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Specialties & Experience

General Specialties:

Psychiatry and Geriatric Psychiatry

Specialty Focus:

Contested wills and trusts, Testamentary capacity, Undue Influence, Geriatric Psychiatry, Elders & Elderly, Dementia, Alzheimer's Disease, nursing homes, assisted living, Medicare, Geriatric decision making capacity competency, Medical Documentation and Coding, Depression, Anxiety, Stress, Psychosis

Education:

BS, Pennsylvania State University; MD, University of Miami; Psychiatric Residency, Herrick Memorial Hospital, Berkeley, CA

Years in Practice:

40+

Additional Information

Clinical Professor, Psychiatry, University of California San Francisco; Geriatric Psychiatry, San Francisco Veterans Administration Medical Center 2021 - Present. Director of Psychiatry, Jewish Home of San Francisco, 2010 – 2020. Previously in private practice of Adult and Geriatric Psychiatry, 1977 – 2010, in Miami and Miami Beach, Florida. Board Certified, Geriatric Psychiatry and General Psychiatry. Distinguished Life Fellow, American Psychiatric Association. Distinguished Fellow, American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry. Recipient of multiple awards and honors, including: 2004 Distinguished Alumnus University of Miami School of Medicine; 2003 Clinician of the Year from the American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry; 2001 Weinberg Award for Excellence in Geriatric Psychiatry from the American Psychiatric Association. President, American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry 1985-87. Treasurer (1989 - 1993) and Member of the Board of Directors (1993 - 1997) of the International PsychoGeriatric Association. Author of "Does Your Client Have Testamentary Capacity? Mental Health and Memory Issues That Affect Estate Planning"