Darren Lish, MD
Visiting Associate Professor, Psychiatry-P3-Forensic

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Medical School:
  • MD, Yale University School of Medicine (2001)
Undergraduate School:
  • BS, University of California–Los Angeles (CA) (1995)
Internship:
  • Yale-New Haven Medical Center Program (2002)
Residency:
  • Yale-New Haven Medical Center Program, Psychiatry (2006)
Fellowships:
  • University of Colorado, Forensic Psychiatry (2007)
Languages: English
Department: Psychiatry-P3-Forensic

Professional Titles

  • Deputy Director of Forensic Services
  • Medical Director, Forensic Community Based Services
  • Public Psychiatry Liaison

Teaching

  • Associate Clinical Professor (2021)
    School of Medicine, Psychiatry
    Forensic Psychiatry

Publications

  • Journal of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law Online December 2021, 49 (4) 642-645; DOI: https://doi.org/10.29158/JAAPL.210129L1-21
  • Journal of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law Online December 2021, 49 (4) 645-647; DOI: https://doi.org/10.29158/JAAPL.210129L2-21
  • Lish, DL. Review of Ethics Challenges in Forensic Psychiatry and Psychology Practice, edited by Ezra E. H. Griffith, M.D. The American Journal of Psychiatry 2018; 175(10):1024-1025
  • Lish DL. Review of People with Mental Illness in the Criminal Justice System: Answering a Cry For Help, by The Group for the Advancement of Psychiatry, Committee on Psychiatry and the Community. The American Journal of Psychiatry 2016; 173(10):1048-1049
  • Lish DL. The Mental Health Professional in Court: A Survival Guideby Gutheil Thomas G. , M.D., and Drogin Eric Y. , J.D., Ph.D. Washington DC , American Psychiatric Publishing , 2013 , 129 pp., $59.00 (paper). Am J Psychiatry. 2013 Jul;170(7):807-808. PubMed PMID: 26650766
  • Lish D, & Salomy D. Pretrial Mental Retardation Assessment in Capital Punishment Cases. Journal of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law 2005; 33(1):117-119.
  • Lish D. National Research Council Report Makes Case Against Polygraph Admissibility – Revisiting the Daubert Standard for Polygraph Use in Courts. American Journal of Forensic Psychiatry 2005; 26(2):23-43.
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Professional Memberships

  • American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law, Member, Recovery Committee
  • American Psychiatric Association, Distinguished Fellow
  • Colorado Psychiatric Society, Member

Practice Locations

Department of Psychiatry - Faculty and Staff Mental Health
1890 N Revere Ct
Anschutz Health Sciences Bldg, Suite 5242
Aurora, CO 80045
303-724-4987

Hospital Affiliation
  • University of Colorado Hospital

Specialty Information

Specialties
  • Psychiatry, Board Certification (2008, 2018)
  • Forensic Psychiatry, Board Certification (2009, 2018)
Conditions & Treatments
  • Mental Health and Behavior - Stress
  • Mental Health and Behavior
  • Mental Health and Behavior - Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Mental Health and Behavior - Mood and Anxiety
  • Mental Health and Behavior - Depression
  • Mental Health and Behavior - Bipolar Disorder
  • Mental Health and Behavior - Attention Deficit Disorder with Hyperactivity
  • Mental Health and Behavior - Anxiety
Clinical Interests
Treatment of the mentally ill within correctional environments. Jail-based competency restoration. Community treatment and release of individuals adjudicated Not Guilty by Reason of Insanity.

Care Philosophy
I take an empathic and humanistic approach to the care and treatment of the seriously mentally ill population, particularly those involved with the criminal justice system.

Personal Interests
I enjoy hiking in the mountains of Colorado with my family and dog. I also enjoy fishing the beautiful rivers in our state and playing golf when time allows.

Volunteer Activities
I am a volunteer psychiatrist for Resilience 1220, a nonprofit organization in Evergreen, CO dedicated to providing free counseling to teens struggling with mental health issues.

Public Speaking
Yes
I have spoken publicly upon issues related to forensic and correctional psychiatry, and I have particular interest in public psychiatry and jail-based competency restoration programs.

General Information

Medical Schools:
  • MD, Yale University School of Medicine (2001)
Undergraduate Schools:
  • BS, University of California–Los Angeles (CA) (1995)
Internships:
  • Yale-New Haven Medical Center Program (2002)
Residency Programs:
  • Yale-New Haven Medical Center Program, Psychiatry (2006)
Fellowships:
  • University of Colorado, Forensic Psychiatry (2007)
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Languages: English
Department: Psychiatry-P3-Forensic
Contact Us
CU Anschutz
Fitzsimons Building

13001 East 17th Place
Campus Box C290
Aurora, CO 80045

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