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Addiction (Psychiatry)

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Richard Frances M.D., provides expert testimony in cases related to psychiatry, addiction, alcohol/drug, PTSD, Anxiety, medical malpractice, pain/suicide/overdose, product liability, personal injury, disability, criminality, diminished capacity, contested wills, DUI, hospital/prison safety/security/quality assurance, and Family Law. An Adjunct Clinical Professor at UMDNJ, Rutgers Medical School, he is in private practice, and Senior Medical Adviser and Emeritus President and Medical Director of Silver Hill Hospital, Board certified in Psychiatry and Addiction Psychiatry by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, he is licensed in New York. A Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association, a Fellow of the American College of Psychiatrists, and elected to the Benjamin Rush Society, he was founder and first president of the American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry, a cofounder and an associated editor of the American Journal on Addictions, on editorial boards of peer reviewed journals, coauthored the first Addiction Psychiatry Board Examination, chaired the Council of Addiction Psychiatry (APA,) and author and editor (200 articles, chapters, and 35 textbooks). He ran a U.S. Navy Alcohol Treatment Center, was Associate Professor at Cornell Medical School, and Professor /Vice Chairman, Psychiatry /New Jersey Medical School, Chairman/ Hackensack University Medical Center, did disabilities evaluations for the NFL, guested on Court TV, and consulted on the DSM IV.