Expert in Psychiatry, Addictive Disease, Public Health, Aviation Psychiatry
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
|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|
|Years: 1991 to Present||Employer: Undisclosed||Title: Physician||Department:||Responsibilities:|
|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:|
|Associations / Societies|
|AMA, ASAM, APA|
|Licenses / Certifications|
|Medical License - MA/CO/RI/NY/PA
Aviation Medical Examiner - FAA
|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.|
|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 www.annenbergtraining.com|