Psychiatric Expert Witness
He provides consulting and expert witness testimony to attorneys, both plaintiff and defense, focusing on the integration of medical and psychiatric issues regarding damages in personal injury, medical malpractice, and product liability, and criminal cases, including PTSD, repressed or recovered memory, the neurobiology of early childhood stressors and sentencing mitigation.
Dr. Sipe offers consulting and expert witness testimony, focusing on the integration of medical and psychiatric issues in regard to damages in personal injury, medical malpractice, and product liability; and criminal cases, including PTSD, repressed or recovered memory, the neurobiology of early childhood stressors and sentencing mitigation.
Speaking to attorney groups on the complex issues of mind-body interactions as they related to litigation.
Areas of Expertise
Traumatic Stress Disorders, PTSD, Memory, Child Development, Somatic Symptom Disorders, Functional Pain, Psychological Impact of Medical Illness, Capacity, Mitigation, Sentencing, Sex Abuse, Medical Complications, Child Sexual Abuse, Emotional Trauma.
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American Academy of Pediatrics 2000 - 2008
North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology & Nutrition 2004 - 2008
American Gastroenterological Association 2004 - 2008
American Neurogastroenterology and Motility Society 2006 - present
Association for Contextual Behavioral Science 2010 - present
American Psychiatric Association, Northern California Psychiatric Society 2011 - present
Awards & Honors
Seminars & Training
Research experience and publications include laboratory investigations of the neurobiology of visceral pain, clinical research regarding the application of mindfulness techniques to depression, and the neurobiological changes associated with mindfulness. Has presented on the topic of the neurobiology of trauma to the National Center for Victims of Crime, The National Crime Victim Bar Association, Californians for Safety and Justice, and the Wyoming Office of the Attorney General.
A.B., cum laude Harvard University - Psychology
M.D. University of California, San Diego - Medicine
Residency Children's Hospital Boston & Boston Medical Center (Combined Program) - Pediatrics
Fellowship University of California, San Francisco -Pediatric Gastroenterology
Residency University of California, San Francisco - Psychiatry