Expertise DescriptionI have more than 50 years experience in the field of Psychiatric and Legal Medicine with expertise in Neuropsychiatry and Forensic Psychiatry. As a neuropsychiatrist, I have experience with brain damage, brain injury rehabilitation, behavioral neurology; mental health, dementia evaluations, forensic evaluations, and legal medicine evaluations. I have additional experience with extended care, movement disorders, Post Traumatic Stress Disorders, and Veteran care. I have over 10 years expert witness experience.
Areas of Expertise
My expert witness experience includes cases of medical malpractice.
My consulting experience includes brain injury rehabilitation and mental health evaluations.
My professional experience includes being in Private Practice as a Neuropsychiatrist, as well as a Neuropsychiatric Consultant, the Director of a Neuropsychiatric Head Injury and Dementia Evaluation Department, and Forensic Evaluator.
I have been in the practice of psychiatry for 45 years and I am board-certified in psychiatry, forensic psychiatry, and legal medicine; I have had leadership positions in organized psychiatry and also present continuing medical education lectures four or five times a year to physicians and attorneys. I worked at the Palo Alto VA Medical Center in the National Center for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder in Menlo Park California for five years, in charge of the dual diagnosis program at that center. Brain injury, PTSD, and other neuropsychiatric disorders are in the realm of issues which I have evaluated and treated over the past 40+ years.
|B.S.||Pennsylvania State University|
|J.D.||University of Colorado|
|State of Texas|
|Qualified Medical Evaluator|
|Industrial Medical Council|
|Department of Industrial Relations|
|National Board of Medical Examiners|
|American Board of Forensic Psychiatry|
|American Board of Legal Medicine|
Awards & Affiliation
|American Psychiatric Association|
|California Psychiatric Association|
|American College of Legal Medicine|
|American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law|
Partial List of Consulting Expert Witness Cases