Expert in Psychiatry, Forensic Psychiatry, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Expert ID: 726750 California, USA
As a past child psychiatrist at a major teaching hospital in California, she supervised psychiatric and pediatric residents, psychology pre-and post-doctoral interns, medical students, and volunteers. She directed a behavioral assessment clinic, addressing ADHA, PTSD, and other childhood psychiatric disorders. She also provided psychotherapy and psychopharmacology services for children. As a staff member, she was responsible for developing children’s psychiatric service and for providing medication management for patients and supervision of therapists.
Expert has an extensive private practice with experience in high-risk pregnancies, somatoform disorders, as well as typical anxiety and depressive disorders. As a psychiatrist at her private practice, she treats patients with Anxiety disorders, Depression, Insomnia, ADHD, and several different Women's Issues. She sees children and adolescents with a range of developmental and family issues. Her private practice offers services in Therapy, Psychotherapy, Counseling, Psychopharmacology, Medication Management, Child Custody Evaluations, Competency Evaluations, and Psychiatry Evaluations for Immigration. She also continues to do studies evaluating homo- versus hetero- sexual brain chemistry.
Because of her extensive expertise in psychiatry, Expert has been called upon by the media to discuss difficult psychological phenomena as well as to discuss several investigations regarding child and adolescent abuse and psychotherapy and adult psychiatry in crime.
|Year: 1997||Degree: MD||Subject: Medicine||Institution: University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine|
|Year: 1992||Degree: AB||Subject: Anthropology||Institution: Princeton University|
|Years: 2003 to Present||Employer: Undisclosed||Title: Physician||Department:|
Responsibilities:Private practice psychiatry, including forensic consultation
|Years: 2007 to Present||Employer: Undisclosed||Title: Consulting Psychiatrist||Department: Psychiatry Consult Service|
Responsibilities:Assist internists, surgeons, and other primary care providers with the management of their complicated patients.
|Years: 2003 to 2004||Employer: UCSF||Title: Assistant Clinical Professor||Department: Department of Pediatrics|
Responsibilities:Run the Behavioral Assessment Clinic (which she had begun several years prior), consult to the pediatricians, provide psychiatric support to the psychologists and students
|Years: 2006 to 2010||Agency: Department of Justice||Role: Expert Witness||Description: She is an expert consultant in the area of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry in a case involving civil rights. She has performed several tours, interviewed many participants, and written three reports and one statement for the court.|
|Associations / Societies|
|Alumni of the Ivy League|
|Licenses / Certifications|
|Board certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology as a Diplomate, with a subspecialty in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.
Medical license and Qualified Medical Examiner in the State of California
Bilingual certification in Spanish by the SF Public Health Department
|Awards / Recognition|
|MD Memorial Award for Excellence in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Pfizer Outstanding Resident in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Award|
|Medical / Professional|
|She completed her residency in General Adult Psychiatry and Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at UCSF in 2003.|
|Spanish||Fluent in Spanish, and aware of cultural nuances.|
Fields of Expertise
adolescent psychiatry, adolescent psychology, adult psychiatry, behavioral psychiatry, behavioral science, biological psychiatry, child development, child psychiatry, child psychology, child psychotherapy, clinical psychology, commitment of mentally ill, confidentiality, correctional psychiatry, criminal psychology, factitious disorder, forensic psychiatry, insanity defense, malingering, malpractice claim, mental disorder, neuropsychiatry, pediatric psychiatry, preventative psychiatry, private practice psychiatry, psychiatric malpractice, psychiatric trauma, psychiatry, psychosomatic medicine, psychotherapy malpractice, public health psychiatry, quackery