Psychiatry Expert 166002 CA(N)

Expertise Description

I have more than 15 years of experience in the field of psychiatry. My expertise includes advanced aspects in psychopharmacology and therapy and mood disorders including major depressive disorder and bipolar disorder; anxiety disorders including panic disorder, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), and obsessive compulsive disorder; psychotic illness such as schizophrenia and delusional symptoms related to major depression and bipolar disorder; substance abuse and dependence, and issues related to this illness; developmental disabilities, and behavior challenges related to this illness; behavior and mood changes of individuals with traumatic brain injury; and dementia and other cognitive challenges among older adults. My clinical experience includes general adult psychiatry, evaluation and treatment of patients found Not Guilty by Reason of Insanity, clinical outpatients, and treatment of individuals with mental illness, and medication management and therapy for adolescents, adults, older adults, and individuals with developmental disabilities. My further consultations consist of patient education of medications and forensic issues, court-ordered evaluations, and independent medical evaluations related to disability, fitness for duty, and psychiatric issues concerning vocational rehabilitation. I have provided consultations, courtroom testimony, and deposition for more than two decades as a psychiatry expert witness.

Areas of Expertise

Expert Witness

My expert witness experience includes court-ordered psychological evaluator to perform evaluations.

Consulting Experience

My consulting services include: evaluating and treating individuals with mental illness ; medication management and therapy; psychiatric and behavioral services to individuals with development disabilities; general psychiatric treatment for patients for a county outpatient facility.


Degree Subject Institution
B.S. Biochemistry University of California – San Diego
M.D. University of New Mexico School of Medicine

Licenses Certifications

American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology Subspecialty Certification in Forensic Psychiatry

Awards & Affiliation

American Medical Association
Rappeport Fellow
American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law
Outstanding Performance in Biomedical Research
University of New Mexico Faculty Commendation

Primary Affiliation

American Medical Association