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 Expert  726652

Expert in Psychiatry, Addictive Disease, Public Health, Aviation Psychiatry

Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

Rhode Island (RI)
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Summary of Expertise:

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Expert is board certified in general, addiction, and forensic psychiatry by the American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology. Expert received his MD from Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York in 1988, his Masters in Public Health in Epidemiology in 1991 and his M.B.A in 2006. He completed his internship in general psychiatry and medicine in 1989 and resident training in general psychiatry and addiction psychiatry in 1993. He completed additional fellowship training in law and psychiatry at Harvard Medical School in 1995.

He is certified as a National Provider Identifer and as an Aviation Medical Examiner by the Federal Aviation Administration. He has a controlled substances registration in the state of Massachusetts and has a medical license in 5 states.

He has over 20 years of experience in the field of technology as an educational counselor and over 10 years of experience as a psychiatric consultant for various disability determination services. His expertise also includes over 10 years of experience as a medical director and expert consultant in the field of psychiatry and addiction medicine.

Expert is an officer of the American Society of Addiction Medicine, Co-Chair of the American Medical Association's Task Force on Alcohol, and is the first addiction medicine specialist to have been elected to the AMA's Council on Science and Public Health. He represents the American Society of Addiction Medicine within the AMA's House of Delegates.

He has been an expert witness on over 30 different cases in the state of New Hampshire, Massachusetts and various other individual cases serving as a psychiatric consultant on disability determination services, medical expert on psychiatry and addiction medicine cases, expert consultation on medical conduct and various other medical and psychiatric issues.

His expertise extends into various aspects of general medical psychiatry, addiction psychiatry, and forensic psychiatry including the administration aspect, technological and production aspect of numerous medical corporations (including several online and media positions), and providing service management consultation for several medical agencies. He is also an educator and instructor in Psychiatry at several prestigious medical schools such as Harvard Medical School and Dartmouth Medical School. He is also an advisor for several medical forums and committees on issues concerning quality assurance, health strategies, and psychiatric care management.

ADDICTION: Expert's expertise in addiction include alcoholism, nicotine dependency, substance abuse and addiction treatment, substance use disorders, addiction prevention, and addiction trends. He is also knowledgeable in the pharmaceutical and psychopharmacology aspect of addiction. He has observed and analyzed behaviors involved in addiction.



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Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Boston, Massachusetts;  Worcester, Massachusetts;  Springfield, Massachusetts;  Lowell, Massachusetts;  Cambridge, Massachusetts;  New Haven, Connecticut;  Hartford, Connecticut;  Waterbury, Connecticut;  Manchester, New Hampshire;  and Providence, Rhode Island.

Year   Degree   Subject   Institution   Honors
2006   MBA   Marketing, Finance   University of Rhode Island   Beta Gamma Sigma
1991   MPH   Epidemiology   University of Pittsburgh  
1988   MD   Medicine   Mount Sinai School of Medicine  
1984   BS   Life Sciences   MIT  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Title  

1991 to






Career Accomplishments:



Medical License - MA/CO/RI/NY/PA

Aviation Medical Examiner - FAA

Professional Appointments

Delegate, Council Member, Task Force Chair - American Medical Association. Treasurer, Committee Chair - American Society of Addiction Medicine Board - National Association of Medical Communicators Board, Committee Chair - NY County Medical Society


Expert recieved the International Health and Medical Media Award in 2008.

Medical/Professional Internships

Expert did his internship at the University of Pittburgh Medical Center in Medicine/General Pyschiatry and completed his residency at Western Psychiatric Institute & Clinic in General Psychiatry. He finished his fellowship at Harvard Medical School in Law & Psychiatry Fellowship.

Publications and Patents Summary

Expert wrote one of the leading texts in the field of addiction medicine, has contributed chapters to multiple texts in addiction, and writes a regular column for Counselor.

Government Experience:
Years   Agency   Role   Description
1999 to   US Social Security Administration ODAR   Medical Expert   Expert is a consultant in regards to cases in the field of Psychiatry and Addictive Medicine in terms of Social Security.
2008 to   Federal Aviation Administration   Federal Air Surgeon Consultant   Expert is a consultant in cases brought up by the FAA regarding his field of expertise. He also provides testimonies and witnesses numerous cases a year.
2006 to   US Coast Guard Auxiliary   Aviation officer   Expert teaches safety workshops regarding aviation, does ground training and oversee several exams and tests within the US Coast Guard.
1991 to 1994   US Public Heath Service   Delegate  

Consulting Services:
Selected Consulting Examples:
  • Expert currently serves as a Federal Air Surgeon Consultant for the Federal Aviation Administration
  • Expert currently serves as an Expert Consultant for the NY State Board for Professional Medical Conduct
  • Expert currently serves as a Psychiatric Consultant for the Rhode Island Disability Determination Services, Massachusetts Disability Determination Services. She has also served as a Psychiatric Consultant for the following organizations: New England Telephone/NYNEX/Bell Atlantic, Noddle's Island Multi-Service Agency and Pennsylvania Bureau of Disability Determination
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Expert Witness:
Expert Witness Experience Summary:
As a forensic psychiatrist, Expert participates actively as an expert for the Social Security Administration's Office of Adjudication & Review, testifying in over 200 cases each year. Expert also serves as a medical expert consultant to the Federal Air Surgeon, testifying frequently for the Federal Aviation Administration. Expert also performs general psychiatry testimony for addiction-related cases at both the state and federal level.
Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding expert testimony, litigation consulting and support, forensic services, or any related expert witness services.  A few litigation needs include product liability, personal injury, economic loss, intellectual property (patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright), and insurance matters.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

Additional Skills and Services:

Expert is the chief of the Annenberg Physician Training Program in Addictive Disease. Information about this program is available at www.annenbergtraining.com


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