Roy H. Lubit MD, Ph.D.

Dr. Roy H. Lubit MD, Ph.D.


Works Nationally
Office: 917-846-7829

Introduction

Roy Lubit MD, Ph.D. is board certified in Psychiatry, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Forensic Psychiatry. He has special expertise in evaluating emotional trauma in children and adults (post traumatic stress disorder-PTSD), traumatic brain injury (post-concussion syndrome), and in doing and critiquing custody evaluations. He has published papers on each of these topics. He has served as an expert in a number of criminal and civil sexual assault cases, civil rights cases (Section 1983 actions), and psychological/psychiatric malpractice cases. His critiques of the reports of other forensic evaluators (showing that conclusions were based on speculative comments and cherry picking of data) have repeatedly led the reports of others to be withdrawn or ignored.

Dr. Lubit has testified in over three hundred cases, with roughly an equal number on the plaintiff and defense sides. Clients have included the federal government, US Armed Forces, State of Missouri, State of Vermont, New York City, City of Chicago, and the Seminole County Public School District.

Dr. Lubit has published numerous articles and book chapters, and has lectured widely to lawyers, mental health professionals and insurance companies on emotional trauma, doing proper forensic evaluations, and child custody issues. Dr. Lubit has had faculty appointments at New York University Medical School, Mt. Sinai School of medicine, New York Medical College and lectured on ethics at Einstein Medical School. He consulted to the Bar Association of the City of NY concerning child custody issues, and to the Accountability Review Panel of Children’s Services in New York City. He has appeared on television and radio multiple times speaking about emotional trauma, post traumatic stress disorder and child custody issues, including Dateline NBC, NPR, BBC, Canadian Broadcasting Company, and Fox Business News, and has been quoted in the press multiple times.

Please see his CV for a full list of publications and presentations. Publications include:

Selected Bibliography
Integrating Our Understanding of Classical and Betrayal Trauma. Submitted for consideration for publication.
Valid and Invalid Ways to Assess the Reason a Child Rejects a Parent: The Continued Malignant Role of “Parental Alienation Syndrome”. Journal of Child Custody. Forthcoming 2019.
Avoiding and Recognizing Bias in Forensic Custody Evaluations. Submitted for consideration for publication.
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. in Medscape, (along with Gore T. & Lucas, J.) 2017
Post Concussive Syndrome Psychiatric Care in Medscape, 2017.
Psychopharmacology (of PTSD) in V. Carrion (ed). Assessing and Treating Youth Exposed to Traumatic Stress. Washington DC: American Psychiatric Association Publishing, 2018. (co author)
Psychotropic medications and crime: The seasoning of the Prozac defense. With M. Welner & J. Stewart (2011) In Mozayani, A & Raymon, L. (Eds.) Handbook of Drug Interactions: A Clinical and Forensic Guide. Humana Press: New York, NY.
Ethics in Psychiatry in Sadock B. and Sadock V. (eds.) Comprehensive Textbook of Psychiatry. 9th edition. Phil: Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins. (2009)
Recognizing and Assisting Traumatized Children with Jonathan Cohen In J. Devine, (ed.) Making Your Schools Safe: Strategies to Protect Children and Promote Learning. New York: Teacher’s College Press 2007.
Assessing and Treating Traumatized Children in A. Hosen (ed.) Responding to Traumatized Children. Palgrave 2006.
Cognitive Therapy of Children with PTSD, in A. Hosen (ed.) Responding to Traumatized Children. Palgrave 2006.
Diagnosis and Treatment of Trauma in Children in K. Cheng and K. Myers (ed.) Child and Adolescent Psychiatry: The Essentials. Lippincott Williams & Wilkins (2005).
Child Custody Evaluations in K. Cheng and K. Myers (ed.) Child and Adolescent Psychiatry: The Essentials. Lippincott Williams & Wilkins (2005).
Forensic Evaluation of Trauma Syndromes by Lubit R., Hartwell N., van Gorp W., Eth S. in Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Clinics of North America. 2002, 11(4):823-57.


Areas of Expertise

  • Brain Injury
  • Child Abuse
  • Child Custody
  • Child Psychiatry
  • Child Psychology
  • Discrimination
  • Emotional Trauma
  • Forensic Psychiatry
  • Forensic Psychology
  • Hospital & Medical Ethics
  • Independent Medical Examinations (I.M.E.)
  • Malingering
  • Wrongful Termination

Expert Background

Q: Please list your professional accreditations, degrees, licenses, and certificates granted:
A: Roy Lubit MD, Ph.D.
Board certified in Psychiatry, Forensic Psychiatry, and Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Q: Please list your affiliations or memberships in any professional and/or industry organizations:
A: AACAP
Q: Please list any teaching or speaking experience you have had, including subject matter:
A: I have had faculty appointments at Mount Sinai School of Medicine and New York Medical College.
I have taught ethics and spoken on doing scientific evaluations, child custody issues, and emotional trauma.
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: Over 400
Q: For what area(s) of expertise have you been retained as an expert?
A: psychiatry
child and adolescent psychiatry
forensic psychiatry
emotional trauma
child custody
Q: In what percentage of your cases were you retained by the plaintiff?
A: roughly half
Q: In what percentage of your cases were you retained by the defendant?
A: roughly half
Q: On how many occasions have you had your deposition taken?
A: over 100
Q: On how many occasions have you been qualified by a court to give expert testimony?
A: more than 200
Q: On how many occasions have you testified as an expert in court or before an arbitrator?
A: more than 200
Q: For how many years have you worked with the legal industry as an expert?
A: 20
Q: What is your hourly rate to consult with an attorney?
A: varies
Q: What is your hourly rate to review documents?
A: varies
Q: What is your hourly rate to provide deposition testimony?
A: varies
Q: What is your hourly rate to provide testimony at trial?
A: varies

References

Child Custody

Jay Bloom: (602) 266-1900

Colin Dunnigan: (845) 661-6023

Eric Gang: (646) 434-0007

Personal Injury

Ramone Vasquez: (407) 423-9545

Avi Moskowitz: (212) 221-7999

Ronald Ramirez: (718) 268-8900

Read McCaffrey: (305) 476-7100

Sexual Abuse

Michelle Betti has 760 500 5451

Malpractice

Ty Taber: (602) 248-8203

Patient Rights

Kathy Donnelly: phone number available on request

Bill Brooks: (631) 761-7086