Psychiatry Behavioral Healthcare Neurology Expert Witness

Provides Opinion & Testimony In:

Youth Development, Behavioral Healthcare, Psychiatry, Neuroscience, Children, Adolescent, Adults, Sleep Disorders, Sleep Medicine with psychiatric comorbidities, Minority Populations, Schizophrenia, BiPolar Disorder, Anxiety Disorders, Mood Disorders, Substance Abuse, Traumatic Brain Injury, Cognitive Impairment

LICENSURES & CERTIFICATION

Licensures

Arizona
DEA (Bupronerphine License)

Certification

  • Fellow, American Psychiatric Association
  • Diplomate, American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology
  • Diplomate, American Board of Forensic Medicine

Languages:
English and Spanish

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
(Current Positions)

Adolescent Medical Director
Aurora Behavioral Healthcare Tempe Hospital – 04/2012 – 12/2013

Medical Director-CEO
Metropolitan Neuro Behavioral Institute, PLLC – 2005 – Current

President
Metropolitan Consulting Corporation
2008 – Current

Medical Director
Oasis Behavioral Health Hospital
12/2013 – Current

(Past Positions)

  • 1999 – 2007 Medical Director – Youth Development Institute (sex offender RTC)
  • 1994 – 2005 Medical Director – Metropolitan Psychiatric Physicians, PC
  • 2010 – 2012 Medical Director – CEO – Aurora Behavioral Health Hospital Tempe
  • 2001 -2006 Chairman – State of Arizona, PSRB
  • 2000 – 2005 Adolescent Services Director – Banner Desert Medical Center
  • 1993 – 2001 Medical Director Crisis Services – MBC/Biodyne Arizona
  • 1996 – 2001 Director of Crisis Assessment – St. Luke’s Behavioral Health Center
  • 2001 – 2003 Medical Director – Arizona Partnership for Youth and Families
  • 1995 – 1999 Director of Assessment – Desert Vista Hospital
  • 1998 – 1999 Medical Director Crisis/UM – Charter Behavioral Health System
  • 1996 – 1996 Director C. Dependency Services – Charter Medical – East Valley
  • 1991 – 1995 Director C. Dependency Services – Desert Vista Hospital
  • 1992 – 1994 Associate Medical Director – ComCare
  • 1992 – 1993 Medical Director – Maricopa Clinical Management
  • 1990 – 1992 Medical Director – East Valley Behavioral Health Assoc.
  • 1989 – 1991 Emergency Psychiatry Director – Maricopa Medical Center-Director ER Psych
  • 1988 – 1990 Hispanic Consultant – Arizona State Hospital
  • 1988 – 1990 Staff Psychiatrist – Camelback Community Counseling
  • 1988 – 1990 Consulting Psychiatrist – East Valley Alcoholism Council
  • 1988 – 1990 Emergency Psych. Consultant – Human Dynamics Institute

EDUCATION INSTITUTION GRADUATION

  • Psychiatry Residency Maricopa Medical Center 1989
  • Family Medicine Externship University of California, Irvine.Dept. Family Medicine 1984
  • Clinical Internship Instituto Mexicano del Seguro Social, Mexico 1982
  • Medical Degree Escuela de Medicina de Mexicali, UABC, Mexico 1981
  • College Degree Instituto Salvatierra, UABC, México 1977

HOSPITAL STAFF PRIVILEGES

  • Aurora Behavioral Healthcare Tempe – Prior Privileges at St. Joseph’s Hospital/Barrows Neurological Institute,
    Oasis Behavioral Health Hospital – St. Luke’s Hospital and Medical Center, Banner Desert Medical Center,
  • Scottsdale Health Care Systems – Desert Vista Hospital, Maricopa Medical Center, Mesa General Hospital, Chandler Regional Hospital. Tempe St. Luke’s

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS:

American Psychiatric Association
Fellow. 2003 to Date

  • Arizona Psychiatric Society –
  • Past President 1997 – 1998
  • President 1995 – 1997 President Elect – 1994 Vice President – 1993 Secretary – 1992
  • Treasurer – 1990 – 1991
  • Government Relations Committee – Co-chair- 1990 – 2001
  • Ad Hoc Committee, Legislative Issues – Chair 1990
  • American Neuropsychiatric
  • Association American Academy of Sleep Medicine

GOVERNOR’S APPOINTMENTS:

  • Member, Joint Legislative Committee on Sex Offender Treatment-Summer-Fall 1997
  • Governor’s Behavioral Health Action Committee, Member 1993-94
    State of Arizona, Psychiatric Security Review Board, Member 1997 to February 2006
  • Vice-Chairman, June 1999 to 2001
  • Chairman, April 2001 to February 2006
  • Member, Arizona State Hospital Capital Construction Committee Jan 2000 to Dec 2002

ACADEMICS:

Adjunct Assistant Professor of Medicine-Midwestern University, Phoenix, Arizona. 7/98 to Date Associate Clinical Professor, Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine 6/98 to 12/2011

FOUNDATIONS AND NOT FOR PROFIT

ORGANIZATIONS:

Board Member, Ballet Arizona, 1990-1993

CORPORATE DISCLOSURES:

Member of Speaker’s Bureau for: Astra-Zeneca, Lundbeck/Takeda Pharmaceuticals
Prior Member Cultural Diversity Board and Zyprexa Board, Lilly Pharmaceuticals.
Member, Advisory Board, Republic Bank, AZ.

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