Stephen H. Dinwiddie, MD
Stephen H. Dinwiddie, MD, graduated from Eastern Virginia Medical School and completed residency training in psychiatry at Washington University in St. Louis. During his 10 years as a faculty member in that department, he conducted research in behavioral genetics (particularly the genetics of addictive disorders and antisocial behavior) and in electroconvulsive therapy as well as doing clinical work including consulting on medicolegal issues. He was recruited to serve as medical director at Elgin Mental Health Center in 1996, and then moved to the University of Chicago as Professor of Psychiatry. He moved to Northwestern University in 2011, where he is currently Professor of Psychiatry and vice chair for clinical affairs for the department, and also serves as director of the Division of Psychiatry and Law. Dr. Dinwiddie has published well over 100 scholarly articles and chapters.
He is a Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association and is board-certified in general, addiction, and forensic psychiatry. He has appeared as an expert in numerous medicolegal cases (both civil and criminal). Although Dr. Dinwiddie has extensive experience in many areas of forensic psychiatry, areas of particular interest include neurolaw, malpractice and other personal injury, violence risk assessment, and insanity evaluations.