Dale E. Panzer

Dr. Dale E. Panzer

Dale E. Panzer MD, Psychiatry
1305 Lafayette Rd.
Gladwyne, PA 19035
Mobile: 610-324-4930
Office: 610-324-4930
Introduction

Dale E. Panzer, M.D. is a graduate of Duke University with over 25 years of clinical experience and decades of experience conducting assessments, reporting on his findings, and testifying as a Psychiatrist and Brain Injury Medicine specialist in civil, probate, class-action lawsuits, toxic tort, mass tort and criminal cases. He is Board-Certified in Psychiatry and Brain Injury Medicine by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. Brain Injury Medicine encompasses treatment and recovery. Dr. Panzer has active clinical practices as a private psychiatrist as well as at Bryn Mawr Rehabilitation Hospital as a Psychiatrist treating those with Traumatic Brain Injury, Dementia, concussion, amputation, and spinal cord injuries.


Areas of Expertise
  • Brain Injury
  • Emotional Trauma
  • Independent Medical Examinations
  • Mass Torts
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Neuropsychiatry
  • Personal Injury
  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
  • Psychiatry
  • Undue Influence

Expert Background
Q: Please list your professional accreditations, degrees, licenses, and certificates granted:
A: Pennsylvania Medical License
Board-Certification in Psychiatry ABPN# 45301 (1998-Present)
Board-Certification in Brain Injury Medicine ABPN #139 (2018-Present)

1990 M.D., Hahnemann University School of Medicine, Medical Degree
1985 A.B. History, Duke University (Magna Cum Laude)
Q: Please list your affiliations or memberships in any professional and/or industry organizations:
A: American Psychiatric Association
American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law, Co-Chair Neuropsychiatry Committee
Member of Ethics Committee, Bryn Mawr Rehabilitation Hospital
Pennsylvania Bar Association, Continuing Legal Education, Invited Panelist and Speaker
Pennsylvania Medical Society
American Medical Association
American Psychoanalytic Association
Psychoanalytic Center of Philadelphia
Diplomat National Board of Medical Examiners
Q: Please list any teaching or speaking experience you have had, including subject matter:
A: Clinical Associate Professor of Psychiatry, Drexel University School of Medicine

Psychiatry and Bar Presentations:
Co-Chair of Panel on Advanced Topics in Forensic Neuropsychiatry: 2022 Annual Meeting of the American Academy of the Psychiatry & The Law.

Chair of Panel on Proving and Disproving Testamentary Capacity & Undue Influence: 2021 Annual Meeting of the American Academy of the Psychiatry & The Law.

The Role of the Psychiatrist in Determining Testamentary Capacity and Undue Influence. University of Pennsylvania Department of Psychiatry - Forensic Psychiatry Division. November 2019

An Introduction to Forensic Psychiatric and Psychological Practice for Clinicians: Psychoanalytic Center of Philadelphia. 2016

The Role of the Psychiatrist in Determining Testamentary Capacity and Undue Influence. University of Pennsylvania Department of Psychiatry - Forensic Psychiatry Division. November 2013

Forensic Psychiatry & Brain Injury Litigation. University of Pennsylvania Department of Psychiatry - Forensic Psychiatry Division. November 2011

Medical and Legal Perspectives on Incapacity and Undue Influence. Invited Panelist. Pennsylvania Bar Institute’s 2012 Elder Law Institute. July 12, 2012

Evidence for Elder law Attorneys: Proving and Defending Undue Influence. Pennsylvania Bar Institute’s 2012 Elder Law Institute. July 12, 2012

Other Faculty Presentations and Panels at the Pennsylvania Bar Institute:

Supported Decision Making in Adult Guardianship. Pennsylvania Bar Institute 2020 Elder Law Institute (CLE)

What Does Diminished Capacity Really Mean?: Testamentary Capacity, Undue Influence, Medical and Financial Power of Attorney & Guardianship. Invited co-presenter, Pennsylvania Bar Institute’s 2019 Estate Law Institute. (CLE)

Why Can’t Lawyers and Psychiatrists Speak the Same Language?
Invited co-presenter, Pennsylvania Bar Institute’s 2019 Elder Law Institute. (Ethics CLE)

Special Needs Trust Planning for Individuals with Mental Health and Substance Abuse Disorders.
Invited co-presenter, Pennsylvania Bar Institute’s 2018 Elder Law Institute. (CLE)

Bridging The Gap Between Lawyers’ and Psychiatrists’ Understanding of Mental Capacities: Testamentary Capacity, Undue Influence, Medical and Financial Power of Attorney & Guardianship. Invited co-presenter, Pennsylvania Bar Institute’s 2017 Estate Law Institute. (Ethics CLE)
Bridging The Gap Between Lawyers’ and Psychiatrists’ Understanding of Mental Capacities: Testamentary Capacity, Undue Influence, Medical and Financial Power of Attorney & Guardianship. Invited co-presenter, Pennsylvania Bar Institute’s 2017 Elder Law Institute. (Ethics CLE)

Q: For what area(s) of expertise have you been retained as an expert?
A: Psychiatry
Brain Injury Medicine
Call for details. Hundreds of medical-legal assessments in many dozens of cases with various foci.
Special emphasis: undue influence and testamentary capacity, catastrophic injury, toxic and mass tort (e.g. train derailment, chemical exposure and more). TBI, concussion, dementias, and other brain injuries and diseases.
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: Call for details
Q: When was the last time you had your deposition taken?
A: Call for details
Q: On how many occasions have you been qualified by a court to give expert testimony?
A: Over 40
Q: For how many years have you worked with the legal industry as an expert?
A: More than 12 years simultaneously with and preceded by a decade of private practice as a psychiatrist and treating in hospitals.
Q: What services do you offer? (E.g.: consulting, testing, reports, site inspections etc.)
A: IME
Reports
Attorney consultation
Review of medical, legal, occupational and other records.
Experienced testimony in deposition and trial

References

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