I am a board certified general and forensic psychiatrist with 30 years experience in the field.
After completing my undergraduate work at Syracuse University, I trained at the University of Vermont College of Medicine and then the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry where I completed my general psychiatric residency and forensic fellowship training.
A Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Rochester, Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association, and Adjunct Clinical Faculty with the Rochester Institute of Technology Physician Assistant training program, I am proud to be one of only 800 psychiatrists in the country initiated to membership in the American College of Psychiatrists for demonstrating “excellence in the field of psychiatry,” and achieving “national recognition in clinical practice, research, academic leadership, or teaching.”
My teaching activities include courses in psychopathology and psychopharmacology for psychiatry and physician assistant trainees and I provide invited lectures to other audiences including the University of Buffalo School of Law and the Monroe County Bar Association. I am one of 20 psychiatrists in the country appointed to the Psychiatry Resident Inservice Training Examination (P.R.I.T.E) Board that writes and edits the inservice training examination for psychiatric residents in the US and Canada.
My community contributions include membership in a workgroup that develops and updates the Monroe County Medical Society Guideline for the Diagnosis and Treatment of Major Depressive Disorders in Adults and I serve as the lead psychiatrist for St. Joseph Neighborhood Center’s mental health clinic providing care to the uninsured.
In addition to teaching awards, the Rochester Business Journal recognized my contributions to the Rochester community with a Healthcare Achievement Award in 2016.