ABOUT

Monica M. Argumedo, M.D.

Forensic Psychiatrist, ABPN

350 S. Northwest Highway, Suite 300

Park Ridge, IL 60068

psych@maforensicpsych.com   ·   (847) 656-5349

PROFESSIONAL SUMMARY

For over 10 years and many dozens of cases, I have routinely conducted forensic expert witness assessment and rendered my opinion by report and testimony.  In addition to forensic evaluations, I have qualified as an expert witness in over 40 cases, and testified in most.  Concurrently, I have an active clinical practice in an acute care mental health hospital at Rush Oak Park Hospital.  Patients exhibiting mental illness indicating hospitalization are first assessed by me; I diagnose patients, determine if admission is appropriate and treat patients during their hospitalization. Age, disability, and family dynamics are routine factors which require my expertise.

In addition, I assist in establishing protocol for admitting medically hospitalized patients for mental health evaluations to be used by doctors who are not psychiatrists. My medico-legal training is an asset in circumstances where a decision may have a legal consequence, including in a clinical setting such as hospitalization where competency is often a concern.

I am Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at Rush Medical School and Rush University Medical Center, one of the largest medical schools and teaching hospitals in Chicago.   I teach psychiatry residents in topics related to psychiatry and the law, and psychiatry in medicine. I also interview prospective medical students through my role on the Medical Admissions Committee.

Credentials

Board Certified in General Adult Psychiatry, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, June 2010. Certificate 61111

Board Certified in Forensic Psychiatry, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, June 2011. Certificate 1817

Illinois Medical License: 036123835