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 Expert  724742

Expert in Health Care Administration and Psychiatry, Public Health, Training & Education, Clinical Medicine

Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

New Jersey (NJ)
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Expert is the Medical Director of a large academic adult psychiatry outpatient clinic and, as such, has clinical oversight over the other psychiatrist in the clinic. She helps make decisions about types of antipsychotics that should be prescribed and has an intimate working knowledge of the newest antipsychotics that are on the market and whether or not clinicians are using them. In addition, through her own clinical work, she prescribes antipsychotics and is extremely knowledgeable about the differences between them in terms of efficacy, side effect profile, tolerability, etc.

antipsychotic drug

In addition to her work as Medical Director of the entire adult psychiatry clinic, Expert also oversees a program that places psychiatrists and psychologists into primary care clinics. She maintains a rigorous knowledge base in clinical medicine so that she can ensure that patients with both mental illness and medical illnesses receive gold standard levels of care.

clinical medicine


primary care

As a psychiatrist, Expert has been prescribing flouxetine for years and is very knowledgeable about its efficacy, tolerability, side effect profile, cost, etc. It is one of many anti-depressants and anxiolytics that she prescribes on a daily basis to patients.


As a psychiatrist, Expert is a specialist in the diagnosis of and treatment of mental disorders. Whether it is something more common like major depressive disorder or something rare like delusional disorder, she can determine the diagnosis and decide on a course of treatment. In addition, she spent three years doing research under the mentorship of one of the authors of the DSM-IV which is the diagnostic manual for mental disorders. Expert authored or co-authored a number of papers focused on improving the diagnostic approach to individuals with both mental illness and substance use.

mental disorder


depressive disorder

As a fully trained psychiatrist and the Medical Director of a large academic psychiatry outpatient clinic, Expert is an expert in the field of psychiatry. She completed a psychiatric residency program and then spent four years in fellowship training focused on the intersection of psychiatry and public health issues. She subsequently has worked in an HIV Center providing psychiatric care to individuals with HIV/AIDS and in primary care clinics providing psychiatric care to individual with significant medical illnesses.


Expert's expertise in psychology hearkens back to her college years when she minored in psychology and did research in a cognitive psychology lab. She has since broadened her knowledge of psychology through her psychiatry residency which included two years of intensive psychodynamic therapy supervision as well as a didactic instruction focused on the various schools of psychological thought. She currently supervises both psychiatrists and psychologists in their clinical work.


Throughout her career, Expert has focused on the intersection of medicine and public health. Her interest in public health was formalized by her fellowship training in public psychiatry as well as her completing a Masters in Public Health at the Mailman School of Public Health. In both training forums, Expert focused on healthcare administration and management with a particular interest in the provision of care to the underserved and indigent. Since graduating, she has been invited to teach a graduate seminar at the School of Public Health within the Division of Health Policy and Administration that focused on the development of healthcare policy in relation to the urban homeless population.

public health


health care


adult psychology


adult psychiatry


clinical psychology


depression (mood)

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Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: New York, New York;  Yonkers, New York;  Newark, New Jersey;  Jersey City, New Jersey;  Paterson, New Jersey;  Elizabeth, New Jersey;  Bridgeport, Connecticut;  New Haven, Connecticut;  Hartford, Connecticut;  and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Year   Degree   Subject   Institution   Honors
1998   MD   Medicine/Psychiatry   Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons/Columbia University   AOA
2006   MPH   Healthcare Administration   Mailman School of Public Health/Columbia University  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title   Responsibilities

2007 to






Medical Director of Adult Psychiatry Outpatient Clinic


She is responsible for a staff of over 30 clinicians who provide mental health services to nearly 1000 patients. She provides both administrative and clinical oversight of the work being done in the clinic. She also serves as a liaison to other departments within the hospital.

2006 to 2007


Montefiore Medical Center


HIV Clinic/Dept of Medicine and Psychiatry


Mental Health Director of the AIDS Center


She was responsible for 5 clinicians who provided mental health services to individuals with HIV or AIDS. She provided clinical and administrative oversight of the work being done in the mental health division of the AIDS Center.

Career Accomplishments:

She is a member of Phi Beta Kappa and Alpha Omega Alpha. She is a member of the American Psychiatric Association as well.


She has a NY and NJ State medical license and is a Diplomate of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology.

Professional Appointments

Medical Director of the NY Presbyterian Hospital Adult Psychiatry Outpatient Clinic

Medical/Professional Internships

Medicine internship was completed at NY Presbyterian Hospital. Neurology residency was done at Mass General Hospital. Psychiatry residency was done at New York University Medical Center. Psychiatry fellowships in both Public Psychiatry as well as a 3-year research fellowship were done at Columbia University/New York State Psychiatry Institute

Publications and Patents Summary

She has approximately 10 publications in peer-reviewed journals.

Selected Publications and Publishers  
 - American Journal of Public Health  
 - Psychiatric Quarterly  
 - Schizophrenia Bulletin  
 - British Journal of Psychiatry  

Government Experience:
Years   Agency   Role   Description
2004 to 2006   NYC Dept of Health and Mental Hygiene   Consultant, Homelessness Specialist   She assisted the Director of Housing in the implementation of Mayor Bloomberg's 10 year plan to end chronic homelessness.
2002 to 2003   NYC Department of Homeless Services   Medical Director of the PRU   She served as a liaison between hospitals and the DHS. She assisted the Agency Medical Director in determining appropriate placements for individuals who were homeless and hospitalized.

Consulting Services:
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Expert Witness:
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Language Skills:
Foreign Language   Description
Hebrew   She is reasonably fluent.

Additional Skills and Services:

She has taught medical students and residents in various areas of psychiatry. She has taught a graduate school seminar on homelessness and public health. She has lectured on issues related to substance use and mental illness.

Other Skills and Services

She has particular skills in organizational psychology. She is able to assess problem areas in workplace dynamics and provide thoughtful recommendations for improvement.


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