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Expert in Psychiatry, Addiction Psychiatry, Addiction Medicine

Expert ID: 726479 New York, USA

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Expert, MD, MA, is Chair of the Department of Psychiatry at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School and Chief of Service at University Hospital in Newark, New Jersey. Expert came to Rutgers from Columbia University where he served as Director of the Addiction Institute of New York and Chief of Addiction Psychiatry at St. Luke's and Roosevelt Hospitals from 2002 to 2013. Expert is board-certified in Psychiatry, Addiction Psychiatry, and Addiction Medicine. His academic interests include the psychotherapy and psychopharmacology of addiction and co-occurring psychiatric disorders, the teaching of Psychiatry, gay and lesbian mental health, and the behavioral addictions.

Expert is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Stanford University where he studied Chemistry and Biophysics as a combined BS/MS student, before receiving his medical education at Stanford University School of Medicine and the Medical College of Pennsylvania. During medical school, he researched the effects of social class on patient-physician relationships in Oxford, England, and received an MA degree in Sociology from Stanford. In 1994, he moved to New York City to train in Psychiatry at the New York State Psychiatric Institute of Columbia University. He graduated from Columbia receiving the National Institute of Mental Health Outstanding Resident Award and went on to complete his fellowship in Addiction Psychiatry at New York University under the mentorship of Dr. Marc Galanter. During that time, he received the American Psychiatric Association/Center for Mental Health Services Minority Fellowship, which supported his research on HIV risk factors in homeless men who suffer from severe mental illness and substance use disorders. In 2006, Expert completed the Leadership Development for Physicians in Academic Health Centers Program at Harvard School of Public Health.

Expert has written numerous articles, monographs, and book chapters; has lectured extensively on addiction topics throughout the United States and abroad; and has been interviewed by CBS, ABC, NBC, CNN, FOX, The Martha Stewart Radio Show, The New York Times, and The Washington Post, among others. He is a Betty Ford Scholar; a member and Laughlin Fellow of the American College of Psychiatrists; and a recipient of the 2008 Coalition Leadership Award, the Irma Bland Award for Excellence in Teaching Residents, the Nancy Roeske Award for Excellence in Medical Student Education, the U.S. State Department Speaker and Specialist Award, and the Association of Gay and Lesbian Psychiatrists’ 2012 Distinguished Service Award. Expert serves on the boards of the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) and the American Board of Addiction Medicine (ABAM), and from 2005 to 2009 chaired the national Committee on Addiction Treatment of the American Psychiatric Association (APA). Expert is an ASAM Fellow and a Distinguished Fellow of the APA.

Expert has authored/edited nine books including the self-help paperback “Sober Siblings: How to Help Your Alcoholic Brother or Sister—and Not Lose Yourself” (Perseus 2008), the textbook of “Substance Dependence and Co-Occurring Psychiatric Disorders” (Civic Research Institute 2010), the handbook of “Motivation and Change” (American Psychiatric Publishing 2010), the handbook of “Office-Based Buprenorphine Treatment of Opioid Dependence” (APP 2011), the award-winning and translated “LGBT Casebook” (APP 2012), “The Addiction Casebook” (APP 2014) based on the DSM-5, and “The Behavioral Addictions” (APP 2015), an innovative book that includes re-enactment video clips played by Rutgers NJMS medical students. He is currently working on the American Psychiatric Publishing’s “Pocket Guide to Addiction Assessment and Treatment,” which is expected to be available in early 2016.

Expert is married to actor Lukas Hassel and lives in New York City.


Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: New York, New York - Yonkers, New York - Newark, New Jersey - Jersey City, New Jersey - Paterson, New Jersey - Elizabeth, New Jersey - Bridgeport, Connecticut - New Haven, Connecticut - Hartford, Connecticut - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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Education

Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1994 Degree: MD Subject: Medicine Institution: Medical College of Pennsylvania
Year: 1989 Degree: MA Subject: Sociology (Social Psychology) Institution: Stanford University
Year: 1986 Degree: MS Subject: Biological Sciences (Biophysics) Institution: Stanford University
Year: 1986 Degree: BS Subject: Chemistry and Biological Sciences Institution: Stanford University

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 2013 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Chair Department: Department of Psychiatry Responsibilities:
Years: 2002 to 2013 Employer: The Addiction Institute of New York Title: Director Department: Responsibilities:

Career Accomplishments

Associations / Societies
American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry, American Association of Directors of Psychiatric Residency Training, American Association of Psychiatric Administrators, American Psychiatric Association, American Society of Addiction Medicine, Association for Academic Psychiatry, Association for Medical Education and Research in Substance Abuse, Association of Gay and Lesbian Psychiatrists, Athens College Alumni Association, Hellenic American Psychiatric Association, Hellenic Psychiatric Association, International Society of Addiction Medicine, American College of Psychiatrists
Licenses / Certifications
LICENSURE AND CERTIFICATION
2005: Association for Academic Psychiatry Master Educator Certification (October 1, 2005).
2003-2009: Medical Review Officer Certification
2003: Psychiatric Administration and Management Certification
2003: New York State Buprenorphine Use Authorization
2002-2012: American Society of Addiction Medicine Certification
2000-2010: American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology (Addiction Psychiatry) Certification
1999-2009: American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology (Psychiatry) Certification
1997-2011: New York State Medical License
Professional Appointments
Associate Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, Department of Psychiatry, Columbia University, Adjunct Associate Clinical Professor of Nursing, College of Dentistry and Nursing, Adjunct Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, Department of Psychiatry, Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, Department of Psychiatry, Adjunct Assistant Clinical Professor of Nursing, College of Dentistry and Nursing, New York University, Adjunct Associate Professor, Department of Psychology, Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, Department of Psychiatry, New York University School of Medicine, Instructor, Department of Humanities and Social Sciences
Awards / Recognition
2008 Distinguished Fellow, American Psychiatric Association
2008 Coalition Leadership Award, The Coalition of Behavioral Health Agencies
2008 Fellow, American Society of Addiction Medicine
2006 Irma Bland Award for Excellence in Teaching Residents, American Psychiatric Association
2005 Fellow, American Psychiatric Association
2005 Teacher of the Year Award, St. Luke’s and Roosevelt Hospitals Department of Psychiatry
2004 U.S. Speaker and Specialist Award, U.S. Department of State
2003 Junior Faculty Development Award, Association for Academic Psychiatry
2002 Nancy C.A. Roeske, M.D., Certificate of Recognition for Excellence in Medical Student Education, American Psychiatric Association
1998-2000 Substance Abuse Minority Fellowship, American Psychiatric Association/Center for Mental Health Services
1998 Laughlin Fellowship, American College of Psychiatrists
1996-1998 Research House Staff Award, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons
1996 Outstanding Resident Award, National Institute of Mental Health
1994 The Paula Bernocchi Memorial Endowment Award for Excellence in Psychiatry, The Medical College of Pennsylvania
1994 Doctor of Medicine with Honors in Medical Humanities, The Medical College of Pennsylvania
1994 Professional in Residence Scholarship, Betty Ford Center
1993 O. Eugene Baum Memorial Prize for Excellence in Psychiatry, The Medical College of Pennsylvania
1989 Outstanding Teaching and Contribution to Undergraduate Education Award, Stanford University
1986 Bachelor of Science with Distinction, Stanford University
1986 Bachelor of Science with Departmental Honors in Chemistry, Stanford University
1986 Bachelor of Science with Departmental Honors in Biological Sciences, Stanford
Medical / Professional
POSTDOCTORAL TRAINING
Administration and Management Executive Training: Autumn 2006, Leadership Development Program, Harvard School of Public Health.
Clinical and Research Fellowship, 1998-2000, Fellowship in ADDICTION PSYCHIATRY, New York University/Bellevue Hospital.

Residency in PSYCHIATRY and Internship in INTERNAL MEDICINE at Columbia University/Psych. Institute.
Publications and Patents Summary
He has 10 peer review publications, 4 books, 18 book chapters, 3 monographs, 5 electronic publications and various other publications in the field of addiction psychiatry.

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