Monica M. Argumedo, M.D.
Forensic Psychiatrist, ABPN
350 S. Northwest Highway, Suite 300
Park Ridge, IL 60068
firstname.lastname@example.org · (847) 656-5349
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.