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Community and public safety psychiatry

Ana Gomez, M.D.

Dr. Ana Gomez received a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Southern Adventist University, a Certificate of French Language Acquisition from College LaSalle, and a Doctor of Medicine from Loma Linda University School of Medicine.

Dr. Gomez is board-certified in Psychiatry and Forensic Psychiatry. She has worked in a forensic state hospital and as an outpatient psychiatrist for a health maintenance organization. She is currently an Instructor in the Community and Public Safety Psychiatry Division of the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at MUSC where she is primarily involved with the Forensic Psychiatry and Progressive Professionals Programs (fitness-for-duty evaluations of health care, law enforcement and transportation professionals).

She is the Assistant Director of the Forensic Psychiatry Fellowship Program where she provides supervision of medical students, residents and fellows to include being the Charleston and Berkeley County Probate Court rotation supervisor. She is also the supervisor for the South Carolina Department of Corrections medication management clinics at two state institutions. She has recently launched a lecture project involving medical students and a psychiatry resident to further develop the forensic psychiatry curriculum. She serves as a mentor for a general psychiatry resident at MUSC.

She serves on the Human Rights and International Humanitarian Law Committee and the International Relations Committee of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law. She is on the Grand Rounds Committee at MUSC. Dr. Gomez has also volunteered her time for a variety of local and national organizations such as Big Brothers Big Sisters, Locks of Love, local health fairs and overseas humanitarian trips.

Dr. Gomez has experience in conducting several types of forensic evaluations including competency to stand trial, conservatorship and guardianship, criminal responsibility and capacity to conform, fitness for duty, mitigation, psychosexual evaluations and violence risk assessment. She also has interest in parental fitness, sexual harassment, immigration mitigation and asylum evaluations. She is qualified as a consulting and testifying expert and has been qualified as an expert in General Sessions and Probate Court in South Carolina and in the Superior Court of California County of San Bernardino. She holds active medical licenses in both California and South Carolina. Dr. Gomez speaks fluent Spanish and is capable of conducting any forensic evaluation in Spanish.

Aside from her varied forensic interests, Dr. Gomez is very interested in the topic of international psychiatry. She has participated in various overseas trips related to mental health, including two one-month electives to Africa. She took part in creating and formalizing this as a rotation to facilitate future psychiatry residents taking part in this elective. She is planning on expanding her international interest to intersect with forensic psychiatry.

Clinical and/or Research Expertise: correctional psychiatric care; forensic evaluations including competency to stand trial, criminal responsibility and capacity to conform, fitness for duty, mitigation, and violence risk assessment. She also has interest in parental fitness, sexual harassment, immigration mitigation and asylum evaluations

 
 
 

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