Cara Angelotta, MD
Cara Angelotta, MD, is a board-certified forensic psychiatrist with expertise in treating mood, anxiety, psychotic, personality and trauma-related disorders. She received her medical degree from Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine in 2011. She completed psychiatry residency training at Cornell University and a forensic psychiatry fellowship at Columbia University.
Dr. Angelotta has subspecialty training in perinatal psychiatry, which is the diagnosis and treatment of psychiatric illness during pregnancy and the postpartum period. She treats individuals in both inpatient and outpatient settings at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. She is the program director of the forensic psychiatry fellowship at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University and psychiatry clerkship director for third-year medical students at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.
Dr. Angelotta's research highlights the intersection of perinatal psychiatry and the law, with a particular focus on pregnancy denial and pregnancy recognition, postpartum psychosis, neonaticide and infanticide. She has published more than a dozen peer-reviewed scientific papers. She does forensic psychiatric consultations for attorneys and the courts regarding malpractice, psychiatric disability, parenting capacity, emotional harm and damages, competence to stand trial, mental state at the time of the offense (insanity and diminished capacity), sentencing evaluations, violence risk assessment, and other psychiatric-legal issues.