Board-Certified General and Forensic Psychiatrist
Dr. Shugarman is a board-certified general and forensic psychiatrist who established his practice in 2010. He is available for forensic psychiatric consulting, psychiatric assessments and IME evaluations, and expert witness services for civil, administrative, and criminal matters involving adults. For information about his clinical work, please refer to his Provider page.
After receiving his bachelor’s degree in psychology from Cornell University, Dr. Shugarman earned his medical degree from the University of Maryland School of Medicine. He then completed a general psychiatry residency and forensic psychiatry fellowship at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine/Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic.
Dr. Shugarman is a Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association (APA) and a member of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law (AAPL) and the American Medical Association (AMA). He holds academic appointments as a Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at Georgetown University Hospital and as an instructor with Saint Elizabeths Hospital’s forensic psychiatry fellowship program. For his teaching work as a forensic psychiatrist, Dr. Shugarman received the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law’s “Award for Outstanding Teaching in a Forensic Fellowship Program.” Dr. Shugarman has presented at both national and regional conferences on a variety of topics.
Retained by both plaintiff and defense counsels, Dr. Shugarman has testified in various jurisdictions (including federal court) for civil, administrative, and criminal matters. In addition to conducting assessments for individuals, companies, hospital systems, and boards of medicine, Dr. Shugarman performs fitness for duty and security clearance evaluations, including for several federal agencies.