Forensic Services

USF Psychiatry and the Law Forensic psychiatry is a medical subspecialty that includes research and clinical practice in the many areas in which psychiatry is applied to legal issues. The Division of Forensic Psychiatry at the University of South Florida specializes in providing expert evaluation, consultation, and opinions on a wide range of legal issues. Faculty members have experience in both the criminal and civil arenas of psychiatry and the law, including but not limited to psychiatric malpractice, fitness for duty, testamentary capacity, assessment of psychiatric damages, competence to stand trial, violence/sexual violence risk assessment, and criminal responsibility.

Currently, the Division of Forensic Psychiatry is undergoing a rapid expansion, as new faculty experts are joining the team. The division is also in the process of starting a forensic psychiatry fellowship to train the next generation of forensic psychiatrists. Appointments are available to discuss consultation with our faculty and I encourage you to contact us for further information.

Ryan C. Wagoner, M.D.
Chief of Forensic Psychiatry
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry

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