Provides Testimony In

General Adult Psychiatry, Drug addiction, Alcoholism, Standards of Care, Opiate Abuse, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, Suboxone Buprenorphine, Schizophrenia Psychosis, Psychopharmacology, Suicide, Autism Spectrum Disorders, Disruptive Behavior Disorder,

Current Professional Activities:

Medical Director – October 2005 to Present


  • Fellow-American Psychiatric Association-Current
  • Diplomate -Board Certified:
  • American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
  • Child and Adolescent Psychiatry 1994
  • General Adult Psychiatry 1993
  • Diplomate -American Academy of Pain Management 2007
  • Diplomate -Board Certified: American Board of Addiction Medicine-2008
  • Diplomate- Board Certified-Professional Counselor:
  • American Psychotherapy Association 2011
  • Substance Abuse Professional (SAP)-ASAP Training April 2011


Fellowship Training:

Johns Hopkins School of Medicine & Hospital
Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Fellowship & House Staff
Baltimore, MD
January 1989 to December 1990

Internship and Residency:

University of Kansas Medical Center
General Psychiatry Residency Program & House Staff
Kansas City, Kansas
January 1986 to December 1988

Doctor of Medicine-Class of 1986
University of Kansas Medical Center
Kansas City, Kansas
September 1981 to November 1985

Bachelor of Science in Biology
University of Kansas
Lawrence, Kansas
September 1975 to January 1979

Arizona State University
Tempe, Arizona
September 1974 to May 1975

Medical-Legal Experience:

Testified in over 50 commitment hearings during his four and one half year tenure as the Clinical Director of the South Mississippi State Hospital.

Given numerous depositions over the past 20 years including a class action suit against the pharmaceutical company regarding the medication Risperdal.  Deposed for personal injury cases both by Plaintiff and Defense Counsel.

Substantial experience reviewing medical records for Medical-Legal cases.

2011, Expert Witness for the Department of Medicaid for the State of Mississippi. During that case, he reviewed over 6,000 pages of medical records and testified in two hearings for a total of thirteen hours.

Previous Employment and Work Experience:

Attending Staff Adolescent Outpatient Psychiatrist
Oakley Youth Training School
Raymond, Mississippi
July 2013 to July 2014

Clinical Director
South Mississippi State Hospital
Purvis, Mississippi
June 2007 to February 2012

Forrest General Hospital – Pine Grove
Hattiesburg, Mississippi
Medical Director – Children’s Psychiatric Services
July 1994 to November 2004

Allied Psychiatric & Counseling
Medical Director
Redlands, California
January 1991 to July 1994

Glass Mental Health, Inc.
Baltimore, Maryland
Attending Psychiatrist
June 1989 to December 1990

Previous Hospital Privileges:
Loma Linda University Medical Center
Assistant Professor – Department of Psychiatry
Attending Staff Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist
Attending Staff Psychiatrist-Chemical Dependency Recovery Unit
Redlands, California
July 1991 to July 1994

Saint Bernardine Medical Center
Director-Child Psychiatric Services
Attending Child, Adolescent and Adult Psychiatrist
San Bernardino, California
January 1991 to July 1994

Liberty Medical Center
Attending Staff Psychiatrist
Baltimore, Maryland
June 1989 to December 1990

Gundry-Glass Hospital
Attending Staff Psychiatrist
Baltimore, Maryland
June 1989 to December 1990

Washington County Hospital
Attending Staff Psychiatrist
Hagerstown, Maryland
September 1990 to December 1990

Professional Licensure:

  • Diplomate, National Board of Medical Examiners, March 1987
  • Kansas State Board of Healing Arts, July 1987-expired
  • Maryland State Board of Physician Quality Assurance, January 1989-expired
  • California Board of Physicians Quality Assurance, May 1990-expired
  • Qualified Medical Examiner, State of California, February 1993
  • Diplomate, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, General Psychiatry (37394) April 1993
  • Diplomate, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (3539) April 1994
  • Mississippi State Board of Medical Licensure, June 1994
  • Diplomate, American Academy of Pain Management, October 2007
  • Diplomate, American Board of Addiction Medicine, 2008

Professional Societies & Affiliations:

  • American Medical Association – 1982 to Present
  • American Psychiatric Association – 1984 to Present
  • National Alliance for the Medically Ill – 1987 to Present
  • American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry – 1989 to Present
  • Obsessive Compulsive D/O Foundation – 1992to Present
  • Mississippi State Psychiatric Association – 1995 to Present
  • American Society of Addiction Medicine – 2005 to Present

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