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Expert in Forensic Psychiatrist, Brain Injury Medicine, Medical Evaluator

Expert ID: 736011 Texas, USA

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Expert is triple-Board-Certified in Forensic Psychiatry, Brain Injury Medicine and Psychiatry. He assesses emotional distress and mental health injuries as well as brain injury concerns. Triggers considered are personal injury, undue influence, changed competency, medical malpractice, physical and emotional abuse, violence, and criminal behavior. Expert is the Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at TIRR Memorial Hermann where his clinical focus is treating the neuropsychiatric complications of brain injury, stroke, and spinal cord injury. Previously he served as the Medical Director of PACE Mental Health. Expert has clinical experience in high-risk and security-sensitive settings, maximum-security prisons and correctional psychiatric hospitals, inmates on Death Row and segregated in Isolation. Expert also volunteers with Physicians for Human Rights - Asylum Network and Daya Houston, conducting forensic assessments of victims of kidnapping and false imprisonment, human trafficking, undue influence, physical and sexual abuse, and rape. Expert is skilled in evaluating PTSD, Anxiety and Depressive Disorders, risk of suicide, and malingering. He is experienced in the impact of drug and alcohol abuse on decision-making. In psychiatric hospitals, Expert treats psychosis: Schizophrenia and Psychotic Disorders (hallucinations, delusions.) Expert’s findings consider complicating factors, such as emotional distress worsened by physical and emotional isolation from family and support (e.g., prisoner or elder.) Pre-existing mental and physical illness, competency and capacity (e.g. dementia, Intellectual Disability) and medication or addiction may also be relevant to his opinions. Expert opines about medical malpractice and standard of care, including in government-regulated and institutional settings. Expert conducts Independent Medical Examinations and review of records, issuing his med-legal findings by report, testimony or private consultation. Expert is available to testify as an expert witness in civil, criminal, military, probate, Federal, Immigration and administrative jurisdictions.

Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: houston, TX - Baytown, TX - Woodlands, TX - Sugar Land, TX - Austin, TX - San Antonio, TX - Dallas, TX

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Education

Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 2014 Degree: Subject: Forensic Psychiatry Fellowship Institution: Oregon Health Sciences University
Year: 2012 Degree: Subject: Psychiatry Residency Institution: University of Texas Health Sciences Center in Houston

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 2019 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Assistant Professor of Psychiatry Department: Responsibilities: Expert's clinical focus will be treating the psychiatric complications of brain injury, stroke, and spinal cord injury.
Years: 2020 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Staff Psychiatrist Department: Responsibilities: Provides psychiatric and addiction medicine treatments to disenfranchised populations such as the LGBT community, those with Housing Insecurity and Persons living with HIV (PLHIV). Avenue 360 is a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC).
Years: 2018 to 2019 Employer: PACE Mental Health Title: Medical Director Department: Responsibilities: Served as the Medical Director and supervised mid-level providers in Houston and Sugar Land, Texas. He treated general psychiatric patients and those with Substance Use Disorders. He provided Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) with Buprenorphine (aka Suboxone).
Years: 2014 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: President Department: Responsibilities: Provides expert witness and consulting services to attorneys and other entities. He has assisted attorneys in state, federal and military courts nationwide. His reports are detailed and have resulted in a settlement without a trial. He does thrive in depositions and enjoys the intellectual challenge of testifying. His wide-ranging clinical experience informs his expert witness work. Expert is one of about a dozen Forensic Psychiatrist who is Board-Certified in Brain Injury Medicine.
Years: 2019 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Advisor Department: Responsibilities: Governor Greg Abbott has appointed Expert to the Advisory Committee to the Texas Board of Criminal Justice on Offenders with Medical or Mental Impairments. The committee advises the board and the director of the Texas Correctional Office on Offenders with Medical or Mental Impairments on matters related to offenders with medical or mental impairments and perform other duties imposed by the board. Expert also serves on the Geriatric sub-committee.
Years: 2016 to 2016 Employer: Texas Department of Justice Title: Assistant Professor of Psychiatry Department: UTMB-CMC Responsibilities: Served as a Staff Psychiatrist at the Jester IV TDCJ Prison Psychiatric Hospital. He treated Impulse Disorders, Self-Injurious Behavior, and other psychiatric illnesses with offenders on Death Row and those in Restrictive Housing. He provided telepsychiatric outpatient care to offenders at the Polunsky Death Row Unit. He was appointed as Assistant Professor of UTMB.
Years: 2015 to 2016 Employer: The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) Title: Assistant Professor of Psychiatry Department: Competency Restoration Unit at Harris County Psychiatric Center Responsibilities: Served the Competency Restoration Unit at Harris County Psychiatric Center treating those deemed Incompetent to Stand Trial. His patients came from the Harris County Jail as well as other jails in Texas. The goal of the unit is to treat mental illness and restore the patients to competency so they are able to aid and assist their defense attorneys. Expert also taught medical students and psychiatry residents.
Years: 2014 to 2015 Employer: Texas Department of Assistive and Rehabilitative Services Title: Psychiatrist Department: Responsibilities: Treated those with severe Intellectual Disabilities, Genetic Disorders and Autism Spectrum Disorders in a residential facility. He worked with Behavioral Analysts. He prepared documentation as mandated by a settlement agreement with the US Department of Justice.
Years: 2010 to 2013 Employer: The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) Title: Assistant Professor of Psychiatry Department: Harris County Psychiatric Center Responsibilities: Worked at Harris County Psychiatric Center on a general Inpatient Unit treating those with severe mental illness and teaching medical residents in the Department of Psychiatry.

Career Accomplishments

Associations / Societies
American Psychiatric Association
Texas Society of Psychiatric Physicians
American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law
Physicians for Human Rights - Asylum Network
Daya Houston
Houston Psychiatric Society
Licenses / Certifications
Board Certified in Psychiatry, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (2014)
Board-Certified in Forensic Psychiatry, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (2015)
Board-Certified in Brain Injury Medicine, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (2018)
Texas Medical License, Board of Medical Examiners
Certified Medical Review Officer (MRO), Medical Review Officers Certification Council, 2020
Professional Appointments
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at UT Health Dept. of Psychiatry
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB)
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, University of Texas Health and Science Center

Government Appointments:
Appointment to Governor’s Advisory Committee to the Texas Board of Criminal Justice on Offenders with Medical or Mental Impairments.
Appointed and confirmed by the Texas State Senate
Additional appointment to the Geriatric Sub-Committee.

Government Contracts:
U.S. Department of Defense
Federal Courts

Awards / Recognition
Editor-In-Chief of Brain Injury Medicine - Stat Pearls
Ranked #1, Psychiatry Residency In-Service (PRITE)

Publications and Patents Summary
Date Rape Drugs: Psychiatry, Pharmacology and Law Weaponized Chemistry: a Medicine Cabinet of Assault

Presentations: 6
Publications: 1

Research:
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center Role of Massage on Depression Study
CHAI Study, Coronary artery disease among Houston Asian Indians
Carpal Tunnel Glove, Biofeedback and EMG Research

Additional Experience

Expert Witness Experience
Criminal Cases
Capital Cases
Civil Cases
Military Cases
Occupational IMEs
Fitness for Duty
Disability
TBI Cases
PTSD Cases
Sexual Assault

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Training / Seminars
AAPL
MRO Training
Capacity for Justice

Fields of Expertise

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