Paul Kratofil, D.O., Q.M.E., received his medical degree from the College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific in Pomona, California. Following a rotating internship, Dr. Kratofil spent six years practicing family medicine in San Diego, California. He then entered the psychiatry residency training program at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine. During his final year of residency training, Dr. Kratofil focused exclusively on Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry. This training provided Dr. Kratofil with the opportunity to gain additional expertise in psychosomatic illnesses, competency/forensic issues, and collaboration with other medical specialties. This experience also sparked Dr. Kratofil’s interest in the forensic aspects of psychiatry.
Dr. Kratofil is board certified in psychiatry, as well as in family medicine and osteopathic manipulative treatment. By virtue of his dual-board certification, Dr. Kratofil has a unique perspective over the interaction between mental and physical illnesses. He has over 19 years of experience authoring forensic reports and providing testimony in the superior courts of California regarding both civil and criminal commitments. Dr. Kratofil takes pride in conducting thorough and impartial evaluations and providing accurate medicolegal reports.
Dr. Kratofil serves as an associate clinical professor of psychiatry for the Western University of Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific. In that capacity, he provides clinical instruction in psychiatry to third and fourth year osteopathic medical students. Dr. Kratofil has published articles in both biological and psychiatric journals.