Monica Argumedo, M.D.
Board-Certified in Forensic Psychiatry and Psychiatry,
American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
Seasoned Testimony Hundred of Forensic Evaluations
15 Years in practice as a Forensic and Clinical Psychiatrist
Monica Argumedo, M.D.
I have been a practicing psychiatrist for over 15 years and a Board-Certified Forensic Psychiatrist since 2011. I routinely conduct forensic expert witness assessments and provide my opinions by written report and testimony, including over 40 times in which I’ve testified as a qualified Disclosed Expert Witness. I’ve otherwise offered forensic assessments in many more that settled without proceeding to trial.
Clinical Practice and Forensic Psychiatry
As both a practitioner and an expert witness, I understand the importance of maintaining my expertise by staying clinically active in psychiatry. I maintain my clinical skills and experience through my work with Rush University Medical Center in Chicago. My main role at Rush is leading their psychiatric consultation services at their community-based medical center, Rush Oak Park Hospital.
At Rush Oak Park Hospital, I evaluate, diagnose, and treat medically hospitalized patients suffering from symptoms of mental illness. Additionally, I maintain a weekly clinic where I regularly treat patients who suffer from conditions such as depression, anxiety, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, and PTSD.
As part of my work at Rush Oak Park Hospital, I often determine whether a patient requires a higher level of mental health care such as psychiatric hospitalization. My medico-legal training is an asset in circumstances where a decision may have a legal consequence, such as pursuing involuntary commitment or assessing a patient’s competency to consent to medical treatment.
Expert Witness and Educator
She also works with medical students and behavioral health hospitals in teaching and establishing psychiatric evaluation practices.
As a Forensic Psychiatrist she has assessed and opined in medical malpractice cases in which doctors or institutions met or failed to meet standards of care.
Independent Medical Examinations
Fitness for Duty
Complex Factors Contributing
to Emotional Distress
The shocking homicide of Dr. David Cornbleet is investigated on S1:E2, “Prescription for Murder,” aired on 2/3/20.
Dr. Argumedo was invited as a Forensic Psychiatrist to discuss the case during the show. Errata: Dr. Argumedo is erroneously identified as a tenant of the site of the murder.
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