Credentials and Experience

I trained as a psychiatrist in Boston, Massachusetts, completing Adult Psychiatry residency at Harvard Medical School and Child & Adolescent Psychiatry fellowship at Tufts University Medical School. I am also a psychotherapist and believe strongly in the central importance of expert psychotherapy to psychiatric treatment.


Since completing residency I have worked in the field of Psychiatry for 30 years as a clinician, teacher and researcher. Since 2001 I have served the San Francisco Bay community as a member of the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University School of Medicine where I am currently an Adjunct Clinical Associate Professor of Psychiatry.  From 2003-2010 I was the Director of the Stanford Child and Adolescent Depression Clinic.


Before my move to the Bay Area, I was a psychiatry faculty member at the University of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, a nationally recognized center of excellence in the field of Psychiatry.  I was the Director of a specialized out-patient program providing mental health services to medically ill children, adolescents and their families.  


 I am board-certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology both in Adult Psychiatry and in Child & Adolescent Psychiatry.  Since 2002 I have been listed in Best Doctors of America based on peer recommendations.