Professor of Psychiatry, Lecturer on Bioethics & Humanities at SUNY Upstate Medical University; and Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, Tufts University School of Medicine, 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. Most recently, I have authored the novella, "The Late Life Bloom of Rose Rabinowitz;" and the poetry chapbook, "The Myeloma Year."


  • –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