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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

Expert Witness No.528

Massachusetts

Education

1968, Diploma, Eastside High School, New Jersey
1972, A.B. Princeton University, New Jersey
1977, M.D. Harvard Medical School, Massachusetts

Postdoctoral Training

Internships and Residencies

1977-1978, Resident in Pediatrics, Children’s Hospital Medical Center
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

Academic Appointments

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

Hospital Appointments

1978-1979: Metropolitan State Hospital, Massachusetts
1979-1982: Massachusetts General Hospital, Massachusetts
1982-1986: Hampstead Hospital, New Hampshire
1985, Massachusetts Mental Health Center, Massachusetts
1986, Mount Auburn Hospital, Massachusetts
1989, Beth Israel Hospital, Massachusetts

Other Professional Positions And Major Visiting Appointments

1968-1972, Health Consultant, Model Cities Program, New Jersey
1978-1979, Acting Medical Director, Concord Unit, Metropolitan State Hospital
1983, Co-Director, Program in Psychiatry and the Law, Massachusetts Mental Health Center
1985, Acting Medical Director, Hampstead Hospital, New Hampshire
1994, Consultant, National Institutes of Health, Maryland

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 Health 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, Mentor for Harvard Medical School Academy Mentored Student Casebook Project
2003, External Member, Dissertation Committee, Boston College School of Nursing Graduate Programs

Licensure And Certification

Massachusetts, New Hampshire

American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology

American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology Added Qualifications in Forensic Psychiatry

National Institute of Health Office of Human Subjects Research computer-based training course on the Protection of Human Research Subjects

Medical Care Ombudsman, Medical Care Management Corporation (expert, objective and independent review in cases of informed medical decisions in all domains of medicine)

Teaching Experience

1982-1983, Psychiatric Decision-Making Seminar, Harvard Medical School Core

1982-1989, Psychiatry, the Law, and the Practice of Medicine, Harvard University

1982, 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-Director

1991, Extension Division, Boston Psychoanalytic Institute: Clinical Ethics, Risk Management, and the Psychoanalytic Perspective

Committee Assignments

Recruiter, socioeconomically disadvantaged students, Harvard Medical School

Harvard Medical School Admissions Committee, Subcommittee II, student member

Boston Alumni School Committee of Princeton University

Peer Review Committee, Hampstead Hospital, New Hampshire

International Advisory Committee, International Congress on Psychiatry, Law and Ethics, Israel

Campaign for the Third Century Committee, Harvard Medical School

Harvard Medical School Admissions Committee, Subcommittee II, faculty member

Ethics Committee, Mount Auburn Hospital

Committee on Institute Analysis, Boston Psychoanalytic Institute

Massachusetts Board of Registration, Medicine, Consultant and Supervisor

Consultant, Emergency Room and Hospital Medical Directors

Rappeport Fellowship Committee, American Academy of Psychiatry & the Law

Subtaskforce on Competency to Stand Trial, American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law

Advisory and Expert Panel Member, State Justice Institute (SJI) Benchbook Project on Psychiatric and Psychological Evidence, American Bar Association

Advisory Board, The International Center for Health Concerns

Gender Issues Committee, American Academy of Psychiatry & the Law

Harvard Medical School Dean’s Council Member

Harvard Medical School Class of 76’ 25th Class Reunion, Scientific Symposium Committee, Chairman

Harvard Medical School Class of 76’ 25th Class Reunion. Reunion Committee

Harvard Medical School Class of 76’ 25th Class Reunion. Reunion Gift Committee

Harvard Medical School Dean’s Council Member

Flaschner Judicial Institute Scientific Advisory Panel

Program Standards Committee (PSC) for the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Human Research Protection Accreditation Program (VAHRPAP), National Committee for Quality Assurance

Ethics Committee, American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law

St. Jude’s Hospital Dinner Committee

Harvard Hillel Carl Sloane Dinner Committee

Princeton University Admissions Committee, Alumni Interviewer for New England

Contributor: Boston Medical Center, The Grow Clinic for Children

Commissioner, ABA Commission on Mental Health & Disability Law

Member, Research Ethics Subcommittee of the Committee on Scientific Activities of the American Psychological Association

Harvard Alumni Association Graduate Schools and Continuing Education Committees

Harvard Medical School Alumni Council Subcomittee on Student Indebtedness

Membership In Charitable Organizations And Community Service

Charter Supporter, United States Holocaust Memorial Hospital

Discrimination and Workplace Violence Prevention

Physicians for Human Rights

Voluntary Physician Network Member, Community Health Access Project (CHAP), Boston Jewish Medically Uninsured Project (BJMUP)

Medical Care Ombudsman Program Member, Medical Care Management Corporation

Atrium School, presentation at Celebration of Science, Math and Technology
Contributor, Boston Medical Center, The Grow Clinic for Children

Memberships In Professional Societies

Phi Beta Kappa
The Hastings Center Institute and Society, Ethics and the Life Sciences; Associate member
Society for Health and Human Values
Society for Medical Decision Making
American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law
American Society of Law and Medicine
American Psychiatric Association
American Psychoanalytic Association
The Academy of Experts, London, England
American Academy of Forensic Sciences
American College of Physician Executives
American Hospital Association
Trial Lawyers for Public Justice
Harvard University Massachusetts Mental Health Center, Web Advisory Board
American Bar Association Advisory Panel member to Health Law Section Web Master
The Academy of American Poets

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

Principal Clinical, Hospital Service Responsibilities And Professional Activity

Presently: Private Clinical Practice, Massachusetts

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

Bibliography & Presentations

Available upon request

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