Expertise DescriptionI have over 35 years experience as a neuropsychiatrist, specializing in issues involving psychiatry and the law. My expertise includes: psychiatric and psychological evidence; competency to stand trial; mental health and disability laws; healthcare litigation / risk management; forensic medicine; forensic psychiatry; clinical ethics, medical decision making, and the law; informed consent; neuropsychiatric evaluation of disability / diminished capacity; medical malpractice; post traumatic stress disorder (P.T.S.D.); managed care; and addictions. I have more than 30 years expert witness experience with consultations, deposition, and courtroom testimony.
Areas of Expertise
My professional experience includes: Clinical Instructor, Department of Psychiatry; Multiple hospital appointments; Health Consultant; Acting Medical Director; Research Associate.
Thank you for considering me as a forensic psychiatric expert resource. The fact pattern matches my long-standing special interest area of assessment of dangerousness and suitability for release into the general prison population of prisoners with mental health questions.
As faculty and in my private practice, I continue to teach and continue to consult regularly to both P/D and to clinicians regarding the assessment of dangerousness and mental health in institutional contexts.
A long-standing forensic area of special interest on mine includes misattributed accusations and malingered damages in the context of so-called repressed memory claims. In addition to my clinical & forensic psychiatric practice, I teach for institutions such as the DOJ in the area of IME methods for detection of misattribution & malingering.
The assessment and treatment and prevention of delirium and psychosis driven accidental death and suicide is one of my long standing areas of special interest in clinical & forensic psychiatric & mental health practice. I continue to actively practice clinically.
|M.D.||Harvard Medical School|
|Medical License – Massachusetts|
|American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology|
|American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology Added Qualifications in Forensic Psychiatry|
Awards & Affiliation
|Massachusetts Mental Health Center|
|Named Best Doctors of American List|
|Harvard Medical School Prize for Excellence in Teaching|
American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
Partial List of Consulting Expert Witness Cases