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Dr. Marcia Werchol

NYC Health and Hospitals Corporation
Senior Director, Family Court Mental Health Services
New York, NY, USA


Marcia Werchol, M.D., is the Senior Director of the New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation's Family Court Mental Health Services program, which performs on-site forensic evaluations ordered by the New York City Family Court in all counties except Richmond and in most litigation categories except custody/visitation.  She is a New York State-licensed physician, board-certified in General / Adult Psychiatry, and board-eligible in Forensic Psychiatry and Adolescent Psychiatry. She serves on a variety of professional committees, including the Family Court Advisory Council, has consulted on multiple court-related initiatives, including the specialized 1027/1028 part, and teaches forensics to child and adolescent psychiatry residents from New York University Medical School and other programs.

Dr. Werchol attended Boston public schools, earned a bachelor's degree in Biology cum laude from Harvard University in 1976 and graduated from the University of Massachusetts Medical School in 1981. She completed a four-year residency in Psychiatry in 1985 at Beth Israel Medical Center in New York and a one-year fellowship in Forensic Psychiatry in 1986 at the New York University Medical School. Upon the conclusion of her training, she obtained part-time positions as an attending physician at the Bellevue Forensic Psychiatry In-patient Unit and as a staff clinician at FCMHS. She has been exclusively employed at FCMHS full-time since 1987 and served as clinic director in Manhattan and Brooklyn and as program-wide training coordinator prior to becoming senior director in 2000.   
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