Forensic Psychiatry
Jerald H. Ratner, M.D., L.F.A.P.A., FCPP, F.A.B.F.E.

 

   
 
 


  
Credentials
 
 Jerald H. Ratner, M.D., P.A.

   Diplomate, American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology
   Diplomate, American Board of Forensic Medicine
   Diplomate, National Board of Medical Examiners
   Fellow, American Board of Forensic Examiners
   Life Fellow, American Psychiatric Association
   Fellow, American Association of Integrative Medicine
   Certified Forensic Physician
                                     


Jerald H. Ratner, M.D., L.F.A.P.A.,  F.CPP, FA.B.F.E.

     
   

Education

1971-1974 Residency in Psychiatry Philadelphia Psychiatric Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
1973-1974 Chief Resident
1970-1971 Rotating Internship in Medicine and Psychiatry, Bridgeport Hospital, Bridgeport, Connecticut
(Affiliate of Yale University)
1966-1970 Hahnemann University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Degree: M.D.
Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society (Equivalent of Phi Beta Kappa)
1962-1966 Temple University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Degree: B.A.; Magna Cum Laude

Licensing

Florida (Diplomate, National Board of Medical Examiners)
1974-2004.  Connecticut, Diplomate, National Board of Medical Examiners
1971-currently inactive.  Pennsylvania, Diplomate, National Board of Medical Examiners
Colorado
New Mexico

Memberships

Harvard Medical School Postgraduate Association
Neuroscience Education Institute
Massachusetts General Hospital Psychiatry Academy
American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law
American Society of Clinical Psychopharmacology
American College of Nutrition
American Psychiatric Association
Colorado Psychiatric Society
Philadelphia College of Physicians
American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry  

Experience

2011 - Present Staff Psychiatrist at Spanish Peaks Behavioral Health Center (Clinical and Forensic Psychiatric Evaluations and Treatment)
2010 - Present Associate Medical Director - Healthcare Strategies, Inc.
1985 - Present Forensic Psychiatry (50/50 Plaintiff/Defense) includes a multitude of Medical Records Review for The Florida Board of Medicine for 17 years; American Psychiatric Association for 2 years; 50+ Depositions and 20 Trials in the areas of Civil Competency (primarily testamentary, financial; competency to practice; and medical decision-making); Criminal Competency; Medical/Psychiatric Malpractice; IME's; Marital Problems; Psychopharmacology; PTSD; Workplace Behavioral Dysfunction; and Wrongful Death
1975 - Present Private Practice of Psychiatry, both Inpatient and Outpatient, in Patients ranging in age from 11 years old to 99+ years old involving almost the entire spectrum of diagnoses listed in DSM TR-IV with eclectic psychotherapy and psychopharmacology
1974 - 1975 Community Mental Health Centers - South County and Henderson Clinic

Appointments

1993 - 2010

Expert Witness, Board of Medicine; (Formerly Department of Professional Regulation)
2012 - Present

Education Committee, American College of Forensic Examiners

2011 - Present Review Editorial Board, Frontiers in Forensic Psychiatry
2010 - 2011 Credentials Committee of University Hospital and Medical Center
2010 - Present Editorial Advisory Board, "The Forensic Examiner"-Journal of the American College of Forensic Examiners
2009 - Present Executive Advisory Board, American College of Forensic Medicine
2007 - 2013 Suicidology Committee, American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law
1995 - 1998 Medical Director, Psychiatric Division, Florida Home Health Care
1993 - 1996 Medical Director, Geriatric Unit, The Retreat Psychiatric Hospital, Sunrise, Florida
1991 - 1992 Chairman of Psychiatry, The Retreat Psychiatric Hospital, Sunrise, Florida
1988 - 1991 Medical Director, Adolescent Unit, The Retreat Psychiatric Hospital, Sunrise, Florida
1988 - 1990 Chairman, Department of Psychiatry, Imperial Point Medical Center, Ft Lauderdale, Florida
1989 - 1990 Chairman, Geriatric Committee. Florida Medical Center, Lauderdale Lakes, Florida
1984 - 1988 Vice-Chairman, Department of Psychiatry, Imperial Point Medical Center, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
1973 - 1974

Chief Resident, Philadelphia Psychiatric Center

Awards

2011 Chosen by Peers as one of "Top Doctors in America" by: "U.S. News & World Report” (representing the top 10% of Physicians practicing in America)
2010 Certified Forensic Physician
2006 Life Fellow, American Psychiatric Association
2005 Fellow, American College of Forensic Examiners
2005 Fellow, American Association of Integrative Medicine
2002 - Present Listed in “Guide to America’s Top Psychiatrists” Consumers’
2002 – Present Research Council of America, Washington, D.C.
2004 Fellow, American Psychiatric Association
2001 Diplomate, College of Physicians
2001 – 2003 Listed in “Guide to Top Doctors” - Center for the Study of Services, Washington, D.C.
2000 – Present Listed in “Top Doctors in America”- Castle Connolly
2000 Listed in " How to Find the Best Doctors ” - First Edition -Castle Connolly Guide
1997 Diplomate, American College of Forensic Medicine
1997 Diplomate, American College of Forensic Examiners
1997 Rated as one of the top Psychiatrists in South Florida by Peers in South Florida Magazine
April 1991 Honored as “Doctor of the Day”-Florida House of Representatives-Tallahassee, Florida
January 1986 Elected to “International Who’s Who in Medicine”
1984 Fellow, College of Physicians of Philadelphia
1980 Diplomate, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (Board Certified in Psychiatry)
1971 Diplomate, National Board of Medical Examiners
1970 Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society (Equivalent to Phi Beta Kappa)

Hospital Affiliations 

1975 - 2010 University Hospital. Tamarac, Florida, Active Staff
1993 - 2010 University Pavilion Hospital. Tamarac, Florida, Active Staff 
 2001 - 2008 Health South Sunrise Rehab Hospital. Sunrise. Florida; Active Staff
1998 - 2000 Florida Home Health Care. Ft Lauderdale. Florida; Psychiatric Director
1991 - 1998 Coral Ridge Psychiatric Hospital, Ft Lauderdale, Florida; Active Staff
1988 - 2000 The Retreat Hospital, Sunrise, Florida; Active and Visiting Consultant Staff
1987 - 2000 Coral Springs Medical Center, Coral Springs, Florida; Active Staff
1985 - 1989 Park Summit (Independent, Assisted Living and Skilled Nursing)
1978 - 1980 St. John's Rehabilitation, Ft Lauderdale. Florida; Active Staff (Assisted Living and Skilled Nursing)
1975 - 2000 Imperial Point Medical Center, Ft Lauderdale, Florida; Active Staff 
1975 - 2000 Boca Raton Community Hospital, Boca Raton, Florida; Visiting Consultant
1975 - 1999 Florida Medical Center, Lauderdale Lakes, Florida; Active and Courtesy Staff

Publications 

"Responses of Urban Pre-School Children to a Developmental Screening Test"; Journal of Pediatrics: November, 1970, Volume 77. Number 5, Pages 775-781
"Treatment of Panic and Anxiety Disorders"; The Record (Official Publication of the Broward County Medical Association), July/August, 1989, Volume 41, Number 718, Pages 13-15
"When a Little Anxiety Too Much" - Vim & Vigor Magazine - Summer. 1993, Page 63

Post-Graduate Courses
"Physicians Recognition Award" - 1974 to present. (Inclusive of 30 years of Psychopharmacology experience at Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital)- [chosen as one of seven Psychiatrists from a list of over 600 Psychiatrists by the Harvard Psychiatric Staff to participate in "Advances in Psychiatric Research" at Massachusetts General Hospital]; numerous courses involving evaluation, diagnosis, and management of DSM Psychiatric Disorders in adolescents, adults, and older adults (mostly at Harvard); and various courses in Internal Medicine and Neurological Disorders. Also, Basic and Advanced Neuroanatomical, Neurophysiologic and Neuropsychopharmacologic Courses at the Neuroscience Education Institute per Dr. Stephen Stahl.

Teaching
Physicians (Pharmaceutical Companies); Nova Southeastern Medical Students Course on Psychiatry; University of Pennsylvania Medical School Course on Anxiety; and Nurses (ICU Psychiatric Emergencies).
 


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Jerald H. Ratner, M.D., P.A.
Diplomate, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
Diplomate, American Board of Forensic Medicine and Forensic Examiners

 

 

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