Child Psychiatry Expert 58717 CA(S)

Expertise Description

I have over 15 years experience specializing in Child Psychiatry. My experience includes having evaluated and treated psychiatrically injured workers. I have more than 15 years expert witness experience with consultations, deposition, and courtroom testimony.

Areas of Expertise

Consulting Experience

My consulting experience includes: Child psychiatry program development; Clinical Research Projects.

Relevant Experiences

I am a board certified child and adult psychiatrist and I have been retained and testified in several cases involving emotional consequences of employment harassment and discrimination, both for plaintiffs and defense. In addition, I have in the past provided many workers’ compensation evaluations.

I have evaluated fitness for employment in a similar case for the City of Santa Monica and have performed about 250 worker’s compensation psychiatric evaluations shortly after completing my psychiatric training, and I have dealt with several cases involving issues related to employment. Although focusing on children in my clinical work, I have continued to see adults in my medical legal practice and see adults at a clinic where I teach. I specialize in assessment and treatment of the effects of trauma and adversity in adults and children.


MDMedicineUniversity of California San Francisco
BAChemistry and Creative WritingNew College Saratosa
Master's ProgramFine Arts Interdisciplinary Creative ArtsSan Francisco State University

Licenses Certifications

Board Certified in Psychiatry
American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
Board Certified in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
Qualified Medical Examiner

Awards & Affiliation

Grant – funded National Child Traumatic Stress Network

Primary Affiliation

American Psychiatric Association

Partial List of Consulting Expert Witness Cases