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Stuart B. Kleinman, M.D.

Stuart B. Kleinman, M.D.

Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons
Associate Clinical Professor of Psychiatry
New York, NY, USA


Stuart B. Kleinman, M.D. is a psychiatrist certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology in Psychiatry and Forensic Psychiatry.

Dr. Kleinman serves as an Associate Clinical Professor of Psychiatry of the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, and is an Adjunct Professor of Law at Brooklyn Law School.

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. Dr. Kleinman has evaluated the psychological consequences of a wide array of traumatic experiences, including Asian piracy, Middle Eastern terrorism, urban sexual assault, and workplace harassment, has written about stress response and civil and criminal law in a leading forensic psychiatry text, and is co-author of a recently paper about assessing PTSD in forensic settings. He founded, and was the long-standing chairperson, of the Committee on Trauma and Stress of the American Academy of Psychiatry and Law, and teaches about PTSD, and assessing emotional distress damages to fellows training in forensic psychiatry in the Columbia-Weill-Cornell forensic psychiatry fellowship program.

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. Presently, he serves as the faculty Co-Director of the Columbia University Medical Center’s Asylum Program. 

Dr. Kleinman is board certified in Forensic Psychiatry. He has consulted extensively in both civil and criminal matters, including regarding the psychiatric impact of reported 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 approximately 25 years has consulted to both defense attorneys and prosecutors regarding a wide array of issues, including particularly ‘white collar’ matters.

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.

Stuart B. Kleinman, M.D. is associated with the following items:
Live Seminar  Live Seminar Psychological Issues in the Workplace 2018, Wednesday, April 25, 2018, New York, NY
Live Webcast  Live Webcast Psychological Issues in the Workplace 2018, Wednesday, April 25, 2018, New York, NY
PLI Grpcast-Live Web  PLI Grpcast-Live Web Psychological Issues in the Workplace 2018, Wednesday, April 25, 2018, Columbus, OH
Psychological Issues in the Workplace 2018, Wednesday, April 25, 2018, Atlanta, GA
Psychological Issues in the Workplace 2018, Wednesday, April 25, 2018, Nashville, TN
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