Susan Hatters Friedman, MD

Susan Hatters Friedman, MD is a perinatal and forensic psychiatrist. She completed medical school at Case Western Reserve University, where she also completed her psychiatry residency, forensic psychiatry fellowship, and training in research and maternal mental health, prior to joining Case’s faculty. She is currently Associate Professor of Psychological Medicine at the University of Auckland School of Medicine, and Consultant Psychiatrist at Mason Clinic, Regional Forensic Services. She also serves as co-director of an exchange program allowing selected American psychiatry residents to complete part of their residency training in New Zealand. Her research has primarily focused on the interface of women’s mental health and forensic psychiatry, including notably child murder by mothers. Dr. Friedman is currently vice-President of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law (AAPL), and is also chair of the Law and Psychiatry committee at the Group for Advancement of Psychiatry (GAP). She also enjoys playing clarinet and saxophone.