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Expert in Psychiatry, Addictive Disease, Public Health, Aviation Psychiatry

Expert ID: 726652 Rhode Island, USA

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Expert is board certified in general, addiction, and forensic psychiatry by the American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology. Expert received his MD from Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York in 1988, his Masters in Public Health in Epidemiology in 1991 and his M.B.A in 2006. He completed his internship in general psychiatry and medicine in 1989 and resident training in general psychiatry and addiction psychiatry in 1993. He completed additional fellowship training in law and psychiatry at Harvard Medical School in 1995.

He is certified as a National Provider Identifer and as an Aviation Medical Examiner by the Federal Aviation Administration. He has a controlled substances registration in the state of Massachusetts and has a medical license in 5 states.

He has over 20 years of experience in the field of technology as an educational counselor and over 10 years of experience as a psychiatric consultant for various disability determination services. His expertise also includes over 10 years of experience as a medical director and expert consultant in the field of psychiatry and addiction medicine.

Expert is an officer of the American Society of Addiction Medicine, Co-Chair of the American Medical Association's Task Force on Alcohol, and is the first addiction medicine specialist to have been elected to the AMA's Council on Science and Public Health. He represents the American Society of Addiction Medicine within the AMA's House of Delegates.

He has been an expert witness on over 30 different cases in the state of New Hampshire, Massachusetts and various other individual cases serving as a psychiatric consultant on disability determination services, medical expert on psychiatry and addiction medicine cases, expert consultation on medical conduct and various other medical and psychiatric issues.

His expertise extends into various aspects of general medical psychiatry, addiction psychiatry, and forensic psychiatry including the administration aspect, technological and production aspect of numerous medical corporations (including several online and media positions), and providing service management consultation for several medical agencies. He is also an educator and instructor in Psychiatry at several prestigious medical schools such as Harvard Medical School and Dartmouth Medical School. He is also an advisor for several medical forums and committees on issues concerning quality assurance, health strategies, and psychiatric care management.

ADDICTION: Expert’s expertise in addiction include alcoholism, nicotine dependency, substance abuse and addiction treatment, substance use disorders, addiction prevention, and addiction trends. He is also knowledgeable in the pharmaceutical and psychopharmacology aspect of addiction. He has observed and analyzed behaviors involved in addiction.

Expert currently serves as a Federal Air Surgeon Consultant for the Federal Aviation AdministrationExpert currently serves as an Expert Consultant for the NY State Board for Professional Medical ConductExpert currently serves as a Psychiatric Consultant for the Rhode Island Disability Determination Services, Massachusetts Disability Determination Services. She has also served as a Psychiatric Consultant for the following organizations: New England Telephone/NYNEX/Bell Atlantic, Noddle's Island Multi-Service Agency and Pennsylvania Bureau of Disability Determination

Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Boston, Massachusetts - Worcester, Massachusetts - Springfield, Massachusetts - Lowell, Massachusetts - Cambridge, Massachusetts - New Haven, Connecticut - Hartford, Connecticut - Waterbury, Connecticut - Manchester, New Hampshire - Providence, Rhode Island

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Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 2006 Degree: MBA Subject: Marketing, Finance Institution: University of Rhode Island
Year: 1991 Degree: MPH Subject: Epidemiology Institution: University of Pittsburgh
Year: 1988 Degree: MD Subject: Medicine Institution: Mount Sinai School of Medicine
Year: 1984 Degree: BS Subject: Life Sciences Institution: MIT

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 1991 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Physician Department: Responsibilities:

Government Experience

Years Agency Role Description
Years: 1999 to Present Agency: US Social Security Administration ODAR Role: Medical Expert Description: Expert is a consultant in regards to cases in the field of Psychiatry and Addictive Medicine in terms of Social Security.
Years: 2008 to Present Agency: Federal Aviation Administration Role: Federal Air Surgeon Consultant Description: Expert is a consultant in cases brought up by the FAA regarding his field of expertise. He also provides testimonies and witnesses numerous cases a year.
Years: 2006 to Present Agency: US Coast Guard Auxiliary Role: Aviation officer Description: Expert teaches safety workshops regarding aviation, does ground training and oversee several exams and tests within the US Coast Guard.
Years: 1991 to 1994 Agency: US Public Heath Service Role: Delegate Description:

Career Accomplishments

Associations / Societies
Licenses / Certifications
Medical License - MA/CO/RI/NY/PA

Aviation Medical Examiner - FAA
Professional Appointments
Delegate, Council Member, Task Force Chair - American Medical Association.
Treasurer, Committee Chair - American Society of Addiction Medicine
Board - National Association of Medical Communicators
Board, Committee Chair - NY County Medical Society
Awards / Recognition
Expert recieved the International Health and Medical Media Award in 2008.
Medical / Professional
Expert did his internship at the University of Pittburgh Medical Center in Medicine/General Pyschiatry and completed his residency at Western Psychiatric Institute & Clinic in General Psychiatry. He finished his fellowship at Harvard Medical School in Law & Psychiatry Fellowship.
Publications and Patents Summary
Expert wrote one of the leading texts in the field of addiction medicine, has contributed chapters to multiple texts in addiction, and writes a regular column for Counselor.

Additional Experience

Expert Witness Experience
As a forensic psychiatrist, Expert participates actively as an expert for the Social Security Administration's Office of Adjudication & Review, testifying in over 200 cases each year. Expert also serves as a medical expert consultant to the Federal Air Surgeon, testifying frequently for the Federal Aviation Administration. Expert also performs general psychiatry testimony for addiction-related cases at both the state and federal level.
Training / Seminars
Expert is the chief of the Annenberg Physician Training Program in Addictive Disease. Information about this program is available at

Fields of Expertise

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