Director of Forensic Psychiatry, Rhode Island Hospital

As director of forensic psychiatry at Rhode Island Hospital and its Hasbro Children's Hospital, Wade Myers, MD, focuses on child, adolescent and family psychiatry issues that involve the legal system. Dr. Myers is also a clinical professor in the department of psychiatry and human behavior at The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University

Dr. Myers is board-certified in psychiatry, child and adolescent psychiatry, and forensic psychiatry. He is the author of more than 100 scientific publications and the book Juvenile Sexual Homicide. His primary research interests are in juvenile and adult homicide. Dr. Myers serves on the editorial boards of several journals and is active in organizational psychiatry. He is a member of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law’s (AAPL) Ethics Committee and International Relations Committee. He has served as a forensic psychiatry consultant to attorneys and courts on a broad range of criminal and civil matters, in 25 states and internationally, and he has been an expert witness in hundreds of cases.           

Myers earned his undergraduate degree in biology at Stetson University and his medical degree at Temple University School of Medicine. He completed his internship in general surgery at the University of South Florida College of Medicine, his residency in psychiatry at the University of Florida College of Medicine and fellowships in child and adolescent psychiatry and in forensic psychiatry at the University of Florida College of Medicine.


Pediatric Psychiatry

Areas of Expertise

Child & Family Psychiatry
Forensic Psychiatry
Personality Disorders

Hospital Affiliations


Medical School:Temple University School of Medicine
Residency:Shands Hospital & Clinic at the University of Florida
Fellowship:Shands Hospital & Clinic at the University of Florida


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