Clinical Psychiatry Expert Witness

Provides Opinion & Testimony In:

Clinical Psychiatry, Psychiatry, Mental Health,

Current Academic Position: Assistant Clinical Professor
Psychiatry and the Law Program
Department of Psychiatry, School of Medicine University of California, San Francisco

EDUCATION

1984-1988
University of California, Santa Cruz BA Biology
1991-1995

1995-1996
Mayo Medical School Mayo Clinic Medical Center
Department of Medicine Internship MD
Medicine Psychiatry

1996-1999
San Mateo County General Hospital Psychiatry Residency Training Program
Residency
Neurology/Medicine Psychiatry
Department of Mental Health Services

2000-2001
San Mateo County General Hospital Psychiatry and the Law Program
Fellowship
Forensic Psychiatry
Department of Psychiatry
University of California, San Francisco

PROFESSIONAL LICENSES & CERTIFICATION

1996 California State Medical Licensure
1996 Drug Enforcement Administration Certificate
2000 Qualified Medical Examiner, Industrial Medical Council, California Division of Worker’s Compensation
2002, 2011 American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
2003, 2012 Added qualifications in Forensic Psychiatry, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology

PRINCIPAL NON-ACADEMIC POSITIONS HELD

1996-1999 San Mateo County Division of Hospitals and Clinics, San Mateo County General Hospital, Psychiatric Emergency Services: Physician Locum Tenens
1996-1999 Genesis Project, Iris Center, Dual Diagnosis Treatment Center for Homeless Women: Physician Locum Tenens
1996-present Private Practice Psychiatrist
2000 San Mateo County Division of Hospitals and Clinics, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Pain Management Clinic: Psychiatrist
2000-2004 San Mateo County Mental Health Services, Mentally Ill Offenders Crime Reduction Grant: Psychiatrist
2000- 2015 San Mateo County Division of Hospitals and Clinics, San Mateo County General Hospital, Psychiatric Emergency Services and Adult Inpatient Unit: Psychiatrist
2002-2007 Superior Court of California, Santa Clara County, Mental Health/Drug Court: Psychiatrist
2001- 2018 Maguire Correctional Facility, San Mateo County Mental Health Services: Psychiatrist
2008 – 2019 Bernard S. Rappaport, M.D., A Medical Corporation: Forensic Psychiatrist Associate 2012 – 2015 California Psychiatric Specialists: Medical Director
2015 – 2020 Telecare: Chief Physician, Physician Services Organization
2020- present Mills Peninsula Medical Center, Sutter Health: Psychiatry Department, Vice Chair 2020- present Wheel, Inc.: Behavioral Health Medical Director

OTHER POSITIONS HELD CONCURRENTLY

2001-2011 Senior Clinical Faculty, Psychiatry Residency Training Program, San Mateo County General Hospital
2007-2008 Sharper Future, Social Rehabilitation and Relapse Prevention – Expert Resource: Psychiatrist
2007-2009 California Department of Mental Health, Sex Offender Commitment Evaluation Panel: Psychiatrist
2008- 2009 Liberty Health Care, Sex Offender Conditional Release Program: Psychiatrist
2011- 2015 University of California, San Francisco, Orthopaedic Institute: Psychiatrist
2012 – present National Nuclear Security Administration, United States Department of Energy, National Security Clearance: Psychiatrist

HONORS AND AWARDS

1988 University of California, Santa Cruz, Department of Biology, Honors in the Major
2006 Psychiatry Residency Training Program, San Mateo County General Hospital, Outstanding Teacher Award

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

1999-present Northern California Psychiatric Society 1999-present American Psychiatric Association
1999-present American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law 2005-2008 American Academy of Forensic Sciences
2005-2017 Society for the Study of Psychiatry and Culture 2007-present American Medical Association

SERVICES TO PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS

2002- 2005 American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law, Committee on Consultation to Law Enforcement
2002 Northern California Psychiatric Society, Committee on Early Career Psychiatry 2002-2009 Northern California Psychiatric Society, Ethics Committee
2003-2004 American Psychiatric Association, Committee on Patient Safety
2004-2018 American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law, Cross Cultural Psychiatry Committee 2007-2010 American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law, Committee for Evaluation of Sex
Offenders

CONSULTATION TO CORRECTIONAL AND LEGAL ASSOCIATIONS

2006-2020 California Medical Association, Institute for Medical Quality, Correctional Institutions Surveyor
2007 Corrections Standards Authority, California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, Titles 15 and 24 Advisory Committee
2009-2020 California Medical Association, Institute for Medical Quality, Corrections and Detentions Health Care Committee, Steering Committee Member
2011 Japan Supreme Court Delegation. Judge Yuko Ito, Japan Research Committee on Forensic Psychiatry and Expert Testimony in Lay Jury Systems

INVITED PRESENTATIONS

NATIONAL

2003 American Association of Directors of Psychiatry Residency Training. Annual Meeting. Louie A, Herbert J, Furman J, Bassler S, Gould J, Moreno C. Poster presentation: Options Program: Residents as Consultants to a State Funded Study of Mentally Ill Criminals.
2006 American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law, National Conference: Culture, Crime, and Psychiatry in the Pacific Islanders.
2007 Northern California Psychiatric Society. Annual Meeting. Making a Difference at the Intersection of the Criminal Justice and Mental Health Systems.
2007 American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law, National Conference: Debating Religious Beliefs versus Psychotic Delusions in the Trial of LaShaun Harris.
2008 American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law, National Conference: NGI Evaluations Under California Case Law.

REGIONAL

Topic: Introduction to Psychopharmacology
1997-1999 Department of Social Work Training, San Mateo County Mental Health Services 1997 San Mateo Psychotherapists Workshop on Psychopharmacology
1997 San Francisco Psychotherapists Workshop on Psychopharmacology 1998 Department of Social Work Training, Iris Center
1998, 1999 Geary Masonic Counseling Center
1999 Student Health Counseling Center, San Francisco Art Institute 1999 Department of Social Work, San Francisco State University
1999 San Mateo County Association of Marriage, Family, and Child Counselors
1999, 2000 Psychiatry Residency Training Program, Department of Mental Health Services, San Mateo County General Hospital
2000 Mentally Ill Offenders Crime Reduction Grant,
Options Project, San Mateo County Mental Health Services 2001-2008 Maguire Correctional Facility
2001, 2002 School of Nursing, University of San Francisco 2001 La Cheim Center for Victims of Violent Crime
2002 Judicial Council of California
2004, 2005 Adult Probation Department, San Mateo County 2005 Bridges Substance Abuse Recovery Program
2007 Women’s Recovery Association

Topic: Diagnosis and Treatment of Psychiatric Emergencies
1999, 2000 Psychiatry Residency Training Program, Department of Mental Health Services, San Mateo County General Hospital

Topic: Diagnosis and Treatment of the Patient in Chronic Pain, Somatoform Disorders
1997-1999 Psychiatry Residency Training Program, Department of Mental Health Services, San Mateo County General Hospital

Topic: Diagnosis and Treatment of Personality Disorders
1998, 1999 Psychiatry Residency Training Program, Department of Mental Health Services, San Mateo County General Hospital

Topic: Criminal Responsibility and the Mentally Ill Offender
2000 University of California, Hastings College of Law
2002, 2004 Psychiatry Residency Training Program, Department of Mental Health Services, San Mateo County General Hospital

Topic: Physicians’ Responsibility to Report Lapses of Consciousness
2000 Department of Psychiatry, School of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco

Topic: Violence Risk Assessment
2001 Maguire Correctional Facility
San Mateo County Mental Health Services

2002, 2004 Psychiatry Residency Training Program, Department of Mental Health Services, San Mateo County General Hospital
2002 Grand Rounds, San Mateo County General Hospital
2004 Adult Probation Department, San Mateo County
2004 Family Dispute Resolution Conference, California Statewide Educational Institute for Family Court Mediators
2005 Inpatient Psychiatry and Security Staff Seminar San Mateo County General Hospital
2006-2011 Hastings College of Law, Mental Health Law 2006 San Francisco County District Attorney’s Office
2006 Northern California Psychiatric Society
2014, 2015 Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner Training Program, University of California, San Francisco

Topic: Competency Assessments and Case Law
2002, 2004, 2009 Psychiatry Residency Training Program, Department of Mental Health Services, San Mateo County General Hospital

Topic: Insanity Statutes and Case Law
2002, 2004 Psychiatry Residency Training Program, Department of Mental Health Services, San Mateo County General Hospital

Topic: Conservatorship Assessments and Case Law
2002, 2004 Psychiatry Residency Training Program, Department of Mental Health Services, San Mateo County General Hospital

Topic: What Psychiatrists Need to Know About the Law
2002, 2004 Psychiatry Residency Training Program, Department of Mental Health Services, San Mateo County General Hospital

Topic: How to Prepare for the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
2002 Northern California Psychiatric Society

Topic: Criminal Sanity Evaluation Seminar
2003, 2009, 2011 Psychiatry Residency Training Program, Department of Mental Health Services, 2014 San Mateo County General Hospital
2006-2011 Hastings College of Law, Mental Health Law
2005-2007, 2016, Hastings College of Law, Introduction to Criminal Law 2018, 2019
2007, 2018 Grand Rounds, San Mateo County General Hospital
2015 Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner Training Program, University of California, San Francisco
2018 Grand Rounds, San Mateo County General Hospital

Topic: Suicide by Cop
2005-2007 Critical Incident Training, San Mateo County Sheriff’s Department
2006 Critical Incident Training, San Louis Obispo County Sheriff’s Department 2006 Grand Rounds, San Mateo County General Hospital
2006 Critical Incident Training, Placer County Sheriff’s Department

Topic: Effective Mental Health Program Conference for Pacific Islanders in San Mateo County 2005 Pacific Islander Providers Perspectives, Session Chair

Topic: Overview of Psychiatric Disorders
2006 Critical Incident Training, San Louis Obispo County Sheriff’s Department

Topic: Overview of Substance Abuse/Dual Diagnosis
2006 Critical Incident Training, San Louis Obispo County Sheriff’s Department

Topic: Mental Disorders and the Criminal Defendant 2006 San Mateo County Bar Association
2006 San Francisco County Superior Court
2006 San Francisco County Public Defender’s Office
2006 San Luis Obispo County Bar Association
2006 Santa Clara County Public Defender’s Office

Topic: Competency Litigation
2006 Hastings College of Law, Women Defenders
2007 San Francisco Public Defender’s Office

Topic: Competency Assessments and Report Writing Seminar
2009 Psychiatry Residency Training Program, Department of Mental Health Services, San Mateo County General Hospital

Topic: Forensic Mental Health Issues in Criminal and Civil Cases 2010 The State Bar of California, 83rd Annual Meeting

Topic: Psychiatric Recovery from Orthopaedic Injury
2011 UCSF 6th Annual Primary Care Sports Medicine Conference

Topic: Mental Health Cases: An Overview of Issues and Defenses 2013 The State Bar of California, 86rd Annual Meeting

Topic: Psychiatric Malpractice
2014 Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner Training Program, University of California, San Francisco

Topic: Suicide Risk Assessment
2014 Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner Training Program, University of California, San Francisco

PUBLIC SERVICE

1989 University of Guadalajara, Mexico; University of Quito, Ecuador: English Teacher 1989-1991 House of Ruth Domestic Violence Shelter: Child Advocate
1992-1994 Tibetan American Resettlement Project 1992-1995 Dorothy Day Homeless Shelter
1991-1995 Blooming Prairie Health Clinic
1991-1995 Rapeline/Sexual Assault Advocacy Center
2001-2004 Curriculum Advisory Committee, School of Nursing, University of San Francisco

RESEARCH AND CREATIVE ACTIVITIES

OTHER RESEARCH ACTIVITIES

Research Assistant
1985-1989 Department of Psychobiology, University of California, Santa Cruz, Tympanic Temperature and Slow Wave Sleep in Humans: Senior Thesis
1985-1988 Psychobiology Laboratory, University of California, Santa Cruz 1985-1988 Cowell Health Center, University of California, Santa Cruz 1986 Neuroanatomy Laboratory, University of California, Irvine
1994-1997 Department of Sleep Physiology, Harvard Medical School; Department of Cardiology, The Mayo Clinic; Department of Nephrology, Mahidol University, Siriraj Hospital; Pathogenesis of Sudden Unexplained Nocturnal Death: Senior Thesis

Principal Investigator

2004-2007 Health Disparities in the Pacific Islander Community in San Mateo County, San Mateo County Mental Health Services

 

 

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