Samuel I. Miles, MD, PhD
Dr. Samuel Miles is a physician who has been engaged in the private practice of psychiatry in Los Angeles since 1978. He has extensive experience in diagnosing and treating people with mental disorders and substance use disorders in inpatient, outpatient, and custodial settings. He provides consultations to other physicians and mental health practitioners, as well as to attorneys, employers, insurance companies, government agencies, and the courts.
Dr. Miles has provided consultations, reports, and expert testimony to both plaintiffs and defendants in litigated civil and criminal matters. He has qualified as expert in state and federal courts to provide legally relevant psychiatric, medical, and psychopharmacological opinions. Cases have included issues of criminal responsibility, sanity, competency to stand trial, effects of drug ingestion and withdrawal, testamentary capacity, psychiatric standards of practice, prescription practices, impairment, harassment, discrimination, disability, emotional distress, and need for treatment
Throughout his career, Dr. Miles has been active in organized psychiatry. He has served on various committees, including the Executive Committee, of the Southern California Psychiatric Society. He has also been actively involved in the governance of Cedars Sinai Medical Center and the Southern California Psychoanalytic Institute (now known as the New Center for Psychoanalysis). He is a Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association.
Dr. Miles is an active teacher. He is Associate Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at the UCLA School of Medicine. He is also on the faculty of the New Center for Psychoanalysis.