I work in a solo psychiatry practice in Corte Madera. My practice is small and simple. I focus on thorough, thoughtful and humane care for my patients. I aspire to be accessible and helpful as I help my patients cope with difficult times. I offer cognitive behavioral and psychodynamic psychotherapy in addition to psychopharmacologic care for my patients. Some of my patients see other therapists, consulting with me for psychopharmacologic evaluation and treatment. I specialize in the treatment of depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety, personality and substance use disorders.

I work primarily out of my office on Tamal Vista Boulevard but also visit seniors who live in assisted living or skilled nursing facilities in Marin. I see adolescents as well as adults and my patients range in age from sixteen to one hundred. 

 

Background

Prior to opening my private practice in 2005 I worked for the University of California for eight years as a professor, administrator and clinician at UCSF. I founded the psychopharmacology clinical services at Langley Porter Psychiatric Institute at UCSF and taught residents and medical students psychiatric evaluation and treatment. For four years I worked nearly full time at the UC Office of the President as the Chief Medical Officer for the UC system of five medical schools and ten hospitals.

 

Education

I graduated from Yale University in 1985 with a BA Summa Cum Laude in History and I got my MD with Honor from the University of Rochester in 1990. I was an intern at St. Vincent’s Hospital in Manhattan and completed a psychiatry residency at Columbia University in 1994. At Columbia I had the opportunity to work with many of the leading thinkers in American psychiatry. I spent half my career in academic psychiatry largely because of the love of learning and teaching I gained at Columbia. Since I finished my training I have been moving west ever since, spending three years in Kentucky on the faculty at the University of Louisville before coming to California.

 

Personal Practices

I enjoy cycling to work on my electric bicycle. Ashtanga yoga and trail running on Mt. Tamalpais are among my great pleasures.  My interest in and passion for physical fitness is a large part of my psychiatric practice. I was born and raised in New York, the child of two physicians. I have three children, am a volunteer firefighter and live in West Marin with a cat, twenty hens and thousands of bees. For many years, my beloved black lab Lucy joined me at the office everyday.