I am a graduate of Stanford University, Weill Medical College of Cornell University, and Rockefeller University.  I received residency training in adult psychiatry at Stanford Hospital and UCLA-Kern Medical Center.  I am experienced in psychopharmacology, cognitive-behavioral therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy, and public mental health, and I have a special interest in addiction psychiatry, including Suboxone for opioid addiction, and process addictions, particularly eating disorders.

I have worked as therapist and medical director in a residential addiction treatment program in Marin County, and as a psychiatrist at the Schuman-Liles Clinic in Oakland, California, and at North Bay Psychiatric Associates in San Rafael, California.

In the past, I have worked with DBT Associates of the Peninsula in Los Altos, California, as a therapist and DBT skills trainer.  I also worked with the Center for Health Care Evaluation at the Palo Alto Veterans Affairs Medical Center, developing more effective ways of prescribing opioids for chronic pain, and at California Pacific Medical Center in San Francisco, studying the antidepressant effect of non-medical ketamine use.

I have taught at Stanford University, Stanford Medical School, UCLA, and the Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University.  My presentations include talks at the 2012 American Psychiatric Association (APA) Annual Meeting and the 2012 California Psychological Association/Advanced Training in Psychopharmacology workshop.

Originally from the Midwest, I have lived in New York City for eight years, and in the Bay Area for many more.  I am an avid runner and reader, and I have a vital interest in health care policy and the evolution of modern psychiatry.