Expert 501510 - TX


Expertise Description

I have more than 20 years experience in the field of General Psychiatry, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, and Forensic Psychiatry. I have experience with human behavior, numerous civil, criminal, and other independent psychiatric evaluations of children, adolescents, adults, and have been qualified and testified as an expert witness in state and federal courts. I have served as a consultant regarding correctional and non-correctional mental health care delivery and standards of care. I have also presented on law and psychiatry issues, including seclusion and restraint, use of psychotropic medications, access to mental health care in correctional settings, suicide prevention, and prediction of future violence. I have over 15 years expert witness experience with consultation, deposition, and court testimony.

Areas of Expertise


Expert Witness

My expert witness experience includes the performance of numerous civil, criminal, and other independent psychiatric evaluations of children, adolescents, and adults.


Consulting Experience

My consulting experience includes correction and non-correctional mental health care delivery and standards of care. 


Professional Experiences

My professional experience includes being a Clinical Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, with previous experience as Clinical Associate Professor in the department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior.  


Relevant Experiences

I am board certified in general and forensic psychiatry.

I have evaluated and treated individuals, youth and adults, with bipolar disorder within clinical, legal and forensic settings (jails, prisons, and the like)‎.

I have conducted fitness for duty and workplace evaluations of individuals who engaged in problem behaviors at work that were due to bipolar disorder (type I, type II, and other forms) and other psychiatric disorders.


Education

DegreeSubjectInstitution
M.D.University of Texas Medical Branch Galveston Texas
B.S.BiologyUniversity of the Incarnate Word

Licenses Certifications

Medical License: RI
TX
CT
MA
Diplomate
American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology
Certification
Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Certification
Forensic Psychiatry
Certified Correctional Health Care Professional (CCHP)

Awards & Affiliation

American Psychiatric Association
American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law
Academy of Correctional Health Professionals
Texas Society of Psychiatric Physicians

Primary Affiliation

American Psychiatric Association


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