Curriculum Vitae

Identifying Information: Born in Toronto, Canada

Occupation: psychiatrist; integrative medical practitioner; author; speaker, consultant

Education: Pre-Medical and Medical Education: University of Toronto, School of Medicine, Canada

Internship: Los Angeles County-U.S.C. Medical Center

Residency Training: Cedars-Sinai Medical Center/UCLA, Los Angeles, California: Adult, Child and Family Psychiatry

Board Certification: Diplomate, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology Diplomate American Board of Integrative Holistic Medicine

Attending Staff Physician: Cedars-Sinai Medical Center (1980-92)

Professional Memberships:

  1. Orthomolecular Health and Medicine Society (OHM)
  2. American College for Advancement in Medicine (ACAM.org).

Board Member:

  1. American College for Advancement in Medicine (ACAM.org) (past)
  2. Board Member Emeritus and Past President, Nourish America, providing vitamins to underprivileged children and other at-risk populations (www.nourishamerica.org)

Advisory Board:

  • Taste for Life, Peterborough, Maine (www.tasteforlife.com)
  • Alliance for Addiction Solutions (https://www.allianceforaddictionsolutions.com)
  • Associate editor: Total Health Magazine, St. George Utah (www.totalhealthmagazine.com)

Contributing writer:

Bottom Line Health

Awards:

  • 2001. Safe Harbor award for outstanding contributions in alternative mental health
  • 2010. American College for Advancement in Medicine (ACAM.org)
  • 2014. The Legacy Service Award, Emord & Associates’ “Excellence in Integrative Medicine”
  • 2015 Induction into the International Society for Orthomolecular Medicine’s (ISOM) Hall of Fame

Author: 

  • Your Amazing Itty Bitty Guide to Cannabis 2018
  • The Addicted Brain and How to Break Free (e-book) 2015
  • 8 Weeks to Vibrant Health for Women (McGraw-Hill, 2005; Mind Publishing, 2011)
  • Supplement Your Prescription (Basic Health, Nov 2007)
  • User’s Guides to Herbs (Basic Health Publications, 2004), Ginkgo (2003), and Vitamin C (2003)
  • Natural Highs (Penguin Putnam Avery, 2002)
  • Kava: Nature’s Answer to Stress Anxiety and Insomnia (Prima, 1999)
  • St. John’s Wort: Nature’s Blues Buster (Penguin Putnam Avery, 1998)

2019 Presentations

  •  May 6, 20: The Doctors TV Show CBS on “Boosting Brain Health” (https://www.thedoctorstv.com/articles/amazing-brain)
  • Feb 26-28: Guest speaker at Credible Behavioral Health 12th Annual Partner’s Conference in DC on “New Effective Approaches to Addiction Treatment” and “Maintaining Your Health Long Term”

2018 Presentations 

  • Sept 7-9: Integrative Medicine for Mental Health (IMMH), 9th annual conference in Dallas, TX : Psychiatric Uses of Cannabidiol (CBD).
  • Sept 21-22: CWB Expo in Anaheim, CA; “CBD for Mental and Emotional Health”
  • Oct 18-21: IPI Higher Practice Conference for Mental Health Professionals, Boulder CO, on “Using Supplements Including CBD for Complex Medication Tapers”

2017 Presentations

  • April 28-May 1 Chicago, IL. Spoke on Gut- Brain Connection at Walsh Research Institute, Mastering Brain Chemistry: Physician Education Workshop
  • Oct 24: Los Angeles, CA, Guest presenter at Fran Drescher’s Health Summit, on natural alternatives to prescription drugs for mental health issues and addiction.
  • Nov 2-5 Salt Lake City, Utah. Instructor at Revitalizing the Addicted Brain, natural solutions for treating addiction, for professionals and the interested public

2016 Presentations

  • Jan 17th 10 AM EST (Sun), Radio Interview – Essentials of Healthy Living, WFED Radio, on The Addicted Brain and How to Break Free. Show archived here for future listening.
  • June 11-13, Brisbane AU, International Congress on Natural Medicine, with a focus on natural approaches to psychiatry. Keynote address to introduce the topic, and an additional one on addiction. Click Here for details.
  • Sept 20-Oct 2: Kansas City, MO. Revitalizing the Addicted Brain: Amino Acid Core Training Intensive for Health Professionals. Click here for more information.
  • Oct 14-16 Toronto. IHS-CAN International Healthcare Symposium – Canada; presented on Targeted Nutrients for the Brain.
  • Oct 20-21 Nassau, Bahamas Presenting on women’s health at the International Women’s Empowerment Summit sponsored by the Bahamian Government.

2015 and earlier: Available on request

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