Psychiatric Expert 59568 MA

Expertise Description

I 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

Professional Experiences

My professional experience includes: Clinical Instructor, Department of Psychiatry; Multiple hospital appointments; Health Consultant; Acting Medical Director; Research Associate.

Relevant Experiences

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.


A.B.Princeton University
M.D.Harvard Medical School

Licenses Certifications

Medical License – Massachusetts
New Hampshire
American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology Added Qualifications in Forensic Psychiatry

Awards & Affiliation

Solomon Award
Massachusetts Mental Health Center
Named Best Doctors of American List
Harvard Medical School Prize for Excellence in Teaching

Primary Affiliation

American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology

Partial List of Consulting Expert Witness Cases