Expert Qualifications

This expert is board certified psychiatrist and addiction specialist, and also is certified by the American Board of Disability Analysts. He is an expert in handling capital, personal injury, loss mitigation, malpractice and negligence cases that involve the use of abused substances (especially, opiates, alcohol, hallucinogens, and stimulants), prescribed pharmacological agents, and in the general field of psychiatric and brain disease. This expert also is a leading neuroscientist and neuropsychopharmacologist. He can provide expert testimony on the effects of different brain states and function, in both health and disease, and their potential association with with legal culpability and liability. He currently serves as the Chairman of the Department of Psychiatry at a leading university in the USA, and has over 12 years experience as Chairman in Psychiatry Departments in the USA. His research focus is in the neuropsychopharmacology of addiction, addiction and pain, pain treatment, impact of genetics on human behavior, the basic, molecular, and the brain imaging sciences related to the functioning of the brain in health, disease and addiction. In recognition of his academic, scholarly and professional achievement, he is a Fellow of the Collegium Internationale Neuro-psychopharmacologicum and a Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association. He is the recipient of numerous professional and scientific awards, including the Jack Mendelson Award at the NIH, which is awarded to individuals who have made distinguished contributions to our understanding of the science of addiction. He has an h-index of 46, and 11829 citations of his published work.

Bio Snapshot

  • Location: MD
  • Diploma: Institute Catholique de Paris
  • MD (equivalent): University of Glasgow
  • MS: University of London
  • PhD: University of Glasgow
  • Certified, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
  • Certified, Royal College of Psychiatrists (UK)
  • Member, British Association of Psychopharmacologists
  • Member, British Neuropsychiatry Association
  • Member, American Society of Clinical Psychopharmacology
  • Member, The College on Problems of Drug Dependence
  • Fellow, American College of Forensic Examiners Institute
  • Fellow, American College of Neuropsychopharmacology
  • Fellow, Collegium Internationale Neuro-psychopharmacologicum
  • Distinguished Fellow, American Psychiatric Association
  • Former, Professor of Psychiatry, University of Texas
  • Former, Professor of Pharmacology, University of Texas
  • Former, Professor of Medicine, University of Virginia
  • Former, Professor of Anatomy and Neurobiology, University of Maryland
  • Former, Chairman of the Department of Psychiatry, University of Maryland
  • Current, distinguished Professor of Psychiatry, Neurobiology, and Pharmacology, a prominent East Coast medical school

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