Department of Psychiatry
Clinical Assistant Professor - Inpatient Attending
Addictions; Behavioral pharmacology; Drug abuse; Maternal - Fetal Medicine; Psychiatry; Teratology
I am interested in the interface of mental health, physical health and addiction. These are not mutually exclusive issues. They play a significant role on each other and at times a person who is mentally ill, might use drugs and or alcohol to treat his condition. Then treating the underlying condition takes precedence. Addressing just the addiction does not help the patient, as it is akin to applying band aid to an issue. Like wise physical conditions or the treatment used to treat these physical condition might cause or present as behavioral issues. Addressing the underlying issue makes sense again, as opposed to applying a band aid.
I am interested in women‘s mental health, especially pregnant women with mental health issues and addiction.
I am also interested in educating the future generation of physicians regarding the interface of mental health, addiction and physical health.
Helping Physicians and other allied professionals impaired with drugs and or alcohol a second chance is a goal of mine as well.
I am Board Certified in Psychiatry, Psychosomatic Medicine by American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology and in Addiction Medicine by American Board of Addiction Medicine. I am Certified by the Medical Review Officer Certification Council as well.