Dr. Marc Feldman

Marc D. Feldman, M.D. is Clinical Professor of Psychiatry and Adjunct Professor of Psychology, the University of Alabama (UA), Tuscaloosa, Alabama. A Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association, he is the author of more than 100 peer-reviewed articles in the professional literature.  Dr. Feldman is an international expert in factitious disorder, Munchausen syndrome, Munchausen by proxy, and malingering, and his credits include the following five books:


  • Feldman MD, Yates GP. Dying to Be Ill: True Stories of Medical Deception. New York: Routledge
  • Feldman MD, Ford CV. Patient or Pretender: Inside the Strange World of Factitious Disorders, New York: John Wiley & Sons; paperback edition; Dutch edition published by Uigetgeverij Wreldbibliotheek bv, The Netherlands; Farsi edition published as Bimar ya bimarnama, published by Nashre Paykan, Tehran, Iran; Japanese edition published by Hara-Shobo Company, Japan
  • Feldman MD, Eisendrath SJ (eds). The Spectrum of Factitious Disorders, Washington, DC: American Psychiatric Press, Inc.
  • Feldman MD, Feldman JM. Stranger Than Fiction: When Our Minds Betray Us, Washington, DC: American Psychiatric Press, Inc.
  • Feldman MD. Playing Sick: Untangling the Web of Factitious Disorder, Munchausen Syndrome, Munchausen by Proxy, and Malingering, New York: Routledge Press; German edition (Wenn Menschenkrank spielen) published by Verlag Ernst Reinhardt Gmbh

Dr. Feldman’s work has been the subject of stories in more than 200 magazines and newspapers, including The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, The Chicago Tribune, the Philadelphia Inquirer, and USA Today.  Among Dr. Feldman’s television and radio appearances are Good Morning America, Larry King, Dateline, 20/20, ABC World News Tonight, Court TV, CNN, Discovery Health, MSNBC Nightly News, Fox News, CBC News, CBS News, Donahue, Dr. Phil, HBO, and National Public Radio. He is listed in The Best Doctors in America. He is an Honors graduate of Dartmouth College and Dartmouth Medical School, and the psychiatric residency at Duke University Medical Center, where he later joined the faculty. He was formerly Vice Chair and Medical Director in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neurobiology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) and has served as Regional Medical Director of United Behavioral Health, Inc., a managed care company. He is a member of the Munchausen by Proxy Task Force of the American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children (APSAC). He is board-certified in psychiatry and psychosomatic medicine. A profile of Dr. Feldman is available at http://dartmed.dartmouth.edu/winter14/pdf/alumni_album.pdf.