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 Expert  727146

Expert in Diagnosis and Pharmacologic Treatment of Adult and Geriatric Mental Disorders

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Florida (FL)
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Expert has practiced clinical adult and geriatric psychiatry since 1982 and is certified in psychiatry and geriatric psychiatry by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. He received his M.D. from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and completed his residency training in psychiatry at the University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Hospital. He obtained the Chief Resident position his final year in 1982 and received the highest resident award when he finished.

He is noted for the thoroughness of his evaluations of new patients, and he has been recognized in the listings of Florida Super Doctors--South Florida Edition. He also has extensive experience with disability evaluations. His knowledge of psychopharmacology is highly regarded by his referral sources and peers.

He has been in private practice since 1982, providing services in to adults 18 and older suffering from depression, anxiety, mood swings, panic attacks, obsessive-compulsive disorder, attention-deficit disorder and mental problems of late life. His methods include careful and thorough evaluation of the condition, careful diagnosis and uniquely designed treatment plan that is appropriate for the individual and his/her condition.


adult psychiatry


geriatric psychiatry





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Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Miami, Florida;  Hialeah, Florida;  Fort Lauderdale, Florida;  Hollywood, Florida;  Pembroke Pines, Florida;  Miami Beach, Florida;  West Palm Beach, Florida;  Pompano Beach, Florida;  Boca Raton, Florida;  and Deerfield Beach, Florida.

Year   Degree   Subject   Institution   Honors
1978   MD   Medicine   University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center   Alpha Omega Alpha
1974   BS   Mathematics   Southern Methodist University   Phi Beta Kappa

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title   Responsibilities

1982 to




Private Practice


Psychiatrist and owner


He maintains a private office-based practice of adult and geriatric psychiatry.

2004 to 2010


University of Miami Counseling Center



Part-time psychiatrist


He consulted for evaluation and pharmacological management of students who are clients of the Counseling Center. He previously worked there 1997-2002.

Career Accomplishments:

He belongs to the American, Florida, and Dade County Medical Associations; serves on the Board of the DCMA PAC; and belongs to the American Psychiatric Association, Florida Psychiatric Society (where he chairs the Articles and Bylaws Committee), and American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry.


He is licensed to practice medicine in Florida and is certified in psychiatry and geriatric psychiatry by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology.

Professional Appointments

He holds the positions of Voluntary Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry of the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, and Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry, College of Osteopathic Medicine, Health Professions Division, Nova Southeastern University. His past positions include: Medical Director, Consultant for the Department of Health and Rehabilitative Services, Medical Director of a rehabilitation program, consultant of a counseling center, Chairman of a pharmacy and therapeutics committee, Chairman of the Department of Psychiatry, Chairman of the psychiatric subsection of a Department of Internal Medicine , Co-Chair of a pharmacy and therapeutics committee, Assistant instructor, clinical instructor and clinical assistant professor at his affiliated university.


He received the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill Exemplary Psychiatrist Award for 1994.

Medical/Professional Internships

He completed his residency in psychiatry in 1982 at the University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Hospital.

Government Experience:
Years   Agency   Role   Description
1984 to 1988   Office of Disability Determination, State of Florida   Part-time consultant   He reviewed case files and made mental disorder disability determinations.

Consulting Services:
Selected Consulting Examples:
  • For many years he performed second opinion evaluations for a contractor for the U. S. Department of Labor, Office of Workers Compensation.
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Expert Witness:
Expert Witness Experience Summary:
He has performed numerous independent medical evaluations of federal workers compensation and disability claimants and social security disability applicants.
Recent Litigation Client Requests:
  • Expert for consulting on chemical restraints in hospital pychiatric ward in an elderly dementia patient.
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Additional Skills and Services:

Since 2012 he has taught the lecture-based psychopharmacology course to the residents in psychiatry at Larkin Community Hospital in South Miami, Florida. He also offers case supervision in geriatric psychiatry to the second-year residents.


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