Charles Saldanha, MD, FAPA

Charles Saldanha, MD, FAPA

Forensic Psychiatric Associates, L.P.
Available Nationwide - Physically located in Piedmont, CA
Office: 415-388-8040

Dr. Saldanha is a forensic psychiatrist who is a member of Forensic Psychiatric Associates Medical Corp ( a national forensic psychiatric and psychological consulting practice.

Charles Saldanha graduated from Emory University with a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and completed his Doctor of Medicine degree at the Duke University School of Medicine. After internship at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital, he completed residency in Psychiatry at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) and a fellowship in Forensic Psychiatry at Yale University. He is certified in Psychiatry with Added Qualifications in Forensic Psychiatry by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology.

Dr. Saldanha has practiced in the areas of emergency psychiatry, inpatient psychiatry, and community psychiatry with a focus on persons with serious mental illness. Over the course of his career, he served in medical leadership roles for several facilities, hospitals, and programs in the San Francisco Bay Area. He has served on the faculty of the UCSF Forensic Psychiatry Fellowship Program and has delivered educational presentations to a variety of professional and lay audiences. His areas of interest include administrative psychiatry, violence and suicide risk assessment, substance use disorders, medical malpractice, and civil and criminal competencies.

Dr. Saldanha has performed over 60 forensic psychiatric evaluations and has testified over 25 times in court proceedings and depositions. He has been qualified as an expert in the field of psychiatry in courts in Connecticut, California and in the Federal Jurisdiction.

Areas of Expertise
  • Alcohol Abuse
  • Community Mental Health
  • Competency
  • Drug Abuse
  • Fitness for Duty Evaluation
  • Forensic Psychiatry
  • Group Home
  • Malingering
  • Neurology
  • Psychiatry
  • Sanity/Competency to Stand Trial
  • Suicide
  • Testamentary Capacity
  • Undue Influence


Available Upon Request