Stephen H. Dinwiddie, M.D.

Director of Law and Psychiatry Program

5841 S. Maryland Ave., MC 3077, Rm B-304
Chicago, Illinois 60637
Phone: 773-834-1239
Patient Calls: 773-834-1239
Fax: 773-834-6761

Education & Training

  • M.D., Eastern Virginia Medical School, 1982
  • Residency (General Psychiatry), Washington University School of Medicine/Barnes Hospital, 1982 - 1986
  • Board Certifications:
    • Psychiatry (1988)
    • Addiction Psychiatry (1993, recertified 2003)
    • Forensic Psychiatry (1994, recertified 2004)

Clinical Interests

  • Forensic psychiatry
  • Electroconvulsive therapy

Research Interests

  • Psychiatric genetics (addiction and bipolar disorder)
  • Issues of comorbidity in psychiatric diagnosis
  • Electroconvulsive therapy


  • Psychopathology I (PGY-I) (course director)
  • Psychopathology II (PGY-II) (course co-director)
  • Addiction Psychiatry (PGY-I) (course director)
  • Forensic Psychiatry (PGY-III) (course director)

Society Memberships

  • American Psychiatric Association
  • American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law
  • American Psychopathological Association
  • Association for the Advancement of Philosophy and Psychiatry
  • Association for Convulsive Therapy

Selected Publications (from 94 peer-reviewed or invited publications)

  • Myers C, Golpalka A, Glick DB, Goldman MB, Dinwiddie SH:  A case of negative-pressure pulmonary edema following electroconvulsive therapy.  Journal of ECT 2007; 23(4):281-3.
  • Dinwiddie SH, Briska W:  Prosecution of violent psychiatric inpatients:  Theoretical and practical issues.  International Journal of Law and Psychiatry 2004; 27(1):17-29.
  • Dinwiddie SH, Hoop J, Gershon E:  Ethical issues in the use of genetic information.  International Review of Psychiatric Genetics 2004; 16(4):320-328.
  • Dinwiddie SH, Shicker L. Newman T:  Prevalence of hepatitis C in a public-sector psychiatric hospital.  American Journal of Psychiatry, 2003; 160(1): 172-174.
  • Nelson EC, Heath AC, Madden PA, Cooper ML, Dinwiddie SH, Bucholz KK, Glowinski A, McLaughlin T, Dunne MP, Statham DJ, Martin NG:  Association between self-reported childhood sexual abuse and adverse psychosocial outcomes: results from a twin study.  Archives of General Psychiatry, 2002; 59(2): 139-45.
  • Heath AC, Madden PA, Bucholz KK, Bierut LT, Whitefield JB, Dinwiddie SH, Slutske WS, Statham DB, Martin NG: Towards a molecular epidemiology of alcohol dependency:  Analysing the interplay of genetic and environmental risk factors.  British Journal of Psychiatry, 2001; 178 (suppl.40): 533-40.
  • Bierut LJ, Heath AC, Bucholz KK, Dinwiddie SH, Madden PAF, Statham DJ, Dunne MP, Martin NG:  Major depressive disorder in a community-based twin sample:  Are there different genetic and environmental contributions for men and women?  Archives of General Psychiatry, 1999: 56(6): 557-563.
  • Dinwiddie SH, Heath AC, Dunne MP, Bucholz KK, Madden PAF, Slutske WS, Bierut LJ, Statham DJ, Martin NG: Early sexual abuse and lifetime psychopathology: A co-twin control study, Psychological Medicine, 2000: 30: 41-52.
  • Slutske WS, Heath AC, Dinwiddie SH, Madden PAF, Bucholz KK, Dunne MP, Statham DJ, Martin NG:  Common genetic risk factors for conduct disorder and alcohol dependence.  Journal of Abnormal Psychology 1998; 107(3):363-374.
  • Slutske WS, Heath AC, Dinwiddie SH, Madden PAF, Bucholz KK, Dunne MP, Statham DJ, Martin NG:  Modeling genetic and environmental influences in the etiology of conduct disorder:  a study of 2682 adult twin pairs.  Journal of Abnormal Psychology 1997; 106(2): 266-279.
  • Dinwiddie SH:  Characteristics of injection drug users derived from a large family study of alcoholism: Comprehensive Psychiatry 1997; 38(4): 218-229
  • Dinwiddie SH:  Genetics, antisocial personality, and criminal responsibility.  Bulletin of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law 1996; 24(1): 95-108.
  • Bucholz KK, Cadoret R, Cloninger CR, Dinwiddie SH, Hesselbrock VM, Nurnberger JI, Reich T, Schmidt I, Schuckit MA:  A new, semi-structured psychiatric interview for use in genetic linkage studies:  A report of the reliability of the SSAGA.  Journal of Studies on Alcohol 1994; 55:149-158.
  • Dinwiddie SH, Reich T:  Attribution of antisocial symptoms in coexistent antisocial personality disorder and substance abuse.  Comprehensive Psychiatry 1993; 34(4):235-242.

Selected Conferences and Presentations

  • “Opiate Anesthesia for ECT”, presented at the Second Annual Conference on Brain Stimulation Therapies for the Treatment of Psychiatric Disorders, St. Louis, MO  June 16, 2006.
  • “The Impaired Anesthesiologist:  What Should We Be Looking For?”, presented at Northwestern University Department of Anesthesiology Grand Rounds program, July 15, 2005.
  • Assessment of Emotional Damages in Litigation” presented at the Illinois Association of Defense Trial Counsel 39th Spring Defense Tactics Seminar, Chicago, IL, March 1, 2003.
  • “Basic Legal Concepts in Administrative Psychiatry”, in “Basic Concepts in Administrative Psychiatry:  Care Management, Law, and Ethics” (Christopher Fichtner, M.D. and Wesley Sowers, M.D., course directors), presented at the 2002 annual meeting of the American Psychiatric Association, Philadelphia, PA, May 19, 2002.
  • Assessment of Emotional Damages in Litigation” presented at the Illinois Association of DefenseTrial Counsel 39th Spring Defense Tactics Seminar, Chicago, IL, March 1, 2003.
  • “Subtypes and Outcomes Among Injecting Drug Users: A Latent Class Analysis”, presented at the 35th Annual Meeting, Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, Albuquerque, NM, March 14, 1998.

Other Activities and Awards

  • Selected by “Best Doctors in America” 2005-6 and 2007-8
  • Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association
  • Member, Physicians’ Assistance Committee