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Sanjay Adhia, MD

Sanjay Adhia, MD

4 Jester Rd.
Richmond, Texas 77406

Phone(832) 746-5905

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Dr. Adhia currently treats Death Row and Administrative Segregation offenders in a high-security pod at a psychiatric prison hospital. These offenders present with Self-Injurious Behavior, Suicidality, Impulse Disorders, Personality Disorders, Psychosis and other psychiatric illnesses. He is an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry who teaches trainees. He regularly testifies in court. He does pro-bono Asylum and Human Trafficking evaluations for Physicians for Human Rights. He is board-certified in Psychiatry and Forensic Psychiatry and assists attorneys nationwide with civil and criminal cases.


Sanjay Adhia, MD provides expert witness services for defense, prosecution, courts, insurance companies, and governmental agencies in areas including:

- Mental state at the time of the offense evaluations
- Insanity defense / diminished capacity
- Capital sentencing & mitigation
- Civil & criminal competency evaluations
- Competency to stand trial
- Testamentary capacity
- Testimonial capacity
- Informed consent
- Competency to refuse treatment
- Risk of violence assessments
- Suicide risk assessment
- Sex offenders
- Sexual harassment
- Independent medical evaluations / psychiatric disability
- Personal injury / pain & suffering / emotional distress
- Workplace violence assessments
- Discrimination
- Evaluations under Americans with disabilities act
- Fitness for duty
- Toxic tort
- Product liability
- Workers' compensation
- Psychiatric malpractice:
Failure to obtain information
Failure to appropriately diagnose
Failure to treat
Negligent use of psychopharmacologic agents or of psychotherapy
Negligent failure to prevent patients from harming themselves or others
Sexual misconduct
Failure to obtain informed consent
Violations of civil rights
False imprisonment
Restraints and Seclusion
Breach of confidentiality
Negligence in supervision

Litigation Support Services

Dr. Adhia can offer assistance as an evaluator, expert witness or consultant.

Areas of Expertise

Consulting Practice

All States

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Professional Experience

8/2012 8/2013 Inpatient Attending Psychiatrist, University of Texas
Harris County Psychiatric Center, Houston, Texas

10/2014 12/2014 Psychiatrist, Richmond State Supported Living Center
Richmond, Texas

1/2015 8/2016 Attending Psychiatrist, UT-Harris County Psychiatric Center
Competency Restoration Unit, Houston, Texas

8/2016 Current Staff Psychiatrist, UTMB-CMC Jester IV Prison Hospital
Richmond, TX


Texas Medical License

Legal Experience & Services

Dr. Adhia assisted attorney nationwide in criminal and civil cases. He assists both plaintiff and defendants. He regularly testifies at the Fort Bend County Court House in Civil Commitment proceedings.


Academic Appointments:
8/2012 8/2013 - Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, University of Texas-HSC
1/2015 8/2015 - Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, University of Texas-HSC

8/2016 Current - Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, UTMB


Board Certified in Psychiatry and Forensic Psychiatry

Awards & Honors

Asylum Network - Physicians for Human Rights

Seminars & Training

PHR Asylum Network training



Naras Bhat, MD, FACP, Sanjay Adhia Assistant Editor, et al. How to Reverse and Prevent Heart Disease and Cancer, 1994

Cedars-Sinai Medical Center - Participated in the initial phases of role of massage on depression study, 2006
CHAI Study - Indian Doctors Association of Houston Coronary artery disease among Houston Asian Indians, 2005
Carpal Tunnel Glove product evaluation utilizing biofeedback and EMG readings, 1996


Clinical Decision Making - Non-emergency Compelled Medications, Poster, 9/19/17, 6th International Conference on Forensic Research & Technology, Houston, TX
Treatment Resistant Depression Grand Rounds, University of Texas Health Science
Center, 2012, Houston Texas
Psychiatry 101 Lecture, Willamette University College of Law, 3/2014, Salem Oregon
Introduction to Forensic Psychiatry Lecture, Willamette University College of
Law, 3/2014, Salem Oregon
Forensic Psychiatry: An Introduction Resident Lecture, University of Texas Health
Science Center, May 2015, Houston Texas
Civil Forensic Psychiatry Resident Lecture, University of Texas Health Science Center, May 2015, Houston Texas

Professional References

Lynn Messer, P.C.
Van Stean Messer Attorneys At Law
Competency to Stand Trial
(281) 770-9998

Feroz Merchant
The Merchant Law Firm, P.C.
Competency to Stand Trial,
Criminal Responsibility
(713) 224-8200

Shiva Pal Gill,
Shiva Gill PC
Competency to be Deported (713) 333-8370
UA Piccolo Lewis
The Lewis Law Group, PLLC
Psychiatric Malpractice (Standard of Care)
(713) 570-6555

Laura Porter
Tom Rhodes Law Firm, P.C.
Psychiatric Malpractice (Medication Error)
(210) 225-5251

Joel Holt
Joel Holt Esq. P.C.
Stress of Pre-Eminent Death & Grief
(340) 773-8709


2014 Forensic Psychiatry Fellowship, Oregon Health Sciences
University, Portland, Oregon
2012 Psychiatry Residency, University of Texas-HSC, Houston, Texas
2009 Psychiatry Internship, Kansas University-MC, Kansas City, Kansas
Medical Degree: M.S, Ramaiah Medical College, Bangalore, India, 1/31/04

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