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Harold J. Bursztajn, M.D., President of the American Unit of the UNESCO Bioethics Chair, Harvard Medical School Co-Founder of the Program in Psychiatry and the Law, Associate Professor of Psychiatry, and Principal Mentor for students, is an award-winning clinician active in patient care, teaching and research. He consults to plaintiff and defense counsel, insurance firms, and state and federal agencies as an expert in general and forensic psychiatry and neuropsychiatry, malpractice and informed consent, malingering and misattribution, and organizational ethics. He also advises the judiciary as an expert on standards of reliability of expert methodology. Dr. Bursztajn has nationwide experience as a distinguished expert qualified to testify in state and federal courts. Areas of expertise include Employment Issues: disability, worker's compensation, discrimination and harassment; Malpractice and Informed Consent; Medical and Mental Health: emotional and physical damages, conscious pain and suffering, PTSD, misattribution and malingering, neuropsychiatry and brain imaging; Product Liability and Toxic Tort; Class Actions; Criminal Justice: diminished capacity resulting from neuropsychiatric disorders including major mental illness, drug addiction, and brain injury; Family Issues: divorce, custody, and testamentary capacity; and Professional Ethics in clinical practice and research, clinical staff credentialing, supervision and administration. p/d attorney references nationwide

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M.D., Licensed in Massachusetts