Dr. Sanjay Adhia
Dr. Sanjay Adhia is a board-certified Forensic Psychiatrist. He completed his Psychiatry Residency at the University of Texas in Houston. He worked as an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Texas for a year.
With an interest in treating underserved populations and assisting attorneys with civil and criminal cases, Dr. Adhia was drawn to the sub-specialty of Forensic Psychiatry. He completed a Forensic Psychiatry Fellowship in Portland, Oregon at Oregon Health & Science University in 2014.
After his fellowship, he treated those with severe IDD and Autism at a Richmond State Supported Living Center. With his interest in teaching, he returned to the University of Texas at the Harris County Psychiatric Center at the Competency Restoration Unit. He supervised medical students and psychiatry residents while treating defendants opined Incompetent to Stand Trial. He decided to return to Fort Bend County to the Jester IV prison psychiatric unit with UTMB where he treated offenders at the high-security pod and provided tele-psychiatric coverage to the Polunsky Death Row Unit and taught medical students.
Dr. Adhia draws from his experience in treating those with extreme mental illness, including non-nonverbal patients in state schools, incompetent defendants with treatment resistant psychosis and sociopathic offenders. Dr. Adhia is skilled in providing effective treatments for Mood Disorders, Psychotic Disorders, Anxiety Disorders, ADHD and PTSD. He has experience in treating individuals with IDD, Cognitive Disorders, Impulse Disorders, Autism and Personality Disorders. He has interests in Addiction Psychiatry, Geriatric Psychiatry and Brain Injury Medicine.
Dr. Adhia strongly believes in educating his clients on their diagnosis and treatment options so they can make an informed decision on an effective treatment. Often it is a combination of counselling, support and pharmacotherapy that yields the optimal results.
In addition to clinical care, Dr. Adhia assists attorneys with civil and criminal cases. He performs Independent Medical Exams and is an Expert Witness. He provides medico-legal opinions in a wide variety of cases including Competency to Stand Trial, Medical Malpractice, Wrongful Death, Testamentary Capacity, Criminal Responsibility, Fitness for Duty, Workman’s Compensation, Disability, Sexual Harassment, Sentence Mitigation, Personal Injury and others. He has a growing interest in Traumatic Brain Injury. Attorneys maybe interested in visiting https://www.forensicpsychiatrynow.com/ .
In his spare time, he assists the Physicians for Human Rights with Asylum and Human Trafficking evaluations. He also enjoys traveling, playing the guitar and spending time his family.