Robert is a registered clinical & certified school psychologist on National Register of Health Care Psychology Providers, a probation officer of the "first" Juvenile Court (1899) if Cook County. As an economist, Robert designed Mitsubishi plant & Illinois Labor Unemployment Compensation Act Lawyer Rewrite Committee human resources selection, & Motorola work sharing programs. Robert taught at Northwestern, Illinois at Chicago, Argosy, Barry, DePaul, & Lewis Universities, Chicago, Illinois and Forest Schools of Professional Psychology, and Calumet College. For 30 years Robert is an expert witness in competency, crime, custody, personal injury, presentencing, workman's compensation, among others. Before his doctorate he performed 1K neuropsychological exams. Robert completed a doctorate from Northwestern University in research design & statistics (the best program in the world) on a scholarship, a bachelor's from University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, a master's from Illinois Institute of Technology, & University of Illinois at Chicago, a NIMH national service award fellowships in sleep disorders at Rush University Medical School, &prevention at University of Illinois Medical Center, 2 years of pre-medical sciences at DePaul, & 2 years basic medical sciences at Barry Universities. Robert served on the American Psychological Association Youth Violence Committee & on the international example of how to deal with pedophilia, the Chicago Archdiocese Committee for Clergy Abuse. He is professor at Chicago School of Professional Psychology, and published "Finding High Risk Persons with Internet Tests to Manage Risk -A Literature Review with Policy Implications to Avoid Violent Tragedies, Save Lives and Money" in the Review of European Studies, 2016, volume 8, documenting how his algorithm saved 324 homicides and $$2,089,848,548 in Chicago with a return on investment of 6.42 for every dollar spent, resulting in 4 U.S. Presidential executive orders freeing 6,100 nonviolent federal prisoners, 2 U.S. Supreme Court decisions (Graham v Florida, Miller v Alabama) requiring re-sentencing of 2,500 juveniles with life sentence without parole because their frontal lobes & executive function were not fully developed, 1 Act of Congress on predictive analytics for military & veterans, following his testimony before the U.S. House of Representatives Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime Terrorism and Homeland Security 24 July 2012, and Pope Francis' decision to expel bishops who move pedophile priests following reading an advance copy in June, 2015.
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Why It Matters: Dr. Zagar's Board Certifications
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ADHD and-or ADD
Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Traumatic Brain Injury
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
Employment Physical Examination
Hypnosis (Medical Hypnotherapy)
0 Malpractice Claims
No malpractice history found for Illinois.
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No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.
What is a sanction or disciplinary action?
A sanction, also known as a disciplinary action, is an action taken to punish or restrict a doctor who has demonstrated professional misconduct. Sanctions may be imposed by a state medical board, professional medical licensing organization, or the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
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If a doctor has a sanction, it does not necessarily mean that he or she is a poor-quality doctor. Some sanctions are not related to medical care, and involve a doctor’s finances or administrative activities. Before you make any choices about changing your doctor, we recommend that you evaluate the doctor’s sanction information and determine how severe or relevant you think the sanction cause and action were.
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Healthgrades collects sanction history from all 50 U.S. states. Physicians with a disciplinary action in one state may move to another state where they have a clean record. Since Healthgrades painstakingly compiles disciplinary action information from all 50 states, Healthgrades website will show if a physician has a disciplinary action in more than one state.
0 Board Actions
No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.
What are board actions?
Board actions are non-disciplinary actions imposed upon a doctor based on a complaint investigation. A patient or medical colleague may file a complaint with that state medical board or professional licensing organization, which then investigates the complaint. Board actions are intended to ensure that a doctor is able to perform safe medical and health care tasks.
Types of non-disciplinary actions include an advisory letter, a corrective action agreement, a limitation or restriction on the medical or healthcare tasks a doctor can perform, or a voluntary agreement by the doctor not to practice. A board action can also include a termination of a corrective action agreement or voluntary agreement, which allows the doctor to return to full practice.
If my doctor has a board action, does that mean he or she is a poor-quality doctor?
If a doctor has a board action, it means he or she has had a non-disciplinary action imposed upon him or her. It does not necessarily mean that he or she is a poor quality doctor. Before you make any choices about changing your doctor, evaluate the doctor's board action information and determine how severe or relevant you think the cause and action were.
How far back does Healthgrades non-disciplinary board action history go?
Healthgrades reports non-disciplinary board action history from for the previous five years, except when a doctor's license has been revoked or surrendered. Healthgrades displays all actions for doctors whose licenses have been revoked or surrendered.
For which states does Healthgrades collect non-disciplinary board actions?
Healthgrades collects non-disciplinary board actions from all 50 U.S. states.
University Of Wisconsin / Madison
Undergraduate School | Graduated 1973
Northwestern Center Feinberg School Of Medicine
Medical School | Graduated 1981
Internship Hospital | Completed 1980
Residency Hospital | Completed
University Of Illinois At Chicago / School Of Public Health
Residency Hospital | Completed
Rush Presbyterian St Luke Medical Center
Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1981
Illinois Institute Of Technology, Ms Psychology
Other Education | Completed 1975
University Of Illinois At Chicago / School Of Public Health
Other Education | Completed 1982
Awards & Recognition
Awards & Honors
Dr. Zagar has no awards or honors listed.
Media & Publications
Adolescents in Turmoil: Chapter: Juvenile Murderers: Are There More Medical Risks, 1998
Proceedings of the 6th European Congress on Violence in Pscyhiatry: Why Clinicians Should Use Actuarial Approaches Rather than Judgment in Predicting & Preventing Homicide: A Cost Effective Empirical Approach from Infancy to Adulthood, Oct 2009
Predicting & Preventing Homicide: A Cost Effective Empirical Approach from Infancy to Adulthood, Psychological Reports, February, 2009, 1-378, Feb 2009
Massacre in Colorado, 5/3//99
Seventh Period Blues, March 1984
Swiadczenia dla niepelnosprawnych, 111/13/93
101 Adolescents Who Kill, 91,23,4,6.
Mlodycianych Mordercach, 8/8/92
Bledne Kolo Przemoncy, 11/7/92
Czy mozna zapobiec strzeleaninon na uczelniach?, March 7-9,
Poland Today, May 1992
Developmental and Disruptive Behavior Disorders among Delinquents, August 198
Violence, abuse bring up kids who kill, 1/10/93
Looking Forword in Records of Youth Abused as Infants: Risks for Homicidal, Violent, and Delinquent Offenses, Feb 2009
Effect of age & sex on the factor structure of the Wechsler Memory Scale, 1979
Effect of time of day on problem solving and classroom behavior., 1983
Analysis of a short test battery, 1983
Summary of Studies of Abused Infants & Children Later Homicidal and Homicidal, Assaulting Later Homicidal, and Sexual Homicidal Youth and Adults., Feb 2009
Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation in chronic back pain, 1981
Looking Forward in Records of Abused Children: Risks for Homicidal, Violent, and Delinquent Offenses, Feb 2009
Empirical risk factors for delinquency and best treatments: Where do we go from here, Feb 2009
Homicidal Adolescents: A Replication,
Juvenile Murderers, 1992
Violence Risk Appraisal of Male & Female Youth, Adults, and Individuals, Dec 2010
Identification Treatment & Prevention of Homicide: Fallacies in Research, Feb 2009
Introduction to a Series of Studies on Abused, Delinquent, Violent and Homicidal Youth and Adults, Feb 2009
Evaluation of transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation, 1980
Cost Comparisons of Raising a Youth from Birth to 17 Years Among Samples of Abused, Delinquent, Violent & Homicidal Using Victimization & Justice System Estimates, Feb 2009
Looking Forward & Backward in Records for Risks Among Homicidal Youth, Feb 2009
Looking Forward in Records of Young Adults Convicted of Sexual Homicide, Rape, or Molestation as Youth: Risks for Reoffending, Feb 2009
Comparing Early & Late Twentieth Century Boston and Chicago Male Juvenile Offenders: What Changed?, Feb 2009
Clinical Exercise trial for stroke victims, 1983
Time of Day as Related to Problem Solving Ability and Classroom Behavior, 1981
Can Violent Re(Offense) Be Predicted: A Review of the Role of the Roles of the Clinician and Use of Actuarial Tests in Light of New Data, Feb 2009
Organizational variation & environmental uncertainty in rehabilitation, 1986
Developmental and disruptive behavior disorders among delinquents, 1989
Looking Forward in Records of Young Adults Who Were Convicted of Homicide or Assault as Youth: Risks for Reoffending, Feb 2009
Psychometrics of a neuropsychological test battery, 1978
Psychological test evaluation and chronic intractable pain, 1982
Structure of a psychodiagnostic test battery for children, 1980
Developmental analysis of the Wechsler Memory Scale, 1984
An Empirical Theory of Development of Homicide Among Individuals, Feb 2009
Accepted Legal Applications of Actuarial Testing and Delinquency Interventions: Examples of Savings in Real Life Situations, Feb 2009
Adolescents Who Kill, 1990
Medical family and scholastic conditions among delinquents, 1991
Vocational interests and personality, 1983
Town Meeting on Youth Violence, 5/25/99
Experts scrambling on school shootings, 8/1998
Awards & Recognition
What is a recognized doctor?
Healthgrades Recognized Doctor designation identifies leading doctors who:
Are board certified.
Have not had their license surrendered or revoked since Healthgrades started collecting data in 2000.
Have no malpractice judgments, adverse arbitration awards, or monetary settlements for the last five years in the states in which Healthgrades can collect malpractice data.
Are free of state or federal disciplinary actions (sanctions) for the last five years.
Healthgrades updates the Recognized Doctor list quarterly based on board certification data. Healthgrades also receives sanction and malpractice data throughout the year, depending on how frequently the state medical boards release updates.
We remove a newly sanctioned doctor from the Recognized Doctor list as soon as we receive the information. However, it is important to note that malpractice information is publically available in only 14 states.
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