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FORENSIC PSYCHIATRY

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FACULTY

 


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John W. Thompson, Jr., M.D.

  • Professor and Chair of Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
  • Director, Division of Forensic Neuropsychiatry
  • Assoc. Director, Forensic Psychiatry Fellowship
  • Chief of Staff, Eastern Louisiana Mental Health System
  • Director, Forensic Psychiatry Fellowship
  • Executive Director, Tulane Forensic Behavioral Science Institute

Dr. Thompson is a Professor of Psychiatry and has been at Tulane since 1993. He coordinates Forensic Services for the Department of Psychiatry and has extensive criminal, civil, legislative, and malpractice experience in Forensic consultation, evaluation, and testimony. He is the Chief of Staff of the Eastern Louisiana Mental Health System through a State-University collaboration agreement. He directs the Division of Forensic Neuropsychiatry and directs the Tulane Fellowship in Forensic Psychiatry with the help of numerous faculty listed below. He is also the Executive Director of the Tulane Forensic Behavioral Science Institute, a non-profit institute formed by the forensic division to promote research in the field of forensic behavioral sciences. Dr. Thompson has experience in State and Federal criminal cases and performs civil evaluations for the plaintiff and defense bars in a wide variety of areas including Substance Abuse, PTSD, Traumatic Brain Injury, and medical malpractice.

   
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Clayton Kelly, M.D.

  • Assistant Professor of Psychiatry
  • Director, Landmark Legal Case Seminar

Dr. Kelly completed a Forensic Psychiatry Fellowship at Tulane University School of Medicine. He is board certified in Psychiatry and Forensic Psychiatry. He has led the Landmark Legal Case Seminar for the Tulane Forensic Fellows since 2003. He is the Assistant Clinical Director for the Acute Division of Eastern Louisiana Mental Health System. He is interested in the history of psychiatry; in particular the history of the insanity defense, the history of traumatic neurosis, and the psychological autopsies of assassins, and would be assassins, in world history. 

 

   
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Sarah DeLand, M.D.

  • Assistant Professor of Psychiatry
  • Medical Director, Forensic Aftercare Program
  • Medical Director, Community Forensic Services

Dr. DeLand completed a Forensic Fellowship at The University of Florida and is the Medical Director of the Forensic Aftercare Program in Region I which includes Orleans Parish. She is board certified in Adult Psychiatry with added Qualifications in Forensic Psychiatry and Addiction Medicine. Her clinic follows insanity aquittees who are released from the state forensic facility. She provides didactic and clinical supervision to Fellows.

   
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 Harminder Mallik, M.D.  

  • Assistant Professor of Psychiatry

Dr. Mallik completed a forensic fellowship at the University of Maryland. He is board certified in Adult Psychiatry with added Qualifications in Forensic Psychiatry. He supervises fellows and medical students at the Orleans Parish Criminal District Court Clinic.

   
Dr. Vyas   

Sanket Vyas, M.D.

  • Assistant Professor of Psychiatry

Dr. Vyas completed a forensic psychiatry fellowship at Tulane University and a Child Psychiatry fellowship at LSU Health Sciences Center. He is board certified in Psychiatry and Forensic Psychiatry. He specializes in juvenile competency and child custody evaluations. Dr. Vyas supervises Fellows at the Eastern Louisiana Mental Health System.

   
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Anita Snow, M.D.

  • Assistant Professor of Psychiatry

Dr. Snow completed a Forensic Psychiatry Fellowship at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center in New Orleans . She is board certified in Psychiatry and Forensic Psychiatry.

   
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Jose Artecona, M.D.

  • Assistant Professor of Psychiatry
  • Director, Fellowship in Forensic Psychiatry

Dr. Artecona completed a forensic fellowship at Tulane University School of Medicine. He is board certified in Adult Psychiatry with added qualifications in Forensic Psychiatry. He is a Fellow of the American Board of Addiction Medicine. Dr. Artecona supervises and teaches forensic psychiatry fellows at the Eastern Louisiana Mental Health System, where he serves as director of one of the competency restoration units. He has forensic experience in civil and criminal cases and has served as an expert witness in numerous jurisdictions across the state. He is experienced in performing Independent Medical Evaluations. Fully bilingual, he is fluent in Spanish and English.

   
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Ashley Weir, MSW, LCSW-BACS, ACSW

  • Assistant Professor of Psychiatry
  • Director, Forensic Sexual Behavior Program

Ms. Weir completed her Masters of Social Work degree at Louisiana State University .  She is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Board Approved Clinical Supervisor.  She is a Diplomate in Forensic Social Work through the National Organization of Forensic Social Work and a Clinical Member of the Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers.  She provides assessment and treatment to sexual offenders in the State forensic system and in private practice.  She leads seminars and professional development workshops on sexual offenders, stalking, sexual assault victims and human trafficking.

   
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Herman Soong, M.D.

  • Assistant Professor of Psychiatry

Dr. Soong completed a Forensic Fellowship at Tulane University School of Medicine. He supervises Fellows at the Eastern Louisiana Mental Health System. He is developing a system to provide psychiatric services to inmates in Louisiana state prisons. He is also available for a range of private criminal and civil cases.

   

 Gina Mire, Ph.D.
 

Gina Manguno-Mire, Ph.D.

  • Associate Professor of Psychiatry
  • Psychologist at the New Orleans Forensic Aftercare clinic
  • Forensic Consultant, Tulane University Behavioral Intervention Team
  • Director, Tulane Forensic Behavioral Science Institute

Dr. Manguno-Mire received her PhD in psychology from Louisiana State University. She completed a clinical internship at the Southeast Louisiana Veterans Health Care system in New Orleans and a postdoctoral fellowship in post-traumatic stress disorder research at Tulane University School of Medicine. She is licensed to practice psychology in the state of Louisiana and is the psychologist and forensic internship director at the New Orleans Forensic Aftercare clinic. She presently serves as the course director for the Forensic Research Seminar/Journal Club and has an ongoing research program in forensics and post-traumatic stress.


   
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James B. McConville, MD

  • Assistant Professor of Psychiatry

Dr. McConville completed a combined residency in Internal Medicine and Psychiatry at Tulane University School of Medicine. He also completed his Fellowship in Forensic Psychiatry at Tulane. Dr. McConville is board certified in Psychiatry and works at Tulane Hospital and Clinic, Southeastern Louisiana Hospital, Eastern Louisiana Mental Health System, St. Charles Parish Hospital, and the Medical Center of Louisiana, New Orleans. He supervises and teaches Psychiatry residents and medical students on the Consultation/Liaison Service at Tulane Hospital and Clinic and on the Psychiatric inpatient unit at Southeast Louisiana Hospital in Mandeville, Louisiana.

 

   
Jeff Rouse 

Jeffrey C. Rouse, MD

  • Assistant Professor of Psychiatry

Dr. Rouse received his M.D. at Georgetown University, and completed his residency in adult psychiatry and a forensic psychiatry fellowship at Tulane University School of Medicine. He is the Orleans Parish Coroner  and Chief Forensic Psychiatrist at the New Orleans Forensic Center. He is a staff forensic psychiatrist at Eastern Louisiana Mental Health System and supervises medical residents and forensic fellows. Dr. Rouse was awarded the 2007 Bruno Lima Award for Excellence in Disaster Psychiatry by the American Psychiatric Association for his efforts in the immediate aftermath of Hurricane Katrina in assistance to the New Orleans Police Department. In addition to his other duties, Dr. Rouse serves as a consultant to the NOPD and the SWAT Crisis Negotiation Team.

 

   
Dr. Bordenave   

Franklin J. Bordenave, MD

  • Assistant Professor of Psychiatry
  • Assistant Clinical Director, Eastern Louisiana Mental Health System - Forensic Division and Civil Division

Dr. Bordenave completed medical school and residency at Louisiana State University Medical School in New Orleans. He completed his forensic psychiatry fellowship at Tulane University School of Medicine and is board certified in Psychiatry. Dr. Bordenave serves as a clinician and administrator, and he is the Assistant Clinical Director for both the Forensic and Civil divisions of the Eastern Louisiana Mental Health System. He is involved in medical student teaching and didactics in pharmacology at the Medical School.


 



OTHER FACULTY:

Michael S. Blue, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychiatry

Dr. Blue attended Meharry Medical College School of Medicine and completed his residency in Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. He completed a Forensic Psychiatry Fellowship at Tulane University School of Medicine in 2011. Dr. Blue was selected Administrative Chief Resident of the Harvard Medical School (South Shore) Psychiatry Residency Training Program (2009-2010). He received a number of academic awards during his residency training, such as the Harvard Medical School (South Shore) Psychiatry Residency Training Program Best Research Paper Award (2006-2007) and the 360° Professionalism Award (2008-2009). He works as a Forensic Psychiatrist at the Eastern Louisiana Mental Health System in Jackson, Louisiana.


Rennie Culver, M.D.
Clinical Professor of Psychiatry

Dr. Culver has extensive court experience in assessing malingering and is a special consultant to the Eastern Louisiana Mental Health System. He teaches seminars to the fellows on malingered mental illness.


Karen van Beyer, Ph.D., LCSW
Clinical Assistant Professor

Dr. van Beyer received a Doctorate in Sociology and a Masters degree in Social Work from Tulane University . She completed post-doctoral training in Child Psychiatry at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center . Dr. van Beyer is in private practice, working primarily in the areas of child and family therapy and as an expert in child custody evaluation for the civil courts in Jefferson and Orleans parishes. At the Child Custody Clinic, she teaches forensic and child fellows as well as social workers and psychologists how to conduct custody evaluations.


Daniel K. Winstead, M.D.
Robert G. Heath Professor of Psychiatry

Dr. Winstead will be responsible for the interface between the Tulane Psychiatry residency and the forensic fellowship. He is intimately involved in forensic program development and expansion. He is the former Clinical Director of the Feliciana Forensic Facility and continues in his role as an active consultant to the facility.

Tulane University, New Orleans, LA 70118 504-865-5000 website@tulane.edu