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Expert in Psychiatry and Mental Health

Expert ID: 736151 California, USA

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Expert graduated medical school from Ross University, completed her internship in Internal Medicine at Beth Israel Medical Center in New York City, then completed a three-year Postdoctoral Fellowship in Brain Stimulation and Neuroimaging in Mental Illness at the University of California Los Angeles' (UCLA) Semel Institute for Neuroscience, and then graduated Psychiatry Residency at the University of Nebraska-Creighton University program.

Expert was previously employed as the Medical Director of Behavioral Medicine at Fremont Health Medical Center and decided to start a private practice in Nebraska to be able to have a long-term relationship with patients in an outpatient setting. She has state licenses in NE, IA, NV, and CA and sees patients through telehealth. Expert is extremely active in the American Psychiatric Association (APA) as well as the Nebraska Psychiatric Society (NPS) and shows her passion for mental health advocacy through his various leadership roles in these organizations.

Expert is a Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association and most recently held the position of Nebraska Assembly Representative to the American Psychiatric Association. During her time with the APA, she authored more than a dozen Action Papers advocating for the rights of patients, their treating physicians, and the profession. Expert received the very prestigious William Sorum Award from the APA. She gives lectures all over the US and is a consultant to several pharmaceutical companies.

Expert is involved in non-profit physician groups advocating for patient safety. He has been published in several peer-reviewed medical journals and have several more posters and medical writings. He has written for local newspapers and was interviewed on Doctor Radio on Sirius XM.

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Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 2006 Degree: M.D. (with Honors) Subject: Medicine Institution: Ross University School of Medicine
Year: 2002 Degree: Subject: Basic Science Coursework Institution: Universidad Autónoma de Guadalajara

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 2016 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: President Department: Responsibilities:
Years: 2017 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Credentialing Committee Member Department: Responsibilities:
Years: 2019 to 2019 Employer: River City Nursing Home Title: Psychiatrist Department: Responsibilities:
Years: 2013 to 2019 Employer: Neuromodulation Consultants Title: CEO Department: Responsibilities:
Years: 2016 to 2016 Employer: Fremont Health Medical Center Title: Medical Director of Behavioral Health/ Psychiatrist Department: Responsibilities: Medical Director of Behavioral Health,
Jul 2016 – Dec 2016
Psychiatrist, Jul 2016 – Dec 2016
Years: 2015 to 2016 Employer: Mercy Medical Center Title: Staff Psychiatrist Department: Responsibilities:
Years: 2012 to 2013 Employer: Premier Psychiatric Group Title: Director of Neuromodulation Department: Responsibilities: Director of Neuromodulation Research, Sept 2012 – Jun 2013
Director of Neuromodulation and Pharmacogenetics, Dec 2012 – Jun 2013
Years: 2008 to 2012 Employer: Weight Watchers International Title: Leader Department: Responsibilities:
Years: 2020 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Psychiatrist Department: Responsibilities:

Career Accomplishments

Associations / Societies
Metro Omaha Medical Society, 2018 – Present
Nebraska Medical Association, 2017 – Present
American Psychiatric Association 2013 – Present
Nebraska Psychiatric Society, 2013 – Present
Psychoanalysis Division 39, 2017 – 2020
American Academy of Psychoanalysis and Dynamic Psychiatry, 2015 – 2020
American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry, 2014 – 2018
American Geriatric Society, 2014 – 2017
Licenses / Certifications
Buprenorphine and Office-Based Treatment of Opioid Dependence
Reclaim® DBS Therapy for Obsessive-Compulsive Behavior
DBS for Parkinson’s Disease
Brainsway dTMS H1
NeuroStar University Clinical Training for TMS Therapy

Diplomate, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
Nebraska Board of Medicine and Surgery
Iowa Board of Medicine, MD
Nevada State Board of Medical Examiners
Medical Board of California
Professional Appointments

- American Psychiatric Association (APA)
Deputy Representative, International Medical Graduate Caucus
Maintenance of Certification Workgroup
Assembly Reference Committee on Membership & Organization
Mentor, Assembly Committee of Resident Fellow Members
National Chair, Assembly Committee of Resident Fellow Members
Access to Care Workgroup
Area 4 Resident Fellow Representative
Area 4 Resident Fellow Deputy Representative
Mentorship Workgroup
Chief Teller, November Assembly

- American Geriatrics Society (AGS)
Scientific Proposal Reviewer, Annual Meeting

- American Psychiatric Association Political Action Committee (APAPAC)
Federal Advocacy Coordinator
Member, Board of Directors

- Clinical TMS Society
Chair, Device symposium
Chair, Scientific Review Working Group
Research Subcommittee
Clinical Standards Subcommittee

- Nebraska Total Care
Provider Advisory Committee

- Nebraska Psychiatric Society
Assembly Representative
Public Relations Chair
Newsletter Editor
Awards / Recognition
- Patient’s Choice Award, Creighton University Psychiatric Clinic
- William Sorum Assembly Resident-Fellow Member Award, American Psychiatric Association, Recognized in the 60th Convocation of Distinguished Fellows
- Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee Best Presentation Award, Creighton-Nebraska Residency Program
- Excellence in Performance, Weight Watchers International Inc
- Rookie of the Year, Weight Watchers International Inc
- Honors, Ross University School of Medicine
Medical / Professional
- Creighton University – University of Nebraska Medical Center, Resident Physician, Psychiatry
- Beth Israel Medical Center/Mount Sinai Beth Israel, Resident Physician, Internal Medicine

- University of California Los Angeles Semel Institute for Neuroscience, Postdoctoral Scholar, Brain Stimulation and Neuroimaging in Mental Illness Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Science
- University of California Los Angeles, K30 Track I fellow, Graduate Training in Translational Investigation

- Norfolk Regional Center Norfolk, NE, Staff Psychiatrist
- Fremont Health Medical Center Fremont, NE, Medical Director of Behavioral Health & Staff Psychiatrist
- Mercy Medical Center CHI Des Moines, IA, Staff Psychiatrist
- Mercy West Lakes CHI West Des Moines, IA, Staff Psychiatrist
Publications and Patents Summary
Academic Publications: 6
Press Publications: 5
Poster Publications: 3
Research: 10

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