Mara  Tansman, PSY.D. Independent Medical Examiner
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Specialty 1: Forensic Psychology

Specialty 2: Psychology

Keywords/Search Terms: Using thorough interview and psychodiagnostic testing Dr. Tansman has prepared IME reports detailing an individual’s current mental status, depression or anxiety levels, memory, mental illness, learning disabilities and abstract reasoning. She has also consulted for cases involving workplace injuries, post-traumatic stress, and workers’ compensation evaluations. Assessments vital in determining the ability to continue employment, and assess patient levels of honesty and psychological impairment.


License(s): CA

Years in Practice: 23

  • 7 years performing IMEs
  • 12 IMEs performed
  • Deposed/Testified 30 times

IME Certification: PQME

IME Training: PQME

Additional Information

Dr. Mara Tansman, Psy.D. PQME has appeared as an expert witness in courts to testify about a patient's cognitive, emotional, or mental health status as a result of traumatic events, workplace physical injuries, learning disabilities, or a patient’s medical history. As a forensic psychologist expert witness, she has also evaluated a patient’s ability to make medical decisions, give informed consent, and competency in estate planning and will disputes. She has also testified as to the appropriateness of other psychologist's and therapist's evaluations and diagnoses. As a forensic psychology expert witness, Dr. Tansman has the appropriate academic credentials and years of experience to support her opinions. She will consult with attorneys to determine her qualifications for the testing required and has previously been deposed and appeared in court to support her conclusions. She is in demand as a lecturer on medical and legal issues as they relate to psychology and workers' compensation cases. She is able to perform the clinical interview and testing remotely via zoom if needed.