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Adhia & Associates

Sanjay Adhia, M.D.

Board-Certified
  • Forensic Psychiatry
  • Psychiatry
  • Brain Injury Medicine

American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology

Testimony | Medical Legal

Consultant About Psychiatric Factors

  • Trial and Deposition testimony experience
  • Medical Malpractice, Mass Tort, Capital Crime, DFSA, Sexual Assault, Civil, Testamentary Capacity, Probate, Cases
  • Expert Consultant, Case Merit, Predisclosed
  • Objective opinions | Plaintiff & Defense

Licensure, Credentials, Qualifications, and Experience

Texas Medical License, Board of Medical Examiners (License #Q0720)

Board-Certification

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)

Board-Certified in Brain Injury Medicine, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (Certificate #101), (2018)

Other Certifications and Licenses

Medical Review Officer (MRO), Medical Review Officers Certification Council, (2020)

Florida Medical Doctor Expert Witness Certificate #7683 (2020) (Physicians licensed outside Florida may testify as an Expert Witness if they hold this certification.)

Buprenorphine Waiver issued by the Department of Health and Human Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) to prescribe and treat opioid use disorders. (2018-Present)

Additional Training

Montreal Cognitive Assessment (MoCA) training and certification. MoCA is designed to assist in the detection of mild cognitive impairment and Alzheimer’s disease.

Capital Sentencing Evaluations, DBHDS Forensic Training Series, the University of Virginia School of Medicine, Daniel Murrie, PhD, ILPPP (2020)

Professional Experience

Sanjay Adhia, M.D., Forensic Psychiatrist Private Practice | Adhia & Associates

Expert Witness and Legal Consultant to Attorneys.  Private practice. Houston, TX, and nationally (2014-Present)


TIRR Memorial Hermann Research and Rehabilitation

Psychiatrist and Brain Injury Medicine Physician. Treating patients with brain injuries, stroke, and spinal cord injuries, mental health conditions. Houston, TX (2019-Present)


Avenue 360 Health & Wellness

Psychiatrist. Avenue 360 is an FQHC clinic treating the homeless, the LGBTQ community, patients with substance use disorders, and patients with HIV. Houston, TX (2020-Present)


PACE Mental Health Clinic

Medical Director.  Sugar Land, TX (2018-2019)

UTMB-CMC Jester IV Prison Psychiatric Facility and Death Row Inmates

Psychiatrist. Richmond, TX (2016-2018)

University of Texas Harris County Psychiatric Center, Competency Restoration Unit

Attending Psychiatrist. Houston, TX (2015-2016)

Texas State Department of Aging and Disability Services, SSLC

Psychiatrist. Richmond, TX (2014)

University of Texas Psychiatric Center

Inpatient Attending Psychiatrist. Houston, TX (2012-2013)

Academic Appointments

Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, University of Texas Health and Science Center, Department of Psychiatry (2019-Present)
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB) (2016-2018)
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, University of Texas Health Science Center (2012, 2013, 2015)

Government Appointment

Governor’s Advisory Committee to the Texas Board of Criminal Justice on Offenders with Medical or Mental Impairments. Appointed and reappointed for a second term; confirmed by the Texas State Senate (2019-2021; 2021-Present)

Government Contracts

U.S. Department of Defense
U.S. Federal CAGE, SAM and DUNS

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, M.S. Ramaiah Medical College (2004)

Professional Affiliations

Physicians for Human Rights – Asylum Network
American Psychiatric Association
International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies
American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law, Forensic  Neuropsychiatry Committee
Alzheimer’s Association, Alois Society
Brain Injury Association of America

Presentations

Bad Medicine: Psychiatric Malpractice, Resident Lecture, University of Texas Health Science Center, Houston, Texas (December 2020)
Bad Medicine: Psychiatric Malpractice, Houston Psychiatric Society, Houston, Texas (November 2020)
Forensic Psychiatry: An Introduction, Resident Lecture, University of Texas Health Science Center, Houston, Texas (July 2020), Houston, Texas (2020)
Clinical Decision Making, Non-Emergency Compelled Medications, 6th International Conference on Forensic Research & Technology, Houston, Texas (September 2017)
Forensic Psychiatry: An Introduction. Resident Lecture, University of Texas Health Science Center, Houston, Texas (May 2015)
Civil Forensic Psychiatry, Resident Lecture, University of Texas Health Science Center, Houston, Texas (May 2015)
Psychiatry 101, Law School Lecture, Willamette University College of Law, Salem Oregon (2014)
Introduction to Forensic Psychiatry, Law School Lecture, Willamette University College of Law, Salem, Oregon (2014)
Treatment-Resistant Depression, Grand Rounds, University of Texas Health Science Center, Houston, Texas (2012)

Research

Cedars-Sinai Medical Center Role of Massage on Depression Study, 2006
Carpal Tunnel Glove, Biofeedback and EMG Research, 1996

Volunteer Service

Physicians for Human Rights – Asylum Network conducting pro-bono IMEs
DAYA Houston, pro-bono IMEs for Asian victims of domestic abuse
Program for Immigrant & Refugee Child Health (PIRCH), Baylor College of Medicine, pro-bono IMEs
Fort Bend County District Attorney Community Engagement Working Group

Media

KHOU CBS, News report on shooting at Robb Elementary School on May 25, 2022, in Uvalde Texas, Interview with Dr. Adhia, Psychiatrist Explains Warning Signs to Look For and Mental Health Factors. May 25, 2022.

PTSD: Psychology and Law of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder.  Interview. Thread of Evidence, an America Out Loud Nationwide Podcast. Hosted by Joni Johnston, PsyD, Forensic Psychologist, Commentator, and Private Investigator. February 2020

Houston Chronicle. “Heidi Broussard case: Experts explain the ‘maternal desire’ psychology behind baby kidnapping.” Interview with Hannah Dellinger. January 2020.

Austin Statesman. “Heidi Broussard: Why Would Someone Take a Baby?” by Lara Korte. Interview with Dr. Adhia. December 2019.

Date Rape Drugs: Expert Comments on Unreliable Tests, Impact on Prosecution. Interview with Nick Rishwain in Expert Witnesses and Consultants Blog, Experts.com. April 2019.

Coerced Suicide: Forensic Psychiatry Expert Witness Details Murder by Proxy.  Urtula suicide case. Dr. Adhia interviewed by Nick Rishwain in Expert Witnesses and Consultants Blog, Experts.com.  November 2019.

American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology

TIRR Memorial Hermann Rehabilitation and Research

University of Texas Health and Science Center, Department of Psychiatry

American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law