STEPHEN M. RAFFLE, M.D. & ASSOCIATES

PSYCHIATRY■ FORENSIC PSYCHIATRY ■ INDEPENDENT MEDICAL EXAMINATION ■ PSYCHOTHERAPY


DIPLOMATE IN PSYCHIATRY, DIPLOMATE IN FORENSIC PSYCHIATRY, AMERICAN BOARD OF PSYCHIATRY AND NEUROLOGY

415.461.4845

 

Practicing forensic psychiatry for 42 years, Dr. Raffle is Board-Certified in Psychiatry and Forensic Psychiatry, placing him at the forefront of a uniquely qualified group of physicians trained and experienced to opine and testify in the psychiatric medical-legal context. Dr. Raffle has evaluated, reported, and testified about many of the issues requiring a forensic psychiatrist's opinions, including assessing psychiatric damages and emotional distress, giving testimony and educating a jury about his findings. Only 3% of Board Certified Psychiatrists also hold Board Certification in Forensic Psychiatry and fewer than half of those with more than 15 years of experience*. The depth of Dr. Raffle's experience reflects his interest in the compelling medical-legal questions he addresses as a forensic psychiatrist.

Dr. Raffle has offered his medical opinion and/or testimony in over

  • 5,000 cases
  • 700 trials and depositions in Federal, State and Administrative jurisdictions Nationwide

His credentials also include:

  • University of California Medical School (UCSF) Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychiatry, 25 years
  • Hastings Law School, Post-Graduate Program on Trial and Appellate Advocacy for Attorneys, the direct examination and cross-examination of expert witnesses, 11 years

*Data provided by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. Dr. Raffle's forensic practice was well underway when Board-Certification became available in the specialty of Forensic Psychiatry in 1994. Not surprisingly, Dr. Raffle is among the first 10% of all psychiatrists to qualify for Board-Certification in the specialty of Forensic Psychiatry. RESUME (CV)