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Sarah J. Polfliet, M.D.
 

Sarah J. Polfliet, M.D.

 

Education

 

2006-2007

Forensic Psychiatry Fellow, University of California, San Francisco Specialized training in civil and criminal forensic psychiatric cases included patient evaluations, report writing, forensic consultations, and expert testimony.

2002-2006

Resident, Department of Psychiatry, University of California, San

Francisco Chief Resident of Intensive Services, Junior Attending

Physician 2005-2006.

1998-2002 M.D., University of Virginia School of Medicine, Charlottesville, VA.
1993-1998 B.S. in Physiology, University of California, Santa Barbara.

 

Licensure

 

2003 California Medical License (A84456) and DEA
2006 Qualified Medical Examiner
2008 Board Certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
2009 SAMHSA and DEA Certified Buprenorphine Provider

 

Honors and Awards
 

2006 The Edwin Alston Award (for distinguished achievement by a physician in the integration of all aspects of psychiatry practice) at Langley Porter Psychiatric Institute, UCSF
2006 Who’s Who of American Women 26th Edition, Published Winter 2006.
2005-2006 Chief Resident of Intensive Services at Langley Porter Psychiatric Institute, UCSF
2004-2006 American Psychiatric Association/Bristol-Meyers Squibb Fellowship
2003 Julius R. Krevans Award for Clinical Excellence
2002 AOA Graduate from the University of Virginia, School of Medicine
2002 American Medical Women’s Association, Janet M. Glasgow Memorial Achievement
1998-2002 Dean’s List of University of Virginia, School of Medicine
1999-2000 Pathology Honors, University of Virginia, School of Medicine
1999-2000 Bowman’s Scholarship Fund Award
1993-1998 Dean’s List of University of California, Santa Barbara

 

Research Activities

 

Jun 2015-Present        Sub-Investigator: A Prospective, Matched-Control, Randomized, Open-Label, Flexible-Dose, Study in Subjects with Recent-Onset Schizophrenia or Schizophreniform Disorder to Compare Disease Progression and Disease Modification Following Treatment with Paliperidone Palmitate Long-Acting Injection or Oral Antipsychotics (R092670SCH3013), Janssen Scientific Affairs

 

Feb 2015-Present       Sub-Investigator: A Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled, Fixed-Dose Study of SD-809 (Deutetrabenazine) for the Treatment of Moderate to Severe Tardive Dyskinesia (SD-809-C-23), Auspex Pharmaceuticals

 

May 2012-Present       Sub-Investigator: A Multicenter, Open-Label, Flexible Dose Extension Study of Lurasidone Adjunctive to Lithium or Divalproex in Subjects with Bipolar I Disorder (D1050308), Sunovion Pharmaceuticals

 

May 2012-Jun 2014     Sub-Investigator: A Randomized, Multicenter, Double-Blind, Relapse Prevention Study of Paliperidone Palmitate 3 Month Formulation for the Treatment of Subjects with Schizophrenia (R092670-PSY3012), Janssen Pharmaceuticals

 

Mar 2012-Nov 2013     Sub-Investigator: A Multicenter, Open-label Study to Assess Hospitalization Rates in Adult Subjects with Schizophrenia Treated Prospectively for 6 Months with Aripiprazole IM Depot Compared with 6-Month Retrospective Treatment with Oral Antipsychotics in a Naturalistic Community Setting in the United States (31-11-283), Otsuka Pharmaceuticals

 

Jul 2011-Present         Sub-Investigator: A Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled, Flexible-Dose, Parallel-Group Study of Lurasidone Adjunctive to Lithium or Divalproex for the Prevention of Recurrence in Subjects with Bipolar Disorder (D1050296), Sunovion Pharmaceuticals

 

Oct 2010-Dec 2013     Sub-Investigator: A Fifteen-Month, Prospective, Randomized, Active-Controlled, Open-Label, Flexible-Dose Study of the Prevention of Significant Treatment Events with Paliperidone Palmitate Compared with Oral Antipsychotic Treatment in Adults with Schizophrenia Recently Discharged from Jail  (R092670SCH3006), Johnson & Johnson

 

Dec 2006-Jun 2007      University of California, San Francisco, Psychiatry and the Law Program.  Forensic research project on a national analysis of medical licensure application questions on mental illness and substance use.

 

Apr 2005-Jun 2006      University of California, San Francisco, Psychiatry Department Co-investigator for research project evaluating training of psychiatry residents about neuroleptic medications with an objective of further improving resident didactics.    

 

Jun 1999-Sep 1999      University of Virginia Psychiatry Department, Research Assistant Research with Donna Chen, M.D., MPH, on rural suicide outreach programs in Virginia, composed suicide outreach survey format, preformed meta-analysis of data and assessment of demand for tele-psychiatry.

                              

Publications

 

A National Analysis of Medical Licensure Applications. Published in the Journal of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law, Volume 36, Number 3, 2008.

 

Application of the Standards for Diminished Mental Capacity or for the Acceptance-of-Responsibility in Sentencing Mentally Ill Persons. American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law Journal, Volume 35, Number 2, 2007.

 

Complementary Treatments in Psychiatry: Herbs and Supplements. Newsletter for the Association of Women Psychiatrists, pgs 4-7, Winter 2005.

 

 

Employment

 

2009-Present Psychiatrist and Sub-Investigator to the Offices of Jason C. Bermak & SF- CARE, Inc.
2009-2010

Staff Psychiatrist at St. Francis Medical Hospital
Attending Psychiatrist for acute, inpatient psychiatric patients.

2007-2009 Staff Psychiatrist at Napa State Hospital
Staff Psychiatrist for forensic psychiatric patients in a state psychiatric hospital.
2007-Present Center for Occupational Psychiatry
Staff Psychiatrist for forensic psychiatric cases including workers’ compensation, malpractice, and discrimination.
2006-Present Private Practice, San Francisco, CA.
General adult psychotherapy and psychopharmacology.
2006-2007 University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, CA
Forensic Fellow, Psychiatry and the Law Program.
2003-2006 Schuman-Liles Community Psychiatry Clinic, Oakland, CA
Physician for psychiatry outpatient medication management in community clinic.
2002-2006 University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, CA
Chief Resident of Intensive Services and Junior Attending Physician

 

Preferred Organization Membership

 

2009-Present American Medical Association (AMA)
2007-Present Northern California Psychiatric Society (NCPS)
2006-Present

American Association for Psychiatry and the Law (AAPL)

2004-Present Association of Women Psychiatrists
2002-Present American Psychiatric Association (APA)
2002-Present Northern California Psychiatric Society (NCPS)
2002-2004 Bristol-Meyers Squibb Fellow for the APA
2002-Present University of Virginia School of Medicine Alumni Association
1998-2002 Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA), Honor Medical Society, University of Virginia
1998-Present University of California, Santa Barbara Alumni Association

 

Conference Presentations

 

Utilizing Federal Rule 35 of Civil Procedure. Presentation for the U.S. Department of Justice, Sacramento, CA, April 2010.

 

Legal, Ethical and Boundary Issues in therapeutic relationships with Cluster B Patients.  Presentation for the Oregon Psychiatric association Annual Meeting, Ashland, OR, Sept 2009.

 

Police First Responders: The role of mental illness in suicide by cop. Presentation at the Public Agency Risk Manager Association (PARMA), Anaheim, CA, Feb 2008.

 

National Analysis of Medical Licensure Applications. Presented at the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law Annual Conference, Miami, FL, 2007.

 

Correctional Psychiatry: Therapy with Patients on Death Row. Presented at the Northern California Psychiatric Society, Lake Tahoe, CA, April 2007.

 

Mothers Who Kill: The history, etiology and legislation of infanticide. Senior resident presentation at Langley Porter Psychiatric Institute, University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, CA, 2005.

 

Eating Disorders and Pregnancy. Presented at the Northern California Psychiatry Services Conference, Napa, CA, April 2005.

 

Complementary Treatments in Psychiatry: Herbs and Supplements. Presented at the American Psychiatric Association Conference, San Diego, CA, October 2005.

 

The Matrix of the Mind: A psychodynamic formulation of a man with psychosis. Presented for Grand Rounds at the San Francisco General Hospital, San Francisco, CA, 2002.