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Community and public safety psychiatry

Christopher S. Fields, M.D.

Assistant Professor
Fellowship Director for the Forensic Psychiatry Fellowship at MUSC

Dr. Fields is Board Certified in Psychiatry, Child & Adolescent Psychiatry and Forensic Psychiatry. He completed fellowships in Forensic Psychiatry and Child & Adolescent Psychiatry at Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta.  Dr. Fields has experience with adult populations on forensic issues including: competency to stand trial, criminal responsibility, mitigation, disability and Independent Medical Examinations.  Because he also has training and expertise with children, he specializes in child and family issues including: custody, visitation, parental fitness, termination of parental rights, abuse/neglect, juvenile competency to stand trial, juvenile waivers to adult court and treatment of juvenile offenders.  Prior to his current work at MUSC, Dr. Fields served as medical director for a large residential psychiatric treatment facility for children in Atlanta, GA.  In addition to his forensic work, he has clinical roles at MUSC running an acute adult psychiatric unit and providing outpatient treatment for children and adolescents.  Given his clinical and administrative experience, Dr. Fields also has interests in psychiatric malpractice and suicide.


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