Clinical Neurology Psychiatry Expert Witness

Provides Opinion & Testimony In:

Clinical Neurology, Clinical Psychiatry, Medical Examiner, Neurorehabilition, Forensic Neurology, Brain Injury Specialist, Neurosychiartry, Neuroimaging,

Education

Colleges/Universities
St. John’s College
Great Books
Annapolis, Maryland
B.A. 1974

University of Chicago
Chicago, Illinois
Divisional Master’s Program in the Social Sciences
Biopsychology
Thesis: Sex Differences in the Lateralization of Human Cerebral Functions (advisor: Jerre Levy, Ph.D.)
M.A. 1978

Medical School

Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. Cleveland, Ohio.
M.D. 1982

Internship

University Hospitals. Cleveland, Ohio
Assistant Resident in Medicine and Neurology 1982-1983

Residencies

McLean Hospital. Clinical Fellow.
Harvard Medical School. Psychiatry. 1983-1985

Harvard Longwood Medical Area Neurology Program. Clinical Fellow.
Harvard Medical School. Neurology. 1985-1988; Chief Resident, Beth Israel Hospital 1987-1988

Fellowship

University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) School of Medicine. Los Angeles, California. Behavioral Neurology. 1988-1990

Selected Honors and Awards

Recognition for leadership, American Academy for the Certification of Brain Injury Specialists, 2004

Medical Student Teaching Award, 2010
Department of Neurology
University of Southern California

Licensure

Massachusetts Board of Regulation in Medicine. 1984-1989

State of California License 1988-

Certifications

Diplomate, National Board of Medical Examiners. 1983-

American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, Inc. Neurology. February 8, 1991

American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, Inc. Psychiatry. May 10, 1993

Certified Neurorehabilitation Specialist,
American Society of Neurorehabilitation. April 15, 1994

Diplomate, American Board of Forensic
Medicine. 1997-
Certified Brain Injury Specialist, Certified
Instructor; American Academy of Certified
Brain Injury Specialists. 2001 –

Certified in Behavioral Neurology and Neuropsychiatry
United Council for Neurologic Subspecialties; September 30, 2006.

Professional Background

Academic Appointments

  • Clinical Instructor in Neurology. University of California at Los Angeles. Los Angeles, California. 1988-1990
  • Assistant Professor of Neurology, University of Southern California School of Medicine. Los Angeles, California. 1990-1998
  • Associate Professor of Clinical Neurology, University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine.
    Los Angeles, California. 1998-2003
  • Associate Professor of Clinical Neurology and Psychiatry, University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine.
    Los Angeles, California. 2003-

Specific Teaching Responsibilities

  • Director of the Neurology Residency Education Program. Rancho Los Amigos National Rehabilitation Center. Downey, California. 1992-96
  • Visiting Professor, Neuroimaging and Behavior, Department of Psychology Graduate Program, Brigham Young University. 1999-2001
  • Neurological and Mental Status Examination instructor for all Year IV Medical Students, USC Keck School of Medicine. 1998 –
  • McLean Hospital/Harvard Task Force on Governance. 1984
  • Pre-Medical Advisory Committee and Non-Resident tutor in Medicine. Winthrop House, Harvard College. 1984- 1988
  • Physician’s Well Being Committee. Rancho Los Amigos National Rehabilitation Center. 9/90-
  • Common Data Base Committee, California Alzheimer’s Disease Diagnostic and Treatment Centers. 7/1/91 – 97
  • Chairman, Research Committee, California Alzheimer’s Disease Diagnostic and Treatment Centers (USC, UC San Diego, UC Irvine, UC San Francisco, UC Davis at Berkeley, UC Sacramento, Stanford) 7/1/91 to 6/30/92. Committee Member 1990-1998.
  • Residency and Education Committee, University of Southern California School of Medicine, Department of Neurology.
    8/1/92 – 01
  • Acting Chair, Department of Neurological Sciences. Rancho Los Amigos National Rehabilitation Center. Downey, California. 1992-1993
  • Chairman, Bioethics Resource Committee. Rancho Los Amigos National Rehabilitation Center. Downey, California. 1996-1997
  • Member, Research Committee of the Rancho Los Amigos National Rehabilitation Center. 1996-1998
  • Chairman: American Academy of Neurology Committee on Practice Parameters for Post-concussive Syndrome 2001 –
  • Member of the Board, American Academy of Certified Brain Injury Specialists, 2001-
  • Chairman, Program Committee, American Academy of Certified Brain Injury Specialists, 2002-
  • Chairman, Corporate Advisory Council, American Academy of Certified Brain Injury Specialists, 2002-
  • Roster of Terrorism Experts, United Nations, 2004 –
  • Member, International Scientific Committee,
  • International Academy of Law and Mental Health, 2005
  • Member, Committee on Research,
  • American Neuropsychiatric Association, 2006 –

Professional Activities

  1. Rancho Los Amigos National Rehabilitation Center
  • Director of the TBI/Neuropsychiatry Clinic. 1998-2012
  • Director of Neurobehavior. 1990-98
  • Director of the Neuro-Medicine Clinic. 1990-1997
  • Co-Director, Geriatric Neurology Clinic. 1994-1997
  • Director, Neuropsychiatry Clinic, 1999 –
  1. University of Southern California; The Doctors of USC
  2. NFL Neurologic Care Program
    Leader of Western U.S. Center, 2010-2013

Selected Invited Presentations
Available Upon Request

Society Memberships

Local
Southern California Psychiatric Society. 1988-

National

  • American Academy of Neurology. 1986-
  • Section of Behavioral Neurology. 1989-
  • Geriatric in Neurology Section. 1991-
  • Executive Committee, Behavioral Neurology and Cognitive Neuroscience Section. 2000 –
  • Chair, Committee on Practice Parameters for Post-concussive Syndrome 2001 –03
  • American Society for Neurorehabilitation. 1993-
  • American Psychiatric Association. 1986-
  • Massachusetts Psychiatric Society. 1986-1988
  • American Neuropsychiatric Association. 1996-
  • Research Committee, 2008 —
  • American Association for the Advancement of Science. 1996-
  • American Psychological Society. 1997-
  • Association for Psychological Science. 2004 –
  • Group for the Advancement of Psychiatry 2008-
  • American Academy for Psychiatry and the Law, 2008 —

International

  • International Society for Research on Aggression. 2003 –
  • International Society of Political Psychology, 2004-
  • Caucus of Concerned Scholars, Committee on Altruism and Ethical Action, 2005 –
  • International Academy of Law and Mental Health, 2004-
  • International Peace Research Association, 2005 –
  • Conflict Resolution Group, 2005 –
  • Peace Science Society International, 2006 –
  • Global Advisory Board: Human Dignity and Humiliation Studies Network, 2007 –

Consultantships

  • Alzheimer Disease and Associated Disorders Journal
  • Neurology Abstracts Editor. 1990-1991
  • Book Reviews. 1991- ; Reviewer. 1994-
  • Neurology Reviewer 1992-
  • Recognition as frequent ad hoc reviewer.
  • Neuropsychiatry, Neuropsychology, Behavioral Neurology;
  • Reviewer 1991-
  • Dementia and Geriatric Cognitive Disorders; Reviewer 1998-
  • Journal Watch, Neurology; Reviewer 1999-
  • Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society;
  • Reviewer 2002-
  • Journal of the American Geriatrics Society; Reviewer 2002-
  • Aggressive Behavior; Reviewer 2003-
  • Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews; Reviewer 2004-
  • International Journal of Law and Psychiatry; Reviewer 2004-
  • International Studies Quarterly; Reviewer 2005-
  • Conflict Management and Peace Science; Reviewer 2005-
  • Journal of Terrorism and Political Violence; Reviewer 2007-
  • The Forensic Examiner; Reviewer, 2007- 2011
  • Journal of Peace Research; Reviewer 2008-
  • Critical Studies on Terrorism; Reviewer 2009-
  • Frontiers in Forensic Psychiatry; Reviewer 2011-
  • Frontiers in Sports Neurology; Reviewer 2011 –
  • Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease; Reviewer, 2011 –
  • Global Journal of Political Science and International Relations; Reviewer 2011 –
  • Behavioral Sciences of Terrorism and Political Aggression, Reviewer, 2012 –
  • Journal of Neuropsychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences; Reviewer
    2013 –
  • Politics and Life Sciences; Reviewer, 2014 –
  • African Security Review; Reviewer, 2014 –
  • Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry; Reviewer, 2014 –
  • Georgetown Journal of International Affairs; Reviewer, 2014 –
  • European Journal of International Relations; Reviewer, 2014 –
  • Justice Quarterly; Reviewer 2015 –
  • American Psychologist; Reviewer 2016 –
  • Canada Foundation for Innovation; Reviewer, 2016 –
  • Member, Expert Panel, Dementia Needs Assessment Case Study and Physician Surveys, American Academy of Neurology. 2000-2001.
  • Member, Dementia Dissemination Advisory Committee, American Academy of Neurology. 2000-2001.
  • Chairman, American Academy of Certified Brain Injury Specialists, Committee on Program Evaluation 2002-
  • Chairman, Corporate Advisory Committee, American Academy of Certified Brain Injury Specialists, 2002-
  • Member, Organizing Committee, Individual Causes,
  • Club de Madrid Summit on Terrorism, March 2005
  • Director, NATO Advanced Research Workshop
  • Social and Psychological Factors in the Genesis of Terrorism
  • Castelvecchio Pascoli, Italy; September 14-17, 2005
  • Member, Global Advisory Board, Human Dignity and Humiliation Studies, 2005-
  • Consultant on Terrorist Behavior, Migma Systems, Inc., in NASA SBIR Topic (A1.03), “Aviation Security Technologies”
  • Consultant on Terrorism and Mass Transit
  • Los Angles County Sheriff’s Dept. 2005-
  • Editorial Advisory Board, Forensic Examiner, 2006-11
  • Study Group, National Science Foundation, Division of Behavioral and Cognitive Sciences, Social and Behavioral Dimensions of National Security,
  • Conflict, and Cooperation. Washington, D.C., December 8-9, 2008.
  • Chair, Scientific Advisory Board
  • Anti-Aging Games, LLC., 2009-2011
  • Developmental Psychology, Reviewer, 2012-
  • International Interactions, Reviewer, 2012-
  • PsycCRITIQUES, Reviewer, 2012-
  • International Journal of Epidemiology, Reviewer, 2013-
  • Psychiatric Annals, Reviewer 2013 –
  • American Journal of Psychiatry, Reviewer, 2014-

Bibliography: Appended

Research Activities

Major Areas of Research Interest

  1. Traumatic brain injury
  2. Evolutionary, social, and political psychology
  3. Aggression and violence
  4. Morality, criminal responsibility, and brain function

Research Grants

Cerebral Blood Flow in Alzheimer’s Disease: Response to Cognitive Activation

Aging and Dementia
National Research Service Award Training Grant

Cerebral Blood Flow in Alzheimer’s Disease: Response to Cognitive Activation

Interictal Behavioral Correlates of Complex Partial Seizures: Pre- and Post-Lobectomy
Epilepsy Foundation of America

Alzheimer’s Disease Diagnostic and Treatment Center
State of California Department of Health Services

Tacrine for the management of agitation in Alzheimer’s Disease.
Alzheimer’s Association Faculty Scholar Award

Magnetic resonance imaging correlates of neuropsychological features of dementia.

Social and Psychological Factors in the Genesis of Terrorism
NATO Advanced Research Workshop, 9/14-17/2005 Castelvecchio Pascoli, Italy

Groups