Stuart B. Kleinman, M.D. is a psychiatrist certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology in Psychiatry and Forensic Psychiatry.
Dr. Kleinman received his medical degree from the Medical College of Pennsylvania where he was elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha medical honor society. He subsequently trained in Psychiatry at the Pennsylvania Hospital, and in Forensic Psychiatry at the Center for Social-Legal Studies of the University of Pennsylvania and New York University/Bellevue Hospital.
Dr. Kleinman possesses specialized expertise in the field of Traumatic Stress. He served as Medical Director of the Crime Victims Center, a licensed mental health clinic which treats solely the psychological consequences of trauma, and as an independent consultant to the New York State Crime Victims Board, determining the role of criminal victimization in producing evaluees' psychological difficulties. Further, he has evaluated the psychological consequences of a wide array of traumatic experiences-including Asian piracy, Middle Eastern terrorism, urban sexual assault, and workplace harassment, and has written aboutress response and civil and criminal law in a leading forensic psychiatric text. He also is the long-standing chairperson of the Committee on Trauma and Stress of the American Academy of Psychiatry and Law, as well as a member of the American Psychiatric Association's New York District Branch post-911 Task Force on Disasters. Dr. Kleinman's longtime experience working with those who have suffered serious assaults and threats provides him with a deep, nuanced appreciation of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder and the use and misuse of this diagnosis.
Dr. Kleinman is also board certified in Forensic Psychiatry by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. He has consulted extensively in both civil and criminal matters, including regarding the impact of both actual and perceived harassment/discrimination, and the 'mindset' of perpetrators of violent and non-violent acts. He worked for over ten years at the Bellevue Hospital Forensic Psychiatry Clinic examining individuals for the Court regarding competency to stand trial, and pre- and post-sentencing issues, and for over 20 years has consulted to both defense attorneys and prosecutors regarding a wide array of issues, including particularly 'white collar' matters.
Further, Dr Kleinman teaches about civil and criminal forensic psychiatric issues, including methodology of evaluating Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, employment discrimination, emotional distress claims, and 'white collar' crime, to fellows in the Columbia-Cornell Schools of Medicine training program in Forensic Psychiatry. Dr. Kleinman also serves as Civil Module co-leader in the New York University School of Medicine-Bellevue Hospital sponsored New York City-wide didactic program for fellows in Forensic Psychiatry.