disability
Dr. Jain’s interest in psychiatry began as an undergraduate at USC where she majored in Neuroscience and graduated Magna Cum Laude. She then went onto Medical School at SUNY Downstate followed by a psychiatry residency at UCLA San Fernando Valley. She then went on to become Chief Resident while completing her fellowship in Child Psychiatry at Harbor-UCLA. She is currently double board certified in Psychiatry as well as Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. She has further gone on to become a certified Buprenorphine prescriber, a PEERS certified provider (to provide social skills training to patients on the Autism Spectrum) and a certified psychedelic assisted therapist. Dr. Jain currently works at Renfrew Center for Eating Disorders in Los Angeles; sees patients in Imperial County via telemedicine; and has co-founded Ocean Bay Psychiatry in Santa Monica and treats children, adolescents, and adults. Her practice includes, but is not limited to; the treatment of Adjustment Disorder, A...

Robert Scott Johnson, MD, JD, LLM San Francisco Psychiatry

San Francisco, California
Forensic Psychiatry, Psychiatry - 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

Robert P Kahn-Rose, MD, PhD Dr. Robert P. Kahn-Rose, Inc.

Encino, California
Geriatric Psychiatry, Forensic Psychiatry - 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...

Salma S. Khan, M.D. Salma S. Khan, M.D.

San Francisco, California
Psychiatry, Addiction Psychiatry - Jail, Suicide, Prison, Forensic, Malpractice, Medication error, IME
I am licensed in California and Texas

Patrick Link, MD MPH Grand & Quincy

Claremont, California
Psychiatry
Patrick Link, MD, MPH is one of the Co-Directors of Grand & Quincy. He received his Bachelor's Degrees in Chemistry and Philosophy from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, his Medical Degree from the UNC School of Medicine, and his Master's in Public Health from the UNC School of Public Health. He completed his Psychiatry Residency and the Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Program at the UCLA Medical Center, where he was Chief Resident. He is board certified in General Psychiatry. He served on the faculty at UCLA as part of the Nathanson Family Resilience Center prior to co-founding Grand & Quincy. He has clinical expertise in posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), cognitive behavioral therapy, and intensive short-term dynamic psychotherapy. He began work as a qualified medical evaluator (QME) in the California workers' compensation system in 2012.

Shafi Lodhi, MD Bay Area Neuropsychiatry

Mountain View, California
Neuropsychiatry, Psychiatry - neuropsychiatry, psychiatric malpractice, personal injury, disability, PTSD, traumatic brain injury (TBI), testamentary capacity, fitness for duty, standard of care, suicide, record review, workman's compensation
Dr. Lodhi is Board-Certified in General and Adult Psychiatry with an additional year of subspecialty training in Behavioral Neurology and Neuropsychiatry. His forensic practice focuses on the psychiatric impact of personal injury, abuse, competency, and testamentary capacity. He has extensive expertise in complex psychopharmacology as well as deprescribing. He has specific clinical expertise in the evaluation and treatment of functional neurological disorders (FND/conversion disorders) as well as Adult ADHD. In addition to his clinical and forensic work, Dr. Lodhi works with Physicians for Human Rights to assess kidnapping victims, human trafficking, undue influence, abuse, rape, and fear of imminent death.

Tyler E Morrison, MD, MAS Morrison Psychiatry & Therapy

San Diego, California
Psychiatry, Forensic Psychiatry - PTSD, Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, Trauma, Natural Disasters, Environmental Disasters, Emotional Distress, Standard of Care, Medical Malpractice, Psychopharmacology, Psychedelic Therapy, Ketamine, MDMA, Boundary Violations, Suicide, Testamentary Capacity, Undue Influence, Will Contests
Dr. Morrison is a UCSF-trained adult psychiatrist and a UCSD-trained child & adolescent psychiatrist. In addition to clinical work, he conducts independent medical evaluations (IME's) of people of all ages, in many states, and has expert witness testimony experience. He has expertise in adult, adolescent, and childhood PTSD, trauma, emotional harm/distress, natural/environmental disasters, standard of care, malpractice, psychedelic assisted therapy, ketamine, MDMA, boundary violations, emergency psychiatry, suicide, substance use disorders, and youth mental health. He is double board-certified in adult psychiatry and child & adolescent psychiatry. He holds an academic appointment as Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, Voluntary Track, at UC San Diego and is co-director of the UCSD Child Psychiatry Fellowship Psychopathology course. He is also an elected regional liaison to the Disaster & Trauma Issues Committee of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP)...

Carlos Rodriguez, MD Expedient Medicolegal Services

Los Angeles, California
Psychiatry, Pediatric Psychiatry - 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...

Walter E. B. Sipe, MD Walter E B Sipe MD

San Francisco, California
Psychiatry, Pediatrics - Traumatic Stress Disorders, PTSD, Neurobiology of Trauma, Memory, Child Development, Somatic Symptom Disorders, Functional Pain, Psychological Impact of Medical Illness, Capacity, Mitigation, Sentencing, Sex Abuse, Medical Complications
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.

Edward L. Spencer, M.D.

Beverly Hills, California
Psychiatry - Disability, IME, Personality Disorders, Depression, Anxiety, PTSD, Work injury, causation, medical board, standard of care
I am a UCLA-trained general adult psychiatrist with experience in the pharmacological and psychotherapeutic treating all types of psychiatric illnesses. I have a special clinical interest and additional training in personality disorders. I am familiar with the detailed assessment of these conditions and their interplay with other psychiatric disorders, as well as contemporary psychotherapeutic treatment approaches for these conditions. I have extensive experience conducting independent medical evaluations of injured workers in California. I am available to conduct file reviews and have experience in utilization review in the Worker's Compensation and commercial insurance environments. I have also served as an expert evaluator for the Medical Board of California, assessing impaired physicians, provided written opinions on standard of care matters, and served as a practice monitor for physicians on probationary status. I am currently licensed in California and Texas.

Elliott M. Stein, MD

Mill Valley, California
Psychiatry, Geriatric Psychiatry - 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
Providing legal and forensic consultation on legal issues pertaining to the elderly and their mental, emotional, behavioral and cognitive functioning, including contested inheritance, undue influence and financial elder abuse, and dementia and related issues in nursing homes, memory care and assisted living facilities. Clinical Professor (Voluntary), Psychiatry, University of California San Francisco; Psychiatric Consultant, San Francisco Towers life care community 2021- Present. Consultant in Geriatric Psychiatry, San Francisco Veterans Administration Medical Center 2021 - 2023. Previously, Director of Psychiatry, Jewish Home of San Francisco, 2010 – 2020. Previously in private practice of Adult and Geriatric Psychiatry, 1977 – 2010, in Miami and Miami Beach, Florida. Board Certified, Geriatric Psychiatry and General Psychiatry, by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. Distinguished Life Fellow, American Psychiatric Association. Distinguished Fellow, American A...

Matthew J Steiner, M.D., Q.M.E. Expedient Medicolegal Services

Encino, California
Psychiatry, Addiction Psychiatry - 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...

Jeff Sugar, MD JeffSugarMD

El Segundo, California
Psychiatry, Pediatric Psychiatry - Institutional Sexual Abuse, Effects of Trauma and Adversity on Child Development, Workplace Psychological Abuse, Internet Seduction, Post-traumatic Loss Grief and Depression,Psychological Effects of Injury to Body or Brain, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, Chronic Emotional Abuse
A practicing psychiatrist 30+ 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: *Institutional Sexual Abuse/Institutional Betrayal Trauma * Effects of Trauma and Adversity on Child Developm...

Gabor Vari, MD

Los Angeles, California
Psychiatry, Forensic Psychiatry - Psychiatry, Forensic Psychiatry, ADD, ADHD, depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, adderall, Ritalin, trauma, PTSD, suicide, addiction, substance abuse, IME, personal injury, fitness for duty, medical malpractice, disability evaluation, telepsychiatry, medical board, side effects, standard of care
I am a double Ivy League trained and two-time Jeopardy champion general adult psychiatrist with over 15 years experience in the pharmacological and psychotherapeutic treatment of a broad spectrum of psychiatric illnesses. I have served as an expert in medical-legal matters over 100 times and have testified dozens of times. I maintain an active practice in Los Angeles. I look forward to hearing from you soon! Board Certification: American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology Residency: UCLA - Chief Resident of Bipolar Disorders Clinic Medical School: University of Pennsylvania - Appel Award for Most Outstanding Student Entering Field of Psychiatry Undergrad: Brown University - Bachelor of Science in Biology with Honors

Jeff Victoroff, M.D. University of Southern California

Rancho Palos Verdes, California
Brain Injury Medicine, Neurology - Psychiatry, Neuropsychiatry, traumatic brain injury, brain injury, concussion, stroke, epilepsy, PTSD, dementia, competency to stand trial, testamentary capacity, criminal, homicide
Dr. Victoroff is a Harvard trained, triple board certified neurologist, neuropsychiatrist, and psychiatrist. He serves as Associate Professor of Neurology and Psychiatry at the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California. He is the author of many peer-reviewed scientific articles, and the principal author and editor of Concussion and Traumatic Encephalopathy (Cambridge University Press, 2019). He was selected by the Surgeon General to be one of the founding neurologists of the NFL Neurologic Care Program. Dr. Victoroff has served as an expert witness for 25 years, testifying in 45 depositions and 19 trials. He has been qualified by Municipal, State, and Federal courts to testify in all aspects of neurology and psychiatry. His subspecialty expertise is in traumatic brain injury, although he has also testified in cases of dementia, stroke, epilepsy, neurorehabilitation, PTSD, aggression and violence, testamentary capacity, competence to stand trial, undue in...

Diane J Weiss, MD, MPH

Beverly Hills , California
Psychiatry - PTSD, Depression, Anxiety, Psychopharmacology integrated with psychotherapy, Personality Disorders, Sexual Harassment & Discrimination, Employment Law, Worker’s Compensation, Litigation Support, Personal Injury, Emotional Distress, Eggshell Plaintiff,
Dr. Weiss received her Doctor of Medicine degree from Boston University School of Medicine, then completed her four year psychiatry residency at the San Fernando Valley training program, as part of the UCLA (at that time) Neuropsychiatric Institute. She became Board Certified in Psychiatry by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology in 1990, and, after many years, a Life Fellow of that Board. In the medical-legal context, Dr. Weiss has provided expert witness consultation and litigation support in personal injury, employment law, and Workers’ Compensation cases during her 35 years in private practice. She has also worked as an IME, AME, Defense QME, Applicant QME, and Panel QME. Dr. Weiss’ specializations have been predominantly related to the psychiatric aspects of sexual, gender, or racial harassment; Posttraumatic Stress Disorder; anxiety; depression; and personality disorders. Dr. Weiss' main office is located in Beverly Hills, California. She has satellite offices in N...

Bennett Blum, MD

Colorado
Psychiatry, Forensic Psychiatry - Psychiatry, Undue influence, Contested wills, competency, testamentary capacity, civil litigation, elder abuse, Alzheimer's disease, will contests, contractual capacity, PTSD, Anxiety, Mood disorders, vascular dementia, neurocognitive disorder, war crimes, professional misconduct, torture
Rabbi Bennett Blum, M.D. is an internationally acclaimed physician specializing in forensic and geriatric psychiatry. He is an expert on the detection and impact of psychological manipulation tactics used by offenders to exploit vulnerable adults and the elderly. He has served as an expert witness and litigation consultant on more than one thousand cases involving contested Wills, elder abuse, testamentary capacity, and undue influence claims throughout the United States, Canada, and Europe. In addition, Dr. Blum also worked on the criminal trials of Susan Smith, Andrea Yates, Theresa Ramirez, and Linda Giles; the civil litigation regarding Merrill-Lynch and the Orange County bankruptcy, and the civil lawsuit against O.J. Simpson. Internationally, Dr. Blum testified in the precedent-setting United Nations trial of General Pavle Strugar - the first full competency hearing before an international war crimes tribunal since Nuremberg. In 2022, Dr. Blum worked with UN prosecutors fr...

Kevin Cowperthwaite, MD Kevin E. Cowperthwaite MD, PC

Denver, Colorado
Psychiatry - 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 26 years of experience treating adults and adolescents in hospital and office settings. I currently have a full-time practice, and I have taught for many years at the University of Colorado School of Medicine. After graduating from Harvard University 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.

Elizabeth Ferguson, MD Hogan and Associates Licensed in CA,CO,FL,GA,AL

Colorado
Psychiatry, Forensic Psychiatry - hospital, malpractice, will contest, corrections, psychiatry, psychology, suicide, mental health, behavioral health, CMO, administrative, correctional psychiatry, litigation,JCAHO,law enforcement,telepsychiatry, business development,forensic psychiatry,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...

Bennett Blum, MD

Connecticut
Psychiatry, Forensic Psychiatry - Psychiatry, Undue influence, Contested wills, competency, testamentary capacity, civil litigation, elder abuse, Alzheimer's disease, will contests, contractual capacity, PTSD, Anxiety, Mood disorders, vascular dementia, neurocognitive disorder, war crimes, professional misconduct, torture
Rabbi Bennett Blum, M.D. is an internationally acclaimed physician specializing in forensic and geriatric psychiatry. He is an expert on the detection and impact of psychological manipulation tactics used by offenders to exploit vulnerable adults and the elderly. He has served as an expert witness and litigation consultant on more than one thousand cases involving contested Wills, elder abuse, testamentary capacity, and undue influence claims throughout the United States, Canada, and Europe. In addition, Dr. Blum also worked on the criminal trials of Susan Smith, Andrea Yates, Theresa Ramirez, and Linda Giles; the civil litigation regarding Merrill-Lynch and the Orange County bankruptcy, and the civil lawsuit against O.J. Simpson. Internationally, Dr. Blum testified in the precedent-setting United Nations trial of General Pavle Strugar - the first full competency hearing before an international war crimes tribunal since Nuremberg. In 2022, Dr. Blum worked with UN prosecutors fr...

Jessica Chaudhary, MD

Westport, Connecticut
Psychiatry - 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 Licenses; TX, CT, FL and CT

ALEX R. RODRIGUEZ, M.D. MEDCON Medical Consulting, LLC

Southbury, Connecticut
Psychiatry, Medical Management - 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. 48 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 ...

Bennett Blum, MD

Florida
Psychiatry, Forensic Psychiatry - Psychiatry, Undue influence, Contested wills, competency, testamentary capacity, civil litigation, elder abuse, Alzheimer's disease, will contests, contractual capacity, PTSD, Anxiety, Mood disorders, vascular dementia, neurocognitive disorder, war crimes, professional misconduct, torture
Rabbi Bennett Blum, M.D. is an internationally acclaimed physician specializing in forensic and geriatric psychiatry. He is an expert on the detection and impact of psychological manipulation tactics used by offenders to exploit vulnerable adults and the elderly. He has served as an expert witness and litigation consultant on more than one thousand cases involving contested Wills, elder abuse, testamentary capacity, and undue influence claims throughout the United States, Canada, and Europe. In addition, Dr. Blum also worked on the criminal trials of Susan Smith, Andrea Yates, Theresa Ramirez, and Linda Giles; the civil litigation regarding Merrill-Lynch and the Orange County bankruptcy, and the civil lawsuit against O.J. Simpson. Internationally, Dr. Blum testified in the precedent-setting United Nations trial of General Pavle Strugar - the first full competency hearing before an international war crimes tribunal since Nuremberg. In 2022, Dr. Blum worked with UN prosecutors fr...

Jessica Chaudhary, MD

Florida
Psychiatry - 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 Licenses; TX, CT, FL and CT

Jeffrey A Danziger, MD Psychiatric Affiliates PA

Maitland, Florida
Forensic Psychiatry, Psychiatry - 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...

Elizabeth Ferguson, MD Hogan and Associates Licensed in CA,CO,FL,GA,AL

Palm Coast, Florida
Psychiatry, Forensic Psychiatry - hospital, malpractice, will contest, corrections, psychiatry, psychology, suicide, mental health, behavioral health, CMO, administrative, correctional psychiatry, litigation,JCAHO,law enforcement,telepsychiatry, business development,forensic psychiatry,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...

Pamela R Noel, MD, MPH Amaris Medical Experts

Lutz, Florida
Infectious Diseases, Internal Medicine - 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...

Karen Reimers, MD Psychiatric Professional Service Corporation

Florida
Psychiatry, Geriatric Psychiatry - 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. Dual Location in Orlando, FL

Roger Z Samuel, MD Boca Raton Psychiatric Group

Boca Raton, Florida
Psychiatry, Forensic Psychiatry - PTSD, Child/Adolescent Psychiatry, TBI, 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, FA
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. He has been trained for FAA/aviator evaluations and is on the FAA list for this. 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. He is available to consult with plaintiff and defense attorneys in civil litigation and prosecution and defense attorneys in criminal litigation. Dr. Samuel has had articles published on topics concerning Forensic Psychiatry, Child Psychi...

Sunny Sia, MBA, PMHNP-BC Holistic Medical Care Clinic LLC

BRANDON, Florida
Nurse Practitioner, Psychiatry - Addiction, Adult child psychiatry, pediatric geriatric psychiatry, child custody, addiction psychiatric nurse practitioner, nurse practitioner, psychiatric disability evaluation, dual diagnosis, drug use, wrongful psychiatric hospital admission/discharge, Competency, Negligence, PTSD
Mr. Sunny Sia, MBA, PMHNP-BC, founder, practice owner and manager for Holistic Medical Care Clinic LLC., is a board-certified family psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner. His specialty includes adult & child psychiatry and addiction medicine. He has experience in providing expert testimony in psychiatric malpractice issues (inpatient and outpatient settings), child custody cases and has done court ordered evaluation for legal competency, guardianship, disability and Independent Medical Examinations. His strength is in providing objective case analysis and evaluation in either criminal or civil cases involving standards of care in psychiatric practice, adult competency and child custody case evaluations. Because of his depth and breadth of clinical experiences in addiction medicine and psychiatry, he is able to provide objective clinical judgments in cases involving drug use or issues involving addiction and psychiatric co-occurring disorders. Licensed in Florida,...

Joel M Silberberg, MD Private Practice of Forensic Psychiatry, Las Vegas, NV

Florida
Psychiatry, Forensic Psychiatry - 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; ...

Henry M. Storper, MD Henry Storper M.D.P.A.

Miami, Florida
Psychiatry, Forensic Psychiatry - Inpatient Psychiatry, Suicide, Overdose, Wrongful Death, Psychiatric Inappropriate Hospital Admission, Psychiatric Inappropriate Hospital Discharge, Involuntary Hospitalization, Psychiatric Malpractice, Mood Disorders, Psychiatric Disability, Murder, Psychosis, Hospital Psychiatry
Board Certified Psychiatrist. 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.

Naren T Vellanki

Orlando, Florida
Psychiatry, Pediatric Psychiatry - Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Psychiatry, Mental Health, Behavioral Health, Medical Malpractice, Child Abuse, Substance Abuse, Autism Spectrum Disorder, PTSD, Inpatient Psychiatry, Baker Act, Schizophrenia, Bipolar disorder, Depression, Anxiety
My name is Dr. Naren Vellanki. I am currently working as an inpatient psychiatrist at Orlando Health in Orlando, FL. I treat both children and adults who are admitted to the psychiatric unit either on a baker act or on a voluntary basis. I provide diagnosis and treatment for patients including psychotropic medications for patients suffering from a variety of conditions including Schizophrenia, Bipolar disorder, Major Depressive Disorder and Generalized Anxiety Disorder. Educational background: I obtained my bachelor’s degree in finance at the Ohio State University in 2011. I completed my masters degree in biomedical science and doctor of medicine degree (M.D) at University of Toledo in 2012 and 2016 respectively. I completed my residency and fellowship in general psychiatry and pediatric psychiatry at University of Louisville in 2019 and 2021 respectively. I have over eight years of experience as a psychiatrist. I am double board certified in general psychiatry and child & adolescen...

Ryan C Wagoner, MD University of South Florida

Tampa, Florida
Psychiatry, Forensic Psychiatry - 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 and the program director of the forensic psychiatry fellowship. 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 is actively engaged in teaching forensic psychiatry to fellows, 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 the international, national, and local level. He is licensed to practice in Florida and Georgia.

Katie J. Coe, PA-C

Cumming, Georgia
Physician Assistant, Psychiatry - Suicide, PTSD, post traumatic stress disorder, depression, anxiety, obsessive-compulsive disorder/OCD, ADHD, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, overdose, emotional distress, relationship distress, bipolar disorder, psychosis, adverse reactions, telepsychiatry, addiction, substance abuse.
Katie Coe, MPAS, PA-C, is a board-certified physician assistant with over eleven years of clinical experience. Katie has an extensive background in diagnosing and treating psychiatric disorders including bipolar disorder/affective mood disorders, schizophrenia, psychosis, anxiety disorders including OCD and panic disorder, agoraphobia, ADHD, DMDD, ODD and depression, as well as treating those with opioid use disorder with buprenorphine. She has also trained under Dr. Georgia Ede and is proficient in nutritional psychiatry. She is actively treating patients. She currently resides in the state of Georgia, though has worked as a PA in Colorado and Texas as well. She is a member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants, Georgia Association of Physician Assistants and Association of PAs in Psychiatry. She graduated from Colorado Mesa University Magna Cum Laude.

Kenneth E DiNella, MD Kenneth E. DiNella, MD, LLC

Americus, Georgia
Psychiatry - 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.

Elizabeth Ferguson, MD Hogan and Associates Licensed in CA,CO,FL,GA,AL

Georgia
Psychiatry, Forensic Psychiatry - hospital, malpractice, will contest, corrections, psychiatry, psychology, suicide, mental health, behavioral health, CMO, administrative, correctional psychiatry, litigation,JCAHO,law enforcement,telepsychiatry, business development,forensic psychiatry,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...

Dwight A. Owens, M.D., F.A.P.A., M.C.I.M.E. Peachstate Psychiatric Services

Atlanta, Georgia
Forensic Psychiatry, Psychiatry - Board-Certified Psychiatrist, Competency to Stand Trial, Forensic, Forensic Trained, Master Certified Independent Medical Examiner, Psychiatry, PTSD, and TBI.
Dwight Owens, M.D., the Chief Psychiatrist for Peachstate Psychiatric Services, Inc. is a Board-Certified Psychiatrist, forensic trained and Master Certified Independent Medical Examiner. He has been practicing medicine in the heart of metropolitan Atlanta, Georgia for more than 20 years. He has both inpatient and outpatient care. He is a competent expert in Forensic Psychiatry, based on his experience and education combined. He current treats patients in the outpatient and inpatient setting. Dr. Owens received his Bachelor’s degree from the prestigious Morehouse College in Atlanta, Georgia. He received his medical doctorate from the Health Science Center (HSC) at Syracuse in 1994. He then returned to Macon, Georgia where he attended Mercer University’s School of Medicine, and obtained an internship certificate in the area of Family Medicine. In 1998 Dr. Owens returned to Syracuse to complete his formal Psychiatry training, and also served as the chief resident in his final year in...

Stephen M Taylor, MD, MPH Stephen M. Taylor, MD, PC

Georgia
Addiction Psychiatry, Pediatric Psychiatry - Psychiatry, Addiction Medicine, Mental Health, Substance Abuse, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Sports Psychiatry
Dr. Stephen Taylor is board-certified in general psychiatry, child and adolescent psychiatry, addiction psychiatry, and addiction medicine. In more than 28 years of practice experience, and as an educator, presenter and advocate, Dr. Taylor’s life’s work has been to help adolescents and adults avoid or overcome addiction disorders and co-occurring general psychiatric disorders. The 2022-23 NBA season marks Dr. Taylor's 16th year as the Medical Director of the Player Assistance and Anti-Drug Program of the National Basketball Association (NBA) and the National Basketball Players Association (NBPA). Dr. Taylor also serves as the Chief Medical Officer of Pathway Healthcare, a company that has opened and is operating 14 outpatient addiction and mental health treatment offices across Alabama, Mississippi, Tennessee, and Texas, and is preparing to open additional offices in Louisiana, Arkansas and Virginia. Dr. Taylor is a Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association and ...

Ryan C Wagoner, MD University of South Florida

Georgia
Psychiatry, Forensic Psychiatry - 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 and the program director of the forensic psychiatry fellowship. 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 is actively engaged in teaching forensic psychiatry to fellows, 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 the international, national, and local level. He is licensed to practice in Florida and Georgia.

Bennett Blum, MD

Illinois
Psychiatry, Forensic Psychiatry - Psychiatry, Undue influence, Contested wills, competency, testamentary capacity, civil litigation, elder abuse, Alzheimer's disease, will contests, contractual capacity, PTSD, Anxiety, Mood disorders, vascular dementia, neurocognitive disorder, war crimes, professional misconduct, torture
Rabbi Bennett Blum, M.D. is an internationally acclaimed physician specializing in forensic and geriatric psychiatry. He is an expert on the detection and impact of psychological manipulation tactics used by offenders to exploit vulnerable adults and the elderly. He has served as an expert witness and litigation consultant on more than one thousand cases involving contested Wills, elder abuse, testamentary capacity, and undue influence claims throughout the United States, Canada, and Europe. In addition, Dr. Blum also worked on the criminal trials of Susan Smith, Andrea Yates, Theresa Ramirez, and Linda Giles; the civil litigation regarding Merrill-Lynch and the Orange County bankruptcy, and the civil lawsuit against O.J. Simpson. Internationally, Dr. Blum testified in the precedent-setting United Nations trial of General Pavle Strugar - the first full competency hearing before an international war crimes tribunal since Nuremberg. In 2022, Dr. Blum worked with UN prosecutors fr...

Richard S Goldberg, MD

Forest Park, Illinois
Psychiatry, Addiction Medicine - 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...

Prudence Gourguechon, MD

Chicago, Illinois
Psychiatry, Psychoanalysis - PTSD, Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, sexual abuse, sexual harassment, employment discrimination, psychological injury, depression, anxiety disorder, trauma, emotional trauma, therapy, psychotherapy, executive malfeasance, moral injury, leadership assessment, leadership competency
Psychiatrist and psychoanalyst in active clinical practice since 1983. Yale and Michigan-educated, Northwestern-trained. Past President of the American Psychoanalytic Association. Northwestern Faculty. Former Dean of Chicago Psychoanalytic Institute. Published author and invited speaker. Clinical expertise in trauma, post-traumatic stress disorder, moral injury and other types of emotional injury and psychological damage due to trauma, discrimination, accidents, abuse (including the effect of childhood abuse in adulthood) and harassment. 10+ years’ experience as an expert witness and independent medical examiner.

Lauren K Robinson, MD, MPH Northwestern Feinberg School of Medicine

Chicago, Illinois
Psychiatry, Forensic Psychiatry - Undue influence, testamentary capacity, sentence mitigation, waiving rights, standards of care, IME, correctional medicine, workers compensation, fitness for duty, ethics, PTSD, ADHD, OCD, depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, alcohol and drug abuse, trauma, LGBTQ, transgender
University of Chicago and Northwestern University-trained psychiatrist. Board certified in both general and forensic psychiatry. Active clinical practice. Clinical experiences includes inpatient, outpatient and correctional psychiatry. Award winning teacher. Northwestern faculty. Experienced expert witness in both civil and criminal cases.

Joel M Silberberg, MD Private Practice of Forensic Psychiatry, Las Vegas, NV

Illinois
Psychiatry, Forensic Psychiatry - 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; ...

Karen Reimers, MD Psychiatric Professional Service Corporation

Iowa
Psychiatry, Geriatric Psychiatry - 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. Dual Location in Orlando, FL

Bill D. Geis, Ph.D. University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine

Kansas
Psychiatry, Psychology - Suicide Malpractice, Standard of Care--Mental Health, Personal Injury, Criminal Responsibility, Competency to Stand Trial, Competency to Confess, Unconditional Release, Sexual Harassment, PTSD, Competency to Confess, Competency to Waive Rights
Dr. Geis is an experienced clinician, researcher, medical school professor and forensic expert. He holds a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Kansas. He interned at Indiana Medical School and did a Post-Doctoral Fellowship at the Menninger Foundation. For 33 years, he has been engaged in a range of clinical and administrative activities, including teaching and researching as a Psychiatry Professor and as the Clinical Director of a 20,000-patient mental health center. He has been a successful researcher (over $12 million dollars) and recently has focused on suicide and early life trauma. Recently he has trained 9,000 clinicians in suicide care and has been Clinical Division Director of the American Association of Suicidology. His career as a forensic expert includes over 800 consultations in the areas of suicide standard of care, competency, criminal responsibility, personal injury and employment law. His extensive teaching and clinical training expertise enhances hi...

Eric Anderson, MD, MBA Eric Anderson MD, LLC

Annapolis, Maryland
Psychiatry - Psychiatry, Addiction Medicine, Mental Health, Substance Abuse, Depression, Anxiety, PTSD, ADHD, Bipolar Disorder, Psychopharmacology, Medication Management, Psychosis, Women’s Mental Health, Pregnancy/Post Partum, Suicide, Emergency Psychiatry, Inpatient Psychiatry, Mood Disorders, Recidivism
Board Certified Psychiatrist in active clinical practice. Johns Hopkins trained in general psychiatry. Assistant Professor at Johns Hopkins and Adjunct Assistant Professor in Psychiatry at George Washington University. 20+ years medical experience, 15+ years in psychiatry. Colonel in the United States Air Force and Chief of Aerospace Medicine. 20+ years of military service including combat deployment. Numerous awards, to include “Top Doc” for the Annapolis area, U.S. Air Force Meritorious Service Medal, U.S. Air Force Commendation Medal with Combat Device, and U.S. Navy Commendation Medal. Well-experienced public speaker.

Bennett Blum, MD

Maryland
Psychiatry, Forensic Psychiatry - Psychiatry, Undue influence, Contested wills, competency, testamentary capacity, civil litigation, elder abuse, Alzheimer's disease, will contests, contractual capacity, PTSD, Anxiety, Mood disorders, vascular dementia, neurocognitive disorder, war crimes, professional misconduct, torture
Rabbi Bennett Blum, M.D. is an internationally acclaimed physician specializing in forensic and geriatric psychiatry. He is an expert on the detection and impact of psychological manipulation tactics used by offenders to exploit vulnerable adults and the elderly. He has served as an expert witness and litigation consultant on more than one thousand cases involving contested Wills, elder abuse, testamentary capacity, and undue influence claims throughout the United States, Canada, and Europe. In addition, Dr. Blum also worked on the criminal trials of Susan Smith, Andrea Yates, Theresa Ramirez, and Linda Giles; the civil litigation regarding Merrill-Lynch and the Orange County bankruptcy, and the civil lawsuit against O.J. Simpson. Internationally, Dr. Blum testified in the precedent-setting United Nations trial of General Pavle Strugar - the first full competency hearing before an international war crimes tribunal since Nuremberg. In 2022, Dr. Blum worked with UN prosecutors fr...

Bennett Blum, MD

Massachusetts
Psychiatry, Forensic Psychiatry - Psychiatry, Undue influence, Contested wills, competency, testamentary capacity, civil litigation, elder abuse, Alzheimer's disease, will contests, contractual capacity, PTSD, Anxiety, Mood disorders, vascular dementia, neurocognitive disorder, war crimes, professional misconduct, torture
Rabbi Bennett Blum, M.D. is an internationally acclaimed physician specializing in forensic and geriatric psychiatry. He is an expert on the detection and impact of psychological manipulation tactics used by offenders to exploit vulnerable adults and the elderly. He has served as an expert witness and litigation consultant on more than one thousand cases involving contested Wills, elder abuse, testamentary capacity, and undue influence claims throughout the United States, Canada, and Europe. In addition, Dr. Blum also worked on the criminal trials of Susan Smith, Andrea Yates, Theresa Ramirez, and Linda Giles; the civil litigation regarding Merrill-Lynch and the Orange County bankruptcy, and the civil lawsuit against O.J. Simpson. Internationally, Dr. Blum testified in the precedent-setting United Nations trial of General Pavle Strugar - the first full competency hearing before an international war crimes tribunal since Nuremberg. In 2022, Dr. Blum worked with UN prosecutors fr...

Jessica Chaudhary, MD

Massachusetts
Psychiatry - 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 Licenses; TX, CT, FL and CT

Peter W Cohen, MD

Newton, Massachusetts
Forensic Psychiatry, Psychiatry - 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 unit-- 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 w...

John A. Fromson, MD Harvard Medical School

Boston, Massachusetts
Psychiatry, Addiction Psychiatry - 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

Allan S. Nineberg, MD

Cambridge, Massachusetts
Psychiatry, Forensic Psychiatry - 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 ...

Barry H. Roth, MD Program in Psychiatry & the Law Harvard Medical School

Brookline , Massachusetts
Psychiatry, Forensic Psychiatry - Addiction Psychiatry, Addiction Medicine, Geriatric Psychiatry, Contested Wills, Testamentary Capacity, Undue Influence, Malpractice, Independent Medical Exams, Fitness for Duty, Disability, Trauma, Posttraumatic Stress Disorder
Dr. Roth's Forensic Psychiatric Expertise arises from six decades of education, training, knowledge, skill & experience; including clinical service to patients through 2021. He is uniquely qualified when fact patterns require opinions that encompass multiple psychiatric domains. Diplomate, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology with Certifications in Psychiatry Addiction Psychiatry Geriatric Psychiatry Forensic Psychiatry Diplomate, American Board of Preventive Medicine with Certification in Addiction Medicine Program in Psychiatry & the Law Harvard Medical School --- over 20 presentations Instructor Harvard Law School Trial Advocacy Workshop 2014-Present Former Instructor – Harvard Medical School Cornell University Alumnus Co-Author Istanbul Protocol UN

Donald L Sherak, MD

Brookline, Massachusetts
Psychiatry, Pediatric Psychiatry - 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.

Bennett Blum, MD

Minnesota
Psychiatry, Forensic Psychiatry - Psychiatry, Undue influence, Contested wills, competency, testamentary capacity, civil litigation, elder abuse, Alzheimer's disease, will contests, contractual capacity, PTSD, Anxiety, Mood disorders, vascular dementia, neurocognitive disorder, war crimes, professional misconduct, torture
Rabbi Bennett Blum, M.D. is an internationally acclaimed physician specializing in forensic and geriatric psychiatry. He is an expert on the detection and impact of psychological manipulation tactics used by offenders to exploit vulnerable adults and the elderly. He has served as an expert witness and litigation consultant on more than one thousand cases involving contested Wills, elder abuse, testamentary capacity, and undue influence claims throughout the United States, Canada, and Europe. In addition, Dr. Blum also worked on the criminal trials of Susan Smith, Andrea Yates, Theresa Ramirez, and Linda Giles; the civil litigation regarding Merrill-Lynch and the Orange County bankruptcy, and the civil lawsuit against O.J. Simpson. Internationally, Dr. Blum testified in the precedent-setting United Nations trial of General Pavle Strugar - the first full competency hearing before an international war crimes tribunal since Nuremberg. In 2022, Dr. Blum worked with UN prosecutors fr...

Andrea Nelsen

Prior Lake, Minnesota
Psychiatry, Aviation & Aerospace - Public health, Occupational psychiatry, Preventive medicine, Public safety, Forensic psychiatry, FAA, Aerospace medicine, Malpractice, Occupational medicine

Karen Reimers, MD Psychiatric Professional Service Corporation

Minneapolis, Minnesota
Psychiatry, Geriatric Psychiatry - 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. Dual Location in Orlando, FL

Stephen M Taylor, MD, MPH Stephen M. Taylor, MD, PC

Mississippi
Addiction Psychiatry, Pediatric Psychiatry - Psychiatry, Addiction Medicine, Mental Health, Substance Abuse, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Sports Psychiatry
Dr. Stephen Taylor is board-certified in general psychiatry, child and adolescent psychiatry, addiction psychiatry, and addiction medicine. In more than 28 years of practice experience, and as an educator, presenter and advocate, Dr. Taylor’s life’s work has been to help adolescents and adults avoid or overcome addiction disorders and co-occurring general psychiatric disorders. The 2022-23 NBA season marks Dr. Taylor's 16th year as the Medical Director of the Player Assistance and Anti-Drug Program of the National Basketball Association (NBA) and the National Basketball Players Association (NBPA). Dr. Taylor also serves as the Chief Medical Officer of Pathway Healthcare, a company that has opened and is operating 14 outpatient addiction and mental health treatment offices across Alabama, Mississippi, Tennessee, and Texas, and is preparing to open additional offices in Louisiana, Arkansas and Virginia. Dr. Taylor is a Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association and ...

Bill D. Geis, Ph.D. University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine

Kansas City, Missouri
Psychiatry, Psychology - Suicide Malpractice, Standard of Care--Mental Health, Personal Injury, Criminal Responsibility, Competency to Stand Trial, Competency to Confess, Unconditional Release, Sexual Harassment, PTSD, Competency to Confess, Competency to Waive Rights
Dr. Geis is an experienced clinician, researcher, medical school professor and forensic expert. He holds a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Kansas. He interned at Indiana Medical School and did a Post-Doctoral Fellowship at the Menninger Foundation. For 33 years, he has been engaged in a range of clinical and administrative activities, including teaching and researching as a Psychiatry Professor and as the Clinical Director of a 20,000-patient mental health center. He has been a successful researcher (over $12 million dollars) and recently has focused on suicide and early life trauma. Recently he has trained 9,000 clinicians in suicide care and has been Clinical Division Director of the American Association of Suicidology. His career as a forensic expert includes over 800 consultations in the areas of suicide standard of care, competency, criminal responsibility, personal injury and employment law. His extensive teaching and clinical training expertise enhances hi...

Bennett Blum, MD

Nevada
Psychiatry, Forensic Psychiatry - Psychiatry, Undue influence, Contested wills, competency, testamentary capacity, civil litigation, elder abuse, Alzheimer's disease, will contests, contractual capacity, PTSD, Anxiety, Mood disorders, vascular dementia, neurocognitive disorder, war crimes, professional misconduct, torture
Rabbi Bennett Blum, M.D. is an internationally acclaimed physician specializing in forensic and geriatric psychiatry. He is an expert on the detection and impact of psychological manipulation tactics used by offenders to exploit vulnerable adults and the elderly. He has served as an expert witness and litigation consultant on more than one thousand cases involving contested Wills, elder abuse, testamentary capacity, and undue influence claims throughout the United States, Canada, and Europe. In addition, Dr. Blum also worked on the criminal trials of Susan Smith, Andrea Yates, Theresa Ramirez, and Linda Giles; the civil litigation regarding Merrill-Lynch and the Orange County bankruptcy, and the civil lawsuit against O.J. Simpson. Internationally, Dr. Blum testified in the precedent-setting United Nations trial of General Pavle Strugar - the first full competency hearing before an international war crimes tribunal since Nuremberg. In 2022, Dr. Blum worked with UN prosecutors fr...

Gregory P Brown, MD

Henderson, Nevada
Psychiatry, Forensic Psychiatry - 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...

Robert P Kahn-Rose, MD, PhD Dr. Robert P. Kahn-Rose, Inc.

Nevada
Geriatric Psychiatry, Forensic Psychiatry - 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...

Ian C Lamoureux, M.D. Lamoureux Forensic and Psychiatric Services, PLLC

Nevada
Forensic Psychiatry, Psychiatry - Sanity, Capital Crime, Death Penalty, Court Martial, Emotional/Psychological Damages, Testamentary Capacity, IME, PTSD, TBI, Malpractice, Arson, Undue Influence, Competency, Contract Capacity
Dr. Lamoureux is a double-board certified Forensic Psychiatrist. He is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Arizona and Instructor of Psychiatry at the Mayo Clinic. Dr. Lamoureux completed his residency in psychiatry at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. Following residency, Dr. Lamoureux completed his fellowship training in forensic psychiatry at Case Western Reserve University under the supervision of internationally renowned forensic psychiatrist Phillip J. Resnick, M.D. Dr. Lamoureux's decisive reports often preclude the need for testimony and trial. His professional interests and expertise include, but are not limited to: Criminal: malingering, mental state at the time of the offense (insanity), criminal competencies (plead, stand trial, sentencing, post-conviction matters), capital sentencing, mitigation, psychopathy, violence risk assessment, sexual homicide and related crimes, serial rape, spree murder, mass murder, death penalty,...

Joel M Silberberg, MD Private Practice of Forensic Psychiatry, Las Vegas, NV

Las Vegas, Nevada
Psychiatry, Forensic Psychiatry - 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; ...

Bennett Blum, MD

New Jersey
Psychiatry, Forensic Psychiatry - Psychiatry, Undue influence, Contested wills, competency, testamentary capacity, civil litigation, elder abuse, Alzheimer's disease, will contests, contractual capacity, PTSD, Anxiety, Mood disorders, vascular dementia, neurocognitive disorder, war crimes, professional misconduct, torture
Rabbi Bennett Blum, M.D. is an internationally acclaimed physician specializing in forensic and geriatric psychiatry. He is an expert on the detection and impact of psychological manipulation tactics used by offenders to exploit vulnerable adults and the elderly. He has served as an expert witness and litigation consultant on more than one thousand cases involving contested Wills, elder abuse, testamentary capacity, and undue influence claims throughout the United States, Canada, and Europe. In addition, Dr. Blum also worked on the criminal trials of Susan Smith, Andrea Yates, Theresa Ramirez, and Linda Giles; the civil litigation regarding Merrill-Lynch and the Orange County bankruptcy, and the civil lawsuit against O.J. Simpson. Internationally, Dr. Blum testified in the precedent-setting United Nations trial of General Pavle Strugar - the first full competency hearing before an international war crimes tribunal since Nuremberg. In 2022, Dr. Blum worked with UN prosecutors fr...

Lawrence Amsel, MD, MPH Columbia University

New York, New York
Forensic Psychiatry, Psychiatry - 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...

Michael Bernstein, MD

Lawrence, New York
Psychiatry, Pediatric Psychiatry - Forensic Psychiatry, Adolescent Psychiatry, Personal Injury, Tort, Disability, IME, Expert Witness Testimony

Bennett Blum, MD

New York
Psychiatry, Forensic Psychiatry - Psychiatry, Undue influence, Contested wills, competency, testamentary capacity, civil litigation, elder abuse, Alzheimer's disease, will contests, contractual capacity, PTSD, Anxiety, Mood disorders, vascular dementia, neurocognitive disorder, war crimes, professional misconduct, torture
Rabbi Bennett Blum, M.D. is an internationally acclaimed physician specializing in forensic and geriatric psychiatry. He is an expert on the detection and impact of psychological manipulation tactics used by offenders to exploit vulnerable adults and the elderly. He has served as an expert witness and litigation consultant on more than one thousand cases involving contested Wills, elder abuse, testamentary capacity, and undue influence claims throughout the United States, Canada, and Europe. In addition, Dr. Blum also worked on the criminal trials of Susan Smith, Andrea Yates, Theresa Ramirez, and Linda Giles; the civil litigation regarding Merrill-Lynch and the Orange County bankruptcy, and the civil lawsuit against O.J. Simpson. Internationally, Dr. Blum testified in the precedent-setting United Nations trial of General Pavle Strugar - the first full competency hearing before an international war crimes tribunal since Nuremberg. In 2022, Dr. Blum worked with UN prosecutors fr...

Sandip Buch, MD Skypiatrist Psychiatry PLLC

Brooklyn, New York
Psychiatry, Forensic Psychiatry - Depression, anxiety, bipolar, schizophrenia, severe mental illness, suicide, psychosis, OCD, obsessive compulsive disorder, medication side effects, ACT team, prison psychiatry, corrections psychiatry, hospital psychiatry, trauma
Sandip Buch, MD is a board-certified psychiatrist with over 20 years of experience treating psychiatric conditions, including depression, anxiety, bipolar, schizophrenia, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). He is a native english speaker and owns a psychiatric practice overseeing over 20 psychiatrists and therapists, and provides guidance to the psychiatrists regarding appropriate psychiatric treatment and documentation. He also cares for adult patients in the New York area. Dr. Buch has vast and varied experience caring for patients with psychiatric conditions both hospitalized (inpatients) and patients outside of the hospital (outpatients), treating inmates at Rikers Island prison (New York, NY), working in the forensic psychiatry unit of Bellevue hospital (New York, NY), and treating the chronically severely mentally ill for an Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) team (Brooklyn, NY). He has expertise treating adults, adolescents, and ...

Richard Gabel, MD, PC, DLFAPA Expedient Medicolegal Services

New York, New York
Psychiatry, Forensic Psychiatry - Record Review, IME, PTSD, Traumatic Injury, Adjustment Disorder, Mood Disorder, Standard of Care, Institutional Policy, Psychiatric Disability, Functional Capacity, Fitness for Duty, Risk Assessment, Psychosis, Abuse, Mitigating Factors, Emotional Distress, Personal Injury, Substance Abuse
Dr. Richard Gabel, MD, DLFAPA, is a psychiatrist licensed in New York State with over 40 years of experience in private practice since 1980. He holds the position of Clinical Assistant Professor at New York University School of Medicine. Dr. Gabel has a wealth of professional experience and has held leadership administrative positions in major hospitals in the New York City metropolitan region. He obtained his medical degree from New York University School of Medicine and completed his residency training at Massachusetts General Hospital, one of Harvard Medical School's flagship hospitals. His clinical expertise includes the diagnosis and treatment of adult patients with a wide range of mental health disorders, including anxiety, depression, substance abuse, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, and dementia. He is also highly skilled in managing complex psychopharmacologic issues in medically ill patients. Dr. Gabel is frequently sought after as a consultant, particularly in cases in...

Bill D. Geis, Ph.D. University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine

New York
Psychiatry, Psychology - Suicide Malpractice, Standard of Care--Mental Health, Personal Injury, Criminal Responsibility, Competency to Stand Trial, Competency to Confess, Unconditional Release, Sexual Harassment, PTSD, Competency to Confess, Competency to Waive Rights
Dr. Geis is an experienced clinician, researcher, medical school professor and forensic expert. He holds a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Kansas. He interned at Indiana Medical School and did a Post-Doctoral Fellowship at the Menninger Foundation. For 33 years, he has been engaged in a range of clinical and administrative activities, including teaching and researching as a Psychiatry Professor and as the Clinical Director of a 20,000-patient mental health center. He has been a successful researcher (over $12 million dollars) and recently has focused on suicide and early life trauma. Recently he has trained 9,000 clinicians in suicide care and has been Clinical Division Director of the American Association of Suicidology. His career as a forensic expert includes over 800 consultations in the areas of suicide standard of care, competency, criminal responsibility, personal injury and employment law. His extensive teaching and clinical training expertise enhances hi...

Maurice Preter, MD Maurice Preter MD Psychiatry, Neuropsychiatry, and Neurology

New York, New York
Psychiatry, Neurology - psychiatry, neurology, neuropsychiatry, traumatic brain injury, PTSD, wrongful death, conscious pain and suffering, aviation accidents, memory loss, dementia, Alzheimer, will contests, geriatrics, suggestibility, medical psychiatric malpractice, informed consent, Suicide by Cop,
Dr. med. Maurice Preter, MD is a psychiatrist, neuropsychiatrist, psychopharmacologist and neurologist based in New York City with close to four decades' worth of experience in the medical profession. He is part of a limited number of fully dually trained and board certified specialists in both neurology and psychiatry and continues to be nationally and internationally active as lecturer, medical educator and as clinical and medical-legal consultant. Dr. Preter offers psychiatric, neuropsychiatric and neurological expertise to assist plaintiff and defense counsel, the courts, federal, State agencies, and international organizations, prior clients including the U.N. International Atomic Energy Agency, the Department of Justice, and Kreindler&Kreindler. More at www.psychiatryneurology.net http://psychiatryneurology.net/2017/01/25/dr-preter-bio-now-video/

Selina Olomua, MSN, BSN, RN-BC Med Legal Pro

Salisbury, North Carolina
Psychiatry, Nursing Homes - behavioral health facility, skilled nursing facility, intermediate care behavioral health facility, developmental disability, intellectual disability, patient falls, restraints, restrictive interventions, sedation, psychiatric care, director of nursing, nursing administration, group homes
Board-certified psychiatric nurse with leadership and clinical experience in a variety of practice settings. Experienced as a director of nursing and bedside nurse at behavioral health facilities, skilled nursing facilities and an intermediate care behavioral health facility serving patients with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Former clinical trial manager. Specialty Focus: behavioral health facility, skilled nursing facility, intermediate care behavioral health facility, developmental disability, intellectual disability, assisted living, patient falls, restraints, restrictive interventions, sedation, psychiatric care, director of nursing, nursing administration, group homes, risk management, policies and procedures, antipsychotics, side effects, psychiatry, psychiatric nurse, psychiatric nursing, outpatient, inpatient, nursing home, dysphagia, assaults, biting, aggressive behavior, retardation

John Aziz, MD, FAPA Psychiatric Consultants, LLC

Powell, Ohio
Psychiatry, Addiction Medicine - More than 20 years of experience treating mood disorders, schizophrenia, depression, Bipolar disorders, Psychotic disorders, PTSD, Personality disorders, ADHD, Autistic disorders and Pain disorders.
Second practice location: 1216 W. Hunter st Logan, OH 43138 Phone 740-300-2080 Fax. 614-522-6604 Board Certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology in Psychiatry and Psychosomatic Medicine. Board certified by the American Board of independent medical examiners ABIME. Board certified in Psychopharmacology Board certified in Addiction Medicine By the American Board of Addiction Medicine and the American Board of preventive Medicine. Residency training at Vanderbilt University. Founder and medical director of Cultivate Psychiatry and Wellness, LLC, and Psychiatric Consultants, LLC

Robert A. Campbell, MD, FACS, FASAM

Dublin, Ohio
Psychiatry, Addiction Medicine - Addiction, Addiction psychiatry, Medical ethics, PTSD, mood disorders, psychotic disorders, psychosomatic medicine, psychological effects of injuries, care of first responder PTSD, Behavioral addictions, operating room fires, criminal defense of psychiatric patients
Former Board certified cardiothoracic and vascular surgeon Currently Board certified in psychiatry and addiction medicine Fellow, American Society of Addiction Medicine (FASAM) Fellow, American College of Surgeons I reviewed over 300 malpractice cases in a 25 year career of testimony I have testified by deposition approximately 150 times and testified in both state and federal court approximately 80 times I have reviewed over 60 cases of operating room fires both for plaintiff and defense. I have reviewed approximately a dozen cases resulting in PTSD for the victim of operating room fires both for plaintiff and defense. I have been a member of arbitration and settlement teams I have spoken at a national conference (AALNC) on medical malpractice I am on the Clinical Faculty at 5 medical schools and/or psychiatric programs I am frequently lecture on the topics of General and Addiction Psychiatry I have been teach medical ethics for over 30 years and been on numerous medical...

LaRae M Copley, RPh, MD, PhD Copley Medical Consulting LLC

Hilliard, Ohio
Psychiatry, Mental Health - Malpractice, Psychiatry, College Mental Health, Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, Suicide, Risk Assessment, Level of Care Assessment, Eating Disorders, Trauma, PTSD, Depression, Bipolar Disorder, Mood Disorders, Psychotic Disorders, Personality Disorders, Pharmacology, Substance Disorders
Expert regarding standard of care, medical marijuana / THC, campus mental health, animal assisted therapy. Medical Director overseeing a multidisciplinary medical team within a large behavioral health practice. Over 14 years clinical experience practicing psychiatry. Served as Chief of Psychiatry for a College Counseling Center within a large public university for 8 years. Extensive experience collaborating with treatment team including psychologists, social workers, counselors, nurses, physician assistants, dieticians. Licensed Physician and Registered Pharmacist. Board Certified in General Psychiatry, Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, and Addiction Medicine.

Robin A Altman, MD

Reading, Pennsylvania
Pediatric Psychiatry, Psychiatry - 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...

Robert M. Davis, MD

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Psychiatry, Forensic Psychiatry - Schizophrenia, Psychosis, Bipolar, Addiction, Major Depression, Anxiety, IDD, Standard of Care, Injectable Medication (LAI), Policies and Procedures, Assertive Community Treatment, Suicide, Psychopharmacology, Competency Evaluations, NGRI, Medical Malpractice, Capacity for Trial, Habeas Corpus
Robert Davis, MD is a Board Certified Psychiatrist who has been in practice for over 20 years. He graduated from the Pennsylvania State University with Honors and High Distinction and received his medical degree from the Pennsylvania State University, College of Medicine. He completed his psychiatric residency program from Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia where he also served as Chief Resident. He has extensive clinical and administrative experience in providing patient care. He is currently the Medical Director for Wesley Family Services in Pittsburgh and has an active clinical practice. He also has extensive experience in forensic psychiatry and as an expert witness. He can be reached by phone (412) 295-6950 or email - [email protected]

Frank A. Fetterolf, M.D. Frank A. Fetterolf, M.D. LLC

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Psychiatry, Forensic Psychiatry - Psychological Injury and Disability from Post-traumatic Stress (PTSD), Acute Stress, Dissociative Identity, Dissociative Amnesia, Depersonalization, Derealization, Factitious, and Borderline Personality Disorders. Adult Victims of Childhood Sexual Abuse, Hypnosis, Malingering, False Memory
I began my forensic career during my general psychiatry residency, where I had various opportunities to gain experience. For example, I rotated through the competency assessment unit at the local jail, served on the forensic risk assessment consultation team, and acted as an expert witness in the National Institute for Trial Advocacy mock trials. Additionally, I joined the American Academy of Psychiatry and Law (APPL) and attended their annual conferences, where I completed the review course directed by Dr. Philip Resnick and presented posters on forensic-related topics. I provide expert psychiatric consultation to Pennsylvania's Department of Human Services Office of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services. To date, I provided expert opinions related to trial competency and sanity in about 90 cases, with a few of those involving courtroom testimony. Building on my experiences at deposition and trial, I have refined my testifying skills through the completion of specialized trai...

Meghan Musselman, MD Musselman Forensics LLC

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Forensic Psychiatry, Psychiatry - Malpractice, Medical Malpractice, Psychological Damages, Mood Disorders, Emotional Damages, Competency to Stand Trial, Emergency Psychiatry, Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, Suicide Risk, Criminal Responsibility, Fitness for Duty, Inpatient Psychiatry, Violence Risk, Medical Malpractice, Schizophrenia
Dr. Meghan Musselman is a board-certified forensic psychiatrist. Dr. Musselman completed medical school at Temple University School of Medicine. During her medical training, she was inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society, an honor reserved for those medical students who have achieved academic excellence and demonstrated values of professionalism, leadership, and service. Following medical school, Dr. Musselman completed a four-year residency in psychiatry with Harvard Medical School through the Massachusetts General Hospital and McLean Hospital Adult Psychiatry Residency Program. While in residency, Dr. Musselman was awarded the Rappeport Fellowship, an honor awarded by the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law to residents who have demonstrated excellence in the field of forensic psychiatry. Dr. Musselman also served as chief resident of the inpatient psychiatric unit at Massachusetts General Hospital. After residency, Dr. Musselman completed a fellow...

Dale E. Panzer, MD

West Conshohocken, Pennsylvania
Psychiatry, Brain Injury Medicine - TBI, concussion, mild TBI, infection, hypoxia, brain bleeds, delirium, dementia, testamentary capacity, undue influence, personal injury, PTSD, and malingering.
Dr. Panzer is among a select group of experienced forensic physicians dual Board-Certified physicians in Psychiatry and Brain Injury Medicine. He has served as a forensic evaluator and testifying expert witness for the past 13 years simultaneous with clinical practice as a treating psychiatrist at a highly regarded regional rehabilitation hospital. Patients suffer from brain injuries, TBI, dementias, stroke, spinal cord injuries and other catastrophic injuries. He has extensive treatment and evaluation experience with TBI and concussion patients and co-founded a concussion research collaboration with a local university functional imaging center (PET/SPEC/DTI MRI). Dr. Panzer's 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 Clinical Associate Professor of Psychiatry at Drexel University School of Medicine, has taught residents and...

Richard M Sobel, MD Sidney Kimmel Medical School, Thomas Jefferson University

Media, Pennsylvania
Psychiatry, Pain Management - Medicine - 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. (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.

David T Springer, MD

Newtown Square, Pennsylvania
Psychiatry - 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...

James C Ballenger, MD Low Country Forensic Consultation

Charleston, South Carolina
Forensic Psychiatry, Neuropsychiatry - Psychiatry, Bipolar Disorder, Alcohol Blood Levels, Addiction Medicine, Psychopharmacology, Panic Disorder, Anxiety Disorders, Post Traumatic Stress, Suicide, Depression, Traumatic Brain Injury, Malpractice (Psychiatry)

Jonathan J Halford, MD Medical University of South Carolina

Mount Pleasant, South Carolina
Neurology, Psychiatry - seizure, epilepsy, EEG, neurophysiology, sleep medicine, general neurology, headache, neuropathy, encephalopathy, psychiatry, head trauma, memory disorders, stroke
Professor of Neurology, Psychiatry, and Behavioral Sciences at the Medical University of South Carolina. Staff Neurologist at Ralph H. Johnson Veterans Medical Center. Board certified in Neurology, Psychiatry, Epilepsy, Sleep Medicine, and Clinical Neurophysiology. Practiced general neurology, epilepsy subspecialty, and clinical neurophysiology clinical care since 2003. Multiple publications in neurology, epilepsy, EEG and sleep medicine.

MaryEllen Eller, M.D. Expedient Medicolegal Services

Chattanooga, Tennessee
Psychiatry - Traumatic Injury, PTSD, Institutional Care, Standard of Care, IIED, ECT, Inpatient Care, Mental Impairment, Disability, Suicide Risk, Fitness for Duty, Adjustment Disorders, Anxiety, Depression, Athletic Performance Enhancement, NP Supervision, Telehealth, Somatic Disorders
MaryEllen Eller, MD is a board-certified psychiatrist through the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. She is also certified as a master psychopharmacologist by the Neuroscience Education Institute. Dr. Eller completed her undergraduate studies at Andrews University in Berrien Springs, Michigan, where she received a Bachelor of Science in biology. She earned her medical degree from Loma Linda University School of Medicine. She completed her residency training at the Loma Linda University Department of Psychiatry, where she focused on general adult psychiatry, with a special emphasis in leadership and performance optimization. Dr. Eller served in a variety of capacities at Loma Linda University in Loma Linda, California. She was a resident physician in the university’s department of psychiatry for three years, followed by a year as the department’s chief resident. She also served as a per diem psychiatrist in the inpatient chemical dependency unit at the university’s Behavio...

Stephen M Taylor, MD, MPH Stephen M. Taylor, MD, PC

Tennessee
Addiction Psychiatry, Pediatric Psychiatry - Psychiatry, Addiction Medicine, Mental Health, Substance Abuse, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Sports Psychiatry
Dr. Stephen Taylor is board-certified in general psychiatry, child and adolescent psychiatry, addiction psychiatry, and addiction medicine. In more than 28 years of practice experience, and as an educator, presenter and advocate, Dr. Taylor’s life’s work has been to help adolescents and adults avoid or overcome addiction disorders and co-occurring general psychiatric disorders. The 2022-23 NBA season marks Dr. Taylor's 16th year as the Medical Director of the Player Assistance and Anti-Drug Program of the National Basketball Association (NBA) and the National Basketball Players Association (NBPA). Dr. Taylor also serves as the Chief Medical Officer of Pathway Healthcare, a company that has opened and is operating 14 outpatient addiction and mental health treatment offices across Alabama, Mississippi, Tennessee, and Texas, and is preparing to open additional offices in Louisiana, Arkansas and Virginia. Dr. Taylor is a Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association and ...

Sanjay Adhia, MD, MRO Sanjay Adhia MD Professional Association

Sugar Land , Texas
Psychiatry, Brain Injury Medicine - Malpractice, Personal Injury, Disability, PTSD, Traumatic Brain Injury, testamentary capacity, competency, will contest, undue influence, NGRI, correctional, rape, Fitness for Duty, Neuropsychiatry, standard of care, suicide, IME, record review, DUI, DWI, workman's compensation, jail, prison
Dr. Adhia is triple-Board-Certified in Forensic Psychiatry, Brain Injury Medicine (BIM), and Psychiatry headquartered in the Houston, testifying nationally. He is one of a few Forensic Psychiatrists who are Board-Certified in BIM. In addition to forensic/expert witness practice, he works in a renowned neuro-rehabilitation center where his focus is treating the neuropsychiatric sequelae of brain injury, concussions, stroke, and spinal cord injury. Dr. Adhia's forensic practice focuses on the psychiatric impact of personal injury, abuse, competency, testamentary capacity, toxic torts (chemical exposure, oil spill), violence, and complicating mental illness. Dr. Adhia treats patients, as a psychiatrist, who suffer from spinal cord injuries, strokes, dementia and catastrophic injuries at nationally TIRR Hermann Research Center and hospital. Previously he served as Medical Director of private Clinic. He has treated Death Row and Ad-Seg patients in correctional facilities. He has ex...

Bennett Blum, MD

Texas
Psychiatry, Forensic Psychiatry - Psychiatry, Undue influence, Contested wills, competency, testamentary capacity, civil litigation, elder abuse, Alzheimer's disease, will contests, contractual capacity, PTSD, Anxiety, Mood disorders, vascular dementia, neurocognitive disorder, war crimes, professional misconduct, torture
Rabbi Bennett Blum, M.D. is an internationally acclaimed physician specializing in forensic and geriatric psychiatry. He is an expert on the detection and impact of psychological manipulation tactics used by offenders to exploit vulnerable adults and the elderly. He has served as an expert witness and litigation consultant on more than one thousand cases involving contested Wills, elder abuse, testamentary capacity, and undue influence claims throughout the United States, Canada, and Europe. In addition, Dr. Blum also worked on the criminal trials of Susan Smith, Andrea Yates, Theresa Ramirez, and Linda Giles; the civil litigation regarding Merrill-Lynch and the Orange County bankruptcy, and the civil lawsuit against O.J. Simpson. Internationally, Dr. Blum testified in the precedent-setting United Nations trial of General Pavle Strugar - the first full competency hearing before an international war crimes tribunal since Nuremberg. In 2022, Dr. Blum worked with UN prosecutors fr...

Jessica Chaudhary, MD

Texas
Psychiatry - 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 Licenses; TX, CT, FL and CT

Aida Dabreo, MSN, APRN, PMHNP-BC, FNP-BC

Dallas, Texas
Nurse Practitioner, Psychiatry - Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner , APRN , Pain , personal injury , psychiatric disability evaluation, dual diagnosis, drug use, wrongful psychiatric hospital admission/discharge, Competency, Negligence, PTSD , anxiety , depression , trauma , slip and fall , job injury , workers compensat
Aida is a dual Board Certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner and Family Nurse Practitioner licensed in NY,MD, TX and OR. Aida's specialties includes treating adults with depression, anxiety, PTSD and pain management. With a deep understanding of both the psychiatric and legal fields, Aida is well equipped to objectively analyze complex medical records, provide expert opinions, and assist in case preparation. Aida will help your firm with psychiatric malpractice cases, personal injury injury lawsuits involving mental health issues, or any legal matter requiring psychiatric expertise.

George S. Glass, MD George S. Glass, MD, PA

Houston, Texas
Psychiatry, Addiction Medicine - 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

Salma S. Khan, M.D. Salma S. Khan, M.D.

Texas
Psychiatry, Addiction Psychiatry - Jail, Suicide, Prison, Forensic, Malpractice, Medication error, IME
I am licensed in California and Texas

Anisha Malhotra, MD

Austin, Texas
Emergency Medicine - Chief administrative officer, Partner, Leadership, Free-standing, Rural, Locums, Orthopedic, Cardiology, Resuscitation, Pediatric, Trauma, Sepsis, Health Policy, Gastroenterology, Neurology, Radiology, Psychiatry, Critical Care, Public Health, Toxicology, OB/Gyn, ophthalmology, pharmacology
- Chief Administrative Officer and founding partner of a new EM physician group - Experience in hospital-based rural and urban EDs, Free-Standing EDs, Academic EDs, and Locums - Experience with health policy - International experience working at a rural ED in New Zealand - EM Residency at Parkland Hospital (UT Southwestern) - B.S. Nutritional Sciences, Minors in Spanish and Health Policy & Administration

Stephen M Taylor, MD, MPH Stephen M. Taylor, MD, PC

Texas
Addiction Psychiatry, Pediatric Psychiatry - Psychiatry, Addiction Medicine, Mental Health, Substance Abuse, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Sports Psychiatry
Dr. Stephen Taylor is board-certified in general psychiatry, child and adolescent psychiatry, addiction psychiatry, and addiction medicine. In more than 28 years of practice experience, and as an educator, presenter and advocate, Dr. Taylor’s life’s work has been to help adolescents and adults avoid or overcome addiction disorders and co-occurring general psychiatric disorders. The 2022-23 NBA season marks Dr. Taylor's 16th year as the Medical Director of the Player Assistance and Anti-Drug Program of the National Basketball Association (NBA) and the National Basketball Players Association (NBPA). Dr. Taylor also serves as the Chief Medical Officer of Pathway Healthcare, a company that has opened and is operating 14 outpatient addiction and mental health treatment offices across Alabama, Mississippi, Tennessee, and Texas, and is preparing to open additional offices in Louisiana, Arkansas and Virginia. Dr. Taylor is a Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association and ...

Leonard J. Weiss, MD Psychiatry Austin, PLLC

Austin, Texas
Psychiatry, Addiction Psychiatry - Psychiatrist, Medical Negligence, Medical Malpractice, Brain Inj Med, Testamentary Capacity, Addiction, Alcoholism, DUI, Criminal Responsibility, Mental Disability, Malpractice, Psychotherapy, Confidentiality, Violence and Domestic Abuse.
Dr. Weiss is a practicing Psychiatrist and Forensic Psychiatrist. Early in his career, he practiced Internal Medicine when he decided to pursue a deepening interest in Psychiatry, Addiction Psychiatry, and Forensic Psychiatry. Internal Medicine continues to play a part in treating psychiatric conditions. He has a clinical psychiatric practice in Austin, Texas. Dr. Weiss is uniquely qualified to address psychiatric conditions, as well as overlap with other medical conditions, symptoms, and treatment. Board-Certified in each of the following specialties: • Psychiatry, ABPN • Forensic Psychiatry, ABPN • Addiction Psychiatry, ABPN • Internal Medicine, ABIM • Brain Injury Medicine, ABIM • Nutrition, American Board of Nutrition (formerly) Dr. Weiss completed his Residency in Internal Medicine at the University of Michigan Henry Ford Hospital and Board-Certification in Internal Medicine. He completed his Residency in Psychiatry at the University of Chicago Michael Reese Hospital. He o...

Benjamin T Thatcher, DO Intermountain Psychiatry and Law

Kaysville, Utah
Psychiatry, Forensic Psychiatry - Addiction Medicine. Urine drug testing. Malpractice. Boundary violations.
I am triple board certified in general psychiatry, forensic psychiatry, and addiction medicine. I am also a Certified Medical Review Officer for urine drug testing.

Keyhill Sheorn, MD Keyhill Sheorn, MD

Midlothian, Virginia
Psychiatry - 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 Psychodynamic 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. The training focuses on diagnostic complexity and the specifics of treatment. As a past-president of the Virginia Psychoanalytic Society, Dr. Sheorn has an exceptional skill in the use of the DSM 5 - TR as well as an understanding of the dynamics and other signals that are necessary to make the clinical diagnosis of PTSD. As an expert, she works solely on PTSD cases to rule the disorder in or out.

Justin Garrett, D.O. Consult Psychiatry & Forensics, PLLC

Liberty Lake, Washington
Forensic Psychiatry, Psychiatry - psychiatry, will contests, competency, civil litigation, dementia, PTSD, bipolar, depression, schizophrenia, schizoaffective, suicide, malpractice, hospital, mitigation, emotional distress damages
Dr. Garrett is a licensed physician in Washington State and Idaho. Serving the Spokane and Coeur d’Alene areas locally, and available for cases nationally. Dr. Garrett completed psychiatry residency at the University of Washington, followed by a one-year fellowship in forensic psychiatry at Oregon Health and Science University in Portland, Oregon. Dr. Garrett is the medical director of behavioral health services at Kootenai Health in Coeur d'Alene, ID. He maintains a full-time clinical practice working primarily as an inpatient adult psychiatrist. Dr. Garrett has experience providing hospital services including adult inpatient services, consultation liaison, inpatient addiction, and emergency department consults. His work also includes behavioral health collaborative care with primary care clinics, as well as supervising therapists overseeing the hospital’s intensive outpatient programs (IOP). Dr. Garrett generates clear and thorough forensic reports supported with DSM5-TR crite...

Ellika McGuire, MD Ellika McGuire MD PLLC

Seattle, Washington
Pediatric Psychiatry, Psychiatry - Child, Adolescent, Depression, Anxiety Disorders, ADHD, Bipolar Disorder, Suicidal Ideation, Suicide, Self Harm, PTSD, Trauma, Emotional Harm, LGBTQ+, Gay, Lesbian, Transgender, Parenting, Psychopharmacology, Psychotherapy, Psychoanalysis, Medical Malpractice, Family Law
Double board-certified, child, adolescent, and adult psychiatrist and psychoanalyst, with seven years of full-time clinical experience evaluating and treating a broad range of psychiatric disorders in patients of all ages, from diverse backgrounds. Experience evaluating and consulting on family law, personal injury, emotional injury, causation, standard of care, medical malpractice, disability, and child abuse related litigation. Retained by prosecution and defense. Extensive clinical experience in the areas of self-harm, suicidality, parenting, and trauma. Unique expertise in work with LGBTQ+ youth and families, including work with transgender and gender non-conforming youth.

Linda L Miller, DO Linda L Miller DO

OLYMPIA, Washington
Psychiatry, Mental Health - 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.

Mary D. Moller, PhD(h), DNP, MSN, BSN, ARNP, PMHCNS-BC, CPRP, FAAN MDM Psychiatric Associates, Inc

Gig Harbor, Washington
Psychiatry, Nurse Practitioner - Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Schizophrenia, Bipolar Disorder, Major Depressive Disorder, Suicide, Adult ADHD, Addictions, Psychopharmacology, Advanced Practice Psychiatric Nursing, Outpatient treatment, Group therapy, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner education
I am an advanced registered nurse practitioner dually certified as a clinical specialist in adult psychiatric–mental health nursing and a psychiatric rehabilitation practitioner. I am Prof Emerita at Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma, WA where I developed and coordinated the Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Doctor of Nursing Practice program. I am Dir of Psychiatric Svcs at Northwest Integrated Health, a substance abuse treatment center, in Tacoma, WA where I practice 12 hours/week as a psychiatric nurse practitioner. From January 2009 to August 2014, I was Director of the Psychiatric–Mental Health Nurse Practitioner specialty at the Yale University School of Nursing. I was owner of my own psychiatric clinic from 1992-2008. I have authored more than 80 articles, book chapters, training manuals, policy statements, and am co-author of a best-selling undergraduate psychiatric nursing textbook published by Pearson that received a 2020 American Journal of Nursing Book o...

Karen Reimers, MD Psychiatric Professional Service Corporation

Wisconsin
Psychiatry, Geriatric Psychiatry - 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. Dual Location in Orlando, FL
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