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Expert in General and Forensic Psychiatry- Including Criminal, Worker's Comp, Competency, Personal Injury

Expert ID: 725279 California, USA

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45 years experience in clinical practice. Multiple case wins in criminal and tort issues as well as with client.

Psychological damages in personal injury cases.Death penalty assessment regarding mitigation factors.Agreed medical examiner in with courts and clients.

Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Los Angeles, California - Long Beach, California - Santa Ana, California - Anaheim, California - Riverside, California - Bakersfield, California - Glendale, California - Huntington Beach, California - San Bernardino, California - Oxnard, California

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Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1959 Degree: MD Subject: Medicine Institution: Northwestern University
Year: 1975 Degree: Ph.D Subject: Psychoanalysis Institution: So Ca Psychoanalytic Institute
Year: 1952 Degree: MS Subject: Hospital Administration Institution: Northwestern University
Year: 1948 Degree: BS Subject: Pre-med, Chemistry major Institution: University of Illinois

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 1963 to 2008 Employer: Self- MS Cherkas MD Medcorp Title: President Department: Responsibilities:

Government Experience

Years Agency Role Description
Years: 1964 to 2008 Agency: Los Angeles County Criminal Court Role: Chairman, Panel of Psychiatrists and Psychologists Description: Level for court regarding competency, sanity, intent, sentencing

Career Accomplishments

Licenses / Certifications
CA Med License since 1960
Professional Appointments
Board member- American College of Forensic Psychiatry
Medical / Professional
Cedars of Lebanon Hospital Los Angeles- 1959-1960; Residency in psychiatry- V.A. Hospital, Los Angeles 1960-1963
Publications and Patents Summary
5 publications in journal including one book ref. regarding addiction

Additional Experience

Expert Witness Experience
Court- several hundred criminal cases- juvenile, adult; more than 75 depositions in w/c and personal injury; 30 or more tort court cases (defendant and plaintiff)
Training / Seminars
Former association professors of psychiatry- USC
Marketing Experience
Several papers on needed changes in w/c laws and procedures
Other Relevant Experience
Spanish speaking

Language Skills

Language Proficiency
Spanish Acquired this language through 6 years of private lessons. 1/2 of his patients are Spanish speaking

Fields of Expertise

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