Child Psychiatry Expert 351114 CA(N)

Expertise Description

My career has spanned more than two decades in the field of Child and Adolescent Forensic Psychiatry. My expertise includes child forensic issues such as child custody evaluations, competency to stand trial assessments, diagnostic evaluations and risk assessments for the juvenile courts, parenting assessments in dependency cases, child sexual abuse allegations and child trauma assessments and diagnostic assessments in school consultation, and child immigration cases. I have been an academic faculty member and qualified expert in juvenile and adult courts. I have prior experience as a child and adolescent forensic psychiatry expert witness.

Areas of Expertise

Expert Witness

My expert witness experience includes Child and adolescent trauma assessment involving physical or emotional trauma; Child sexual abuse assessments; Child custody evaluations; Parenting assessments and child mental health assessments in dependency cases; diagnostic evaluations and risk assessments for juvenile and adult criminal court; Forensic assessment involving child trauma, emotional, physical, and sexual abuse allegations; Workers' compensation evaluations; psychiatric assessments of juvenile offenders.

Consulting Experience

My consulting services include supervising several medical students and psychiatry residents; Assistant Clinical Professor in a university Department of Psychiatry; research experience in pediatric / adolescent psychiatry; and providing basic health education on oral rehydration techniques.


Degree Subject Institution
B.A. Asian Studies Dartmouth College
J.D. Law New York University School of Law
M.D. Medicine John Hopkins University Medical School

Licenses Certifications

Medical License – California
Qualified Medical Examiner – State of California
Diplomate of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology; Triple Board Certified

Awards & Affiliation

Cobra Senior Honor Society- outstanding contributions to the Dartmouth community
Rufus Choate Scholar
Rapport Fellowship – awarded by American Academy of Psychiatry
The Laughlin Award of the National Psychiatric Endowment Foundation
M.D. Memorial Award for Excellence in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

Primary Affiliation

American Psychiatry Association