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Hal S. Wortzel, M.D.



This section is for Researchers, Providers, & Helpers

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Hal S. Wortzel, M.D.

VISN 19 MIRECC in Denver, CO.


Hal S. Wortzel, M.D. graduated from medical school at NYU. Dr. Wortzel completed the University of Colorado's Fellowship in Forensic Psychiatry. He then went on to complete a two year combined fellowship integrating the University's Behavioral Neurology & Neuropsychiatry Fellowship with the VA's MIRECC Fellowship in Advanced Psychiatry, emphasizing research in suicidology.

He now serves as Denver VA's VISN 19 MIRECC director of Neuropsychiatric Consultation Services and the MIRECC Psychiatric Fellowship, and as faculty of the University of Colorado's Neurobehavioral Disorders Program and Program in Forensic Psychiatry.

Current areas of research interest include aggression and suicide in the context of PTSD and TBI, incarcerated veterans, and the application of emerging neuroscientific tools to the legal arena. He was awarded the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law's Young Investigator Award for his work on the applications of Cerebral SPECT imaging to mild TBI litigation.

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