Cheri Adrian, Ph.D., QME

Team Adrian

Barbara Justice, M.D.
Chief Executive Officer
and Medical Director
David Glaser
(Karen) Wendy Freed
Fereidoon Kharabi
Cheri Adrian
Ph.D., QME
Sandra Goodman
Kimberly Janovitch
Ph.D., QME
Kevin McCullough
Ph.D., QME
Diana Payne
Ph.D., QME

Cheri Adrian, Ph.D., QME

Dr. Adrian is a veteran clinical and forensic psychologist with over 20 years' experience in civil personal injury, medical malpractice, sexual abuse and sexual harassment matters. She has been deposed and testified in personal injury as well as sexual harassment employment matters, and has provided expert evaluations in high profile cases regarding persons alleging childhood sexual abuse.

She has served as a designated expert for California licensing boards including the Medical Board, Board of Nursing, Veterinary Board, Board of Psychology, and Board of Behavioral Sciences, providing evaluations and testimony concerning licensure, discipline, standard of care, and fitness to practice matters. She has also performed numerous evaluations for various California professional licensure and Bar Association applicants, as well as fitness for duty evaluations for applicants to the U.S. Military.

She has extensive experience providing disability evaluations for both plaintiffs and disability insurers, and is a Qualified Medical Evaluator for the California Department of Industrial Relations, Division of Worker's Compensation.

Dr. Adrian is a former Director of the Psychological Assessment Service at the UCLA Neuropsychiatric Institute and Hospital, and was an Associate Clinical Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine. Currently along with her civil and administrative forensic practice, Dr. Adrian maintains a robust clinical private practice specializing in the evaluation and treatment of persons suffering from depression, anxiety, and posttraumatic stress disorders.

Areas of Expertise

  • Civil Forensic Evaluation
  • Personal Injury
  • Employment Discrimination
  • Wrongful Termination
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Disability Evaluation
  • Fitness for Duty
  • Fitness for Practice
  • Standard of Care in Psychotherapy
  • Pain Management
  • Affective Disorders (Depression, Bipolar Disorder)
  • Anxiety and Stress Disorders
  • PTSD
  • Personality Disorders
  • Dr. Adrian is a California Licensed Psychologist, PSY12255.

Click Here to Download Curriculum Vitae


  • Ph.D., Psychology (Clinical) UCLA 1990
  • M.A., Psychology (Clinical), UCLA 1985
  • Ph.D., English and American Literature, UC San Diego 1975
  • A.B., English, San Diego State University 1967


  • Encino
  • Glendale
  • Los Angeles 90045
  • North Hills
  • Oxnard
  • Pasadena
  • Santa Monica
  • Valencia
  • Westlake Village
  • Woodland Hills

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