​Barbara A. Beadles, MD

Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Medical Director, Forensic Psychiatry Services, Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic of UPMC 412-246-5296 beadlesba@upmc.edu
Dr. Beadles’ training and clinical experience includes forensic psychiatry (civil and criminal including evaluation of adult and juvenile offenders), emergency psychiatry, community psychiatry, and treatment of adolescent sexual offenders. She has lectured at regional and national meetings, has experience in court testimony, and is a lecturer in the Forensic Psychiatry Fellowship program and to fourth year residents and child fellows in the Residency Training Program at Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic of UPMC.
Dr. Beadles attended the University of Oklahoma in Norman, OK graduating with a B.S. in Microbiology. She also attended Cameron University in Lawton, OK graduating Summa Cum Laude with a B.A. in Romance Languages. She served in the Peace Corps in West Africa as a high school physics and chemistry teacher in the French-speaking country of Benin before attending the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine from 1994 – 1998. She completed her internship in Internal Medicine at Wilford Hall Medical Center in San Antonio, Texas before serving for four years as a captain in the United States Air Force.  She served as both a staff physician and as medical director of the student health clinic which served 7000 to 8000 technical trainees annually. Dr. Beadles completed a general adult psychiatry residency at the University of Texas Southwestern in Dallas, TX and a Fellowship in Forensic Psychiatry at the University of California, Davis (2006 – 2007). She has been an assistant professor at the University of Pittsburgh since 2007.
Dr. Beadles has additional experience including correctional psychiatry at Sacramento County Jail. During her fellowship training in California, she served as a court appointed expert for the Superior Court of California County of Sacramento and as a forensic consultant on dangerousness risk assessments to Napa State Hospital. She is licensed to practice medicine in Texas, Indiana, Ohio, and Pennsylvania. She completed three months of her medical school training in Zimbabwe.
Dr. Beadles’ CV is available upon request.

Board Certifications

ABPN-certified in General Adult Psychiatry
ABPN-certified in Forensic Psychiatry

Hospital Privileges

Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic of UPMC

Professional Organizations American Psychiatric Association

American Medical Association
American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law
American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law Midwest Chapter

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