Undergraduate education at Barnard College, Columbia University.
Graduated summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, with honors in psychology.
Medical School training at University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, Robert Wood Johnson School of Medicine.
Residency Training at Brown University, one year of internal medicine at Miriam Hospital, with three years of adult psychiatry. Special rotations in consult liaison psychiatry, geriatric psychiatry, group, family therapy and community psychiatry.
Medical Director at East Bay Mental Health center for 14 years, currently in private practice in Barrington, RI. Clinical duties include treating adults and elders with a variety of psychiatric and co morbid conditions. Special expertise in the treatment of patients with mood, anxiety, ADHD, loss, life adjustment issues, smoking cessation, stress and weight management. Board certified in adult psychiatry. Past certification in geriatric psychiatry (1996- 2016).
Team psychiatrist for Thrive Behavioral Health Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) Team, located in Warren, RI. Clinical duties include integrating the psychiatric, medical, and psychosocial care for adults severe and persistent mental health conditions. Many team patients are dually diagnosed and / or homeless.
Appointed to the Governor's Council on Mental health and Chairperson of the Community Psychiatrists of Rhode Island. Selected for Fellowship status in the American Psychiatric Society 2006.
Attending preceptor for the Third Year Medical Student CNS Longitudinal Experience in Psychiatry for four years. Past coordinator of the Anxiety Disorders seminars for Brown PGY II psychiatry residents, co-coordinator of the Community Psychiatry seminars for PGY III residents, and clinical skills examiner for PGY IV residents.
Strong interest in behavioral health and promoting healthy lifestyles. Favorite pasttime cultivating skills to guide patients to minimize their risk of disease onset, as well as the impact of disease on their quality of life.