Michael Welner

Psychiatrist, Physician

1964 –


Who is Michael Welner?

Michael Mark Welner, M.D., is an American forensic psychiatrist and Chairman of The Forensic Panel. Welner is best known for his work in sensitive and complex litigation. He has acted as lead forensic psychiatric examiner in numerous criminal or court proceedings of national and international prominence, including precedent-setting trials and higher court decisions. Welner is also known for a number of innovations in forensic science, forensic psychiatry and justice, including protocols for prospective peer review in forensic medicine consultation, research to standardize an evidence-based distinction of the worst crimes, The Depravity Standard, and recommendations for upgrading forensic science assessment. He has been featured in network television news coverage of forensic psychiatry issues, has authored publications for professional and public audiences, and has contributed to emerging legislation on mental health reform.

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Sep 24, 1964
Also known as
  • Dr. Michael Welner
  • United States of America
  • University of Pennsylvania
  • University of Miami
  • Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine

on July 23, 2013


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