Liza Gold



Clinical Professor of Psychiatry
Georgetown University School of Medicine

Distinguished Fellow, American Psychiatric Association


Active medical licenses

  • Virginia
  • District of Columbia
  • Maryland
  • New York
  • New Jersey


  • Boston University Psychiatry Residency Training Program, 1990
  • New York University School of Medicine, 1986
  • Churchill College, Cambridge University, M.Phil., 1982
  • Harvard/Radcliffe College, 1981

Liza H. Gold, MD

  • Board Certified General and Forensic Psychiatrist
  • Vice President of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law (2011-2012)
  • In private practice of general and forensic psychiatry since 1992
  • Member of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology Forensic Psychiatry Certification Examination Committee
  • Received the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law Seymour Halleck Award (2011) for distinguished contributions to the field of forensic psychiatry
  • Media consultant and media appearances: ABC, CNN, PBS, NPR, NBC, USA Today, MSNBC, Politico, Al Jazeera America, Christian Science Monitor, Agence France-Presse
Awards and Recognitions
  • Seymour Pollack Award, American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law, 2011
  • Guttmacher Award, American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law and American Psychiatric Association, 2006 and 2011
Clinical experience and practice specializing in diagnostic evaluation and treatment of:
  • Posttraumatic disorders
  • Mood disorders
  • Anxiety disorders
  • Personality disorders
  • Disorders related to women's reproductive biology such as postpartum disorders and the use of medication during pregnancy.
Forensic experience and practice specializing in:
  • Independent medical evaluations
  • Mental health evaluations of employment related psychiatric problems, emotional injuries, and emotional damages in employment litigation
  • Psychiatric workplace disability
  • Personal injury claims involving emotional damages
  • Consultation in civil and criminal litigation
Expert witness: Provides testimony on psychiatric issues, emotional injuries, emotional damages, and psychiatric disability in
  • Medical malpractice litigation
  • Employment litigation, including sexual, racial, and gender discrimination and harassment, and personal injury, ADA cases, and fitness for duty evaluations
  • Workers’ compensation cases
  • Psychiatric disability insurance claims
Academic activities:
  • Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at the Georgetown University Medical Center, Washington, DC
  • Teaches at the Georgetown University School of Medicine Department of Psychiatry Residency and Forensic Fellowship Program.
  • Lectures nationally on topics in clinical and forensic psychiatry
Publications: Dr. Gold is the award-winning author of multiple textbooks, book chapters, and articles


Editor and Contributing Writer, Gun Violence and Mental Illness (American Psychiatric Publishing, Inc. 2016).

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Editor and Contributing Writer, Clinical Guide to Mental Disability Evaluations (Springer 2011)


Editor and Contributing Writer, The American Psychiatric Publishing Textbook of Forensic Psychiatry, Second Edition (American Psychiatric Publishing, Inc., 2009; first edition 2004)


Author, Evaluating Mental Health Disability in the Workplace

Awarded the American Psychiatric Association and American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law Manfred S. Guttmacher Award in 2011 for the best contribution to the literature of forensic psychiatry


 Author, Sexual Harassment: Psychiatric Assessment in Employment Litigation

 (American Psychiatric Publishing, Inc., 2004)

 Awarded the 2006 Guttmacher Award