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Carolina A. Klein, M.D.

Carolina A. Klein, M.D.

2100 Napa Vallejo Highway
Napa, California 94558

Phone(202) 596-9585

Website maiainstitute.org

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Carolina A. Klein, MD is a Board Certified forensic psychiatrist currently practicing in the San Francisco Bay area. She offers clinical care to adults suffering from a broad range of mental health conditions. Treatment provided includes psychopharmacological management as well as psychotherapy for eligible patients. In addition to her clinical practice, Dr. Klein is a fellowship-trained and board Certified forensic psychiatrist. She is available for psychiatric consultation and psychiatric expert witness services in civil and criminal matters. Examples of evaluations include: criminal responsibility, mitigating factors evaluation, competency, psychological injury, disability and fitness for duty, sexual harassment, civil commitment, psychiatric malpractice, and more.

Services

Dr. Klein is available for psychiatric consultation and psychiatric expert witness services in civil and criminal matters. Her special areas of interest include psychiatric diagnosis, detection of malingering, criminal responsibility evaluations, management standards, psychiatric and forensic neuropsychiatric autopsies, testamentary capacity, diminished capacity, international forensics, and death penalty matters. Other areas of special clinical and forensic interest include the forensic neuropsychiatric evaluation of medical complications of psychiatric illness and medication as well as psychiatric complications of medical illness.

Areas of Expertise

Additional Expertise:

Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT)

Profile

Carolina A. Klein, MD is a Board Certified forensic psychiatrist currently practicing in the San Francisco Bay area, and consulting nationwide. She offers clinical care to adults suffering from a broad range of mental health conditions. Treatment provided includes psychopharmacological management as well as psychotherapy for eligible patients. In addition to her clinical practice, Dr. Klein is a fellowship-trained and Board Certified forensic psychiatrist. She is available for psychiatric consultation and psychiatric expert witness services in civil and criminal matters. Her special areas of interest include psychiatric diagnosis, detection of malingering, criminal responsibility evaluations, management standards, psychiatric and forensic neuropsychiatric autopsies, testamentary capacity, diminished capacity, International Forensics, and death penalty matters. Other areas of special clinical and forensic interest include the forensic neuropsychiatric evaluation of medical complications of psychiatric illness and medication as well as psychiatric complications of medical illness.

Dr. Klein is an active member of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law (AAPL), the American Academy of Forensic Sciences (AAFS), and the Baltimore Washington Center for Psychoanalysis (BWCP). Dr. Klein is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at Georgetown University Hospital.

Dr. Klein is fluent in spoken and written Spanish, and can conduct evaluations for Spanish-speaking populations.

Consulting Practice

All States

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Professional Experience

Inpatient, outpatient, and emergency room work, with a broad range of mental health conditions. Care of acute, subacute, chronic, and refractory patients.

Experience in civil and criminal forensic evaluations, ranging from criminal responsibility/insanity, to competencies, disability, psychological injury, guardianship, and more.


Licenses

Virginia and California license, former licenses in New York and Washington DC
Eligible to conduct forensic evaluations in all states, regardless of licensure


Affiliations

University of California Davis
Georgetown University Hospital

International Society of Sports Psychiatry 2014- present
American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law 2009-present
Washington Psychiatric Society 2010- present
Brooklyn Psychiatric Society 2005-2009
American Psychiatric Association 2005-present
Chilean Medical Association 2002- present
US Navy Inactive Ready Reserve, LT Rank 2001- present


Qualifications

Triple boarded by the ABPN and ABAM in General, Forensic, and Addiction Psychiatry.


Awards & Honors

Fellowship Award for ‘The Future Leaders in Psychiatry’ Symposium
Emory University, West Palm Beach, FL; September 2008
First Place Winner Brooklyn Psychiatric Society Psychiatry Residents Scientific Presentations
Brookdale University Hospital Medical Center, Brooklyn, NY; April 2009
Fulbright Specialist Scholar Award for International Grant Development; August 2013
American Psychiatric Association Fellow, December 2014


Publications

Numerous




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