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Board Certified General Psychiatry, Forensic Psychiatry, Neurology, Psychiatrist, Employment, Sexual Harassment, Workers Compensation, Capacity, Personal Injury, Medical Malpractice, Hospital Practice, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, PTSD, Malingering, Dissimulation, Suicide, Depression, Third Party Injury, Fitness For Duty, Disability,


1959 – 1962
University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN

1962 – 1966
University of Tennessee, Medical School, Memphis, TN

1966 – 1967
Rotating Internship, U.S. Naval Hospital, Oakland, CA

1970 – 1973
Psychiatry Residency, University of Oregon Medical School,
Portland, Oregon
Chief Resident  2/1973-5/1973

Certification – American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (Psychiatry)

Fellow American Psychiatric Association

Distinguished Life Fellow- American Psychiatric Association


1966 – 1970
Active Duty – U. S. Navy – L.Cdr., U.S.N.


Tennessee, Mississippi;   Prior: Oklahoma

Professional Experience

1967 – 1968
Medical Officer – Destroyer Division 112

1968 – 1970
Medical Officer – U.S. Naval Dispensary
Pearl Harbor, Hawaii

1973 – 1974
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, University of
Oklahoma Health Science Center
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

1973 – 1974
Director – Inpatient Psychiatry, University of
Oklahoma Hospital, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

1973 – 1974
Consultant – Veteran’s Hospital
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

6/19/75 – 12/1975
Consultant – Southeast Memphis Mental Health Center
Memphis, TN

1974 – 7/97
Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychiatry
University of Tennessee Center for the Health
Sciences, Memphis, TN
Resident’s Forensic seminar-Coordinator 2/01/08-current

9/1974 – 11/1976
Staff Psychiatrist, Tennessee Psychiatric Hospital & Institute
Director, 5-West General Adult Unit
Director, Crisis Unit and Partial Hospitalization
Chairman, Problem Oriented Record Committee

President of Medical Staff, Tennessee Psychiatric Hospital & Institute

Consultant, Northeast Memphis Mental Center

1976 – 1982
Medical Director, Charter Lakeside Hospital
Memphis, TN
1979 – 1985
Clinical Director, Therapeutic Community Program
Charter Lakeside Hospital, Memphis, TN

1977 – 1982
Chairman, Quality Assurance Committee, Charter
Lakeside Hospital, Memphis, TN

7/19/85 – 9/1986
Medical Director, Memphis and Shelby County Emergency
Mental Health Services Consortium, Inc.
Crisis Stabilization Unit

Medical Director, Eating Disorders Center
Methodist Hospitals of Memphis,

8/91 – 10/15/1992
Medical Director,  Adult Mental Health
Parkwood Hospital

1986 – 1997
Private Practice – Comprehensive Clinical Services

Associates in Psychology & Psychiatry

MidSouth Forensic Psychiatry

Church Health Center- Volunteer Psychiatrist

Physician Advisor

John Hancock Insurance Managed Health Network

Advanced Insurance Services

1992- 1996
Behavioral Health Group (Managed Care)

GreenSpring Health Services Inc.

Examiner: U. S. Department of Labor, Workers Compensation Division

12/1996- 06/2007
Medical Expert – Office of Hearings & Appeals-Social Security Admin.

Forensic Practice

Over 18 years experience with both Defense and Plaintiff cases, primarily civil: Employment, Sexual Harassment,  Workers Compensation, Capacity, Personal Injury, Medical Malpractice, Hospital Practice,  Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, Malingering and Dissimulation, Suicide,  Depression, and Injury to a third party, Fitness for Duty, and Disability.  Accepted by Federal and state courts in: Tennessee,  Mississippi and Arkansas. Extensive testimony experience.

Professional Organizations

(Dates available upon request)

American Psychiatric Association

Tennessee Psychiatric Association

President, Memphis Chapter

Executive Committee

Tennessee Psychiatric Association, Council Director

Executive Committee, Judicial representative

Member, Ethics Committee

American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law
Member- Trauma & Stress Committee

International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies


Available upon request.

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