My private psychiatry practice is located in Soho, NYC. I am accepting new patients to the practice, and appreciate collaborating with colleagues.
I have a small satellite office in Woodstock, NY, which opened after 9/11, when access to downtown addresses was limited.
My most recent book is Neuroscience in Science Fiction Films (2015).Other books are Cinema's Sinister Psychiatrists (McFarland, 2012), Superheroes and Superegoes: the Minds behind the Masks (ABC-Clio, 2010), Movies and the Modern Psyche (Praeger, 2007), & Dreams in Myth, Medicine & Movies (Praeger, 2002), which was listed among Choice's "Best Academic Titles of 2003). (Choice is American Library Assocation's official journal.)
I co-edited a two-volume multi-author essay collection on Evil in American Pop Culture: What Hannibal Lecter, Stephen King and Vampires Reveal about America (2014).
I also write clinical and non-clinical columns for various magazines, including a Psychiatric Times series on "Why Psychiatrists are Physicians First."
My research on the "Ergot Epidemics and Jewish Mystical Movements" won the Mesorah Society Award for the Best Paper in Judaism & Psychiatry. Other essays and chapters on Psychiatry & Religion were published in the Encyclopedia of Stress (both editions) and in various medical journals.
I am on the Steering Committee for History of Medicine at the New York Academy of Medicine and am also a member of the NYC District Branch Ctte on Private Practice, as well as the branch's newly re-organized Ctte on Technology in Psychiatry. Participating in these polar opposite aspects of medicine & psychiatry offers the luxury of reviewing the newest tech advances plus old or outdated aspects of medicine (which were once new).
I look forward to communicating with former classmates and old and new colleagues--so please don't hestitate to write.