Jewish Home of San Francisco
Elliott Stein, MD

Director of Psychiatry

302 Silver Ave
San Francisco, CA 94112

Phone: (415) 672-9352
Fax: (415) 586-9174

Customer Categories
  • Geriatric
  • Testamentary Capacity
  • Psychiatry
  • Gerontology
  • Specialties/Services (Area of Expertise)
    I am available to serve as an expert witness, & provide legal & forensic consultation, medical record reviews, & assessments concerning psychiatric issues in older individuals, including testamentary capacity, contested wills & trusts, competence, undue influence, dementia, delirium, Alzheimer's, depression, anxiety, psychosis, nursing homes, assisted living, hospitals, psychotropic medication, Medicare.
    Area Served

    School Attended: Pennsylvania State University Degree Received: BS, Psychology, 1965-1969
    School Attended: University of Miami School of Medicine Degree Received: MD, Medicine, 1969-1973
    School Attended: Herrick Memorial Hospital, Berkeley, CA Degree Received: Internship & Residency, Psychiatry, 1973-1976
    Board Certified in Geriatric Psychiatry & in Psychiatry.
    Expert Witness Experience
    Legal consultation regarding Geriatric Psychiatry matters in more than 50 cases. I have worked with attorneys representing both plaintiffs & defendants.
    Previous Positions & Appointments
    Director of Psychiatry, & Medical Director of the Geriatric Psychiatric Hospital for the Jewish Home of San Francisco. Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, University of California San Francisco, School of Medicine. Previously in Private Practice of Geriatric & Older Adult Psychiatry in Miami & Miami Beach, Florida for 33 years. I have consulted at Nursing Homes, Assisted Living & other facilities.
    Author/co-author of multiple books & book chapters, & articles in the professional literature. Lecturer at local, regional, national, & international conferences. Recent publications include "Geriatric Psychiatric Outpatient Care: The Private Practice Model in the USA", in the textbook Principles and Practice of Geriatric Psychiatry, 3rd Edition (2011), & "Does your client have testamentary capacity? Mental health and memory issues that affect estate planning." California Trusts and Estates Quarterly, 17 (2), 2011.
    Distinguished Life Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association. In 1997, given the Founder’s Award by the American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry for contributions to the field, Weinberg Award in Geriatric Psychiatry by the American Psychiatric Association, their highest award in Geriatric Psychiatry. In 2003, was the first recipient of the Clinician of the Year Award from the American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry. In 2004, given Distinguished Alumnus Award by the University of Miami School of Medicine. Listed in Best Doctors in America continuously since 1992. Board of Directors (1982-1985) & twice elected President of the American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry (1985-1987). Treasurer (1989-1993) & on Board of Directors (1993-1997) of the International PsychoGeriatric Association, and Member of the Task Force on Testamentary Capacity and Undue Influence.
    Professional Societies/Affiliations
    American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry, American Psychiatric Association, American Medical Association, Northern California Psychiatric Society, American Geriatrics Society, Gerontological Association of America, International PsychoGeriatric Association.