Integrity. Diligence. Experience.


Dr. Singerman's practice has included all areas of psychiatric diagnoses, including expertise in the following issues related to care concerns:

  • negligent psychiatric care in acute medical or psychiatric facilities and in correctional facilities

  • misdiagnosis of symptoms caused by underlying medical illness, medication-induced reactions, or military or civilian post-traumatic stress disorder

  • negligent care related to physician impairment quality-of-care issues in nursing homes and long-term care facilities 

  • defamatory accusations arising from implantation of false memories during treatment

  • mental health care deficiencies leading to preventable suicides

  • improper care due to incorrect psychiatric diagnosis

  • psychiatric sequelae of physical abuse, sexual abuse, or rape

Education and Training


Case Western Reserve University

BA, 1965 – 1969


Harvard Medical School

MD, 1969 – 1973


Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

MPH, 1974-1975


Johns Hopkins Hospital and Maudsley Hospital Psychiatric Residency, 1976 – 1979


Washington University School of Medicine

Post-Doctoral Research Award from the National Institute of Mental Health, 1979 – 1981


Achievements and Awards


  • Distinguished Life Fellow, American Psychiatric Association

  • Recipient, Exceptional Psychiatrist of the Year Award, National Alliance of the Mentally Ill

  • Department of Defense research award to develop post-combat intervention program for post-traumatic stress disorder

  • Stress-Inoculation Therapy: Pentagon civilian psychiatric consultant for research into pre-deployment training to decrease probability of post-traumatic stress among combat soldiers

  • Civilian psychiatric consultant to the Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center

  • Selected resident by Johns Hopkins Hospital for psychiatric training at the Maudsley Hospital in London, England

  • Top academic student, Harvard Medical School class

  • Twing Trophy, Case Western Reserve University, given to undergraduate who displays highest excellence in leadership, scholarship, and integrity



About Dr. Singerman








Dr. Burton Singerman has been the head of three successful academic psychiatry departments. His responsibilities have included: 


  • supervising clinical care and teaching hundreds of psychiatric faculty, residents, and medical students

  • overseeing clinical services for more than 300 psychiatric inpatient beds

  • supervising outpatient services of the highest quality in hospitals, community mental health centers, and in his own private practice of psychiatry


Community Involvement


Dr. Singerman has extensive experience working within the communities he has served, including: 


  • lecturing on psychiatric illnesses in a number of urban and rural university communities

  • presenting lectures to non-mental health professionals, including veterans, police, local political leadership, and the lay public

  • giving interviews to local and national media on topics including school violence, the societal effects of drug abuse, the psychological effects of terrorist activities, community responses to post-traumatic stress disorder in soldiers returning from combat, the relationship between psychiatric and medical disorders, and the economic impact of psychiatric disorders on the individual, the business community, and the nation

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