Keith A. Caruso, MD Independent Medical Examiner
Curriculum Vitae

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  • Phone: 615 844 6148
  • Cell: 615 403 5100
  • Fax: 615 844 6149
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Specialty 1: Forensic Psychiatry

Specialty 2: Psychiatry

Keywords/Search Terms: Assessment of psychiatric disorders and resulting disability in adults for civil and criminal courts.

Medical School: Cornell University Medical College

License(s): TN, KY, AL, NC, MS, GA

Years in Practice: 25

  • 25 years performing IMEs
  • >2000 IMEs performed
  • Deposed/Testified 160 times

IME Certification: American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (Forensic Psychiatry)

IME Training: Forensic Psychiatry Fellowship, Military Residency Training

Additional Information

I am fellowship trained and board certified in Forensic Psychiatry. I previously served as chief of forensic psychiatry at the National Naval Medical Center, Bethesda, MD while concurrently serving as chief of inpatient psychiatry at Walter Reed Army Medical Center. I currently serve as president of the Tennessee Psychiatric Association (TPA) and previously served as president of the Society of Uniformed Services Psychiatrists. I also serve as one of TPA's two assembly representatives to the American Psychaitirc Association and am on the Trauma and Stress Committee of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law. I have consulted with disability insurers and performed IME's for Worker's Compensation cases as well. I am licensed in Tennessee, North Carolina, Kentucky, Georgia, Alabama and Mississippi and am willing to travel to perform IME's.