About me

About me


  • B.A.: Dartmouth College, summa cum laude
  • M.D.: Stanford Medical School
  • Residency in Internal Medicine: New York-Presbyterian
  • Residency in Psychiatry: University of Washington

Other postgraduate study:

  • University of Washington (Infectious Diseases)
  • London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (Clinical Tropical Medicine)
  • École des hautes études en Sciences Sociales, Paris (Dynamic Systems Theory)
  • Seattle Psychoanalytic Society and Institute (Psychoanalysis)

Philosophy of Practice

Important elements of practice for me include:

  • Common sense
  • Medical knowledge and experience
  • Psychological knowledge and experience
  • Conscientious caring

The mind and the body are ultimately the same thing, viewed from different perspectives. Most mental, emotional, and behavioral difficulties can be conceptualized from either point of view, but in a given situation the biological and the psychological way of looking at things will have different advantages and disadvantages.