Curriculum Vitae

Current Clinical and Academic Titles

  • Attending Psychiatrist Columbia University Medical Center
  • Consultant, Developmental Neuropsychiatry Program, CUMC
  • Consultant, Center for Parkinson’s Disease & Other Movement Disorders, CUMC
  • Special Lecturer in Psychiatry, College of Physicians and Surgeons, Columbia University
  • Attending Psychiatrist, North Shore Long Island Jewish Health System

Education

  • Columbia College, New York, N.Y. – B.A. 1965
    Phi Beta Kappa, Magna Cum Laude
  • Cornell University Medical College, New York, N.Y. – M.D. – 1969
    Research Thesis Honors Award (1968)

Professional Experience

  • Albert Einstein College of Medicine – Intern Pediatrics (09/69-06/70)
  • Mount Sinai Medical Center – Resident Psychiatry (07/70-06/72)
  • Columbia University Medical Center – Resident Child Psychiatry (07/72-06/73)
  • Chief Resident Child Psychiatry (07/73-06/74)

Awards and Honors

  • New York State Psychiatric Institute Alumni Association Best Resident Research Paper (1973)
  • National Psychiatric Endowment Fund – Outstanding Resident (1974)
  • Diplomate American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology (1975) cert # 14409
  • Child Psychiatry (1976) cert # 936
  • Instructor in Clinical Psychiatry, Columbia University Medical Center (07/74-06/78)
  • Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, CUMC (07/78-06/83)
  • Director Pediatric Neuropsychiatry Service, CUMC (07/78-06/96)
  • Associate Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, CUMC (07/83-06/96)
  • Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, CUMC (07/97-06/05)
  • Special Lecturer in Psychiatry, CUMC (07/05-present)
  • Fellow, American Psychiatric Association (1983-2003)
  • Distinguished Fellow American Psychiatric Association (2003-2006)
  • Distinguished Life Fellow American Psychiatric Association (2006-present)
  • Fellow American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry (1980-present)
  • Professional Advisory Board – Epilepsy Institute New York (07/80-06/95)
  • Board of Directors New York Council Child & Adolescent Psychiatry (1988-1991)
  • Board of Trustees Arnold P. Gold Foundation (1988-2002)
  • Medical & Professional Advisory Council Arnold P. Gold Foundation (2002-present)
  • Consultant Center for Parkinson’s Disease & Other Movement Disorders, CUMC (1982-present)
  • Consultant Comprehensive Epilepsy Center, CUMC (1991-2001)
  • Consultant Developmental Neuropsychiatry Program, CUMC (07/97-present)
  • Journal Of Neuropsychiatry & Clinical Neuroscience – Reviewer (1985-1990)
  • Epilepsia – Reviewer (1992-1997)
  • Department of Psychiatry CUMC Doctor’s Private Office Committee Representative (2001-2007)

Teaching Experience

  • Supervisor – Adult and Child Psychiatry Residents & Fellows (CUMC)
  • Teaching Conferences – Pediatric and Adult Neurology Fellows (CUMC)
  • Supervising Psychiatric Attending – Queens Children’s Psychiatric Center (07/82-06/90)
  • Grand Round Presentations in Child Psychiatry and Pediatric Neurology (1974-present)
  • Director “Clinical Hypnosis with Children & Adolescents” Annual Meeting Of American Academy of Child &
    Adolescent Psychiatry (1981, 1983, 1987, 1989, 1990-1996, 2001-2007)
  • Director “Somatoform Disorders, Factitious Disorders, & Malingering” Annual Meeting of American Academy of
  • Adolescent Psychiatry (2008, 2009, 2010)
  • Excellence in Teaching Award Division of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, Columbia University College of
    Physicians & Surgeons (1997-1998, 2008-2009)

Research and Training Support

  • Merlin Foundation Grant – Research – Hypnosis With Children (1975)
  • Wodecroft Foundation Grant – Children with Uncontrolled Seizures (1977)
  • Pediatric Neuropsychiatry Service CPMC (1978)
  • NIMH Research Fellowship CPMC (07/81-06/82)
  • Viola Bernard Clinical research Award – Tic Disorders & Tourette’s Syndrome (1988)
  • CUMC Neuropsychiatry Gift Fund – Psychogenic Movement Disorders (2008)