Psychiatry Expert Witnesses in Pennsylvania

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, Schizophrenia, Addiction, Anxiety, Depression, Fitness For Duty, Malingering, Medical Malpractice, Psychiatry, Psychopharmacology, Testamentary Capacity, Acute Stress, Adolescent Psychiatry, Adult Victims Of Childhood Sexual Abuse, and Anxiety Disorders.

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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...

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 over 100 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 tra...

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...
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