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 Expert  727219

Expert in Forensic Psychiatry, Trauma, Professional Liability, Employment

Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

New York (NY)
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Summary of Expertise:

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Board certified in Psychiatry with Added Qualifications in Forensic Psychiatry, Expert has extensive experience as a psychiatric administrator, teacher and supervisor, forensic expert, and clinician across the NY Metro area. Currently Medical Director of Expert's Firm, Expert's areas of clinical expertise include trauma and dissociation, anxiety disorders, mood disorders, psychopharmacologic and cognitive behavioral treatments. Expert has published and presented in each of these areas and serves on faculty at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons and the Albert Einstein College of Medicine teaching residents and forensic fellows. Forensically, Expert has 15 years of experience providing opinions in the areas of criminal responsiblity and insanity, competency, psychological trauma, professional liability, sexual harassment, and employment discrimination.

administrative psychiatry


adult psychiatry




duty to warn


forensic psychiatry


insanity defense


mental disorder


private practice psychiatry


psychiatric malpractice


psychiatric trauma



Show Secondary and Basic Areas of Expertise
Expert, MD may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: New York, New York;  Yonkers, New York;  Bridgeport, Connecticut;  New Haven, Connecticut;  Hartford, Connecticut;  Newark, New Jersey;  Jersey City, New Jersey;  Paterson, New Jersey;  Springfield, Massachusetts;  and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Year   Degree   Subject   Institution   Honors
1980   MD   Medicine   University of Pennsylvania  
1974   AB   History and Literature   Harvard University   Phi Beta Kappa, Magna Cum Laude

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title   Responsibilities

2001 to





Medical Director


Expert supervises psychiatrists delivering care in a variety of clinic and community settings. In addition, as Medical Director he serves as consultant throughout the agency teaching/supervising a diverse group of clinicians, advising on risk management, and developing policy at the executive level.

1995 to 2001


St. Vincent's Hospital




Director, Outpatient Mental Health Services


As the Director of the Outpatient Mental Health Servcie, Expert supervised the psychiatric team and clinical staff, developed policy, and provided direct care to patients.

1986 to 1995


Holliswood Hospital



Chief, Behavioral Disorders Unit


As Chief of the Behavioral disorders Unit Expert developed and supervised a unique inpatient service addressing the needs of trauma survivors suffering PTSD, dissociation, and mood disorders.

Career Accomplishments:

American Psychiatric Association, American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law, International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies.


New York State License Medicine (1981), Board Certified in Psychiatry (1985) with Added Qualifications in Forensic Psychiatry (1996/2006): American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology.

Professional Appointments

Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry; Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons.

Medical/Professional Internships

Residency, New York State Psychiatric Institute 1981-1984; NIMH Fellowship, New York State Psychiatric Institute 1984-86.

Publications and Patents Summary

Expert has published more than 20 original paper, chapters, and reviews and delivered more than 100 presentations in areas ranging from anxiety disorders, trauma, risk management, and mood disorders.

Selected Publications and Publishers  
 - Journal of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law  
 - Psychiatric Times  
 - Pace Law Review  
 - Journal of Anxiety Disorders  

Government Experience:
Years   Agency   Role   Description
2008 to 2008   Veteran's Administration   Teaching   Expert led a seminar and ongoing case conference teaching cognitive-behavioral treatment to VAH clinicians.

Consulting Services:
Selected Consulting Examples:
  • Expert consultation including evaluation of plainitiff, generation of report and testimony for the defense in Federal Court in an employment discrimination matter. Plaintiff alleged that he had been targeted by his employer on the basis of his national origin. Jury held that the plaintiff was not the victim of discrimination.
  • Expert consultation including evaluation of plaintiff, generation of report and testimony for the defense in a sexual harassment matter. Plaintiff alleged sexual harassment by employer due to demands placed on her in workplace. Arbitrator found plaintiff's claims without basis.
  • Evaluation at the request of plaintiff's counsel of an executive alleging discrimination and termination from a foreign firm based on his national origin.
  • Multiple evaluations of plaintiffs who have suffered physical and psycological trauma for both plainitffs and defendants.
  • Consultations and expert evaluations have been performed for major New York firms including Proskauer Rose, Davis Polk & Wardell, Holland & Knight, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld, Patton Boggs, and Jackson Lewis.
Click the green button above to contact Expert, MD for a free initial screening call regarding your expert consulting needs.  Expert, MD is available for consulting to corporate, legal and government clients.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert, MD is free.

Expert Witness:
Expert Witness Experience Summary:
Qualified in both state and Federal venues, Expert has offered opinions and testified in areas of criminal responsibility/insanity, employment discrimination and sexual harassment, psychological trauma, and professional liability.
Click the green button above to contact Expert, MD for a free initial screening call regarding expert testimony, litigation consulting and support, forensic services, or any related expert witness services.  A few litigation needs include product liability, personal injury, economic loss, intellectual property (patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright), and insurance matters.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert, MD is free.

International Experience:
Years   Country / Region   Summary
to   Middle East   Evaluation of torture victims in suits related to American military action in Desert Storm and Operation Iraqi Freedom.
2006 to   Sri Lanka   Participated in training of mental health professionals in 2006 mission to Sri Lanka following the tsunami.

Additional Skills and Services:

Expert has lectured and published on anxiety disorders, eating disorders, trauma and secondary trauma, and risk management.


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