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Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neuroscience Grand Rounds

Thursday, 02 December, 2021

The Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Neuroscience will present a Grand Rounds from 8 to 9 a.m. on Thursday, Dec. 2.

The hybrid event will at Schwitalla Hall M115, Lecture Hall 1. Visitors must be vaccinated to attend In-Person and a mask must be worn.

The event also will be on Zoom

  • ZOOM
  • Meeting ID: 932 1760 1415
  • Password: 690496

“’Shocking’ Developments in Neuromodulation & Neurolaw”

William J. Newman, MD

Professor of Psychiatry 
Medical Director, Adult Psychiatric Inpatient Services
Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neuroscience 
Saint Louis University School of Medicine 

Dr. Newman received his M.D. from Vanderbilt University. He completed his general psychiatry residency at Washington University in Saint Louis and his forensic psychiatry fellowship at the University of California, Davis. He then remained on faculty at the University of California, Davis until joining the faculty at Saint Louis University in 2015.

Dr. Newman is a Professor of Psychiatry at Saint Louis University. He directly supervises psychiatry residents and medical students on the inpatient teaching service and serves as medical director of adult inpatient psychiatric services.

Dr. Newman regularly publishes on a variety of topics including psychopharmacology, off-label prescribing, the management of aggression, correctional mental health, and malingering of psychiatric symptoms, among other topics. He also routinely presents at regional, national, and international conferences. Dr. Newman has presented on topics including the assessment of malingered PTSD, fitness for duty evaluations, reliability of eyewitness testimony, and the pharmacological management of aggression.

In his role as a forensic psychiatrist, Dr. Newman conducts both civil and criminal forensic psychiatric assessments. He routinely works with attorneys to educate them about mental health, provide them a better understanding of their clients, and discuss elements of their cases.

Dr. Newman serves as an active member of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law (AAPL), the primary organization for forensic psychiatrists in North America. He was AAPL President from 2019-2020. He has also served on the executive council of the American Association of Directors of Psychiatric Residency Training (AADPRT).