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Expert Witness No.534



Grinnell College, Grinnell, IA, B.A.                                                                                       1980
Northwestern University School of Medicine Chicago, IL, M.D.                                           1984


University of California, San Francisco                                                                                1985


U.C.S.F. Integrated Program in Psychiatry & Langley Porter Psychiatric Institute San Francisco, CA                                                                                                                  1985-88


Diplomate, National Board of Medical Examiners                                                                1985
State of California Medical License                                                                                      1986
Diplomate, American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology                                                       1990

Current Appointments

Psychiatric Center at San Diego                 2001- present

Feighner Research Institute                       2001-present

Previous Principal

Associate Clinical Professor of Psychiatry


Langley Porter Psychiatric Institute U.C.S.F. School of Medicine 2000-present (on sabbatical 2001-2002)

Asst. Clinical Professor of Psychiatry Langley Porter Psychiatric Institute U.C.S.F. School of Medicine 1988-2000

Core Faculty Member, Anxiety and Affective Disorders Program, Langley Porter Psychiatric Institute, U.C.S.F.  Medical Center, San Francisco, CA, 1995-2001

Medical Director Anxiety and Mood Disorders Clinic Department of Psychiatry California Pacific Medical Center San Francisco, CA 1990-1995

Other Professional Experience

President, Board of Directors, 1999- 2001

Psychiatric Foundation of Northern California, Board of Directors, 1994- present

Psychiatric Foundation of Northern California, Psychiatry Executive Committee Brown and Toland Medical Group, 1996- 97, (IPA of UCSF and CPMC Physicians)

Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee Brown and Toland Medical Group,1997-1999

Chair, Psychiatry Utilization Management Committee Brown and Toland Medical Group, 1996-97

Physicians Advisory Committee California Pacific Medical Center, 1995-present (Chair: 1996-99)

Expert Consultant Medical Board of California, 1993-present

Professional Education Committee Northern California Psychiatric Society, 1990-1999 

Invited Lectures/Presentations:

Core Seminar Lecturer: U.C.S.F. and C.P.M.C.         ,Psychiatry and Medical Residents, and Medical Students, 1988-2001

For Professional Symposia/ Medical Centers/Grand Rounds

Available upon Request

University Service (University of California, San Francisco, U.C.S.F. )

Core Faculty Member, Anxiety & Affective Disorders Program, U.C.S.F.      ,1988-present

Core Seminar Lecturer: For U.C.S.F. Psychiatry Residents, Medical Residents, and Medical Students, 1988-present

Clinical Faculty Advisory Council Department of Psychiatry, U.C.S.F., 1992-1993

Utilization Review Committee Department of Psychiatry, U.C.S.F., 1988-1990

Chief Resident, Langley Porter Psychiatric Institute Department of Psychiatry, U.C.S.F., 1987-1988

Resident Representative, Curriculum Committee, Department of Psychiatry, U.C.S.F., 1985-1988

Public Service:

President, Board of Directors, Psychiatric Foundation of Northern California, 1999-2001

Other Offices held: Secretary/Treasurer, Vice-President, 1994-1998 , (Non-profit organization;  mission to educate public re: mental disorders, reduce stigma, and promote research; have overseen growth of endowment to approximately one million dollars)

National Anxiety Disorders  Screening Day, 1996-present
Identified by NIMH as Resource Psychiatrist for Bay Area: provided education for clinicians in setting up sites; and provided information for local universities and media.

National Depression Screening Day, 1993-2001
Organized First San Francisco Site
Continued yearly volunteer participation
Coordination of all Northern California sites (in capacity as V.P. of   Psychiatric Foundation of N. California  1997-98)

Consultant to Department  of Mental Health, City/County of San Francisco (provided clinical consultation and education  for staff at Outpatient Programs,  San Francisco General Hospital, and Mental Health Rehabilitation Facility, 1996-present
Crisis Intervention after Loma Prieta Earthquake-Onsite counseling and education for various employee groups; organized through U.C.S.F., 1989 

Lectures/Consultations at Community Organizations

Marin Jewish Community Center, San Rafael CA, 1998

College of Marin, Kentfield, CA, 1996

Commonwealth Club, San Francisco, CA, 1994

Depressive and Manic Depressive Association, San Francisco, CA, 1993

Alliance for the Mentally Ill, Berkeley, CA, 1992

Lectures/Consultations For Employee Groups:

Through NIMH/APA program: Depression awareness, recognition, and treatment in the workplace, Xerox/Health Link Meeting – to Senior Management, 1996

Wells Fargo – to Management and Employee Assistance, 1995

Bechtel Corporation – to Management and Employees, 1994

U.S. Leasing Corporation- to Management and Employees, 1993


Outstanding Teacher Award, C.P.M.C. Department of Psychiatry     ,1993

Outstanding Teacher Award, C.P.M.C. Department of Psychiatry     ,1991
National Institute of Mental Health, Outstanding Student Award in Psychiatry, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Chicago, IL, 1981

Research Award, American Cancer Society, Northwestern University Medical School, Chicago, IL, 1979

Research Experience:

Feighner Research Institute, Participating Investigator in Multi-Center Trial of CP-448,187 In  Depressive Disorder   ,2002-present

Participating Investigator in Multi-Center Trial of Netamiftide In Depressive Disorder            ,2001-present

Participating Investigator in Multi-Center Trial of Frovatriptan In Migraine Disorder   ,2001- present

University of California SF/California Pacific Medical Center

Participating Investigator Multi-Center Trial of Paroxetine in Social Anxiety Disorder, 1999-2000

Participating Investigator in Multi-Center Trial of Sertraline in Depressive Disorder, 1991-1992

Participating Investigator Multi-Center Trial of Bupropion in Major Depressive Disorder, 1989-1990

Participating Investigator in Controlled Trial of Adinazolam in the treatment of Panic Disorder, 1989-1990

Participating Investigator Multi-Center Open Trial of Clomipramine in Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, 1989-1990

Participating Investigator,  Research Activities Affective Disorders Program UCSF/LPPI, 1987-1990 

Consultation to Industry:

Advisory Council, Consultant, and/or Speakers Bureau Eli Lilly and Company Glaxo-Wellcome/Smith-Kline Pharmacia and Upjohn, Pfizer, Solvay, Wyeth, Aerst. 


Available upon Request

Newspapers/Newsmagazines Topics have included: 

Suicide Risk 

Depressive Disorders

Seasonal Depression

Panic/Phobic Disorders

Obsessive Compulsive Disorders

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

Psychotropic Medications 

Professional Organizations:

American Psychiatric Association

Northern California Psychiatric Society

American Society of Clinical Psychopharmacology

National Anxiety Disorders Association

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Foundation

Association of Clinical Faculty, University of California, S.F. School of Medicine 


Available upon Request


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