Psychopharmacologist Expert Witness

Provides Opinion & Testimony In:

Psychopharmacologist, Psychopharmacology, Psychiatry, Psychiatrist, Suicide, Suicidology, Suicide Root Cause, Neurologic Behavior, Behavioral Medicine, Neurology, Antidepressant, Chemistry, Drug Interactions, Body Chemistry, Psychiatric Medication, Tranquillizers, Antidepressants, Antipsychotic Agents, Manic Depressive Medications, Schizophrenia Medications, Hallucinogens, Opiates, Nicotine, Caffeine, Psychomotor Stimulants, Inhalants, Anabolic Androgenic Steroids, Psychopharacology, Correctional Medicine

Expert Witness No.552



University of Chicago 1971-1973

Stanford University, B.A. Psychology 1973-1975

Harvard University Summer Program in Pre-Med Chemistry 1975

Bryn Mawr College Post Baccalaureate Program Pre-Medical Sciences 1975-1976

University of Michigan Medical School M.D. 1976-1980

University of California, San Francisco Residency in Psychiatry 1980-1984


1981 State of California

1988 Diplomate, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology


University Of California, San Francisco

2002 -Clinical Professor of Psychiatry                         

1995 – 2002 Associate Clinical Professor of Psychiatry       

1984 – 1986 Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry                   

1989-1999 Director, Clinical Psychopharmacology, Department of Psychiatry, California Pacific
Medical Center

1986 – 1989 Director, Psychiatric Research Pacific Presbyterian Medical Center                               

1986 – 1989  Director, Biological Psychiatry Division Pacific Presbyterian Medical Center

1986 – 1987  Medical Director, Behavioral Medicine Clinic Pacific Presbyterian Medical Center                 

1987 – 1992 Affiliate Associate Scientist Medical Research Institute of San Francisco

1985 – 1986 Senior Attending Psychiatrist San Francisco General Hospital

1984 – 1985 Attending Psychiatrist San Francisco General Hospital

1984 – 1986 Co-founder and Member Pacific Mood Disorders Medical Group

1991-present Expert Consultant Medical Board of California

1994-present Adjunct Faculty CG Jung Institute of San Francisco, California

1994-present CNS Distinguished Faculty in Depressive Disorders Bristol Meyers Squibb Co.

1994-present Visiting Professor Wyeth Ayerst Speakers Program

1989-present National Lecturer and Consultant Ell Lilly and Co

1984-present Private Practice   


1984- Present Northern California Psychiatric Society

1994-1998 Chair, Professional Education Committee

1999-2000 Secretary

1984 – present California Psychiatric Association                                                

1984-present American Medical Association    

1985 – 1989; New York Academy of Sciences

2005- New York Academy of Sciences

1987 – present San Francisco Medical Society                                  

1987 – present California Medical Association                                                    

1995 – present American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law 

1995 – present American Society of Clinical Psychopharmacology  

Honors And Awards

1975 Phi Beta Kappa                                                                                  

1976 NIMH Summer Fellowship in Psychiatry   

1980 University of Michigan Medical School Sandoz Award, University of Michigan Medical School

1984 Alexander Simon Award                                                                           

1984 Outstanding Resident Award                                                                    
(Awarded by UCSF Medical School Class of 1984)

1989 Patrick J. Buchanan Award                                                                       

1992 CPMC Teaching Award                                                                            

1996 Listed in Best Doctors in America (Pacific Coast Edition)                            

1997 Outstanding Teacher in the Department of Psychiatry                                          

1997 Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association                                          

1999 Special Recognition Award, Northern California Psychiatric Society             

2003 Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association                 

Public Service

1991 – present Expert Consultant, Medical Board of California        

1994 – 1998 Chair, Professional Education Committee Northern California Psychiatric Society

1998 – 2004 Committee on Suicidology, American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law

2000 Chairman, Ad-Hoc Committee Regarding Medical Board of California, Northern California Psychiatric Society

University/ Residency Training Service 

1982 – 1983 Integrated Residency Committee, UCSF Department of Psychiatry               

1983 – 1984 Residency Evaluation Committee, UCSF Department of Psychiatry              

1984 – 1986 Residency Education Committee, San Francisco General Hospital                 
1985 – 1986 Clinical Services Committee, San Francisco General Hospital                               

1985 – 1986 Quality Assurance Committee, San Francisco General Hospital                             

1985 – 1986 Research Ideas Group (Co-Chair), San Francisco General Hospital               

Teaching (UCSF School of Medicine)

1982 – 1983 Seminar Co-leader, Psychiatry 131: Psychiatric Interviewing, UCSF Medical School

1983 – 1984 Seminar Co-leader, Psychiatry 110: Psychopathology, UCSF Medical School

1983 – 1984 Seminar Leader and Course Creator, "Thinking Person’s Seminar in Inpatient Assessment and Management" Service-based seminar for residents, medical students, and nurses on Crisis Intervention Unit, Langley Porter Psychiatric Institute

1983 – 1984 Seminar Co-leader: Combined Inpatient Client Interviewing Seminar for medical students on inpatient services at Langley Porter Psychiatric Institute

1983 – 1984 Seminar leader, Psychiatric Aspects of Medical Practice Course, Neurology Service, UCSF School of Medicine

1984 – 1986 Lecturer, Psychopharmacology Seminar taught to First Year Residents in Department of Psychiatry, UCSF School of Medicine

1985 – 1986 Co-Director, Psychopharmacology Seminar, taught to First Year Residents in Department of Psychiatry, UCSF School of Medicine

1986 – 1990 Guest lecturer, Psychopharmacology Seminar, SFGH, UCSF School of Medicine     

1995 – 2003 Course Co-Director, "Psychopathology and Psychopharmacology of Mood Disorders" Taught to second year residents, Department of Psychiatry, School of Medicine, University of California at San Francisco

1997 – 2003 Guest Lecturer, "Advanced Psychopharmacology", Taught to Third Year Residents in Department of Psychiatry at UCSF School of Medicine

2005—present Seminar Leader,  “Psychopharrmacology Case Colloquiem” Taught to Third Year Residents in Department of Psychiatry at UCSF School of Medicine

Teaching (Department Of Psychiatry, California Pacific Medical Center)

1986 – 1991  Seminar Leader and Course Creator: Biological Psychiatry Colloquium, Taught to Third and Fourth Year Residents at Department of Psychiatry at California Pacific Medical Center

1992 – 1997  Course Co-Creator and Co-Leader: Integrating Psychodynamic and Psychopharmacologic Approaches in Clinical Decision Making: The Tough Cases, Taught to Third
and Fourth Year Residents at California Pacific Medical Center

1996 – 1998 Seminar Leader, "Advanced Topics in Psychopharmacology" Taught to Senior Residents at California Pacific Medical Center, Presented to Senior Psychiatric Residents

Teaching (Other)

1994 – 1995  Seminar Co-Leader, "Integrating Psychodynamic and Psycho-Pharmacologic approaches in Clinical Decision Making", C. G. Jung Institute

1994 – 1999 Guest Lecturer, Napa State Hospital Residency Program      

2003 Guest Faculty, The Dunham Academy             

Community Service

1990 – 1991 Mental Health Association of San Francisco Board of Directors       

1991 – 1994 Board of Trustees   

Service To Elementary And Secondary Education

1992 Met with high school teachers to discuss diagnosis of depression in adolescents as part of Depression Awareness Research and Treatment Program; University of California Extension Campus

2001 Organized mental health intervention for Marin Primary and Middle School. Met with students, teachers and administrators as well as recruited other mental health clinicians to assist students.

2003-2004 Board of Directors, Dunham Academy                                                          

2003-20004 Organized and taught course in “Mind and Brain” for seventh and eighth grade students at Dunham Academy

Special Educational Activities

1994 Panel Presentation on Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors – teaching audiotape Sponsored by American College of Psychiatrists

1994 Teleconference, “Managing Antidepressant Side Effects”

1995 Teleconference, “Enhancing the Effectiveness of Antidepressant Therapy”

Special Educational Activities (Cont.)

1999 Videotape, “Neuroleptic Malignant Syndrome” published for teaching of nursing and medical students

1996 Public Program, “Chemistry and the Alchemical”, C. G. Jung Institute, San Francisco, California

Invited Lectureships

Available upon Request


Available upon Request