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Marc A. Colon, MD

Marc A. Colon, MD, Associate Professor, Director of Forensic Services

Category: Faculty
Phone: 318.675.6040
1501 Kings Highway
Shreveport, LA 71130

Marc A. Colon, MD is Associate Professor and Director of Forensic Services and Medical Student Education in the Department of Psychiatry at the LSU Health Shreveport. He is a graduate of the Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans and completed Categorical Internship and Residency in the Department of Psychiatry at the Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans. He subsequently completed the Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans Department of Psychiatry Division of Law and Psychiatry Fellowship Program in 1998. He is a board-certified forensic psychiatrist who is the Program Director of the Forensic Psychiatry Program of the Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center Department of Psychiatry in Shreveport.

In addition to his administrative duties at LSUHSC-Shreveport, Dr. Colon has experience in several areas of forensic work. He evaluates and treats incarcerated adults and youth at the Caddo Correctional Center and Swanson Center for Youth in Monroe, respectively. He evaluates developmentally disabled individuals with forensic involvement at Pinecrest Supports and Services Center.  He is the Community Forensic Psychiatrist for central and north Louisiana for the East Louisiana Mental Health System-Forensic Division, evaluating defendants found incompetent to proceed to trial or not guilty by reason of insanity. In his private practice he has evaluated sanity commission defendants as well as individuals involved in interdiction cases, sex offender cases, workman's compensation cases, disability evaluations, and immigration proceedings.

Dr. Colon is a Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association and has received the Nancy C.A. Roeske, M.D. Award for Excellence in Medical Education and the Irma Bland, MD Award for Excellence in Residency Education. He is a Past President of the Louisiana Psychiatric Medical Association and Past President of the Southern Chapter of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law.

His research interests include application of the Daubert criteria to emerging psychiatric knowledge and research in new frontiers in forensic medicine including neuroimaging and genomics.

Dr. Colon can be reached through his office at 318-675-6040.

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