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About Me

Professional Background


  • Clinical Professor, Department of Psychiatry, Georgetown University School of Medicine, Washington, DC
  • Clinical Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, The George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences, Washington, DC
  • Private Practice of Psychiatry, Chevy Chase, MD


  • Director of Psychiatric Services, Jewish Social Service Agency (JSSA), Rockville, MD       
  • Executive Medical Director of Behavioral Health Services, Adventist HealthCare, Rockville, MD
  • Executive Medical Director of Behavioral Health Services, Methodist Medical Center of Illinois, Peoria, IL
  • Interim Chair, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine, University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria
  • Consultant for Mental Health Initiatives, Caterpillar Inc., Peoria, IL
  • Director of Consultation/Liaison Service, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, The University of Texas-Houston Health Science Center, Memorial Hermann Hospital
  • National Behavioral Health Medical Director, Innovative Resource Group, LLC, Houston, TX
  • Psychiatric Consultant, M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX
  • Medical Director, Psychiatric Services, Rosewood Medical Center, Houston, TX
  • Consultant, Consultation/Liaison Service, Department of Psychiatry, Baylor College of Medicine,  Veterans Administration Hospital, Houston, TX
  • Private Practice of General Adult Psychiatry, Houston, TX




  • Master of Medical Management, Carnegie Mellon University, Heinz School of Public Policy and Management, Pittsburgh, PA
  • Fellowship in Consultation/Liaison Psychiatry, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, Hanover, NH
  • Psychiatry Residency, New York Hospital/Cornell Medical Center, Westchester Division, White Plains, NY
  • Medical School, Tulane University School of Medicine, New Orleans, LA
  • Undergraduate Studies, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA and Kings College, London, England

Certifications and Awards


  • Diplomate, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
  • Distinguished Life Fellow, American Psychiatric Association
  • Certified Physician Executive, American Association for Physician Leadership
  • Illinois Psychiatrist of the Year, Awarded by National Alliance on Mental Illness, 2005
  • Chief Resident, New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center
  • Best of Chevy Chase: Psychiatrist, 2014
  • Best of Chevy Chase: Psychiatrist, 2015
  • Best of Chevy Chase: Psychiatrist, 2016

Current Medical Licensure



  • State of Maryland
  • District of Columbia










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