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Emeritus Professor of Psychiatry, Lecturer on Bioethics & Humanities at SUNY Upstate Medical University; and Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, Tufts University School of Medicine; Editor-in-Chief Emeritus, Psychiatric Times., Tufts University

I am a psychiatrist and ethicist affiliated with SUNY Upstate Medical University, Syracuse, NY; and Tufts University School of Medicine in Boston. I write on a variety of cross-disciplinary topics, ranging from mental health to philosophy of mind to spirituality. I have also authored the novella, "The Late Life Bloom of Rose Rabinowitz;" and the poetry chapbook, "The Myeloma Year." My recent books include, "Don't Worry – Nothing Will Turn Out All Right!", and "You Must Know Everything!" My novella, "The Shepherd of Lost Children", has been released via Kindle Direct Publishing/Amazon. My latest non-fiction work, "The Madonna, the Skull, and the Carnival" is available via Amazon.

Note: The views expressed in my articles on this website are solely my own, and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of Tufts University, or the State University of New York or its affiliated institutions.


  • –present
    Professor of Psychiatry, Lecturer on Bioethics & Humanities, SUNY Upstate Medical University
  • –present
    Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, Tufts U. School of Medicine


  • 1982 
    SUNY Upstate Medical University, Residency in psychiatry
  • 1978 
    SUNY Upstate Medical University, MD


  • 2015
    The Myeloma Year, CreateSpace
  • 2014
    Psychiatry on the Edge, Nova Publishing
  • 2014
    Becoming a Mensch, Hamilton Books
  • 2014
    The Director of Minor Tragedies, iUniverse
  • 2013
    The Three Petalled Rose, iUniverse

Professional Memberships

  • American Psychiatric Association


2009 Award for "Outstanding Psychiatrist for Education", Mass. Psychiatric Society