I am a Harvard Medical School ('77) and Princeton University ('72) honors graduate and maintain an active patient practice. I am currently a senior clinical faculty member at Harvard Medical School and co-founded the Program in Psychiatry and the Law at the Massachusetts Mental Health Center. I recently received the A. Clifford Barger Excellence in Mentoring Award in recognition of my many years serving as a Principal Mentor for students at Harvard Medical School. I also consult, teach, and testify nationwide as an expert qualified in general psychiatry and forensic neuropsychiatry. Special areas of interest include medical and psychiatric malpractice, psychiatric diagnosis, suicide prevention, sexual boundary violation claim evaluations, detection of malingering, pain impairment evaluations, informed consent, medication management standards, managed health care, psychiatric and forensic neuropsychiatric autopsies, testamentary capacity, diminished capacity, death penalty mitigation, and employment related issues such as the Americans with Disabilities Act, disability, workers' compensation, and sexual harassment. Other areas of special clinical and forensic interest include the forensic neuropsychiatric evaluation of medical complications of psychiatric illness and psychiatric medication as well as psychiatric complications of medical illness.
I maintain a website covering a wide range of topics surrounding my work in clinical and forensic psychiatry at www.forensic-psych.com