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Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

William Newman, M.D.

Assistant Professor
Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
2248 Stockton Blvd.
Sacramento, CA 95817

Dr. Newman is an assistant professor in the Department of Psychiatry.  He is also the associate director of the forensic psychiatry residency training program.  Dr. Newman supervises psychiatry residents and medical students on the inpatient teaching service at the Sacramento County Mental Health Treatment Center.  He completed his general psychiatry residency at Washington University in Saint Louis, Missouri, and his forensic psychiatry fellowship at UC Davis. 

Dr. Newman is an active member of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law.  He is on the Sacramento County Superior Court expert witness panel and regularly performs forensic evaluations.  Dr. Newman’s research interests involve assessing violence risk, evaluating sexual offenders, assessing malingering, and managing aggression.  He has presented nationally on topics including the assessment of malingered PTSD, child sex tourism, telecourt, and the pharmacological management of aggression.


M.D., Vanderbilt University
B.S., University of Florida