Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Forensic Psychiatry

Forensic psychiatry is a subspecialty within psychiatry that deals with the interface of mental health issues and the law. This includes matters of civil, criminal, and administrative law as well as evaluation and specialized treatment of individuals involved with the legal system at a variety of levels including those incarcerated in jails, prisons, and forensic psychiatric hospitals. This specialty is formally recognized by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, which offers added qualifications and board certification in this field.

Stephen Dinwiddie, MD

Stephen Dinwiddie, M.D.
Director, Division of Forensic Psychiatry

Contact Us

Contact Administrative Assistant Sandra Downey for more information about the Forensic Psychiatry fellowship.

Sandra Downey
312-695-5800

Contact Division Director of Forensic Psychiatry Stephen Dinwiddie for education or research information.

Stephen Dinwiddie, MD
312-695-5060

Housestaff Research Portal

Feinberg has the infrastructure and resources to assist McGaw trainees interested in conducting scientific research. Visit our Housestaff Research Portal to learn more.