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Sedative and Hypnotic Drugs Expert Witness | Texas

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This highly qualified psychiatric pharmacology expert received a BS in Bacteriology from the Univeristy of California Los Angeles (UCLA) and earned his doctor of pharmacy (Pharm.D.) at the University of Southern California (USC). He had a National Institute of Mental Health (NMH) training fellowship in Psychiatric Pharmacy at the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha, and was recruited to join the faculty of the highly-ranked The University of Texas at Austin College of Pharmacy. He is Board Certified in Psychiatric Pharmacy (BCPP) by the Board of Pharmaceutical Specialties. He serves on the Board of Directors for the College of Psychiatric and Neurologic Pharmacists Foundation and is a founding member of the College of Psychiatric and Neurologic Pharmacists (CPNP). During his 37 years career, this expert has provided clinical care and education in a variety of settings and treatment roles. He teaches didactic and experiential courses for Pharm.D. students and graduate courses for MS and PhD post-Pharm.D. students. He authored and successfully discussed with members of the Texas Legislature the creation of a clinical research unit at San Antonio State Hospital (SASH) that was funded by the Texas Legislature and jointly governed by the UT Austin College of Pharmacy, UT Health Science Center San Antonio Department of Psychiatry and SASH. This expert continues to publish scholarly articles and is regularly invited to do scholarly and lay presentations around the country on a variety of pharmacy and mental health related topics. He was the Senior Founding Editor for a major mental health publication. He edited Psychopharmacology Update newsletter from 1998-2002, and edited two editions of a compendium based upon this newsletter, Psychopharmacology Desktop Reference, published by Manisses Communications Group in 1999 and 2002. He has received several awards reflecting his accomplishments as a clinician, teacher, and researcher.

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Location: TX
BA, Bacteriology, University of California, Los Angeles
Pharm.D., Pharmacy, University of Southern California
Fellowship, Psychiatric Pharmacy, University of Nebraska Medical Center
Licensed, Pharmacist, State of Texas and State of California
Board Certified, Psychiatric Pharmacy, Board of Pharmacy Specialties
Board of Directors, College of Psychiatric and Neurologic Pharmacists Foundation (CPNPF)
Member, College of Psychiatric and Neurologic Pharmacists (CPNP)
Former, Clinical Psycho-Pharmacology Consultant, Alamo Mental Health Group
Former, Clinical Psycho-Pharmacology Consultant, Villa Rosa Hospital
Former, Clinical Psycho-Pharmacology Consultant, Audie Murphy Veterans Affairs Hospital
Current, Clinical Pharmacologist, Major TX Hospital
Current, Clinical Professor,Major TX UNiversity's College of Pharmacy
Current, Adjoint Professor, Major TX University's Health Science Center, Research Center, and School of Medicine
Current, Director, Psychiatric Pharmacy Program, Major TX University

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