Scott Gershan, MD
Scott Gershan, MD, received his medical degree from Tel Aviv University in 2011. He completed his psychiatry residency training at Georgetown University Hospital, where he also served as chief resident of the inpatient service. He completed a fellowship in forensic psychiatry at New York University.
Dr. Gershan’s clinical work entails an outpatient practice treating a vast array of psychopathology as well as a teaching service on Northwestern Memorial Hospital’s adult inpatient psychiatric unit. There, he enjoys supervising and training both psychiatry residents and medical students in diagnostic and assessment skills. In a fellowship, Dr. Gershan trained in the inpatient correctional setting at Bellevue Hospital, testified for a successful statute mandating outpatient treatment for severely mentally ill patients, and composed forensic evaluations at Kirby Forensic Hospital Center in Manhattan, a maximum-security hospital that provides treatment for insanity acquittees, incompetent defendants, and civilly committed patients.
Dr. Gershan’s forensic interests include violence risk assessment and the biopsychosocial determinants of violent behavior, psychiatric malpractice, child and adolescent vulnerabilities in the criminal justice system, mental health hygiene law and advocacy, and traumatic brain injury in forensic populations. He is formally trained to perform forensic assessments and reports in both criminal and civil contexts. He is a fellow of the American Psychiatric Association and a member of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law, where he remains active in presentations and committee involvement. Dr. Gershan is an assistant professor in the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine and provides training for the department’s Psychiatry and Law fellowship program. He is double board-certified in general psychiatry and forensic psychiatry through the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology.