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Professional Statement

  • I am a psychiatrist, psychoanalyst, with a specialty in addiction psychiatry with an integrative psychiatry practice based on a diagnostic assessment and treatment guided by biological, psychological, social, and behavioral paradigms. I have a developmental orientation toward understanding human behavior. I have a special interest in attachment styles and their implications in interpersonal conflict in families and couples. I have a keen interest in the phase of life problems resulting in the major transitions in development such as the passage from adolescents to young adulthood, marriage, divorce, mid life adjustments, retirement, and grief and bereavement.
  • I have a specialty in psychoanalysis that informs my approach to elucidate the experiences of the past that influence the perspective in the here and now that motivates one to think, feel, and act in predictable patterns that influence agency, identity, empathy, and intimacy.
  • I have a cross cultural sensitivity developed in the crucible of the rural South during the sunset of Jim Crow and the dawn of the Civil Rights area and refined in the academic environments of a Traditionally Black College during the most intense period of the social change.


  • Medical School - Stanford University
  • Harlem Hospital Center, Internship in Internal Medicine
  • Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University, Residency in Psychiatry
  • Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University, Fellowship in Administrative and Public Psychiatry

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
  • Addiction Psychiatry (Psychiatry and Neurology)

Professional Memberships

  • American Psychoanalytic Association
  • Black Psychiatrists of Greater New York & Associates
  • American Medical Association
  • National Medical Association

Language Spoken

  • English