Forensic Psychiatry Expert 45803 CA(S)

Expertise Description

I am a practicing Psychiatrist experienced in general adult psychiatry with more than 30 years of experience in the field. My expertise is in psychopharmacology, mood disorders, psychotic disorders, competence for treatment, and civil litigation. My additional expertise is in anxiety disorders, psychodynamic psychotherapy with adults, and forensic evaluations for conservatorships. I currently serve as Psychiatric Medical Director for a small, inpatient psychiatric facility in Southern California. My responsibilities include monitoring staff regarding patient “takedowns”, containments, and seclusion and restraint. I am a Certified Diplomate in Psychiatry by the American Board of Psychiatry. Additionally I have a certification in the subspecialty of Forensic Psychiatry. I have over 15 years of expert witness experience with consultations, deposition, and courtroom testimony.

Areas of Expertise


Degree Subject Institution
M.D. Albany Medical College of Union University
M.A. State University of New York at Buffalo
B.S. Biology St. Bonaventure University

Licenses Certifications

Physician and Surgeon in the State of California
American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology : Psychiatry and Forensic Psychiatry