Expertise DescriptionI have more than 20 years experience in the field of General Psychiatry, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, and Forensic Psychiatry. I have experience with human behavior, numerous civil, criminal, and other independent psychiatric evaluations of children, adolescents, adults, and have been qualified and testified as an expert witness in state and federal courts. I have served as a consultant regarding correctional and non-correctional mental health care delivery and standards of care. I have also presented on law and psychiatry issues, including seclusion and restraint, use of psychotropic medications, access to mental health care in correctional settings, suicide prevention, and prediction of future violence. I have over 15 years expert witness experience with consultation, deposition, and court testimony.
Areas of Expertise
My expert witness experience includes the performance of numerous civil, criminal, and other independent psychiatric evaluations of children, adolescents, and adults.
My consulting experience includes correction and non-correctional mental health care delivery and standards of care.
My professional experience includes being a Clinical Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, with previous experience as Clinical Associate Professor in the department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior.
I am board certified in general and forensic psychiatry.
I have evaluated and treated individuals, youth and adults, with bipolar disorder within clinical, legal and forensic settings (jails, prisons, and the like).
I have conducted fitness for duty and workplace evaluations of individuals who engaged in problem behaviors at work that were due to bipolar disorder (type I, type II, and other forms) and other psychiatric disorders.
|M.D.||University of Texas Medical Branch||Galveston||Texas|
|B.S.||Biology||University of the Incarnate Word|
|Medical License: RI|
|American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology|
|Child and Adolescent Psychiatry|
|Certified Correctional Health Care Professional (CCHP)|
Awards & Affiliation
|American Psychiatric Association|
|American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry|
|American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law|
|Academy of Correctional Health Professionals|
|Texas Society of Psychiatric Physicians|
American Psychiatric Association
Partial List of Consulting Expert Witness Cases