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 Expert  726479

Expert in Psychiatry, Addiction Psychiatry, Addiction Medicine


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New York (NY)
USA
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Expert, MD, MA, is Chair of the Department of Psychiatry at Expert's Firm and Chief of Service at University Hospital in Newark, New Jersey. Expert came to Rutgers from Columbia University where he served as Director of the Addiction Institute of New York and Chief of Addiction Psychiatry at St. Luke's and Roosevelt Hospitals from 2002 to 2013. Expert is board-certified in Psychiatry, Addiction Psychiatry, and Addiction Medicine. His academic interests include the psychotherapy and psychopharmacology of addiction and co-occurring psychiatric disorders, the teaching of Psychiatry, gay and lesbian mental health, and the behavioral addictions.

Expert is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Stanford University where he studied Chemistry and Biophysics as a combined BS/MS student, before receiving his medical education at Stanford University School of Medicine and the Medical College of Pennsylvania. During medical school, he researched the effects of social class on patient-physician relationships in Oxford, England, and received an MA degree in Sociology from Stanford. In 1994, he moved to New York City to train in Psychiatry at the New York State Psychiatric Institute of Columbia University. He graduated from Columbia receiving the National Institute of Mental Health Outstanding Resident Award and went on to complete his fellowship in Addiction Psychiatry at New York University under the mentorship of Dr. Marc Galanter. During that time, he received the American Psychiatric Association/Center for Mental Health Services Minority Fellowship, which supported his research on HIV risk factors in homeless men who suffer from severe mental illness and substance use disorders. In 2006, Expert completed the Leadership Development for Physicians in Academic Health Centers Program at Harvard School of Public Health.

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psychiatry

Expert has written numerous articles, monographs, and book chapters; has lectured extensively on addiction topics throughout the United States and abroad; and has been interviewed by CBS, ABC, NBC, CNN, FOX, The Martha Stewart Radio Show, The New York Times, and The Washington Post, among others. He is a Betty Ford Scholar; a member and Laughlin Fellow of the American College of Psychiatrists; and a recipient of the 2008 Coalition Leadership Award, the Irma Bland Award for Excellence in Teaching Residents, the Nancy Roeske Award for Excellence in Medical Student Education, the U.S. State Department Speaker and Specialist Award, and the Association of Gay and Lesbian Psychiatrists' 2012 Distinguished Service Award. Expert serves on the boards of the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) and the American Board of Addiction Medicine (ABAM), and from 2005 to 2009 chaired the national Committee on Addiction Treatment of the American Psychiatric Association (APA). Expert is an ASAM Fellow and a Distinguished Fellow of the APA.

Expert has authored/edited nine books including the self-help paperback “Sober Siblings: How to Help Your Alcoholic Brother or Sister—and Not Lose Yourself” (Perseus 2008), the textbook of “Substance Dependence and Co-Occurring Psychiatric Disorders” (Civic Research Institute 2010), the handbook of “Motivation and Change” (American Psychiatric Publishing 2010), the handbook of “Office-Based Buprenorphine Treatment of Opioid Dependence” (APP 2011), the award-winning and translated “LGBT Casebook” (APP 2012), “The Addiction Casebook” (APP 2014) based on the DSM-5, and “The Behavioral Addictions” (APP 2015), an innovative book that includes re-enactment video clips played by Rutgers NJMS medical students. He is currently working on the American Psychiatric Publishing's “Pocket Guide to Addiction Assessment and Treatment,” which is expected to be available in early 2016.

Expert is married to actor Lukas Hassel and lives in New York City.

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addiction

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addiction psychiatry


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Localities:
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.

Education:
Year   Degree   Subject   Institution   Honors
1994   MD   Medicine   Medical College of Pennsylvania   With Honors in Humanities
1989   MA   Sociology (Social Psychology)   Stanford University  
1986   MS   Biological Sciences (Biophysics)   Stanford University  
1986   BS   Chemistry and Biological Sciences   Stanford University   With Distinction, With Honors in Chemistry, With Honors in Biological Sciences

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title  

2013 to

 

(Undisclosed)

 

Department of Psychiatry

 

Chair

 

2002 to 2013

 

The Addiction Institute of New York

 


 

Director

 

Career Accomplishments:
Associations/Societies

American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry, American Association of Directors of Psychiatric Residency Training, American Association of Psychiatric Administrators, American Psychiatric Association, American Society of Addiction Medicine, Association for Academic Psychiatry, Association for Medical Education and Research in Substance Abuse, Association of Gay and Lesbian Psychiatrists, Athens College Alumni Association, Hellenic American Psychiatric Association, Hellenic Psychiatric Association, International Society of Addiction Medicine, American College of Psychiatrists

Licenses/Certifications

LICENSURE AND CERTIFICATION 2005: Association for Academic Psychiatry Master Educator Certification (October 1, 2005). 2003-2009: Medical Review Officer Certification 2003: Psychiatric Administration and Management Certification 2003: New York State Buprenorphine Use Authorization 2002-2012: American Society of Addiction Medicine Certification 2000-2010: American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology (Addiction Psychiatry) Certification 1999-2009: American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology (Psychiatry) Certification 1997-2011: New York State Medical License

Professional Appointments

Associate Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, Department of Psychiatry, Columbia University, Adjunct Associate Clinical Professor of Nursing, College of Dentistry and Nursing, Adjunct Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, Department of Psychiatry, Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, Department of Psychiatry, Adjunct Assistant Clinical Professor of Nursing, College of Dentistry and Nursing, New York University, Adjunct Associate Professor, Department of Psychology, Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, Department of Psychiatry, New York University School of Medicine, Instructor, Department of Humanities and Social Sciences

Awards/Recognition

2008 Distinguished Fellow, American Psychiatric Association 2008 Coalition Leadership Award, The Coalition of Behavioral Health Agencies 2008 Fellow, American Society of Addiction Medicine 2006 Irma Bland Award for Excellence in Teaching Residents, American Psychiatric Association 2005 Fellow, American Psychiatric Association 2005 Teacher of the Year Award, St. Luke's and Roosevelt Hospitals Department of Psychiatry 2004 U.S. Speaker and Specialist Award, U.S. Department of State 2003 Junior Faculty Development Award, Association for Academic Psychiatry 2002 Nancy C.A. Roeske, M.D., Certificate of Recognition for Excellence in Medical Student Education, American Psychiatric Association 1998-2000 Substance Abuse Minority Fellowship, American Psychiatric Association/Center for Mental Health Services 1998 Laughlin Fellowship, American College of Psychiatrists 1996-1998 Research House Staff Award, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons 1996 Outstanding Resident Award, National Institute of Mental Health 1994 The Paula Bernocchi Memorial Endowment Award for Excellence in Psychiatry, The Medical College of Pennsylvania 1994 Doctor of Medicine with Honors in Medical Humanities, The Medical College of Pennsylvania 1994 Professional in Residence Scholarship, Betty Ford Center 1993 O. Eugene Baum Memorial Prize for Excellence in Psychiatry, The Medical College of Pennsylvania 1989 Outstanding Teaching and Contribution to Undergraduate Education Award, Stanford University 1986 Bachelor of Science with Distinction, Stanford University 1986 Bachelor of Science with Departmental Honors in Chemistry, Stanford University 1986 Bachelor of Science with Departmental Honors in Biological Sciences, Stanford

Medical/Professional Internships

POSTDOCTORAL TRAINING Administration and Management Executive Training: Autumn 2006, Leadership Development Program, Harvard School of Public Health. Clinical and Research Fellowship, 1998-2000, Fellowship in ADDICTION PSYCHIATRY, New York University/Bellevue Hospital.

Residency in PSYCHIATRY and Internship in INTERNAL MEDICINE at Columbia University/Psych. Institute.


Publications:
Publications and Patents Summary

He has 10 peer review publications, 4 books, 18 book chapters, 3 monographs, 5 electronic publications and various other publications in the field of addiction psychiatry.


Consulting Services:
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Additional Skills and Services:
Training/Seminars

He has developed, organized, and taught national and regional trainings on Buprenorphine and Office-Based Treatment of Opioid Dependence. He also teaches a variety of courses, seminars, in-service trainings, journal clubs, and case conferences on general psychiatry and addiction psychiatry topics for students, residents, fellows, attending physicians, other clinical staff, non-clinical support staff, and the general community. Other teaching experiences include teaching the neurobiology of addiction, medications for substance dependence, levels of care, and dual diagnosis for various societies. He also teach nationwide continuing education programs for psychiatrists, internal medicine/family medicine/primary care physicians, pharmacists, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants, sponsored by The Pri-Med Institute. Topics include both substance use disorders and the behavioral addictions (e.g., pathological gambling).


 

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