Dr. Mark I Levy

Forensic Psychiatry

655 Redwood Hwy, Suite 271
Mill Valley CA, Hi, 94941

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A Diplomate of Am. Bd. Psychiatry & Neurology in Gen. and Forensic Psychiatry and Fellow of APA, He has been in the practice of Psychiatry, Psychoanalysis and Forensic Psychiatry since 1975.
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This expert, a Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association , is a graduate of the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, a diplomate of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology in Psychiatry with Subspecialty in Forensic Psychiatry and a graduate of the San Francisco Psychoanalytic Institute. He also received Forensic Psychiatric Training from the American Academy of Psychiatry and Law, Forensic Psychiatry Review Course, and the Osler Institute's Forensic Psychiatry Review Course. Forensic Psychiatry, Psychiatry and Psychoanalysis He has consulted on approximately more than 215 medical legal cases, been deposed between 50-100 times and has been qualified as an expert to testify in State and Federal Court on 18 occasions. His civil case experience is divided 1/3 plaintiff and 2/3 defense. For thirty years, he has been practicing clinical psychiatry and psychoanalysis fulltime in Mill Valley, California. In addition, during the past dozen years he has devoted a substantial portion of his clinical practice to forensic psychiatry, providing independent medical evaluations (IME's) and expert forensic psychiatric opinion and Consultation nationally for plaintiff and defense trial attorneys, major insurance carriers and the courts. Academic Positions and Teaching Since 1976, he has been on the clinical faculty of the Department of Psychiatry, School of Medicine, University of California, where he is currently an Assistant Clinical Professor. He is also on the faculty at the San Francisco Psychoanalytic Institute, where he teaches psychoanalytic candidates. Public Service He presently serves as Chairman, and immediate past President, of the San Francisco Foundation for Psychoanalysis, a community outreach and service organization of psychoanalysts and community members, that he founded in 1994 at the San Francisco Psychoanalytic Institute and Society. He is also a former officer and Board member of the San Francisco Psychoanalytic Institute and Society. Professional Organizations Together with the Bar Association of San Francisco, he helped establish an educational program for attorneys focusing upon psychological issues. Within this program, he has spoken on a broad array of issues covering the interface of law and psychiatry, as well as other matters affwcting the two disciplines. The topics he's discussed include Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Sexual Harassment, Psychological Trauma and Abuse, Psychological Injury, Stress, Confidentiality, Mental Competency Evaluation, Depression, Psychiatric Malpractice, Psychotherapy, Psychoanalysis, and much more. He has also been a lecturer and panelist at MCLE events sponsored by both the California State Bar Association and the Defense Research Institute of Chicago, Illinois. Licenses and Certification He is Board Certified in Psychiatry by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, with Added Qualifications in Forensic Psychiatry. He was certified as a Qualified Medical Examiner for the State of California in 1993 and maintained his active QME status until 1996. Since that time he has been inactive as a QME. He is licensed as a physician in California and Hawaii. Professional Organizations He is also a member of numerous professional organizations including the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law, the American, California and Northern California Psychiatric Associations, the International Psychoanalytic Association, and many more. Curriculum Vitae Education A.B. 1967 Columbia College, Columbia University, New York, NY; M.D. 1971 College of Physicians and Surgeons, Columbia University; Internship 1971-72 Mount Zion Hospital and Medical Center, San Francisco, CA.; Psychiatric Residency 1972-75 Mount Zion Hospital and Medical Center; Psychoanalytic Training 1973-84 San Francisco Psychoanalytic Institute; Forensic Psychiatric Review Course American Academy of Psychiatry and Law, October 1998 Forensic Psychiatric Review Course The Osler Institute, March 1999 Licenses Physician and Surgeon State of California since 1971; Physician and Surgeon State of Hawaii since 2004; Drug Enforcement Administration since 1975; Qualified Medical Examiner ("QME"), State of California, Department of Industrial Relations, Industrial Medical Council 1993 - 1996, currently inactive. Board Certification Diplomate of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology in Psychiatry 1981 Certificate #21909. Diplomate of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology with Subspecialty in Forensic Psychiatry 1999. certificate #1088. Professional activities Full-time private office practice of adult and adolescent general psychiatry and psychoanalysis, Mill Valley , CA. since 1975; Psychiatric Disability Consultant, State of California Department of Vocational Rehabilitation 1975-90; Psychiatric Disability Consultant, U.S. Social Security Administration, Department of Social Services, Disability Evaluation Division, Sacramento, CA. 1975-present; Independent Psychiatric Disability Consultant providing Independent Medical (Psychiatric) Examinations (``IME's") on behalf of individual claimants and insurance companies since 1980. Board of Advisors: Better Legal & Business Practice for Psychiatrists and Psychotherapists Teaching experience Department of Psychiatry, School of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco, Assistant Clinical Professor. San Francisco Psychoanalytic Institute, Faculty member (teaching courses on psychopathology of the neuroses and character to psychoanalytic candidates). San Francisco Psychoanalytic Institute Extension Division Committee on Law and Psychoanalysis, founding member, (produced educational programs for the legal community jointly with the Bar Association of San Francisco). Hastings College of Law, University of California, faculty 1997 and 1999 College of Trial Advocacy and guest lecturer to "Psychiatry and Law" course since 1995. Medical-legal (Forensic) Psychiatric Experience: (click here for a complete list of previous forensic psychiatric consulting cases) Forensic Psychiatric Expert since late 1980's, providing Independent Medical Examinations (IME's), consultation and testimony in civil matters. Summary of Testifying: Civil (and occasionally Criminal) Forensic Psychiatric Expert, testifying about traumatic and non-traumatic psychological injuries including the following: Automobile accident induced facial scaring; Death of a parent in house fire secondary to product safety failure; Psychological effects upon a parent surviving the murder of their child; Psychological trauma from surviving a commercial airplane crash; Long-term psychological effects from burn injuries following a motorcycle accident; Psychological trauma upon an adolescent from death of a parent killed in a house fire caused by a malfunctioning electrical appliance; Psychological trauma upon an adolescent from suicide death of a parent following alleged medical malpractice. Psychological Effects of quadriplegia in a junior high school student who suffered traumatic spinal cord injury during a physical education class; Psychological trauma from sexual abuse of child by her grandfather; Wrongful employee dismissal; Sexual harassment and discrimination in the workplace; Job stress; Standard of care when prescribing anti-depressant medication; Effects of stress upon physical health and/or pre-existing medical conditions, (e.g., the exacerbating effects of prolonged stress from business dispute upon a congenital, life-threatening cardiac condition); Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) following rape, a parking lot assault or exposure to a utility transformer explosion; Alleged PTSD following automobile accidents, industrial accidents, assaults and disputes, (or where physical damages were minimal, pre-existing psychological illness was substantial and/or substance abuse was evident); PTSD where pre-existing physical disability and/or psychological illness was alleged to have been exacerbated by psychological trauma; Toxic Torts: Psychological Consequences of Exposure to Asbestos in the home; or to Tri-chloroethylene (TCE) In the water supply; Malingering or Factitious Disorder; Stalking Competency.
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