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General Forensic Psychiatrist Expert Witness

Provides Opinion & Testimony In:

ADHD, Adult ADHD, Depression, Anxiety, Panic Disorder, Post Partum Psychosis, Post Partum Depression, Bipolar Disorder, Schizophrenia, PTSD, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Acute Stress Disorder, Sociopathy, Psychopathy, Histrionic, Borderline, Narcissistic, Schizoid, Schizotypical, Obsessive Compulsive Disoder, OCD, Psychosis, Suicide Assessment, Risk Assessment, Violence in the workplace, Psychiatric Malpractice, Antidepressants, Antipsychotics, Competency Stand Trial, Competency testify, competency assessments, confessions, inpatient psychiatry, consultation psychiatry, criminal responsibility, diminished capacity, insanity evaluations, mental state at the time, medication noncompliance, malingering, violence risk assessment, treatment recommendation, capacity consent treatment, chronic pain, fitness for duty, psychic harm, psychiatric disability, Workers Compensation

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CURRENT POSITIONS

ADULT PSYCHIATRIST, BOARD CERTIFIED

·   Private Practice

April 2012 – Present

Mill Valley, CA & San Francisco, CA

Evaluation and treatment of adolescents and adults using psychopharmacology and psychodynamic psychotherapy.

  • San Quentin State Prison Part-time Staff Psychiatrist May 2015 – Present
  • Medical Board of California Expert Reviewer

June 2016 – present

  • Volunteer: The Soldier’s Project

October 2013 – Present

Provide free psychiatric treatment to active soldiers, veterans, and their families.

FORENSIC PSYCHIATRIC CONSULTING, BOARD CERTIFIED

  • Civil & Criminal Psychiatric Evaluations & Expert Testimony involving:

Personal Injury, Psychiatric Disability, Psychic Injury Evaluations, Defense Base Act cases, Fitness for Duty evaluations, Harassment claims, Testamentary Capacity, Violence risk assessments, and Criminal Responsibility evaluations.

  • Qualified Medical Examiner, State of California, Division of Workers’ Compensation Psychiatric Disability Examinations.

December 2012 – Present

SUPERIOR COURT PANEL APPOINTMENTS

  • San Francisco Superior Court Expert Witness Panel

October 2011 – Present

  • San Mateo Superior Court Forensic Evaluator

December 2011 – Present

PAST PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

July 2011 – May 2015                       

  Adult Psychiatrist Community Psychiatry San Francisco, CA

September 2010 – June 2011             

Consultant and Inpatient Psychiatrist

Main Line Health System Bryn Mawr, PA

January 2009 – June 2010                  

Treating Psychiatrist

St. Vincent’s Hospital Methadone Treatment Program Queens, NY

EDUCATION & TRAINING

Fellowship:  FORENSIC  PSYCHIATRY

UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA SCHOOL OF MEDICINE

Department of Psychiatry Philadelphia, Pennsylvania July 2010 – June 2011

Chief Resident:         PSYCHIATRY

NEW YORK MEDICAL COLLEGE

SAINT VINCENT’S HOSPITAL, Department of  Psychiatry

New York, New York July 2009- June 2010

Residency:   PSYCHIATRY

NEW YORK MEDICAL COLLEGE

SAINT VINCENT’S HOSPITAL, Department of  Psychiatry

New York, New York July 2006 – June 2010

Medical: DOCTOR OF MEDICINE

ST. GEORGE’S UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF MEDICINE

Grenada, West Indies / Great River, New York July 2002 – May 2006

Undergraduate: BACHELOR OF ARTS

UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS

Austin, Texas (2000)

Major: Psychology       Minor: Biology/Zoology

LICENSURES AND CERTIFICATIONS

  • American Board of Medical Specialties, Forensic Psychiatry (2015 – present)
  • American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (2012 – present)
  • California State Medical License (2010 – present)
  • New York State Medical License (2008 – 2011)
  • Pennsylvania State Medical License (2010 – 2012)
  • DEA License (2008 – present)
  • Compensation & Pension Evaluation Certification, VA System, Philadelphia, 2010
  • One-year Fellowship in Psychoanalysis, NYU Psychoanalytic Institute (2008)
  • TEAM (Trauma Evaluation And Management) Certification (2004)

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

  • Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association
  • Northern California Psychiatric Society
  • American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law

 

PUBLICATIONS&LECTURES & PRESENTATIONS

Available upon request

 

RESEARCH EXPERIENCE

  • January 2000 – January 2002- Research Assistant under Dr. Jocelyne Bachevalier, Univ of Texas, Houston Health Science Center, Dept. of Neurobiology and Anatomy: Research on the learning, socio-emotional skills, and neurological maturation of rhesus monkeys.
  • August 1997 – May 1998- Research Assistant under Dr. Abram Amsel, Univ of Texas, Austin Dept. of Neuroscience: Research the effects of MK-801 and ethanol exposure on the function of the hippocampal NMDA receptor and on learning and memory.

 

 

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