Psychotherapy, Psychoanalysis, Traumatic Brain Injury Consultation
Medical-Legal Psychiatric Consultation
I serve as a psychiatric expert witness in civil litigation involving Traumatic Brain Injury, Depression, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and other psychiatric conditions.
I can help identify and recommend treatments for the biological, psychological, and social factors that are causing and / or contributing to a patient's symptoms and impaired functioning. For example, I consider the contributions of medical conditions, medications, brain injury, pain, depression, relationships, and current life stresses when evaluating and recommending treatment for problems resulting from Traumatic Brain Injury.
I am currently Medical Director of Hidden Valley Ranch Rehabilitation Services, a brain injury residential program in Ramona, California. I also consult with Learning Services, a brain injury residential program in Escondido, California and with Paradigm Management Services, which provides solutions for complex medical management. I am a member of the Professional Advisory Council, San Diego Brain Injury Foundation.
I was formerly Medical Director of NeuroCare's post-acute residential and community-based brain injury rehabilitation programs in Ramona and San Diego, California. I have also consulted with other brain injury rehabilitation and residential programs. I was Editor, Brain Injury Medication Update email newsletter and Associate Editor, Brain Injury Update newsletter.
I was a psychiatric consultant at Sharp Memorial Hospital and Sharp Rehabilitation Center, where I focused on the psychological aspects of acute and chronic physical illness, including physical disabilities resulting from traumatic brain injury, stroke, and spinal cord injury.
I was selected to the Honors Program in Medical Education at Northwestern University Medical School. I am a Distinguished Life Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association; Diplomate of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology; Voluntary Assistant Clinical Professor, Department of Psychiatry, UCSD School of Medicine; Faculty and Board member, San Diego Psychoanalytic Center; and Council member, San Diego Psychiatric Society.
I have been selected by my physician peers as one of San Diego's Physicians of Exceptional Excellence (Top Doctors), San Diego Magazine, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, and 2015.
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