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02.

EXPERIENCE

Chronologic Work History. Note some occurring simultaneously.

Psychiatry. Neuropsychiatry. Mental Health.

Dr. Alexander has provided Medical-Legal Expert Witness work in Tennessee, Ohio, Delaware, Kentucky and Georgia and is willing to expand this territory. His case involvement includes civil and criminal, plaintiff and defense, medical malpractice, medical administrative issues, personal injury, Workers’ Compensation, murder, suicide and a wide range of other cases in which his varied experience has been beneficial.

01.

EDUCATION

Undergraduate

University of Tennessee

Knoxville, TN

Bachelor of Arts in Biology & Zoology

Minor in Biochemistry

Graduated June 1980

Medical School

University of Tennessee Center for the Health Sciences

Memphis, TN

Medical Doctor

Graduated June 1984

Residency in Psychiatry

University of Alabama

Birmingham, AL

 Graduated June 1988

Medical Licensure

Tennessee: June 1, 1988 - Present | Alabama: 1984-1988

Psychiatric Consultation

Methodist Medical Center
Oak Ridge, TN
October 2006 - present

 

Teaching and Supervision of Psychiatric Nurse Practitioners, since spring of 2005

 

Teaching and Supervision of a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner Student of the University of Tennessee

Winter Quarter, 2005

 

Psychiatric Consultation

University of Tennessee Medical Center

Knoxville, TN
March 15, 2005 - December 2006

Inpatient Psychiatry

Peninsula Hospital
Knoxville, TN
February 1, 1997 - June 30, 1997

 

Psychiatric Consultation

Peninsula Lighthouse
Addiction Treatment, Psychopharmacology, Psychotherapy

Knoxville, TN
June 24, 1996 - October 12, 1999

 

Private Psychotherapy and Psychopharmacology Practice

Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy Associates

Knoxville, TN

June 24, 1996 - April 30, 1998

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    Psychiatric Consultation

    Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center
    The Patricia Neal Rehabilitation Center

    Knoxville, TN
    July 12, 2004 - present

     

    Private Practice

    Forensic and Expert Witness
    General Hospital Consultation and Outpatient

    9111 Cross Park Drive, Suite D-200
    Knoxville, TN
    July 2004 - present

     

    Consultant to Childhelp USA

    Knoxville, TN
    March 2004 - February 2006

     

    Psychiatric Consultation

    D and S Residential, A Developmental Disabilities Provider Organization
    Alcoa, TN
    March 2002 - February 2007

     

    Forensic Psychiatry and Expert Witness Psychiatry Practice

    Knoxville, TN
    July 1997 - present

     

    Psychiatric Consultation

    Reflections Treatment Agency
    An Adolescent Sexual Offender program

    Knoxville, TN
    September 1, 1997 - April 30, 1999

    Psychiatric Consultation

    Sunrise Community of Tennessee, A Developmental Disabilities Provider organization
    April 1, 1996 - October 12, 1999
    July 1, 2005 - June 30, 2007

     

    Psychiatric Consultation

    University of Tennessee Behavioral Health
    Knoxville, TN
    December 1994 - September 1995

    Psychiatric Medical Director

    Care Plus Home Health Agency
    Knoxville, TN
    1992 - 1997

     

    Private Psychotherapy and Psychopharmacology Practice

    The Northshore Group
    Knoxville, TN
    February 1, 1991 - September 20, 1994

     

    Medical Director

    Lakeshore Mental Health Institute

    Knoxville, TN
    February 1, 1991 - June 23, 1996
    April 1, 1998 - July 9, 2004

     

    Group Private Practice

    Tennessee Psychiatry and Psychopharmacology Clinic

    Knoxville, TN
    July 1, 1988 - January 31, 1991

    HOSPITAL APPOINTMENTS

    Methodist Medical Center

    Oak Ridge, TN
    September 2006 - present

     

    Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center

    Knoxville, TN
    July 1998 - January 1991

    June 1996 - June 1998

    July 2004 - present

     

    University of Tennessee Memorial

    Research Center and Hospital

    Knoxville, TN
    July 1988 - June 1991

    March 2005 - January 2007

     

    Lakeshore Mental Health Institute

    Knoxville, TN
    February 1991 - 2005

    Peninsula Hospital

    Knoxville, TN
    June 1996 - June 1998

     

    Park West Medical Center

    Knoxville, TN
    July 1988 - 1994

    June 1996 - June 1998

    East Tennessee Baptist Medical Center

    Knoxville, TN
    July 1988 - June 1991

    St. Mary's Medical Center

    Knoxville, TN
    July 1988 - June 1991

    HOSPITAL COMMITTEES

    Methodist Medical Center, Oak Ridge, TN

     

    Computerized Physician Order Entry Committee Member

    April 2011 - October 2018

     

    Covenant Health Systems, Knoxville, TN

     

    Electronic Medical Record Committee

    Consultant to the Clinical Content Advisory Group

    March 2016 - present

     

    Fort Sanders Regional

    Medical Center, Knoxville, TN


    Computerized Physician Order Entry Committee
    Member

    April 2011 - present

     

    Physicians' Wellness Committee Chair

    April 2006 - present

     

    Covenant Health and Behavioral Health Councils

     

    Member, Knoxville, TN

    March 2005 - present

     

    Tennessee Department of Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities, Nashville

     

    Executive Committee Member

    April 1998 - July 9, 2004

    February 1991 - June 1996

     

    Medical Directors Committee Member

    April 1998 - July 9, 2004

    February 1991 - June 1996

     

    Computerized Clinical Chart for Statewide Use

    Lead Physician

    1999 - 2004

     

    Staffing Standards Committee

    Member of a group designing the functional number of staff members needed at each Mental Health Institute

    July 1993

     

    Building Committee

    Member of a group determining the physical structure of the building of the new Middle Tennessee Mental Health Institute in Nashville, TN, 1993

     

    St. Mary's Medical Center, Knoxville, TN

     

    Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee Member
    January 1989 - February 1991

    Lakeshore Mental Health Institute, Knoxville, TN


    Medical Records Committee
    Chair, February 1991 - August 1991, April 1998 - July 9, 2004
    Member, September 1991 - June 1996

    Quality Improvement Committee
    Chair, February 1991 - June 1996
    Member, April 1998 - July 9, 2004


    Physicians' Peer Review Committee Chair

    February 1991 - June 1996

    April 1998 - July 9, 2004

    Mortality Review Committee
    Chair, February 1991 - June 1996, April 1998 - April 2001
    Member, May 2001 - July 9, 2004

    Treatment Review Committee Chair

    February 1991 - June 1996

    April 1998 - July 9, 2004

    Hospital Executive Committee Member

    February 1991 - June 1996

    April 1998 - July 9, 2004

    Joint Commission Conference Committee Member

    February 1991 - June 1996

    April 1998 - July 9, 2004

    Executive Clinical Management Team

    February 1991 - June 1996

    April 1998 - July 9, 2004

    Executive Medical Staff Chair

    February 1991 - June 1996

    April 1998 - July 9, 2004

    Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee Chair/Member February 1991 - June 1996

    April 1998 - July 9, 2004

    Continuing Medical Education Committee Chair/Member

    February 1991 - June 1996

    April 1998 - July 9, 2004

    Professional Advisory Committee for

    Clinical Pastoral Education Member

    February 1991 - June 1996

    Utilization Management Committee Chair

    October 1991 - June 1996

    April 1998 - July 9, 2004

    Policy and Procedure Committee Member

    October 1991 - June 1996

    April 1998 - July 9, 2004

    Major Topic Areas of Treatment: Encephalopathy, Delirium, Suicidality, Homicidality, Competency to Stand Trial, Competency to Sign for treatments, dispositions, medications, medical treatment, surgical treatment, legal documents, etc.; Developmental Disabilities and Mental Retardation, Alcoholism, Drug Abuse and Dependence, Medication Management, Individual and Group Psychotherapy, Sexual Offenders, Not Guilty by Reason of Insanity, Children, Adolescents.

03.

PRESENTATIONS

MEDICAL ADMINISTRATION

BRAIN DYSFUNCTION

"Encephalopathy and Delirium," presentation at the Smokey Mountain Chapter of Critical Care Nurses, Knoxville, TN, March 8, 2013

 

"Encephalopathy and Delirium," presentation at the Smokey Mountain Chapter of Critical Care Nurses, Knoxville, TN, March 9, 2012

 

"Encephalopathy and Delirium," presentation to the medical staff and administration of Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center, Knoxville, TN, February  2012

 

"Encephalopathy and Delirium," presentation to the medical and administrative staff of Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center, Knoxville, TN, August 2008

"Caring for the Aging and the Elderly," presentation to Cokesbury Methodist Church, Knoxville, TN, February 12, 2012

 

"Commitment Process and Patient Profile," presentation to Physician Assistant students at South College, Knoxville, TN, May 1, 2009

 

"Pros and Cons of a Free Pharmacy", Panel, United Way Interagency Council, Knoxville, TN, 1991

 

"Principles of Public-Private Psychiatric Collaboration", Round Table Discussion, Helen Ross McNabb Foundation and St. Mary's Medical Center, Knoxville, TN, March, 1991

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    "Encephalopathy and Delirium," presentation to the medical staff and an assortment of other hospital staff members, Methodist Medical Center, Oak Ridge, TN, March 4, 2008

     

    "Post stroke psychiatric symptoms," presentation to the staff of Patricia Neal Rehabilitation Center, Knoxville, TN, July, 2006

     

    "Depression and Violence", presented on "Mental Health Matters" on the Tennessee Radio Network, August, 2001

     

    "Chemical Restraint and Physical Restraint" presentation to the Medical Staff and key clinical/administrative staff at Lakeshore Mental Health Institute, Knoxville, TN, July 13, 2001

     

    "The Aging Brain" presentation to the Rotary Club of Oak Ridge, Tennessee, May 31, 2001

     

    Working with the University of Tennessee to obtain a grant from NIMH to study Psychiatry in Telemedicine, Knoxville, TN, 1999-2004

     

    "The New Antipsychotic Medications" presentation to various mental health professionals, Knoxville, TN, February, 1997

     

    "Violence, Prediction and Management" lecture, Continuing Medical Education, Lakeshore Mental Health Institute, Knoxville, TN, September 21, 1994

     

    "Suicide/Violence, Risk Assessment and Management" lecture to a multidisciplinary group at Woodridge Psychiatric Hospital, Johnson City, TN, August, 1994

    "Major Psychiatric Disorders" lecture, Clinical Pastoral Education students, Knoxville, TN, June, 1993

     

    "Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Part I and II" lectures, Continuing Medical Education, Lakeshore Mental Health Institute, Knoxville, TN, June, 1993

     

    "Working with the Subconscious" lecture, National Remotivation Therapy Organization, Knoxville, TN, October, 1991

     

    "Early Identification of Mental Illness" lecture, East Tennessee Education Association Eighty-Seventh Convention, Mental Illness Awareness Training for Teachers, Knoxville, TN, October, 1991

     

    "Major Psychiatric Disorders" lecture, Medical Ethics Students, Lakeshore Mental Health Institute, Knoxville, TN, May and June, 1991

     

    "Neuroleptic Malignant Syndrome" lecture, Continuing Medical Education, Lakeshore Mental Health Institute, Knoxville, TN, April, 1991

     

    Taught a weekly class for psychiatric inpatients at Park West Medical Center, Knoxville, TN, 1990 - 1991

     

    "Depression" lecture presented to Family Physicians, Newport, TN, February, 1989

     

    "Mental Status Exam and Schizophrenia" lectures presented to Surgery Assistant Students at University of Alabama in Birmingham, February, 1986

    Part Organizer and Panelist, discussion of "How TennCare is Impacting Psychiatrist Prescribing Tendencies", as presented to local mental health professionals, Knoxville, TN, March 20, 1995

     

    "Present and Future of Lakeshore Mental Health Institute" lecture, Smoky Mountain Chapter of Tennessee Psychiatric Association, Knoxville, TN, October, 1991

    MEDICAL MALPRACTICE

    "Psychiatry Manifestations of Orthopedic Injuries," including discussion of Complex Regional Pain Syndrome, presentation at the 2016 Spring Workers' Compensation Conference - OrthoKnox Orthopedic Clinic, Knoxville, TN, April 27, 2016

     

    "Confounding Diagnoses in Workplace Injury Case," presentation at the Mid-South Workers' Compensation Association - Knoxville Chapter, Knoxville, TN, November 15, 2013

     

    "Dealing with Substance Abuse with General Hospital Patients and Family Members of Staff," presentation to the Nursing Staff at Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center, Knoxville, TN, October, 2005

     

    "Mechanical Restraint Guidelines" presented to the Medical Staff and other key clinical staff at Lakeshore Mental Health Institute, Knoxville, TN, April 20, 2001

    MEMBERSHIPS & AWARDS

    Knoxville "Top Docs" selection each year since inception:  2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, and 2015, a peer voted selection process of CityView Magazine

     

    Member of the Board of The Sertoma Center, Knoxville, Tennessee, 2001 - 2003

     

    Coordinator and Supervisor for University of Tennessee Family Practice Residents doing elective rotations at Lakeshore Mental Health Institute, Knoxville, TN, 1992 - July 1996

     

    American Psychiatric Association, State/University Collaboration Project: Organizer and Moderator of a Round Table Discussion with representatives from each psychiatric facility in Knoxville,TN to evaluate the possibility of developing a psychiatric residency program with Lakeshore Mental Health Institute and the University of Tennessee School of Graduate Medicine, Knoxville, TN, September 23 and 24, 1991

04.

ASSOCIATIONS & SOCIETIES

American Psychiatric Association: 1985–Present

Tennessee Psychiatric Association: 1988–Present

American Medical Association: 1988–1994

Tennessee Medical Association: 1988–1999

Knoxville Academy of Medicine: 1988–1999

American College of Physician Executives: 1992–2005        

American Medical Association: 2013–Present

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