Dr. Faizi completed her undergraduate studies in Biological Sciences from UC Riverside. She went to medical school at Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine in Pennsylvania. She completed Adult/General Psychiatry residency at Arrowhead Regional Medical Center and pursued a fellowship in the subspecialization of Forensic Psychiatry at UC Davis. In addition to clinical psychiatric practice, she serves as a Mental Health Expert for the Sacramento and Riverside Superior Courts, performs psychiatric assessments related to competency to stand trial, not guilty by reason of insanity, dangerousness, Murphy conservatorships, and civil competencies such as medical malpractice, sexual harassment, and testamentary capacity. She is experienced in Correctional Psychiatry and was a staff psychiatrist at the Sacramento County Jail, and a consulting forensic psychiatrist for Napa State Hospital. She has presented at national conferences on brain fingerprinting and California’s jail-based competency restoration programs. She currently serves as a Clinic Medical Director for Forensic Services and maintains a forensic and clinical private practice.