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Mark I. Levy, MD, DLFAPA
Dr. Levy is a graduate of Columbia College (A.B. 1967) and the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons (M.D. 1971) in New York. He is a Physician and Surgeon licensed since 1972 by the State of California and the State of Hawaii since 2004.
He is certified in Adult Psychiatry (1981) and Forensic Psychiatry (1999, 2009) by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. In the past he has served as a Qualified Medical Examiner (“QME”) for the State of California (active status 1993-96, currently “inactive”). He is also a Psychoanalyst and a graduate of the San Francisco Psychoanalytic Institute.
He is Assistant Clinical Professor, Psychiatry, School of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco where has been on the faculty since 1977 and , among other teaching activities, he lectures in the Law and Psychiatry Fellowship. He is also on the Faculty of the San Francisco Psychoanalytic Institute and is the Founder and former Chairman and President of the San Francisco Foundation for Psychoanalysis, a community service outreach organization.
He is a Distinguished Life Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association (“DLFAPA”) and a member of numerous local, national and international medical organizations including The American Academy for Psychiatry and the Law. He has lectured on a wide range of forensic topics including Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, the role in personal injury litigation of pre-existing Personality Disorders, patient confidentiality, “Eggshell” Plaintiffs, stress management for attorneys and other topics and much more at state and local bar associations and in various other Continuing Legal Education programs for attorneys. He has written and lectured to medical l audiences and is a frequent media expert and commentator on psychiatric, forensic and mental health issues.
Dr. Levy has been in the full time private practice of psychiatry and psychoanalysis since 1975 and the practice of forensic psychiatry since the mid -1980’s. He currently devotes approximately 50% of his practice time to the subspecialty of Forensic Psychiatry and Medical-Legal Consultation. He has been retained as a psychiatric medical expert in more than 450 legal cases, have been deposed approximately 350 times and have been qualified as an expert by various State and Federal District Court to testify at trial on 46 occasions.
In January 2006 Dr. Levy established Forensic Psychiatric Associates Medical Corporation (fpamed.com) of which he is the medical director. In addition to consulting on a broad range of civil (and criminal) matters in which there are behavioral questions to be addressed by a forensic psychiatric expert, fpamed as a group specializes in assessing psychological injury claims of populations of litigants in mass tort or multi-plaintiff litigation.