Psychiatry Addiction Medicine Expert Witness

Provides Opinion & Testimony In:

Board Certified Psychiatry Addiction Medicine, Psychiatry, Subspecialty Board Certificate in Addiction Psychiatry, Phen Fen, Fast Food Addiction, Psychiatry Addiction Medicine,

Areas Of Specialty

Issues of divorce, child custody, personal injury, criminal litigation, drug addiction, diminished capacity and medical malpractice.


1961 – 1964  University of Illinois (Navy Pier), Chicago, IL, Major:  Psychology, Minor:  Political Science

1964 – 1968  Stritch-Loyola, Maywood, IL, Medical Doctor

1968 – 1969  Cook County Hospital, Chicago, IL

Licensure/ Certification

1974   American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology

1989   American Society of Addiction Medicine

1992   American Society of Medical Review Officers

1993   American Board of Medical Specialties; added qualifications in Addiction Medicines

1996   American College of Forensic Physicians

1969   Illinois, Licensure

1974   California, Licensure

Military Service

1972 – 1974  United States Army, Fort Sheridan, IL, Major, Medical Corps, Chief of the Mental Health Clinic and Drug and Alcohol Program, Consultant to the Fifth Operation in above areas

Faculty Appointments

1975 – 1976  Assistant Clinical Professor, Department of Psychiatry, Chicago Medical School

1977 – 1992  Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, Abraham Lincoln School of Medicine, University of Illinois

1995 – 1996  Clinical Assistant, Department of Psychiatry, Chicago Osteopathic Hospital

1995 – present        Clinical Instructor, Department of Medicine, University of Chicago Medical School

Clinical Appointments

1972 – 1974  Consulting Psychiatrist, Orchard Center for Mental Health and Turning Point, Skokie, IL

1973 – present        Private Practice, incorporated 1977,

1974 – 1976  Residency Program Director – Chicago Medical School, Department of Psychiatry, Veteran Administration Hospital, Downey, IL

Staff Psychiatrist, Veteran Administration Hospital, Downey, IL

Program Team Leader, Acute Psychiatry Service, Veteran Administration Hospital, Downey, IL

1973 – 1974  House Physician, Lyric Opera, Chicago, IL

1974 – 1977  Consulting and Supervising Psychiatrist, Saint James Cathedral Counseling Center, Chicago, IL

1976 – 1977  Staff Psychiatrist, V.A., West Side Hospital, Chicago, IL

1977 – 1980  Director, Psychiatric Unit, Ravenswood Hospital Medical Center, Chicago, IL

Clinical Supervisor and Seminar Lecturer, Phase III, Psychiatry Program, Ravenswood Hospital Medical Center, Department of Family Practice, Chicago, IL

Consulting Psychiatrist, Human Effectiveness, Inc.
1977 – present        Consulting Psychiatrist, Center for Phobic Encounters, Glenview, IL

1977 – 1980  Associate Psychiatrist, Lincoln Center for Clinical Services, Highland Park, IL

1977 – present        Clinical supervision and consultation for various workers and psychologists

Staff Psychologist, Ravenswood Hospital Medical Center, Chicago, IL
1979 – present        Consulting Psychiatrist – various insurance companies regarding the utilization of care and peer review, e.g., Metropolitan, Kemper, Mutual of Omaha, Prudential, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Republic, John Hancock, et al, Health Care Excellence

1984 – 1986  Consulting Psychiatrist,      Glen Oaks Nursing, Skokie, IL, Glen Crest Nursing Home, Chicago, IL, Commodore Inn, Chicago, IL

1984 – present        Corporate Medical Director, Lifeline Chemical Dependency Program, Weiss/University of Chicago Hospital, Chicago, IL

1985 – present        Attending Psychiatrist – Charter-Barclay Hospital, Weiss/U of C Hospital, Chicago Lakeshore, Chicago Osteopathic Hospital

1985 – 1988  Medical Advisory Board  Herbalife International, CA

1988 – 1996      Consulting Psychiatrist and Advisor on drug related matters to the Commissioner of Baseball

1990 – present        Medical Review Officer for drug testing (DOT and non-DOT)

American Drug Testing Management Associates;  National Trucking Services Alliance;        American Forensic Services, Inc.; Industrial Health Services, Inc.

1992 – present        Consultant to pharmaceutical companies regarding antidepressant medication application and usage

Consultant to PACE (Chicago suburban bus company) and HCX regarding Disability Determination

1993 – present        Medical Director Gateway Foundation (Kedzie House), Chicago, IL

Consultant, State of Illinois Department of Labor and Department of Disability Determination

Consultant, U.S. Post Office, regarding Disability Determination, Psychiatry/Chemical Dependence

1994 – present        American Society of Addiction Medicine Committee, regarding Medical Review Officer and Managed Care Issues

1996 – present        Medical Consultant, Metabolic Technologies, Inc.

1997 – present        Medical Director, Anixter Center for the Disabled, Chicago, IL

Membership In Professional Societies

American Medical Association

Illinois State Medical Society

Chicago Medical Society

American Society of Addiction Medicine

Chicago Area Runners Association

American Medical Joggers Association

American Council on Running and Fitness

American Psychiatric Society

Illinois State Psychiatric Society

American Academy of Psychiatrists in Alcoholism and Addictions

American Society of Medical Review Officers

American College of Forensic Physicians

American Society of Bariatric Physicians

Publications list available upon request.