Expert 395551 - WA


Expertise Description

I have more than 15 years experience in the field of Psychiatry with expertise in Pharmacology. I have experience with inpatient mental health, brain damage, brain disorders, medical and psychiatric sequelae of various substance use disorders and their treatment, primarily psychostimulant and opioid addictions. I conduct medical and psychiatric evaluations, help develop and conduct research protocols, and prepare applications for human subjects review. I diagnose and treat psychiatric disorders and addictions by implementing appropriate and effective behavioral and pharmacotherapies. I have over 10 years expert witness experience with consultations, deposition, and courtroom testimony.

Areas of Expertise


Consulting Experience

My consulting experience includes being a Consulting Psychiatrist for a Developmental Disabilities and Mental Health Division Review Team. 


Professional Experiences

My professional experience includes being the Medical Director of a Program of Excellence in Additions; Clinical Associate Professor, Program Director for a Psychiatry Residency Training Program; Consulting Psychiatrist for a Developmental Disabilities Review Team; Medical Director for a Mental Health facility; a Consulting Psychiatrist, and Associate medical Director for a Department of Psychiatry.  


Relevant Experiences

I am a board certified psychiatrist with a PhD in Pharmacology, and currently serve as the Medical Director for Addictions Research at a distinguished university. Along with my collaborators, I study the medical and psychiatric sequelae of various substance use disorders and their treatment, primarily psychostimulant and opioid addictions. I conduct medical and psychiatric evaluations, help develop and conduct research protocols, and prepare applications for human subjects review. I diagnose and treat psychiatric disorders and addictions by implementing appropriate and effective behavioral and pharmacotherapies. I also completed the training and obtained the required certification waiver from the US Drug Enforcement Agency necessary to prescribe office-based buprenorphine treatment for opioid addiction. I understand how important it is to bring safe, effective, evidence-based treatments into standard practice.


Education

DegreeSubjectInstitution
Ph.D.PharmacologyKansas University Medical Center
M.D.Kansas University Medical Center
B.A.ChemistryUniversity of Kansas

Licenses Certifications

National Board of Medical Examiners
American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
Washington State Physician and Surgeon
U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency
U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency – DATA Waiver Certification (Buprenorphine provider)

Awards & Affiliation

American College of Psychiatrists
American Psychiatric
Washington State Psychiatric Association
Washington State Medical Association
Spokane County Medical Society

Primary Affiliation

Washington State Psychiatric Association


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