Dr. Koenen was born and raised in the Northwest and obtained his bachelor’s degree from the University of Washington. He subsequently received his M.D. from New York University and as well as a law degree from Duke University. Dr. Koenen trained in general psychiatry at the University of Washington and completed a fellowship in forensic psychiatry at Tulane University School of Medicine in New Orleans. He is board-certified in both general and forensic psychiatry.
Dr. Koenen has worked in a variety of practice settings including public and private
hospitals, academic institutions, correctional facilities, for the Veterans’ Administration, nursing homes, as well as in private clinics serving diverse patient populations. He has
also served as a Medical Corps officer in the United States Navy Reserve and currently
holds the rank of Lieutenant Commander. In addition, Dr. Koenen is a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Neurology at the Tulane University School
of Medicine. He is an active member of the American Academy of Psychiatry and Law, the American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry, the American Academy of Sleep Medicine and the Association of Military Surgeons of the United States.
Dr. Koenen’s practice interests include mood and anxiety disorders, stress-reduction techniques, alternative medicine, psychopharmacology, psychotherapy and mind-body interactions. He is particularly interested in media images of psychiatry and has given several lectures on the topic. He also teaches psychopharmacology, the detection of malingering, the study of stalkers, psychopathology, dangerousness assessment and other topics to medical students and psychiatry residents and has published articles on psychiatry in peer-reviewed journals. In addition, Dr. Koenen has served as a consultant as well as
an expert witness in numerous civil and criminal cases.