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Curriculum Vitae

Academics and Certification

  • Identifying Information: Born in Toronto, Canada
  • Occupation: Psychiatrist; integrative medical practitioner; author; consultant
  • Education: Pre-Medical and Medical Education: University of Toronto, School of Medicine, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • Internship: Los Angeles County-U.S.C. Medical Center Residency Training: Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, California; Adult, Child and Family psychiatry
  • Board Certification: Diplomate, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology; American Board of Integrative Holistic Medicine
  • Attending Staff Physician: Cedars-Sinai Medical Center (1980-92)

Professional Memberships:

  • Orthomolecular Health and Medicine Society (OHM)
  • American College for Advancement in Medicine (ACAM)
  • International Society for Orthomolecular Medicine (ISOM)

Board Member:

  • Past Board Member Emeritus and Past President, Nourish America, providing vitamins to underprivileged children and other at-risk populations (www.nourishamerica.org)
  • Board Member American College for Advancement in Medicine (ACAM)
  • Past Board Member California Citizens for Health
  • Board of Governors: World Center for Anti-Aging Medicine and Clinical Therapies at The Placencia in Belize

Academic Appointments  

  • Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, U.C.L.A. School of Medicine (1979- 2005)

Professional Positions:


  • The Addicted Brain and How to Break Free
  • Supplement Your Prescription (Basic Health, Nov 2007)
  • 8 Weeks to Vibrant Health for Women (McGraw-Hill, 2005, 2008, 2011)
  • Natural Highs (Penguin Putnam Avery, 2002)
  • User’s Guides to Herbs (Basic Health Publications, 2004), Ginkgo (2003), and Vitamin C (2003)
  • Kava: Nature’s Answer to Stress Anxiety and Insomnia (Prima, 1999)
  • St. John’s Wort: Nature’s Blues Buster (Penguin Putnam Avery, 1998)

Licensure: State of California