Whitney Hicks, M.D. is a psychiatrist who practices in New
York City. He is associate clinical director at Kirby Forensic
Psychiatric Center and an assistant clinical professor at
New York University School of Medicine.
Hicks majored in classical civilization before he obtained
his medical degree at Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut.
He also completed his psychiatric residency at Yale. He
specialized in the field of psychiatry and the law in fellowship
at New York University. Dr. Hicks is board-certified in
general psychiatry and forensic psychiatry. He has also
been an assistant clinical professor at Ohio State University.
He has had extensive experience evaluating and treating
individuals with a wide range of mental illnesses.
Hicks' research and teaching interests include psychopharmacology,
schizophrenia, mood disorders, delirium and dementia, psychopathic
personality, legal regulation, malingering, risk assessment,
competency, sexuality, ethnicity and ethics. He serves as
an expert witness in court cases involving mental illness,
criminal responsibility, fitness to stand trial, emotional injury, sex offenders, involuntary
commitment, and treatment.
Hicks was born in New Haven, Connecticut. He has lived in
Boston, Dallas, San Francisco, Columbus, London and New
Race and Forensic Psychiatry: Are We Color-Blind?
Review article with commentaries, Journal of the American
Academy of Psychiatry and the Law, 32 (1): 21-33, 2004
Regulation of Psychiatry
Chapter in Principles and Practice of Forensic Psychiatry,
2nd edition, edited by Richard Rosner, New York: Oxford
University Press: pages 850-876, 2003
Dr. James Hicks, M.D.
Forensic Psychiatric Center
New York, NY 10035
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