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THE INTERSECTION OF PSYCHIATRY AND THE LAW

Diana M. Mullis, M.D.

Associate Professor

Diana Mullis, M.D., holds a position as Assistant Professor with the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC). Dr. Mullis is Board-certified in Psychiatry, a Diplomat of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, and fellowship trained in Forensic Psychiatry. Dr. Mullis completed her residency training in Psychiatry and Fellowship in Forensic Psychiatry at MUSC. Prior to her psychiatric training and subsequent practice in the field of Psychiatry, she practiced several years as a board-certified physician in the field of Emergency Medicine.

 Dr. Mullis maintains a clinical practice and actively participates as a faculty member to train and supervise medical students, residents, and fellows. She has a special expertise and interest doing evaluations of Traumatic Brain Injury to assess for cognitive deficits and neurobehavioral changes. She has extensive experience in this area, including designation as a specialist examiner for Traumatic Brain Injuries with the Veteran’s Administration.

 Dr. Mullis is experienced in performing criminal and civil evaluations for the defense and plaintiff, including legal competency to stand trial, criminal responsibility, and diminished capacity. She also has experience in performing evaluations for mitigation, violence risk assessments, fitness for duty, Independent Medical Evaluations, standard of care and malpractice case analysis, emotional harm and disability, and correctional medical care. She is qualified as a consulting and testifying expert, and has been qualified as an expert in Probate Court, Court of Common Pleas, Court of General Sessions, and in federal court cases.

 
 
 

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