Monica Argumedo, M.D., Forensic Psychiatrist

Monica Argumedo, M.D., Forensic Psychiatrist

Monica Argumedo

350 S. Northwest Highway Suite 300 Park Ridge, IL 60068

About the Expert

Monica M. Argumedo, M.D. is a Board-Certified Forensic and Clinical Psychiatrist (ABPN) in practice for over 15 years. Dr. Argumedo has testified about her forensic opinions in more than 40 cases in open court and dozens more cases that settled without need for a trial. She renders opinions in civil litigation and criminal jurisdiction and works extensively in HR private administrative matters.

Areas of Expertise

Employment Litigation
Fitness for Duty
Forensic Medicine
Hospital & Medical Ethics
Hospital Administration
Hospital Standard of Care
Independent Medical Examiner
Medical Case Review
Medical Malpractice
Mental Health
Neuropsychiatry
Neuropsychology - Head Injury
PTSD - Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
Police and Firefighter Mental Health
Psychiatry
Psychology
Psychopharmacology
Public Health
Standard of Care
Suicide
Trauma

Expert's Profile

Dr. Argumedo has conducted more than 100 assessments in her clinical and forensic career in a medico-legal and hospital treatment setting. She routinely conducts forensic IMEs for legal matters and administrative jurisdictions, review of records and testifies in a range of litigated and criminal matters, including personal injury and employment litigation. She assesses claims of Emotional Distress, Depression, Anxiety and symptoms with features of psychosis and PTSD.

Dr. Argumedo also works with private and government employers to evaluate employees in a private, non-litigated setting, though Employment Litigation and claims of wrongful termination may be linked with Fitness for Duty policy established by employers.

Workplace mental competency is a strong focus of Dr. Argumedo’s practice. She conducts Fitness for Duty, Competency, Employment Litigation and high security or safety-sensitive employee evaluations including first responders.

Dr. Argumedo routinely conducts IMEs, review of records and testifies in a range of litigated and criminal matters, including personal injury. She assesses claims of emotional distress, Depression, Anxiety and symptoms with features of PTSD.

Dr. Argumedo’s clinical practice is conducted at Rush Oak Park Hospital (Chicago area) conducting evaluations of suicidal, high risk or severe psychiatric disorders where treatment is urgent and a psychiatrist necessary to diagnose the presence of psychosis including Schizophrenia and Delusional Disorders.

Dr. Argumedo is also Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at Rush University Medical School/Rush University Medical Center as Assistant Professor in Psychiatry. She teaches psychiatry residents in topics related to psychiatry and the law, and psychiatry in medicine. She also serves on the Medical Admissions Committee.

PRESENTATIONS

“Update in the Management of Alcohol Withdrawal” Internal Medicine Department, Alexian Brothers Medical Center. Continuing Medical Education Presentation (September 2015)

“Decision-Making Capacity” Internal Medicine Department, Alexian Brothers Medical Center. Continuing Medical Education Presentation (May 2012)

“Understanding Seasonal Affective Disorder and Treatment” Public and Hospital Presentation, Rush Oak Park Hospital (9/2018).

Personal Achievements

Education

  • Doctor of Medicine, University of Illinois College of Medicine at Urbana-Champaign, Champaign, IL (2004)

Licenses

  • Psychiatry, Board-Certification, June 2010
  • Illinois Medical License 036.123835
  • Forensic Psychiatry, Board-Certification, June 2010

Special Training

  • Fellowship in Forensic Psychiatry, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI (2008-2009)
  • Doctor of Medicine University of Illinois College of Medicine at Urbana-Champaign, Champaign, IL (2004)

Publications

  • Mack AH, Barros M. Forensic Psychiatry. In: Galanter M and Kleber H, eds: American Psychiatric Press Textbook of Substance Abuse Treatment, 4th Edition. American Psychiatric Press, Inc: Washington, DC, 2008.

Prior assignments

  • Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry, teaching psychiatry residents in topics related to psychiatry and the law and psychiatry in medicine. (2018-Present) Rush University Medical College, Rush University, Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, IL
  • Member, Medical Committee on Admissions (2019-Present) Rush University Medical School. Chicago, IL

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Listed in the Following States

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