Expert Qualifications

This expert is a Board Certified in Psychiatry, with a background in pharmacology. He received is PhD in Pharmacology and his MD at Northwester University. He did his Psychiatry residency at Harvard Medical School and a fellowship in Geriatric Psychopharmacology at the National Institute of Mental Health. He has thirty years of experience practicing Geriatric Psychiatry/Psychopharmacology. He is among the early leaders in his field; he is credited with founding the Geriatric Psychiatry section, as well as a subspecialty training fellowship program at the University of Michigan, and has served, since 1997, as Editor-in-Chief of a geriatric neurology journal, and internationally recognized clinical research journal in the field. His research interests involves experimental pharmacotherapies in Alzheimer's disease and other dementias, course and outcomes of psychiatric illness in the elderly, and neurotransmitter function and pharmacotherapy in geriatric alcoholism. He is currently Associate Professor and Attending Physician at a major University. He has lectured widely on topics in Geriatric Psychiatry and has served as expert witness in malpractice and contested will cases.

Bio Snapshot

  • Location: MI
  • BS, Biology and Philosophy, University of Illinois
  • PhD, Pharmacology, Northwestern University
  • MD, Northwestern University
  • Internship, Internal Medicine, University of Chicago Hospitals
  • Residency, Psychiatry, McLean Hospital/ Harvard Medical School
  • Fellowship in Geriatric Psychopharmacology, Laboratory of Clinical Science, National Institute of Mental Health
  • Diplomate, National Board of Medical Examiners
  • License, Medical, State of Michigan
  • Board Certified, Psychiatry, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
  • Board Certified, Geriatric Psychiatry, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
  • Former Instructor in Pharmacology, Illinois College of Podiatric Medicine
  • Former Assistant Chief, Unit on Geriatric Psychopharmacology, Laboratory of Clinical Science, National Institute of Mental Health
  • Former Consulting Psychiatrist, Dorchester Mental Health Center
  • Former, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, University of Michigan Medical School
  • Former, Consulting Psychiatrist, Geropsychiatry Program, South Shore Mental Health Center
  • Former, Staff Psychiatrist, National Institute of Mental Health
  • Former, Chief, Psychiatry Service, Ann Arbor VAMC
  • Founding Chief, Section of Geriatric Psychiatry, University of Michigan Health System
  • Former, Director of Mental Health, Department of Veterans Affairs
  • Current, Associate Professor of Psychiatry, Section of Geriatric Psychiatry, major University
  • Editor-in-Chief, a Geriatric Neurology Journal

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