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Janofsky, Jeffrey S., M.D.

Associate Professor
Director, Psychiatry and Law Program
Co-Director, Short Stay Unit

Main Office Address

Meyer 4-181
The Johns Hopkins Hospital
600 North Wolfe St.
Baltimore, MD 21287

Phone: 410-955-2236

E-mail: jjanofsky@jhu.edu


Off Campus Address

Ste. 206
30 E. Padonia Road
Timonium, MD 21093


Administrative Assistant

Marvin Pittman
E-mail: mpittman@jhmi.edu


Education

1979

B.A.

Johns Hopkins

1982

M.D.

Johns Hopkins

1982-1983

Psychiatry Internship

Baltimore City Hospital

1983-1986

Psychiatry Residency
Johns Hopkins University

1986-1987

Forensic Psychiatry
University of Maryland


Professional Interests

  • Inpatient treatment of major mental illness.
  • Psychiatry and law including prediction of dangerousness, civil commitment, capacity assessment, assessment of criminal population.
  • Clinical ethics.

Article in the Psychiatry Department Newsletter about Dr. Janofsky's work:

Preventing Suicide May Stem From How We Watch  (Spring 2009)


Selected Publications

Janofsky, JS: Lies and coercion: why psychiatrists should not participate in police and intelligence interrogations. J Am Acad Psychiatry Law 2006;34:472-8, 2006

Janofsky JS and Tamburello AC: Diversion to the mental health system: emergency psychiatric evaluations. J Am Acad Psychiatry Law. 34:283-91, 2006

Giorgi-Guarnieri D, Janofsky J, Keram E, et al.: Practice guideline: Forensic psychiatric evaluation of defendants raising the insanity defense. Journal of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law. 30: S1-S40, 2002. 

Janofsky JS: Reply to Schafer: Exploitation of criminal suspects by mental health professionals is unethical. Journal of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law. 29:449-451, 2001. 

Janofsky JS, Dunn MH, Roskes EJ, Briskin J and Rudolph ML: Insanity defense pleas in Baltimore City: An analysis of outcome. American Journal of Psychiatry 155:1464-1468, 1996. 

Barton CD, Mallik HS, Orr WB and Janofsky JS: Clinicians' judgment of competency of nursing home patients to give informed consent. Psychiatric Services 47:956-996, 1996. 

Janofsky JS and Rovner BW: Prevalence of advance directives and guardianship in nursing home patients. Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry and Neurology 6:214-216, 1993.

 
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