Sanjay Adhia, M.D. Forensic Psychiatrist

Sanjay Adhia, M.D. Forensic Psychiatrist

Sanjay Adhia

5826 New Territory Blvd., Suite 803 Sugar Land, TX 77479

About the Expert

Dr. Adhia is a double board-certified Forensic Psychiatrist in civil, criminal and probate cases. Dr. Adhia is skilled in diagnosis, prognosis, and treatment plans for anxiety and depression disorders, PTSD, medication, drug, and alcohol addiction. Dr. Adhia’s forensic and clinical practices overlap. His patients are victims and perpetrators of injury, fraud and violence, including sexual assault, rape, sex offenders, harassment, and misconduct. Intentional infliction of emotional distress can impact treatment and civil and criminal outcomes. Dr. Adhia’s experience, with institutional standards of care and medical malpractice in hospital and correctional facilities, is applicable to private rehab or senior care. Dr. Adhia is Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at University of Texas Medical Branch. He also volunteers with Physicians for Human Rights treating victims of human trafficking, kidnapping and false imprisonment, and undue influence.

Areas of Expertise

  • Alcohol Abuse
  • Correctional Healthcare
  • Drug Abuse
  • PTSD - Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Psychiatry
  • Sexual Offenses

Expert's Profile

Dr. Adhia is a double-Board-Certified in Psychiatry and Forensic Psychiatry, and is an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB). His forensic and clinical practices focus on the psychiatric impact of physical and emotional abuse, and violence, with broad med-legal implications. Dr. Adhia evaluates and treats psychiatric injury and disability in victims and alleged abusers. He treats patients in high-risk and security sensitive settings including maximum security prisons and correctional psychiatric hospitals, inmates on Death Row and segregated in isolation. In addition, Dr. Adhia works with Physicians for Human Rights to assess victims of kidnapping and false imprisonment, human trafficking, undue influence, physical and sexual abuse, rape, and fear of imminent death. In all populations, he assesses PTSD, Anxiety, Depressive Disorders, risk of suicide, and malingering. He is experienced in treatment and impact of drug and alcohol abuse on decision-making. Dr. Adhia also treats severe psychosis (Schizophrenia, hallucinations) and psychopathology.

Dr. Adhia’s findings consider complicating factors, such as emotional distress worsened by physical and emotional isolation from family and support. Other factors are pre-existing mental and physical illness, competency and capacity (e.g. dementia, Intellectual Disability.)

As a physician, Dr. Adhia is uniquely qualified to review medical records and doctor reports.

Dr. Adhia renders diagnosis, prognosis and treatment plans.

Institutional medicine, medical malpractice, and standard of care, apply to both public and private facilities, including government, regulated correctional institutions and psychiatric hospital. Dr. Adhia is skilled in these med-legal issues.

Dr. Adhia conducts Independent Medical Examinations, review of records, and reports his med-legal findings and opinions. He is available to testify in civil, criminal, probate, Federal, Immigration and administrative jurisdictions.

Personal Achievements

Education

  • Forensic Psychiatry Fellowship, Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, Oregon (2014)
  • Psychiatry Residency, University of Texas HSC, Houston, Texas (2012)
  • Psychiatry Internship, University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, Kansas (2009)
  • Doctor of Medicine, Ramaiah Medical College (2004)

Licenses

  • Texas Medical License, Board of Medical Examiners; Q0720
  • Board Certified in Psychiatry, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (Certificate #67625), (2014)
  • Board-Certified in Forensic Psychiatry American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (Certificate #2127), (2015)

Special Training

  • Forensic Psychiatry Fellowship, Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, Oregon (2014)
  • Psychiatry Residency, University of Texas HSC, Houston, Texas (2012)
  • Psychiatry Internship, University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, Kansas (2009)

Organizations

  • American Psychiatric Association
  • American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law
  • Physicians for Human Rights

Honors

  • Psychiatry Residency In-Service (PRITE), Ranked #1, 2010

Publications

  • Naras Bhat, M.D., FACP, Sanjay Adhia, How to Reverse and Prevent Heart Disease and Cancer, 1994

Prior assignments

  • Competency (Competency to Stand Trial)
  • Psychiatric Malpractice (Standard of Care)
  • Medical Malpractice; pharmacology malpractice
  • Criminal Responsibility
  • Immigration Court: Competency to Testify
  • Psychiatric Malpractice, Standard of Care
  • Malpractice (Medication Error)
  • Pre-Emminent Death & Grief

Percentage of time spent as expert

  • 25%

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Listed in the Following States

Sanjay Adhia, M.D. Forensic Psychiatrist is listed with ExpertPages in the following jurisdictions: All US Regions and States, Canada (all Provinces).