Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry Fellowship

Susan Hatters Friedman, MD

Susan Hatters-Friedman, MD

Susan Hatters-Friedman, MD

The Phillip J. Resnick Professor of Forensic Psychiatry, Department of Psychiatry, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
Director, Division of Forensic Psychiatry, Department of Psychiatry, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
Professor of Pediatrics & Reproductive Biology, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
Adjunct Professor of Law, Case Western Reserve University School of Law

Specialty

  • Forensic Psychiatry
  • Women's Mental Health/Reproductive (perinatal) Psychiatry

Education and Training

  • Medical School - Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, Cleveland OH
  • Adult Psychiatry Residency -University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center, Cleveland OH
  • Forensic Psychiatry Fellowship - University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center, Cleveland OH
  • Maternal Mental Health/ Research Fellowship - University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center, Cleveland OH

Research and Clinical Interests

  • Maternal mental health
  • Violence prevention

Biography

Dr. Susan Hatters Friedman is a forensic and perinatal psychiatrist. She has practiced in forensic hospitals, general hospitals, court clinics, community mental health centers, and correctional facilities. She has worked both in America and overseas in New Zealand. Dr. Friedman has served as vice president of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law (AAPL), and as Chair of the Law and Psychiatry committee at the Group for Advancement of Psychiatry (GAP). She has received the AAPL award for the Best Teacher in a Forensic Psychiatry Fellowship, the Red AAPL award for outstanding service to organized forensic psychiatry, and the Association of Women Psychiatrists' Marian Butterfield early career psychiatrist award for her contributions to women's mental health. She has published more than 100 articles, including in World Psychiatry and the American Journal of Psychiatry, as well as book chapters. Dr. Friedman's research has primarily focused on the interface of women's mental health and forensic psychiatry, including child murder by mothers. Dr. Friedman is the Deputy Editor of the Journal of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law. Currently, Dr. Friedman performs evaluations at UH MacDonald Women's Hospital, the Cuyahoga County Court of Common Pleas, and Northcoast Behavioral Healthcare.

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