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Primary Area of Expertise

Forensic Psychiatry

Expert Witness Profile

Dr. Adhia is triple-Board-Certified in Forensic Psychiatry, Brain Injury Medicine and Psychiatry. He assesses emotional distress and mental health injuries as well as brain injury concerns. Triggers considered are personal injury, undue influence, changed competency, medical malpractice, physical and emotional abuse, violence, and criminal behavior.

Dr. Adhia is the Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at TIRR Memorial Hermann where his clinical focus is treating the neuropsychiatric complications of brain injury, stroke, and spinal cord injury. He also treats addiction and psychiatry patients at Avenue 360 which is an FQHC that serves those with limited housing and HIV. Previously, he served as the Medical Director of PACE Mental Health.

Dr. Adhia has clinical experience in high-risk and security-sensitive settings, maximum-security prisons and correctional psychiatric hospitals, inmates on Death Row and segregated in Isolation. Dr. Adhia also volunteers with Physicians for Human Rights - Asylum Network and Daya Houston, conducting forensic assessments of victims of kidnapping and false imprisonment, human trafficking, undue influence, physical and sexual abuse, and rape.

Dr. Adhia is skilled in evaluating PTSD, Anxiety and Depressive Disorders, risk of suicide, and malingering. He is experienced in the impact of drug and alcohol abuse on decision-making. In psychiatric hospitals, Dr. Adhia treats psychosis: Schizophrenia and Psychotic Disorders (hallucinations, delusions.)

Dr. Adhia’s findings consider complicating factors, such as emotional distress worsened by physical and emotional isolation from family and support (e.g., prisoner or elder.) Pre-existing mental and physical illness, competency and capacity (e.g. dementia, Intellectual Disability) and medication or addiction may also be relevant to his opinions.

Dr. Adhia opines about medical malpractice and standard of care, including in government-regulated and institutional settings.

Dr. Adhia is a certified Medical Review Officer (MRO). He has expertise in alcohol and drug testing. He is experienced in the treatment and impact of drug and alcohol abuse and intoxication (eg DUI, DWI, DFSA/ date rape drugs).

Dr. Adhia conducts Independent Medical Examinations and review of records, issuing his med-legal findings by report, testimony or private consultation.

Dr. Adhia is available to testify as an expert witness in civil, criminal, military, probate, Federal, Immigration and administrative jurisdictions.

Education & Licenses

Texas Medical License Q0720; Board Certified in Psychiatry and Forensic Psychiatry by the ABPN
Board Certified in Brain Injury Medicine