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Dr. Ryan S. Shugarman's Credentials



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Biography

I am a board-certified general and forensic psychiatrist and a Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association who greatly enjoys working with patients with a wide range of mental health symptoms and conditions. After graduating from college at Cornell University and then medical school at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, I completed both general psychiatry residency and forensic psychiatry fellowship training programs at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine / Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic in 2009 before moving to Northern Virginia. Between 2009 and 2012, I was employed full-time by the District of Columbia Department of Mental Health, working as an attending general and forensic psychiatrist at Saint Elizabeths Hospital and the District's outpatient mental health clinics, where I was also heavily involved in teaching medical students, residents, and fellows. In 2010, I established my current practice in Alexandria, Virginia, and since 2013, I have worked full-time in this capacity, a position which has been highly fulfilling in both my clinical work with patients and performance of forensic assessments / IME evaluations and provision of expert witness services for both civil and criminal matters. In both my clinical and forensic work, I utilize a thoughtful, thorough approach to understanding and exploring the issues at hand and in offering my insight.  In my clinical work, I custom-tailor my approach to treatment, utilizing a variety of psychotherapeutic and psychopharmacological strategies to best meet the needs and individual preferences of my patients.  In my forensic evaluative work, I conduct in-depth assessments and prepare comprehensive reports that fully explore the pertinent issues and address issues involving causation.


Languages

  • English

Education

  • University Of Maryland School Of Medicine (Grad. 2004)

Other Specialties

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Areas of Expertise

  • Depression (major depressive disorder)
  • Persistent depressive disorder (dysthymia)
  • Generalized anxiety disorder
  • Panic attacks and panic disorder
  • Social anxiety disorder (social phobia)
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)
  • Adult attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)

Awards & Recognitions

  • Award for Outstanding Teacher in a Forensic Fellowship Program, American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law's 47th Annual Meeting, October 2016

Publications & Research

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Insurance accepted by this Doctor

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