I graduated from the Stanford University psychiatry program in 1998.
I have been board certified in psychiatry since 2000.
I have subspecialty certification in consultation liaison psychiatry (inpatient psychiatry and medical consultation psychiatry)
I have subspecialty certification in addiction psychiatry from the American Board of addiction medicine.
I have over 20 years experience and treating adults in the inpatient setting, outpatient setting, jail setting in prison setting.
I have done independent medical evaluations for the medical Board of California.
I have done independent medical evaluations for insurance companies.
I have done independent medical evaluations for the social security administration.
I have done Worker's Compensation evaluations since 2001.
I have extensive experience working with lawyers in coming up with trial strategy.
I have extensive experience reviewing medical records and discussing standard of care issues.
I have extensive experience reviewing forensic processes and jail and prison's.
Areas of Expertise
- Addiction Medicine
- Crime Foreseeability
- Deadly/Excessive Force
- Jail Suicide
- Jails & Prisons
- Law Enforcement
- Security Management
- Testamentary Capacity
- Wrongful Death
- Q: Please list your professional accreditations, degrees, licenses, and certificates granted:
- A: American Board of psychiatry and neurology, Board certified in psychiatry, Board certified in Consultation/liaison psychiatry
Board certified in addiction psychiatry by the American Board of addiction medicine.
- Q: Please list your affiliations or memberships in any professional and/or industry organizations:
- A: American Medical Association
- Q: Please list any teaching or speaking experience you have had, including subject matter:
- A: English only
- 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: More than 40 times
- Q: For what area(s) of expertise have you been retained as an expert?
- A: Standard of care
Medical record evaluation
Suicide risk evaluations
Fitness for duty evaluations
Impaired physician evaluations
Violence risk evaluations
Reviewing records and setting strategy for possible litigation
Reviewing medical staff processes
- Q: In what percentage of your cases were you retained by the plaintiff?
- A: 20%
- Q: In what percentage of your cases were you retained by the defendant?
- A: 80%
- Q: For how many years have you worked with the legal industry as an expert?
- A: 20+ years
- Q: What services do you offer? (E.g.: consulting, testing, reports, site inspections etc.)
- A: Evaluation of defendants
Consulting on cases prior to litigation
Reviewing internal processes after litigation is started.
Determining standard of care.
Defending standard of care.
Suicide risk evaluations.
Post suicide autopsies.
Violence risk evaluations.
In evaluating cases prior to acceptance by lawyers.
Evaluating truthfulness of clients.
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