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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.

EDUCATION

  • 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)

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)

ACADEMIC APPOINTMENTS

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

HOSPITAL APPOINTMENTS

  • 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

OTHER PROFESSIONAL POSITIONS AND MAJOR VISITING APPOINTMENTS

  • 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

MAJOR RESEARCH INTERESTS

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

PRINCIPAL CLINICAL, HOSPITAL SERVICE RESPONSIBILITIES AND PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITY

  • 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

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

  • 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
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