Dr. Harold J. Bursztajn

Accredited Psychiatry & Medicine
96 Larchwood Drive
Cambridge, MA 02138
Web Site
Phone: (617) 492-8366
Fax: (617) 491-3195

Specializes in Forensic Psychiatry, Medical & Psychiatry Malpractice, Managed Health Care, Informed Consent, Professional Ethics, Addiction, Product Liability, Assessments of Workplace Violence and Dangerousness, PTSD, Neuropsychiatric & Medical Employment Evaluations, Neuropsychiatry, Forensic Neuropsychiatry, Sexual Misconduct, Trial Competency, Sanity, Diminished Capacity, Independent Examinations & Testing, Toxic Torts & Family Issues.

Consults in civil and criminal cases and to state and federal agencies. Active Medical Psychiatric Practice.

Harvard Medical School, Co-Founder Program in Psychiatry & the Law.

Degrees/licenses: M.D., Licensed in MA & NH

Background

Q: Please list your professional accreditations, degrees, licenses, and certificates granted:
A: Princeton University, Harvard Medical School,
ï 1978: Massachusetts, #43038
ï 1982: New Hampshire, #6572
ï 1984: American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, #26278
ï 1994: American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology Added Qualifications in Forensic Psychiatry, #38
ï 2001: National Institute of Health Office of Human Subjects Research computer-based training course on the Protection of Human Research Subjects, #979405050
ï 2001: Medical Care Ombudsman, Medical Care Management Corporation (expert, objective and independent review in cases of informed medical decisions in all domains of medicine)

Q: Please list your affiliations or memberships in any professional and/or industry organizations:
A: 1983 - Present Co-Director, Program in Psychiatry and the Law of Harvard Medical School
2002 - Present Commissioner, ABA Commission on Mental Health & Disability Law
Ethics Committees
Philanthropic Organizations

Q: Please list any teaching or speaking experience you have had, including subject matter:
A: Over 100 public and professional educational appearances including Harvard Medical School and National Boards Senior Faculty, Commentator for news (CNN) and public radio and televsion.

Q: Have any of your accreditations ever been investigated, suspended or removed? (if yes, explain)
A: No

Q: On how many occasions have you been retained as an expert?
A: 200 plus

Q: For what area(s) of expertise have you been retained as an expert?
A: medical malpractice, ada, sexual and racial harrassment, toxic tort, custodial and family issues, diminished capacity, medical ethics, managed health care, informed consent, benefit denial, post traumatic stress disorder, head injury, neuropsychiatry, addication, pain management, pharmaceutical product liability

Q: In what percentage of your cases were you retained by the plaintiff?
A: 50

Q: In what percentage of your cases were you retained by the defendant?
A: 50

Q: On how many occasions have you had your deposition taken?
A: 50

Q: When was the last time you had your deposition taken?
A: 9/2005

Q: On how many occasions have you been qualified by a court to give expert testimony?
A: 5

Q: On how many occasions have you testified as an expert in court or before an arbitrator?
A: 50

Q: For how many years have you worked with the legal industry as an expert?
A: 25

Q: What services do you offer? (E.g.: consulting, testing, reports, site inspections etc.)
A: consulting, testing, report, private consultation

Q: What is your hourly rate to consult with an attorney?
A: rates available upon request

Q: What is your hourly rate to review documents?
A: rates available upon request

Q: What is your hourly rate to provide deposition testimony?
A: rates available upon request

Q: What is your hourly rate to provide testimony at trial?
A: rates available upon request

Q: Please list any fees other than those stated above (E.g.: travel expenses, copy fees, etc.)
A: rates available upon request

References

References available upon request