Forensic Psychiatry Expert Witness NV 531957

Expertise Description

I am an experienced and highly skilled psychiatry expert witness. I have spent more than a decade in the field focusing on forensic psychiatry, correctional psychiatry, mental health evaluations, mental health disability impairments, decision making capacity, testamentary capacity, sanity, competency, deliberate indifference, prison medicine, inmate medical consent, competence to stand trial, and mental health in jails and prisons. I have provided consultations and courtroom testimony for over 5 years as a psychiatry expert witness.

Areas of Expertise

Relevant Experiences

I have worked as a staff psychiatrist in the California Dept. of Corr. & Rehab. (CDCR) for five years after the CDCR went into Receivership and the standards of healthcare in the CDCR were significantly changed. I also have worked as a Medical Director for the Physician group that delivered psychiatric care to the San Diego Sheriff’s Dept. and was trying to bring NCCHC standards to that jail mental health system.


Degree Subject Institution
M.D. Flinders University – Adelaide Australia
B.S. Commerce DePaul University – Chicago IL

Licenses Certifications

Certified as a Diplomate with the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (ABPN)
Licensed Physician and Surgeon with the Medical Board of California
Medical Doctor Licensure with Nevada State Board of Medical Examiners
Controlled substance registration with the U.S. Department of Justice Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA)
Certification of postgraduate medical study completion for residency in psychiatry at University of California San Diego (UCSD)

Awards & Affiliation

American Psychiatric Association (APA) & San Diego Psychiatric Society (District Branch)
California Medical Association (CMA)
American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law (AAPL)
American Medical Association (AMA)
Forensic Mental Health Association of California (FMHAC)

Primary Affiliation

American Psychiatric Association (APA) & San Diego Psychiatric Society (District Branch)