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Abridged Curriculum Vitae

(Complete curriculum vitae available upon request)

EDUCATION

University of Southern California: Los Angeles, California
Forensic Fellow - USC Institute of Psychiatry, Law & Behavioral Science Department of Psychiatry, 2002

University of California, Irvine: Orange, California
Resident - Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior, 2001
Intern - Departments of Medicine, Neurology, Pediatrics, and Psychiatry and Human Behavior, 1998

University of Kansas School of Medicine: Kansas City, Kansas
M.D., 1997

University of Kansas: Lawrence, Kansas
B.A., 1993
Major: Microbiology

CERTIFICATION

American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology

LICENSURE

California
New York
DEA

CURRENT OCCUPATION

Private Practice. Clinical and Forensic Psychiatry. General psychiatric practice based in Long Beach, CA. Forensic psychiatric practice primarily serving Orange and Los Angeles counties, CA.

Psychiatric Consultant. Provide psychiatric consultations and treatment for patients receiving care at New Found Life, a nationally renowned residential facility for patients recovering from addiction located in Long Beach, California.

Expert Reviewer. Medical Board of California Psychiatric Consultant.

Psychotropic Medication Consultation Pilot Project. Judicial Council of California.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Academic Appointments and Administrative Psychiatry

Review Editor. Frontiers in Forensic Psychiatry.

Dsm-5 Field Trials Collaborating Physician Investigator. American Psychiatric Association.

Clinical Instructor. University of Southern California School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry, Institute of Psychiatry, Law and Behavioral Science, Los Angeles, CA. Supervision and teaching of residents and medical students performing forensic evaluation and testimony.

Resident Clinical Forensic Instructor. University of California, Irvine College of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior, Orange, CA. Supervision and teaching of junior psychiatry residents and medical students performing and learning forensic psychiatry.

Resident Chairman of The Quality Assurance and Maintenance Committee University of California, Irvine College of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior Orange, CA. Management of physician and patient concerns at the UCI Neuropsychiatric clinic.

Co-Chairman of Morning Report. University of California, Irvine College of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior Orange, CA. Supervision of on-call patient sign out and teaching of junior psychiatry and neurology residents.

Clinical Psychiatry

Attending Psychiatrist. The Center for Discovery and Adolescent Change. Evaluation and treatment of adolescents with eating disorders and addictions in a residential treatment setting.

Staff Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist. Children's Outpatient Clinic. Pacific Clinics, Orange and Santa Ana, CA. Evaluation and treatment of mental illness in children and adolescents in Orange County, CA.

Staff Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist. Children's Day Treatment and Assessment Center. Pacific Clinics, Santa Ana, CA. Evaluation and treatment of mental illness in children and adolescents in Orange County, CA.

Staff Psychiatrist. Pacific Clinics, Orange, CA. Evaluation and treatment of severe and chronic mental illness in adults in Orange County, CA.

Forensic Psychiatry

Consulting Psychiatrist. Department of the Coroner, Los Angeles, CA. Forensic psychiatric autopsy investigation for the Forensic Medical Division.

Consulting Psychiatrist. Department of Mental Health of Los Angeles County, Los Angeles, CA. Evaluation and treatment of incarcerated mentally ill adult outpatients at the Inmate Reception Center, Twin Towers Correctional Facility.

Consulting Psychiatrist. Los Angeles County Superior Court D95, Los Angeles, CA. Evaluation of criminal and mentally ill defendants on the day of their hearing providing recommendations and testimony to the court on issues including competency to stand trial, drug addiction, LPS conservatorship, and restoration of competency and firearms.

Social Security Panel Psychiatrist. Orange and Los Angeles Counties, CA. Consultative psychiatric examinations assessing the impact of a mental impairment on the claimant's functioning for the Departments of Social Services, Rehabilitation, and Employment Development.

Forensic Psychiatrist. LAC + USC Medical Center Ingleside Campus, Rosemead, CA. Civil commitment evaluations and testimony as an expert witness for mentally ill inpatients at Los Angeles County Superior Court D95.

Group Therapy Leader. Department of Health Services, LAC + USC Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA. Evaluation and treatment of sex offenders.

Member, Los Angeles County Superior Court Expert Panel of Psychiatrists. LAC + USC Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA. 730 E.C. evaluations and testimony including competency to stand trial and for decision-making, civil commitment, dangerousness, diminished intent, disability, domestic relations, drug addiction, fitness, harassment, insanity, personal injury, placement, psychiatric evaluation for treatment, relationship between parent and child, restoration of competency, sex offender evaluations, and trial strategy.

Resident Psychiatrist. University of California, Irvine. Orange, CA. July 2000 - July 2001. Forensic evaluations and testimony as an expert witness for mentally ill inpatients at Orange County Superior Court L53.

RESEARCH and PRESENTATIONS

Books

Lavid N. 2003. Understanding Stuttering. University Press of Mississippi, Jackson.

Book Chapters

Lavid N, 2008. “Forensic Psychiatric Examination of the Noncompliant Examinee: Application of Computerized Content Analysis;” Computerized Content Analysis of Speech and Verbal Texts. Eds. Gottschalk, LA & Bechtel , RJ. Chapter 12: 133-40. Nova Science Publishers, New York

Lavid N, Gottschalk L, Bechtel R. 2005. “Computerized measurement of neuropsychiatric traits in adolescents with eating disorders;” Adolescent Eating Disorders. Ed. Swain, P. Chapter 1: 1-11. Nova Science Publishers, New York.

Invited Publications

Lavid N. 2005. Serotonin-dopamine antagonists in the treatment of stuttering. International Stuttering Awareness Day Online Conference.

Lavid N. 2002. The relevance of speech therapy: A physician's viewpoint from a clinical and neuroscience perspective. International Stuttering Awareness Day Online Conference.

Refereed Publications

Reviewer. 2017. Practice Guidelines for the Pharmacological Treatment of Patients with Alcohol Use Disorder. American Psychiatric Association, Washington, DC.

Reviewer. 2006. Practice Guidelines for the Treatment of Eating Disorders, 3 rd edition. American Psychiatric Association, Washington, DC.

Lavid N, Grayden T, Gottschalk L, Bechtel R. 2002. Computerized Analysis of Refusal of Treatment: A Preliminary Study of the Influence of Neuropsychiatric Traits on Judicial Decision. American Journal of Forensic Psychiatry; 23 (3): 55-69.

Lavid N. 2000. The Interface of Neuropsychiatric Disorders in the Elderly. Resident & Staff Physician; Oct. 23-26.

Lavid N, Budner L. 2000. Review of the Pharmacological Treatment of Delirium in the Pediatric Population with Accompanying Protocol. The Jefferson Journal of Psychiatry; 15 (1): 25-33.

Lavid N, Franklin DL, Maguire GA. 1999. Management of Child and Adolescent Stuttering with Olanzapine: Three Case Reports. Annals of Clinical Psychiatry; 11 (4): 233-236.

Lavid N, DePaolis D, Pope T, Hinson G, Munns S, Batnitzky S, Wetzel L, Wilkinson S, Gordon M. 1996. Analysis of Three-Dimensional Computerized Representations of Articular Cartilage Lesions. Investigative Radiology; 31 (9): 577-585.

Refereed Abstracts

Lavid N, Franklin DL, Maguire GA 2000. The Treatment of Adult Stuttering with Olanzapine: An Open Label Prospective Analysis. Presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Psychiatric Association, May 13-18, Chicago, IL.

Selected Presentations

“Attorney as Patient: The Neuroscience of Addiction.” Newport Harbor Bar Association, Newport Beach, CA – April 9, 2014.

"Depression: An Understanding from Antiquity to the Present." Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance Orange County, Educational Meeting – February 18, 2013.

"The Neuroscience of Addiction: It's Implication in Treatment." Saint Yared General Hospital, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia – December 28, 2011.

"Legal Aspects of Psychiatric Treatment: Involuntary Hospitalizations and Medications." NAMI Orange County Educational Meeting – February 10, 2011 & November 12, 2009.

“Competency and Insanity,” Dynamics of Addiction and Criminal Behavior Course. Loyola Marymount University, Guest Lecture – April 3, 2008.

"The Disability Determination Process: Focus on the Social Security Administration Programs." University of California, Irvine, Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior, Grand Rounds - February 25, 2003.

"Understanding Stuttering: Discoveries in the Neurosciences." Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center, Phoenix, AZ, Department of Psychiatry, Grand Rounds - October 26, 2001.

"A History of the Western Conceptualization of the Mind and its Implications in Medicine." Long Beach Veteran's Administration Hospital, Long Beach, CA, Department of Psychiatry, Grand Rounds - December 15, 2000.

"Review of the Pharmacological Treatment of Delirium in the Pediatric Population with Accompanying Protocol." University of California, Irvine, Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior, Grand Rounds - July 11, 2000.

"Analysis of Three-dimensional Computerized Representations of Articular Cartilage Lesions." University of Kansas School of Medicine, Kansas City, KS, Student Research Forum - April 11, 1996.

"Comparison of the structural integrity of genetically engineered beta subunit from the chloroplast ATP synthase with the native beta subunit." University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS, Summer Research Symposium - July 26, 1992.

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law

Orange County Psychiatric Society

American Psychiatric Association

Contact Info:
  • Email: nlavid@nathanlavidmd.com
  • Phone: (562) 912-4646
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  • Clinical Office:
    834 E. 4th Street, Suite F
    Long Beach, CA 90802
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