Psychiatrist Expert Witness
Dale E. Panzer, M.D., Psychiatrist and Expert Witness
Gladwyne, Pennsylvania 19035
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In addition, Dr. Panzer serves on the Faculty of Drexel University and is an invited Speaker to PA Bar CLE programs.
Dr. Panzer maintains an active clinical practice in psychopharmacology and psychotherapy. He is also a psychiatric consultant at Bryn Mawr Rehabilitation Hospital treating patients with catastrophic injuries at a prominent Pennsylvania physical medicine and rehabilitation hospital, such as psychiatric factors and concussion, traumatic brain injury (TBI), dementia, those with amputations, burn injuries and diseases, stroke and spinal cord injuries.
Dr. Panzer has extensive experience in forensic concussion cases and across the full spectrum of traumatic brain injury.
Dr. Panzer has participated in class action lawsuits assessing psychiatric claims of first responders, individuals exposed to hazardous chemical spills, and individuals with pre-existing post-traumatic in a product liability case.
Dr. Panzer opines in jurisdictions across the United States. He is based in Pennsylvania but routinely testifies in Delaware, New Jersey, New York, and surrounding states. He is available for evaluations and testimony in Florida.
Dr. Panzer's services include Independent Medical Examination, review of records, issuing reports, testifying, consulting as a non-disclosed expert, Fitness for Duty evaluations and matters heard in administrative jurisdictions.
Dr. Panzer offers the following services:
-Independent Medical Examination (IME)
-Review of records, medical, medication, hospital, treatment, legal, depositions, testimony, criminal, physician and psychologist notes
-Testimony, Deposition and Trial
-Competency to Stand Trial hearings
-Testamentary Capacity Evaluations
-Fitness for Duty evaluations and return to work
-Consultation to attorneys as a non-disclosed Expert Witness
Litigation Support Services
Dr. Panzer has been qualified in Federal, State and Administrative Courts and regularly provides opinions for both plaintiff and defense.
Areas of Expertise
Depression, CTST, Toxic Tort, Psychiatric Injury, Hypoxia, Brain Bleeds, Delirium, Criminal Behavior, Crime, Vehicle Accidents, Prognosis, Care Assessment, Diagnosis.
Dr. Panzer is a magna cum laude graduate of Duke University with over 25 years of clinical experience. He is actively involved with the education of psychiatrists, forensic psychiatrists, and attorneys.
He is co-Chair of the Forensic Neuropsychiatry Committee of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law.
He has organized and participated in Panels at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Psychiatry & the Law on Advanced Topics in Forensic Neuropsychiatry (2022) and Proving and Disproving Testamentary Capacity and Undue Influence (2020). He is a regularly invited speaker and Panelist at continuing legal education Institutes of the Pennsylvania Bar Association.
Dr. Panzer maintains an active clinical practice in psychopharmacology and psychotherapy. As a psychiatric consultant at physical medicine and rehabilitation hospital, he regularly treats patients with catastrophic injuries such as amputations, burn injuries, dementias, spinal cord injuries, concussions, and traumatic brain injuries. Dr. Panzer applies this clinical experience when offering plaintiff and defense opinions in personal injury.
With additional board certification in Brain Injury Medicine, Dr. Panzer has extensive experience in forensic concussion cases and across the full spectrum of traumatic brain injury.
Dr. Panzer has regularly lectured in Will Contest and has significant experience testifying in such cases.
Dr. Panzer has participated in several class action litigations assessing psychiatric claims of first responders, individuals exposed to hazardous chemical spills, and individuals with pre-existing post-traumatic in a product liability case.
All States, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Florida, New Jersey, Maryland, New York, Connecticut, Virginia.
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Pennsylvania Medical License
Board-Certification in Psychiatry ABPN# 45301 (1998-Present)
Board-Certification in Brain Injury Medicine ABPN #139 (2018-Present)
American Psychiatric Association
American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law, Co-Chair Neuropsychiatry Committee
Member of Ethics Committee, Bryn Mawr Rehabilitation Hospital
Pennsylvania Bar Association, Continuing Legal Education, Invited Panelist and Speaker
Pennsylvania Medical Society
American Medical Association
American Psychoanalytic Association
Psychoanalytic Center of Philadelphia
Diplomat National Board of Medical Examiners
Clinical Associate Professor of Psychiatry, Drexel University School of Medicine
Consulting Psychiatrist, Bryn Mawr Rehabilitation Hospital
Private Psychiatric Practice
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25 years' experience as a clinical Psychiatrist and conducting medical-legal assessments and testimony. Specialist in brain injuries and brain diseases, Alzheimer's, and dementia. Dr. Panzer's experience as an expert witness, treating psychiatrist, expert in Brain Injury Medicine and educator is extensive.
Seminars & Training
Certification: Adult Forensic Certificate Program on insanity defense, competency to stand trial restoration, and malingering at the Institute of Law, Psychiatry, and Public Policy of the University of Virginia (2022).
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1990 M.D., Hahnemann University School of Medicine
1985 A.B. History, Duke University (Magna Cum Laude)
1994-1997 Residency, Psychiatry, Institute of Pennsylvania Hospital
1991-1994 Residency, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital
1990-1991 Internship, Internal Medicine, Pennsylvania Hospital
2003-2007 Psychoanalytic Training, Psychoanalytic Center of Philadelphia