Forensic Psychiatry Medicine Expert Witness

Provides Opinion & Testimony In:

Forensic Psychiatry, Competency, Mental Condition, Addiction Medicine Alcohol Dependency, Drug Dependency, Medical Decision Making, Ethics, Informed Consent, Risk Management, Trauma Life Cycle, Neuropsychiatric Evaluation Disability, Diminished Capacity, Employment, ADA, Disability, Sexual Misconduct, Discrimination, Worker’s Compensation, Emotional, Physical Damages, Conscious Pain, Suffering, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, PTSD, Neuropsychiatric Autopsy, Product Liability, Medical Devices, Pharmaceuticals, Toxic Tort, Criminal Justice, Public Safety, Drug Addiction, Death Penalty Mitigation, Workplace Safety, Family, Custody Issues, Testamentary, Contractual Capacity, Organizational Ethics, Patient Care, Managed Care, Privacy, Psychoanalysis, Cultural Perspectives, False Confessions, , Post-Sell Medication, Neuropsychiatric Impairments, Medication-Related Impairments, , Influencing Mens Rea, Mitigating Factors, Sentencing, Correctional Medicine, Prison Workers, Criminal Identification, Malingering Mimics, Brain Syndromes, Undue Influence, prison medicine, risk management medical ethics, personal injury, sexual harassment, neuropsychiatry including head injury, post concussive syndrome, chronic pain, medical education, supervisory negligence, postvention, schizophrenia, manic-depressive illness, depression, suicide prevention, antidepressant antipsychotic medications, benzodiazepines, opiates, loss of consortium.


1968: Diploma, Eastside High School, Paterson, NJ
1972: A.B. Princeton University, Princeton, NJ
1977: M.D. Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA POSTDOCTORAL TRAINING

Internships and Residencies:

1977-1978: Resident in Pediatrics, Children’s Hospital Medical Center
1978-1982: Clinical Fellow in Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital Ambulatory Screening Clinic
1979-1982: Resident in Psychiatry, Massachusetts Mental Health Center
1981-1982: Chief Resident, Program in Psychiatry and the Law, Massachusetts Mental Health Center
Fellowships and Other Education:
1975-1976: Special Fellow, Department of Preventive and Social Medicine, Harvard Medical School
1978-1980: Research Fellow, Division of Family Medicine and Primary Care, Harvard Medical School
1981: Special Student, Harvard Law School
1981: Candidate, Boston Psychoanalytic Institute
1989: Advanced Candidate, Boston Psychoanalytic Institute
2005: Special Graduate, Boston Psychoanalytic Institute LICENSURE AND CERTIFICATION
1978: Massachusetts,
1984: American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
1994: American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology Added Qualifications in Forensic Psychiatry,
2001: National Institute of Health Office of Human Subjects Research computer-based training course on the Protection of Human Research Subjects,
2001-2002: Medical Care Ombudsman, Medical Care Management Corporation (expert, objective and independent review in cases of informed medical decisions in all domains of medicine or non-profit agency)


1982-1984: Clinical Instructor, Department of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School
1984-1990: Assistant Clinical Professor, Department of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School
1990-2015: Associate Clinical Professor, Department of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School
2015-: Associate Professor, Part-Time, Department of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School


1978-1979: Metropolitan State Hospital, Waltham, MA
1979-1982: Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA
1982-1986: Hampstead Hospital, Hampstead, NH
1985-2001: Massachusetts Mental Health Center, Boston, MA
1986-: Mount Auburn Hospital, Cambridge, MA
1989-: Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, MA


1968-1972: Health Consultant, Model Cities Program, Paterson, NJ
1978-1979: Acting Medical Director, Concord Unit, Metropolitan State Hospital
1979-1982: Acting Medical Director, New England Psychiatric Consultants
1983-: Co-Founder, Program in Psychiatry and the Law of Harvard Medical School Department at the Massachusetts Mental Health Center
1985 (July): Acting Medical Director, Hampstead Hospital, Hampstead, NH
1994: Consultant, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, M.D.
2010-2012: Research Associate, Edmond J. Safra Foundation Center for Ethics, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA
2011-: President and co-Director, American Unit of the International Network of the UNESCO Chair in Bioethics, Cambridge, MA
2013-2014: Executive Board Chair, Global Medical Knowledge, Inc., Cambridge, MA. AWARDS AND HONORS
1968-1972: University Scholar, Princeton University
1972: Phi Beta Kappa
1972: magna cum laude, Department of Philosophy, Princeton University
1977: cum laude Honors Thesis, Harvard Medical School
1981: Co-winner, Solomon Award, Massachusetts Mental Health Center
1983: Second Place, Solomon Award, Massachusetts Mental Health Center
1998: Honorary mention, Article: Medical Negligence and Informed Consent in the Managed Care Era, The American College of Physician Executives
2002: Nominated as Candidate for President of the Harvard Medical School Alumni Association by Harvard Medical School Alumni
2002: Twenty-Five Years at Harvard University, Service Recognition Certificate
2003: Harvard Medical School Alumni Council Representative to Harvard University Alumni Directors.
2003-2007: Mentor, Harvard Medical School Academy Mentored Student Casebook Project
2005: Named to Best Doctors of America list
2006: Included in Who’s Who in American Education, 2006-2007
2006: Faculty Advisory Board of Vision at Harvard
2006: Nominee, Cynthia N. Kettyle Teaching Award
2006: Harvard Medical School Prize for Excellence in Teaching (Years 3 & 4)
2006: Included in Guide to America’s Top Psychiatrists, 2006 by the Consumers’ Research Council of America
2006: Certificate of Appreciation for exemplary leadership and uncommon dedication to advancing the liberal arts and sciences, Phi Beta Kappa Society
2007: Nominee, Harvard Medical School Prize for Excellence in Teaching (Years 3 & 4)
2007: Nominee, Cynthia N. Kettyle Teaching Award
2007: Nominee, William Silen Lifetime Achievement in Mentoring Award
2008: A. Clifford Barger Excellence in Mentoring Award
2008: Project Advisor, Harvard Medical School Academy Mentored Student Casebook Project
2008: Nominee, Harvard Medical School Nominee for the AAMC’s National Humanism in Medicine Award
2010: Named as a Top Doctor by Castle Connolly
2015: Flexner Dean’s Lecture at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
2015: Mentor to Harvard Medical School Student Presenter at 75th Annual Soma Weiss Student Research Day
2016: Harvard Medical School Graduating Medical Student Certificate of Appreciation
2018-: Harvard Medical School Federman Loyalty Circle
2019: Harvard Club of Boston Conversation Dinner Series Featured Speaker COMMITTEE ASSIGNMENTS
1972-1977: Recruiter, socioeconomically disadvantaged students, Harvard Medical School
1974-1976: Harvard Medical School Admissions Committee, Subcommittee II, student member
1974-1977: Boston Alumni School Committee of Princeton University
1982-1986: Peer Review Committee, Hampstead Hospital, Hampstead, NH
1984: International Advisory Committee, International Congress on Psychiatry, Law and Ethics, Israel
1988: Campaign for the Third Century Committee, Harvard Medical School
1988-1989: Harvard Medical School Admissions Committee, Subcommittee II, faculty member
1988-1989: Ethics Committee, Mount Auburn Hospital
1990: Committee on Institute Analysis, Boston Psychoanalytic Institute
1990: Massachusetts Board of Registration, Medicine, Consultant and Supervisor
1992: Consultant, Emergency Room and Hospital Medical Directors
1996-2002: Rappeport Fellowship Committee, American Academy of Psychiatry & the Law
1997: Subtaskforce on Competency to Stand Trial, American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law
1998: Advisory and Expert Panel Member, State Justice Institute (SJI) Benchbook Project on Psychiatric and Psychological Evidence, American Bar Association
1999: Advisory Board, The International Center for Health Concerns
1999-2001: Gender Issues Committee, American Academy of Psychiatry & the Law
2000-2005: Harvard Medical School Dean’s Council Member
2000-2001: Harvard Medical School Class of 76’ 25th Class Reunion. Scientific Symposium Committee, Chairman
2000-2001: Harvard Medical School Class of 76’ 25th Class Reunion. Reunion Committee
2000-2001: Harvard Medical School Class of 76’ 25th Class Reunion. Reunion Gift Committee
2000-: Flaschner Judicial Institute Scientific Advisory Panel
2000: Program Standards Committee (PSC) for the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Human Research Protection Accreditation Program (VAHRPAP), National Committee for Quality Assurance
2000-2002: Ethics Committee, American Academy of Psychiatry & the Law
2000: St. Jude’s Hospital Dinner Committee
2000: Harvard Hillel Carl Sloane Dinner Committee
2000-: Princeton University Admissions Committee, Alumni Interviewer for New England
2002-2008: Commissioner, American Bar Association Commission on Mental Health & Disability Law
2003: External Member, Dissertation Committee, Boston College School of Nursing Graduate Programs
2003: Harvard University Massachusetts Mental Health Center, Web Advisory Board
2003-2006: Member, Research Ethics Subcommittee of the Committee on Scientific Activities of the American Psychological Association
2003-2006: HMS Alumni Representative, Harvard University Alumni Council
2004-2006: Harvard Alumni Association Graduate Schools and Continuing Education Committees
2004-2006: Subcommittee on Student Indebtedness, Harvard Medical School Alumni Council
2004: American Bar Association Expert Witness Committee
2005: Harvard Medical School Harvard Center for Neurodegeneration & Repair
2005: American Bar Association Healthcare Litigation & Risk Management Interest Group Substantive Webmaster
2006: Scientific Advisory Board Member, International Forensic Medicine Association, Inc., (IFMA)
2006: Scientific Advisory Board Member, S2 Security Systems
2006: Mentor, Doris Duke Charitable Foundation Clinical Research Fellowship
2007-: Senior Associate, The Harvard International Negotiation Initiative at the Program on Negotiation at Harvard Law School
2007-2008: Dean’s Council Member, Harvard Medical School
2008: Program Budgeting Subcommittee, Building and Budget Explorations Committee, Boston Psychoanalytic Society and Institute
2008-2018: Scientific Committee Member, International Academy of Law and Mental Health
2010-2013: Dissertation Committee, Omar Sultan Haque, Brown University
2012-: Scientific Committee Member, International Conference on Bioethics Education of the UNESCO Chair in Bioethics
2016-2020: Advisor & Outside Dissertation Reader Collège des Ecoles Doctorales (CED) Direction de la Recherche, de l’International, de la Valorisation et des Études Doctorales (DRIVE) Université de Paris
2018-:Bioethics and Law Advisory Board, Tel Aviv University COMMUNITY SERVICE
1991-: Charter Supporter, United States Holocaust Memorial Hospital
1992-: Discrimination and Workplace Violence Prevention
1998-: Physicians for Human Rights
2000-: Voluntary Physician Network Member, Community Health Access Project (CHAP), Boston Jewish Medically Uninsured Project (BJMUP)
2000: Medical Care Ombudsman Program Member, Medical Care Management Corporation
2000: Atrium School, presentation at Celebration of Science, Math and Technology
2001: Contributor, Boston Medical Center, The Grow Clinic for Children
2005: Contributor, Shady Hill School
2005: Conference Advisory Committee, YIVO Institute for Jewish Research
2009-: Reed College Parent Council
2012-: Host for Boston Area International Society for Psychological and Social Approaches to Psychosis (ISPS) Meetings
2014-: Advisory Board, Equilibrium Concert Series


1. Psychiatry, medical decision making, ethics, and the law
2. Informed consent and risk management
3. Trauma and the life cycle
4. Forensic neuropsychiatric evaluation of disability and diminished capacity
5. Prevention of violence and suicide by high risk (bipolar, acutely and chronically psychotic, neuropsychiatrically impaired, substance seeking) patients


Presently: Private Clinical Practice, Cambridge, MA
Consultant to attorneys, clinical practice and institutions
Co-Director, Program in Psychiatry and the Law of Harvard Medical School Department at the Massachusetts Mental Health Center


1982-1983: Psychiatric Decision-Making Seminar, Harvard Medical School Core
1982-1989: Psychiatry, the Law, and the Practice of Medicine: North House Seminar 113, Harvard University
1982-2000: Ethics Rounds, Massachusetts Mental Health Center, New England Deaconess Hospital, Mount Auburn Hospital
1983-: Program in Psychiatry and the Law Research Seminar, Massachusetts Mental Health Center, Co-Founder and Co-Director
1991: Extension Division, Boston Psychoanalytic Institute: Clinical Ethics, Risk Management, and the Psychoanalytic Perspective


1988: Editorial Board, Journal of Adult Development
1988: Book Review Board, American Journal of Psychotherapy
2002: Editorial Advisory Board Member to the Mental & Physical Disability Law Reporter, American Bar Association
2005: Editorial Board, American Bar Association Bioethics Journal
2007: Chairperson Psychiatric Times Special Bonus Edition on Clinical Psychiatry & The Law

Occasional Article, Book and Video Reviewer:

Adolescent Psychiatry
American Journal of Psychiatry
Archives of Internal Medicine
Boston Psychoanalytic Society Newsletter
British Medical Journal
Contemporary Psychiatry
Evidence-Based Mental Health
The Forensic Examiner
General Hospital Psychiatry
Hospital and Community Psychiatry
Journal of Adult Development
Journal of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law
Journal of the American Medical Association
Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychopharmacology
Journal of Clinical Ethics
Journal of Clinical Psychiatry
Journal of Experimental Social Psychology
Journal of General Internal Medicine
Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law
Journal of Women’s Health
The Lancet
Medical Care
Medical Decision Making
Merloyd Lawrence Books: Perseus Books
New England Journal of Medicine
Oxford Medical Publications
Patient Care
Psychiatric Services
Routledge, Chapman & Hall: Methuen Inc.

Occasional Consultant to:

The Practice Television Series (2000-2001)
The Discovery Channel Education Programs (2001-2003)
National Public Television, Washington, DC (2002)
CNN (2003-2004)
Court TV (2005, 2008)

Peer Reviewers:

British Medical Journal
Journal of General Internal Medicine


Harvard Medical School, Department of Continuing Education and Massachusetts Mental Health Center: