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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 […]

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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