The Law & Psychiatry Service (LPS) is a forensic mental health consulting, training, and research practice within the MGH Department of Psychiatry and Harvard Medical School.
Ronald Schouten, MD, JD
Dr. Schouten is the Director of the Law & Psychiatry Service of the Massachusetts General Hospital and Associate Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. He has served as a teacher, consultant to organizations, and expert witness in both civil and criminal matters. Dr. Schouten practiced employment law in Chicago before attending medical school and has combined his legal and medical training to provide consultation and training to a wide variety of groups and individuals.
Rebecca W. Brendel, MD, JD
Dr. Rebecca W. Brendel is a psychiatrist at the Law & Psychiatry Service and the Consultation Psychiatry Service at Massachusetts General Hospital. She is associate director of the Forensic Psychiatry Fellowship and an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Brendel is a graduate of Yale College, where she majored in Philosophy and earned distinction in the major.
Marilyn Price, MD
Marilyn Price, MD is an Instructor in Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. She is a graduate of McGill Medical School. She completed her fellowship training in forensic psychiatry at the Massachusetts Mental Health Center, Harvard Medical School. She is a Board Certified Psychiatrist with Added Qualifications in Forensic Psychiatry.
Judith Edersheim, MD, JD
Judith Edersheim is a graduate of Brown University, Harvard Law School, and Harvard Medical School and served as a law clerk to the Hon. Robert W. Sweet in the Federal District Court in Southern District of New York. Dr. Edersheim practiced trial and corporate law with the Boston law firm of Hill and Barlow and is a member of the bar of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
John A. Fromson, MD
John A. Fromson is Director of professional development in the Department of Psychiatry. He is also the physician editor of the New England Journal of Medicine’s online CareerCenter Resource Center, a member of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Board of Registration in Medicine Expert Panel on Credentialing and was instrumental in developing its Guidelines for Competency-Based Hospital Credentialing.