Adult Forensic & Correctional Psychiatry Expert Witness

Provides Opinion & Testimony In:

Adult Forensic & Correctional Psychiatry, Fit for Duty Exams, Medication Management & Therapy, Board Certified in Adult & Forensic Psychiatry,

Expert received his medical degree from Keck School of Medicine at the University of Southern California. He further completed his residency at the Beth Israel Medical Center in New York and completed his fellowship at New York University.

Expert has over 10 years of general and forensic psychiatric experience, being board certified in adult and forensic psychiatry by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. He currently gives lectures on forensic psychiatry throughout the year at New York University and has supervised many medical students and forensic fellows at the Beth Israel Medical Center.
Additionally, he has released publications demonstrating his in-depth knowledge on the principles and practices of forensic psychiatry.

Expert is currently a telepsychiatrist at the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation where he provides therapy for California prison psychiatric patients in a multitude of settings.

EDUCATION

Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California ▪ Los Angeles, CA July 2001 – May 2005
Doctor of Medicine

College of Creative Studies, University of California at Santa Barbara ▪ Santa Barbara, CA August 1996 – May 2001
Bachelor of Science, Physics

TRAINING & RESIDENCY

New York University ▪ New York, NY July 2009 – June 2010
Forensic Psychiatry Fellow
Responsibilities included assessment of clients in outpatient commitment; fitness to stand trial examinations and general assessments of defendants in various stages of legal proceedings; dangerousness assessments of insanity acquittees; inpatient management of forensic psychiatry patients and expert courtroom testimony regarding issues listed above.

Beth Israel Medical Center ▪ New York, NY July 2008 – June 2009
Chief Resident in Psychiatry
Responsibilities included management of 44 residents and interns, managing academic/monthly call schedule, vacation schedule, attending meetings and acting as a liaison with the division chiefs and interviewing prospective applicants.

Beth Israel Medical Center ▪ New York, NY July 2008 – December 2008
Senior Resident on inpatient unit
Responsibilities included supervision of psychiatry interns, residents, and medical students as well as management of 16 patients on average on the inpatient unit. Activities include coordinating new admissions/transfers, leading morning report/treatment team meetings and patient care coverage.

Beth Israel Medical Center ▪ New York, NY
July 2006 – June 2009
Resident in Psychiatry

Beth Israel Medical Center ▪ New York, NY July 2005 – June 2006
Intern in Psychiatry

WORK EXPERIENCE

California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation ▪ Sacramento, CA November 2017 – Present
Telepsychiatrist
Responsibilities include medication management and therapy for California prison psychiatric patients in a variety of settings, including low level and intermediate level outpatient care, inpatient care, and newly arrived patients from jail. Work has been conducted in a telepsychiatry setting.

Bellevue Hospital Center ▪ New York, NY July 2015 – August 2017
Unit Chief
Responsibilities included leadership responsibilities on a 39-bed inpatient forensic psychiatry unit.

Bellevue Hospital Center ▪ New York, NY July 2014 – June 2015
Assistant Unit Chief
Responsibilities include leadership responsibilities on a 39-bed inpatient forensic psychiatry unit.

Bellevue Hospital Center ▪ New York, NY July 2010 – August 2017
Attending Psychiatrist
Responsibilities included management of ~10 patients on average on an inpatient forensic psychiatry unit, leading treatment team meetings, supervision and teaching of medical students and forensic fellows, admission assessments of patients from Rikers Island Jail and NYPD, courtroom testimony regarding psychiatric inpatient issues and fitness to stand trial evaluation.

Bellevue Hospital Center ▪ New York, NY July 2010 – August 2017
Forensic Moonlighter
Forensic psychiatry moonlighter on the forensic psychiatric units on evenings and weekends. Responsibilities included inpatient coverage for ~60 forensic psychiatric patients.

Bellevue Hospital Center ▪ New York, NY October 2011 – August 2017
CPEP Moonlighter
Comprehensive psychiatric emergency program moonlighter on evenings and weekends. Responsibilities included admission assessments and management of psychiatric patients, NYPD detainees, jail inmates in an emergency room setting.

Beth Israel Medical Center ▪ New York, NY July 2009 – July 2010
Medication Manager
Medication management for a small group of outpatients in the Evening Clinic at POSA, Beth Israel Medical Center’s outpatient psychiatry clinic, several days per week.

LICENSES & CERTIFICATION

State of California Medical License June 2008 – Present

DEA
July 2008 – Present

Board Certification in Psychiatry May 2010 – Present

Board Certification in Forensic Psychiatry June 2011 – Present

AWARDS & HONORS

College of Creative Studies, University of California at Santa Barbara▪ Santa Barbara, CA May 2005
Graduated highest honors

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

New York University ▪ New York, NY July 2010 – August 2017
Supervision and teaching of 2nd and 3rd year medical students and forensic fellows at inpatient forensic unit 19W at Bellevue Hospital Center. 10 hours per week

New York University ▪ New York, NY September 2011 – November 2011
Introduction to Interviewing Seminar: Supervised a group of 6 2nd year medical students in a seminar aimed at introducing pre-clinical medical students to interviewing psychiatric patients and learning the mental status exam. 10 hours.

Beth Israel Medical Center
New York University ▪ New York, NY July 2009 – Present
Forensic Psychiatry Lectures: Lectured residents at Beth Israel Medical Center and NYU on a variety of forensic psychiatry topics including commitment, informed consent, forensic PRITE questions. 5 hours per year.

Beth Israel Medical Center ▪ New York, NY July 2008 – June 2009
Lectured interns at Beth Israel Medical Center regarding logistics of hospital and basics of inpatient psychiatric management. 20 hours.

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