General Psychiatrist & Forensic Consultant - Expert Witness
• Sexual Trauma: Rape, Molestation, Assault, Incest, Adult Sequelae of Childhood Sexual Abuse
• Comprehensive Assessments of Trauma, including Post-Traumatic Stress (PTSD), Acute Stress (ASD), Borderline Personality (BPD), and Dissociative Identity (DID).
• Clarification of Related Impairments and Disability
• Treatment Planning, including Cost Estimations
Dr. Fetterolf offers the following services:
• Case Consultation
• Independent Medical Evaluation (IME)
Areas of Expertise
Adult Sequelae of Childhood Sexual Abuse; Complex post-traumatic stress disorder; Disorders of extreme stress not otherwise specified (DENOS).
Dr. Fetterolf has dedicated most of his life to learning about and caring for the mind. His curiosity drew him to studies at Cornell University, ranging from philosophy of mind to neurobiology of behavior. After studying neuroscience at the University of Pennsylvania, he attended medical school and received his graduate medical education at the Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic of UPMC.
As a board-certified psychiatrist who also provides psychotherapy, he received advanced training at the Columbia University and Pittsburgh Psychoanalytic Centers. Dr. Fetterolf is a diplomate of the American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology and a member of the American Academy of Psychoanalysis.
Dr. Fetterolf spends most of his professional time providing long-term comprehensive treatment to those with mood, anxiety, and trauma-related disorders in his private practice.
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Attending General Psychiatrist, Frank A. Fetterolf MD LLC, July 2017-Present
• Solo private practice specialized in combined medication and psychotherapy treatment of mood, anxiety, and trauma-disorders.
Attending Forensic Psychiatrist, MHM Services, Inc., Feb 2018 – Present
• Forensic consultant to Pennsylvania's Office of Mental Health & Substance Abuse Services for criminal matters.
UPMC Bipolar Institute, Jan 2017 – Jun 2017
• Advanced training experience in bipolar and related disorders.
VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System, Behavioral Health-PTSD Clinic, Jul 2016 – Dec 2016
• Advanced training experience in trauma and stressor-related disorders
2017 – Present Diplomate in Psychiatry, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
2016 – Present Unrestricted Physician and Surgeon, Pennsylvania (PA-MD458353)
Legal Experience & Services
Dr. Fetterolf has served as a consultant to courts in Pennsylvania for opinions related to trial competency, mental state at the time of offense (insanity), and mitigating factors in sentencing.
American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law (AAPL)
American Academy of Psychodynamic Psychiatry and Psychoanalysis (AAPDPP)
American Psychiatric Association (APA)
American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology
Seminars & Training
Residency, General Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
Cert., Transference-Focused Psychotherapy, Columbia University Psychoanalytic Center
Cert., Psychodynamic Psychotherapy, Pittsburgh Psychoanalytic Center
Fetterolf F. (2017). The Process of Managing Medication in Patients with Severe Personality Disorders. [lecture]. Grand Rounds of the Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic, 2017 June 29; Pittsburgh, PA.
Fetterolf F. (2017). [Review of the book Psychodynamic Treatment of Depression 2nd Edition, by Busch FN, Rudden M, Shapiro T]. Psychodynamic Psychiatry, vol 45 (3) pp. 422-424.
Fetterolf F, Jain A, Joseph A, Lluberes N, Mammen O. (2016). A Review: Brain, Borderline Personality Disorder, Competence [poster]. Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law, 2016 October 29; Portland OR.
Fetterolf F, Jain A, Fertig A, et al. (2015). Apparent Capacity in Anorexia Nervosa [poster]. Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law, 2015 October 25; Fort Lauderdale, FL.
Fetterolf F. (2015). Involuntary Hospitalization: A Case and Discussion on Related Issues [poster]. Annual Meeting of the Midwest American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law, 2015 March 20; Pittsburgh, PA.
Fetterolf F. (2014). Can Medications Reduce Violence? [lecture]. Journal Club of the Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic, 2014 October 9; Pittsburgh, PA.
Simoyan O, Patel AC, Chandragiri S, Fetterolf F. (2013). An Innovative Approach to Educating Medical Students in Psychiatry [lecture]. 39th Annual Meeting of the Association of Directors of Medical Student Education in Psychiatry, 2013 June 20-22; Williamsburg, VA.
Fetterolf F, Gessman R, Gilbride L, Htaik O, Opperman G. (2011). A Multifaceted Intervention to Improve Employee Influenza Vaccination within the Susquehanna Health System [poster]. 2nd Annual TCMC Community Health Research Symposium, Scranton, PA.
Allen P, Fetterolf F, Nystrom S, Mosch B and Nesbitt A. (2010). Assessment & Evaluation of the Usage of Advanced Directives and Do Not Resuscitate Orders (DNRs) for Patients Resuscitated/Coded in the Susquehanna Health System [poster]. TCMC Community Health Research Symposium, Scranton, PA.
Fetterolf F, Mosch B, Burke T. (2013) Self-Regulation of Affect and Arousal in Patients with Obstructive Sleep Apnea Syndrome [abstract]. SLEEP, vol. 36 p. A154. Abstract 0441.
Fetterolf F, Marceau M. (2013) A Case of Bupropion-Induced Stuttering. General Hospital Psychiatry, 35(5), 574-e7.
Fetterolf F, Foster KA. (2012) Neurobiological Relevance of Schizophrenia-Associated Genetic Polymorphisms: The Effect of SMARCA2 and NIPA1 Over-Expression on Neural Cell Signaling [abstract]. In: New Research Abstract Book of the 165th Annual Meeting of the American Psychiatric Association; 2012 May 5-9; Philadelphia, PA: APA; p 43. Abstract NR227.
Fetterolf F, Foster KA. (2011) Regulation of Long-Term Plasticity Induction by the Channel and C-Terminal Domains of GluN2 Subunits. Molecular Neurobiology, vol. 44 (1) pp. 71-82.
Fetterolf F, Porte HS. (2010) Exploring the Relationship between Sleep and an Anxiety-Related Endophenotype: Active Avoidance Learning Increases REM Sleep [abstract]. In: New Research Abstracts to the 163rd Annual Meeting of the American Psychiatric Association; 2010 May 22-26; New Orleans, LA: APA; p 35. Abstract NR201.
Fetterolf F. (2007) Cosmetic Neurology. Ivy Journal of Ethics, vol. 8 (2) pp. 14-15.
Fetterolf F, Neiser U, Halpern BP (2007) Time Perception and Familiar Experience: The Effect of Face Recognition on Judged Duration. Cornell Synapse, vol. 1 (1) pp. 19-21.
M.D., with Honors in Psychiatry, The Commonwealth Medical College
Post-Baccalaureate Studies, Clinical Neuroscience, University of Pennsylvania
B.S., cum laude, Biological Sciences and Cognitive Studies, Cornell University