CURRENT PRACTICE SITUATION
Director of Psychiatric Services at the Jefferson Headache Center, a multi-disciplinary practice of neurologists, nurses, nurse practitioners, neurology fellows, residents, and psychologists treating patients with head and facial pain syndromes.
The patient population is an ambulatory, high functioning group with significant psychiatric comorbidity that includes all the major Axis I psychiatric conditions except schizophrenia.
The practice is largely clinical-outpatient, and inpatient consultative to patients being treated in a hospital setting. Additional administrative and teaching activities account for about 20% of professional time.
BS degree in Mathematics from State University of NY at Buffalo
MD degree from State University of NY at Buffalo Medical School
LEADERSHIP & ADMINISTRATIVE EXPERIENCE:
Leadership ability demonstrated at every career level
Chief Psychiatric Resident
President of Psychoanalytic Candidates Organization
Chief of Psychiatry at The Germantown Hospital & Medical Center
Co-Director of the Comprehensive Headache Center at The Germantown Hospital and Medical Center until 1997.
Participation as chair and member on numerous hospital and professional committees.
Selection to Agency for Health Care Policy and Research committee for the creation of headache treatment guidelines. The only psychiatrist selected for the panel.
Director of Psychiatric Services at the Jefferson Headache Center
CLINICAL EXPERIENCE & SKILLS:
Certified in General Psychiatry by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
Certified in Headache Medicine (neurology subspecialty) by the United
Council for Neurologic Subspecialties
Individual, marital & group psychotherapy; psychoanalysis
Consultation-liaison to other medical professionals
Psychiatric consultation to the medically and terminally ill
Headache and chronic