Pacific Neuropsychiatric Institute

Vernon M. Neppe, MD, PhD, FRSSAf, DFAPA,

4616 25th Avenue NE, #236 Seattle, WA 98105

About the Expert

Internationally renowned, experienced expert, civil consultations/testimony; neuropsychiatry, behavioral neurology, head trauma, psychopharmacology, brain-injury. Professor, America's Top Doctors, uniquely qualified, highly published, 10+ books, professional communicator.

Areas of Expertise

  • Medical Malpractice
  • Neuropsychiatry
  • Psychopharmacology
  • Traumatic Brain Injury

Expert's Profile

Based on peer- recognized international expertise (publications, consultations, presentations, recognitions) in neuropsychiatry and behavioral neurology (e.g., brain injuries, head trauma, seizures, tardive dyskinesia, vegetative and minimally conscious states, carbon monoxide), psychopharmacology (including antidepressants, antipsychotics, anticonvulsants, supplements and patents/ generics/ brands, nutritional supplements), biological / medical psychiatry (malpractice, personal injury, suicide, sudden death).
Highly incisive, honest analysis, defense and plaintiff (approximate equal representation),. Consultations, testimony. evaluations and records review

Director, Pacific Neuropsychiatric Institute, Seattle (developed as a USA model), Adjunct Full Professor, Dept of Neurology and Psychiatry, SLU, St. Louis, MO (extremely unusual honor, 1700 miles from Seattle).

Internationally recognized clinician and academic, landmark contributions (see; as psychopharmacologist, neuropsychiatrist, behavioral neurologist, psychiatrist, geriatric psychiatrist, epileptologist / seizure disorder expert, forensic specialist. bariatrician / obesity expert, professional communicator, accomplished author and playwright. 9 major specialist qualifications (American Board Certifications, overseas): Behavioral Neurology and Neuropsychiatry (UCNS)(2006-16); Psychiatry; Geriatric Psychiatry (-01,-11); Forensic Psychiatry (-04) (ABPN); also MMed (Psych), DPM (Psychiatry & Neurology); FFPsych (SA) and FCPsych (SA), FRCPC (-10), PhD (Med). Also pertinent, DABFM, DABFE, DABPS (Psychopharm), FACFE, LMACFE, MB, BCh, DCPP (ECAO), DSPE.

10 books (Monograph: How Attorneys Can Best Utilize Their Medical Expert Witness), 2 plays, 750+ publications (including abstracts; all continents),
>1000 professional lectures (dozen countries or 90% USA medical school affiliates).
Honors include:
Americas Top Doctors (all nineteen editions; Castle Connolly)— listings in most under 5 different specialties or subspecialties: Psychiatry, Forensic Psychiatry/Neuropsychiatry, Neuropsychiatry, Behavioral Neurology, Psychopharmacology).
• Whose Who in the World (Marquis, current)
• Best Doctors in America (all editions; Woodward White)
• One of the leading Psychopharmacologists of the 20th Century (CINP)
• Listed as one of the Leading Physicians of the World (many years)
• Led first USA and International People-to-People delegation in Neuropsychiatry and Psychopharmacology (China, 2006)
• First USA physician elected as a Fellow of the Royal Society of SA.
• Formerly, first Director, Neuropsychiatry Division in Psychiatry Department in USA.
• Fellow, American Psychiatric Association and then Distinguished Fellow, American Psychiatric Association
• Americas Top Psychiatrists (we understand)
• International Recognitions (Whiting Memorial Award 2016 (international, interdisciplinary from ISPE); Gabino Barreda Award, Mexico; Marius Valkhoff Medal, South Africa)
• Previous unusual international listings:
o International Man of the Year
o Millennium Medal of Honor
o Two Thousand Notable American Men
o Five Thousand Personalities of the World
o Five Hundred Leaders of Influence
o Great Minds of the 21 st Century
o Organized first multi-racial chess (sports) match in South Africa (apparently)
• Director, Human Performance Enhancement Division (HPED) of the World Institute of Scientific Exploration (WISE).
• Diplomate, International Society Philosophical Enquiry (
• Executive Director and Distinguished Professor, The Exceptional Creative Achievement Organization (

Personal Achievements


  • MD
  • PhD (Medicine)
  • BN&NP Behavioral Neurology and Neuropsychiatry ( UCNS)
  • American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (Psychiatry, Geriatric Psychiatry, Forensic Psychiatry (-04)
  • DPM (Psychiatry and Neurology)
  • MB, BCh, MMed (Psych), FFPsych (SA), FCPsych (SA)
  • FRCPC— Fellow, Royal College of Physicians of Canada
  • DFAPA —Distinguished Fellow, American Psychiatric Association, FAPA
  • DABPS (Psychopharmacology), FACFE, DABFE, DABFM,


  • Washington State
  • Massachusetts

Special Training

  • Behavioral Neurology and Neuropsychiatry
  • Psychopharmacology
  • Neuropharmacology
  • Neuropsychopharmacology
  • Forensic Neuropsychiatry and Psychiatry
  • Epileptology
  • Tardive Dyskinesia
  • Bariatric Medicine (Diet and Nutrition)
  • Psychiatry
  • Geriatric Psychiatry and Psychogeriatrics


  • Fellow or above (Senior Fellow, Distinguished Fellow) 8 organizations
  • Member of 16 other organizations
  • Fellow of Royal Society of South Africa (First USA resident MD so honored)


  • America's Top Doctors (all editions; 2001-2007) Neuropsychiatry, Behavioral Neurology, Psychopharmacology, Forensic (Neuro)Psychiatry, Psychiatry
  • Best Doctors in America (Woodward White Book) (when available)
  • Who's Who in the World (Marquis) (numerous; includes current)
  • Leader, First USA and International Delegation, Neuropsychiatry and Psychopharmacology (P2P, China, 2006)


  • Extensively publshed 330 plus (including all listings)
  • How Attorneys Can Best Utilize Their Medical Expert Consultant: A Medical Expert’s Perspective (Monograph)
  • Cry the Beloved Mind: A Voyage of Hope (book)
  • Innovative Psychopharmacotherapy (book)
  • Tests for higher brain function e.g. BROCAS SCAN,
  • Numerous brain evaluation test instruments and screens
  • See
  • Topics include head injury ; brain trauma; seizures; higher brain function; vegetative states; depression; NMS; TD
  • 7 books and EBooks plus 2 plays

Prior assignments

  • Throughout United States and also Canada
  • Civil preferred
  • Retained by both plaintiff and defense relatively equally

Percentage of time spent as expert

  • 10%

Listed in the Following States

Pacific Neuropsychiatric Institute is listed with ExpertPages in the following jurisdictions: All US Regions and States, Canada (all Provinces).