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Bio & Curiculum Vitae- Abbreviated


University of Rochester, BA

State University of N.Y. (SUNY) – Downstate Medical College, M.D.

San Francisco General Hospital – Internship

SUNY-Downstate-Kings County Hospital-Residency in Psychiatry

SUNY- Downstate-Kings County Hospital- Psychosomatic Fellowship

New York Psychoanalytic Institute- Training in Psychoanalysis

Military Service: Captain USAF MC-Wilford Hall Hospital – San Antonio, Tx.


American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology – Psychiatry

American Academy of Psychoanalysis – Psychoanalysis

American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology-Psychosomatic Medicine

Academic Appointments & Hospital Positions Held:  

SUNY-Downstate – Associate Professor of Psychiatry & Medicine

Kings County Hospital- C/L Staff and Director of Outpatient Psychiatry

N.Y. Medical College/Westchester Medical Center

Professor of Psychiatry, Medicine & Surgery, Director of Medical Student Education,

Director of Consultation/Liaison Psychiatry, Sidney E. Frank Distinguished Professorship,

Visiting Professor-Hadassah University Department of Psychiatry, Jerusalem, Israel ( 07)

Sidney E. Frank Distinguished Professor Emeritus


36 papers, 15 Book Chapters

Edited book–Applied Supervision in Psychotherapy(87)

Authored  books – Psychological Care of Burn and Trauma Patient (93),

Consultation Liaison Psychiatry/Psychosomatic Medicine Guidelines ( Lippincottt ,03, 09 2nd ed),

Edited books- Psychosomatic Medicine (Lippincott, 06),

Intervention  & Resilience After Mass Trauma  ( Cambridge Press, 08)

American Psychiatric Association:

President-Local District Branch, Assembly Representative,

Chair of Joint Commission on Public Affairs,

Speaker of Assembly, Member of Board of Trustees

Distinguished Life Fellow

Other Professional  Organizations:

American College of Psychiatrists (Fellow)

Academy of Psychosomatic Medicine (Fellow)

American Academy of Psychoanalysis & Dynamic Psychiatry(Fellow, BOT, President-Elect (10-11),  President (12-14)

Society for Liaison Psychiatry (Member and Past President)

American Medical Association ( Member )

National Association of Medical Communicators (Member)


DiCori Research Award-Dept.of Psychiatry, Console Master Teacher Award- both SUNY

Leadership Award -Mental Health Association,

Teaching Award Medical Students NY Medical College

Society for Liaison Psychiatry Annual Award

Top Doctors in NY(04-07)-NY Magazine, America’s Top Doctors (07-current)-Castle-Connolly Database

Other:  Private Practice in Scarsdale , N.Y. and  Woodland Hills, CA (current)

Syndicated Columnist Gannett Newspapers (91-95), Local Radio Program-WVOX (01-04)

Consultant: NYC Health & Hospital Corporation on Emergency Medical Service Suicide (93)

American Red Cross on Disaster (93), US  State Department on Terrorism (01),

Presentation  Conference on  Terrorism (06)http://www:.terrorisminfo, 

Host and Producer Podcast (06-07)

 Blog- (09-current), Psychiatric Times, Huffington Post (10-current)