I received my medical degree from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, New York,
in 1973, then completed my psychiatric residency at the Bronx Municipal Hospital Center in 1977. I was Board Certified
in Psychiatry and Neurology in 1981. I completed my Psychoanalytic Training at the Psychoanalytic Institute at NYU Medical
Center (IPE) in 1992. After working first in the Department of Psychiatry at North Central Bronx Hospital, and then as Medical
Director there, I became Deputy Director of Psychiatry at Bellevue Hospital Medical Center in Manhattan in 1997. In 2003 I
moved to SUNY Downstate Medical Center in Brooklyn, where I was formerly the Vice Chairman of Psychiatry
for Clinical Services, where I am currently Professor of Clinical Psychiatry and Director of Psychotherapy Education.
I have a long standing interest in the provision of care to chronically psychotic individuals in the public sector.
My academic interests include an effort to relate psychosis to ordinary mental life, the importance of psychotherapy
in the treatment of psychosis, and the voice hearing experience.