Stephen Montgomery, MD
Dr. Stephen Montgomery has been a member of the faculty since 2002. He is board certified in both general adult psychiatry and forensic psychiatry. Forensic psychiatry is the medical sub-specialty that focuses on the many areas in which psychiatry is applied to legal issues. Dr. Montgomery completed his psychiatric residency at the University of Alabama at Birmingham in 1998. He then completed his forensic psychiatry fellowship at the University of Rochester in 1999. Prior to joining the faculty at Vanderbilt, Dr. Montgomery worked at two state forensic hospitals in California and Washington state treating and evaluating patients found not guilty by reason of insanity and incompetent to stand trial. Dr. Montgomery is the Director of Vanderbilt Forensic Psychiatry.
Dr. Montgomery has developed and maintained an active adult outpatient psychiatric practice since 2002. He treats the full spectrum of psychiatric conditions including depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, anxiety disorders, posttraumatic tress disorder, traumatic brain injury, and dementia. His forensic psychiatric practice includes evaluations in both criminal cases and civil litigation regarding issues such as: insanity, competency to stand trial, diminished capacity, false confessions, Workers' Compensation, fitness for duty evaluations, disability, parenting, personal injury, medical malpractice, and psychosexual evaluations. Dr. Montgomery has been qualified as an expert witness and testified in over one hundred cases in multiple states and jurisdictions.