Meet Dr. Adler

Dr. Adler graduated from an Adult Psychiatry Residency, followed by a Child Psychiatry Fellowship, both of which were completed at Harvard Medical School. He was the Medical Director of Mental Health for two counties in rural Maryland as a member of the National Health Service Corps. He remained in that area for a total of eight years; the latter four years were spent in inpatient and outpatient private practice. Since 1996, he has practiced in Seattle, Washington.

In July 2000, Dr. Adler graduated from the University of Washington School of Medicine Forensic Psychiatry Fellowship. At Seattle Children’s Hospital, he was a staff psychiatrist for approximately ten years. He was the founding school psychiatrist for the Renton Academy, which is a specialty school within the Renton School District. He holds an appointment on the faculty of the University of Washington School of Medicine.

Dr. Adler has special expertise in the area of Neuroimaging. He has facilitated, coordinated, provided the physician orders, interpreted and testified about: brain Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), Volumetric Analysis of MRI, brain Diffusion Tensor Imaging (DTI), brain Positron Emission Tomography, and Quantitative Electroencephalography (QEEG). He has expertise in correlating such studies with Neuropsychological Testing. He has administered and testified about the Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory (MMPI) and other similar tests. His testimony about any and all such evaluative tools has never been excluded (or limited). Courts have formally recognized him as an expert in Neuroscience.

Richard S. Adler, MD
Richard S. Adler, MD

Dr. Adler has consulted to movie projects such as “Wallflower,” in which he reviewed the script and prepared the lead actor to play Seattle mass murderer Kyle Huff. If you'd like to see "Wallflower", click here. He provided consultation and media outreach (e.g., Al Jazeera TV, The New York Times) in “The Afghan Massacre” case (involving Staff Sergeant Robert Bales). Additionally, he was retained to assist a Grammy Award-winning musician with the successful completion of Court-ordered treatment, and arranged for mental health treatment of a multi platinum selling, Grammy Nominated and music award winning hip hop artist.

Dr. Adler has been retained by the State of Washington, the City of Seattle, King County, Seattle Public Schools, King County Juvenile Court, and has testified in Alaska, California, Idaho, Missouri, Nevada, Oregon, Tennessee, Texas, and elsewhere. He has testified in State and Federal Courts, a U.S. Naval Tribunal in Japan, and in the Bureau of Indian Affairs.