703-875-0435 lhgoldmd@gmail.com

(703) 875-0435

Liza H. Gold, M.D.

2501 North Glebe Road, Suite 204

Arlington, VA  22207


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Abbreviated Curriculum Vitae


Dr. Gold’s complete CV is available to download or by direct request.

Medical Board Certification and Membership

American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (1991)

Forensic Psychiatry, Subspecialty Certification (1999, recertified 2009)

Member, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology

Forensic Psychiatry Certification Examination Committee, 2008 – 2021


National Board of Medical Examiners  (1987)


Licenses (active):

Maryland (2012)

District of Columbia (renewed 2004)

Commonwealth of Virginia  (1991)

New Jersey (2011)

New York (2010)                                


MemberCommission on Mental Health, July 2017 – July 2022

Superior Court of the District of Columbia

Academic Appointments

Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, April 2006 – present

Department of Psychiatry  

Georgetown University School of Medicine

Training and Education

Boston University Psychiatry Residency Training Program, 1986 – 1990

New York University School of Medicine, M.D., 1986

University of Cambridge, Master of Philosophy in the History of Medicine, 1983

Harvard/Radcliffe College, magna cum laude, B.A., 1981


Public Policy/Public Health Service

The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine

Committee on Women in Science, Engineering, and Medicine, 2017-2018

Publication: Sexual Harassment of Women: Climate, Culture, and Consequences in Academic Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, June 2018. National Academies Press, 2018. Available at www.nap.edu.

The Consortium for Risk-Based Firearm Policy, 2012 – present

The Educational Fund to Stop Gun Violence and the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.


Commonwealth of Virginia, Commission on Mental Health Law Reform, 2007 – 2008

Working Group on Health Privacy and the Civil Commitment Process

Professional Leadership

American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law

Vice President, 2011-2012, 2017-2018

Board Member, Chair of over 21 Committees; elected offices and honors received since her membership began in 1999.

American Psychiatric Association, Distinguished Fellow, 2006 – present

Dr. Gold has served as an Officer of the APA, Committee Chairs and Committee Member. See complete CV. 

Media Consultant

ABC News 

ABC News, “Nightline”  

Washington Post

NBC News

CNN News



Business Insider                                   

USA Today

National Public Radio (NPR) News / “All Things Considered” 

Wall Street Journal

BBC World

Bloomberg Law and Health


Presentations and Public Speaking

Dr. Gold is an invited lecturer and speaker.  A description of over 50 such presentations is available on request. The focus of her speaking engagements draw on her expertise in Forensic Psychiatric Assessment:

Employment Litigation including Sexual Harassment and Discrimination

Suicidology, including suicide alleged to be associated with litigated events. In addition, gun violence and suicide is a Public Health issue about which Dr. Gold has written and spoken extensively. 

Psychiatrically disabling conditions (including employment-relevant), impact on co-workers and workplace safety.

Psychiatric Diagnosis in Litigation

Over the course of her 30 year career Dr. Gold has routinely been invited to speak to Bar Association and attorney groups on the role of the forensic psychiatrist as an expert witness in civil litigation. 


Dr. Gold has authored over 50 books, chapters, peer-reviewed articles, and served as Editor of the most prominent publications and textbooks of Forensic Psychiatry in the field.  Further, she is an Associate Editor at American Psychiatric Association Publishing, Inc.  


The focus of Dr. Gold’s publishing is issues relevant to Employment Litigation, Personal Injury Litigation and Education in Forensic Psychiatry to doctors and lawyers. She is a thought leader in her field. 

Following is a partial list. Please ask for a complete CV reciting all publications.

Gold, LH and Frierson, RL (Editors): The American Psychiatric Textbook of Suicide Risk

Assessment and Management, 3rd Edition. American Psychiatric Publishing, Inc., in preparation

Gold, LH and Frierson, RL (Editors): The American Psychiatric Textbook of Forensic Psychiatry3rd edition. American Psychiatric Publishing, Inc., 2018

Gold, LH and Vanderpool, DL (Editors): Clinical Guide to Mental Disability Evaluations.  Springer, 2012

Gold, LH and Shuman, DW: Evaluating Mental Health Disability in the Workplace: Model, Process, and Analysis. Springer, 2009

Gold, LH: Sexual Harassment: Psychiatric Assessment in Employment Litigation. American Psychiatric Publishing, Inc., 2004

Gold, LH (Editor) and Simon, RI (Co-editor): Gun Violence and Mental Illness. American Psychiatric Publishing, Inc., 2016

“Textbook of Forensic Psychiatry”

Liza H. Gold, M.D. and Richard L. Frierson, M.D., Editors

“This treasure of a textbook covers the basics, landmark cases, and practical advice.”

Phillip Resnick, M.D.

Professor of Psychiatry, Director of the Division of Forensic Psychiatry, Case Western Reserve School of Medicine

“Sexual Harassment: Psychiatric Assessment in Employment Litigation”

By Liza H. Gold, M.D.

“..This will unquestionably be the Definitive text on this subject for decades to come.”

Thomas G. Gutheil, M.D.

Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School

Gun Violence and Mental Illness

by Liza H. Gold, M.D.

“Flat out, the best book about this complex subject that has yet been published.”

Michael L. Perlin, JD

Professor of Emeritus of Law, New York Law School