Mark I. Levy, MD, DLFAPA
Dr. Levy attended Durham University, U.K. (1965-66) and is a graduate of Columbia College (A.B. 1967), the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons (M.D. 1971) in New York as well as the San Francisco Psychoanalytic Institute (1984) in San Francisco. He currently practices clinical and forensic psychiatry, licensed as a Physician and Surgeon since 1972 by the State of California and since 2004 by the State of Hawaii.
He was certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology in Psychiatry (1981) and Forensic Psychiatry (1999, recertified in 2009, 2019). In addition, he was certified by the National Board of Physicians and Surgeons in both Psychiatry and Forensic Psychiatry (2019).
He is currently an Associate Clinical Professor of Psychiatry in the School of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco, where has been on the faculty since 1977 and since 2000 has taught in the Law and Psychiatry Fellowship. He is also on the Faculty of the San Francisco Center for Psychoanalysis and is the Founder and former Chairman and President of the San Francisco Foundation for Psychoanalysis, a community service outreach organization.
Since 1975, Dr. Levy has been in full-time private practice, originally of psychiatry and beginning in the 1980’s of psychoanalysis and forensic psychiatry as well. He has been retained as a forensic psychiatric expert in more than 500 civil lawsuits and related matters. He has testified in State and Federal Court on 64 occasions. He has never been disqualified from testifying as an expert by any Court in any jurisdiction where he was retained.
As a result of his service and contribution to the profession, Dr. Levy was designated a Distinguished Life Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association (“DLFAPA”) and has been an active member of numerous local, national and international medical, psychoanalytic, psychiatric and forensic psychiatric organizations, including The American Academy for Psychiatry and the Law. He has published numerous articles and presented countless talks, both in person and via webinars, to attorneys, physicians and the general public on a wide range of forensic psychiatric topics. He has also been interviewed regularly as an expert by the print and broadcast media discussing psychiatric and forensic psychiatric topics of general interest.
In January 2006, Dr. Levy established Forensic Psychiatric Associates Medical Corporation of which he continues to serve as its medical director. In January 2020, together with his colleague, forensic psychiatrist Charles Saldanha, MD, Dr. Levy also established and currently serves as the medical director of Forensic Psychiatric Associates, L.P. (www.fpamed.com), a growing group of forensic psychiatrists and forensic psychologists that develop expert opinions for attorneys and Courts on behavioral issues within a broad range of civil and criminal matters. In addition, fpamed as a team specializes in assessing psychological injury claims from populations of litigants in mass tort and multi-plaintiff litigation. We have previously been retained in more than two-dozen such cases.