Chair, College Of Medicine Psychiatry And Behavioral Neurosciences
Professor, Coph Community And Family Health
Professor AND Chair, College Of Medicine Psychiatry And Behavioral Neurosciences
- Residency, Psychiatry, Massachusetts General Hospital, 1983
- Internship, Catagorical AND Internal Medicine, Salem Hospital, 1980
- Medical School, Tufts University, 1979
- MD, Tufts University, 1979
Primary Address , 3515 E. Fletcher Avenue Tampa, FL 33613
Secondary Address , 2 Tampa General Circle , 2nd Floor Tampa, FL 33606
USF Academic Address , 12901 Bruce B. Downs Blvd. Tampa, FL 33612
Mail Point , MDC Box 14 ,
Physical Billing Address , 12901 Bruce B Downs BLVD Tampa, FL 33612
- Consulting on patients with
- neurobehavioral disorders,
- psychiatric complications of cancer and AIDS, psychological factors affecting medical illness d end of life decision making, psychopharmacology, pain management, somatoform disorders, attention deficit disorder, memory dysfunction, TBI, Alzheimer's disease and other cognitive disorders. The role of brain stimulation in the therapy of treatment resistant psychiatric disorders, such as depression and OCD, is a major area of clinical work.
- My research focus is in the neurobehavioral complications of mental illness. My work attempts to integrate the neuroscience and behavioral aspects relevant to mental disorders, psychiatric illness, and psychomatic medicine. Understanding the basic underpinnings of brain-behavior relationships is essential to devising effective treatments and developing a clinical platform for therapeutic discovery as well as prevention.
We start with what empirical science tells us about life, health, and illness. Then we add what we know from our own direct experiences of life in ourselves and in others. These elements are essential in guding our care. Since life is ultimately one reality, our approach is integrative and assures that no component of the whole person is short-changed. Thus, my approach to care attempts to integrate the neuroscience and behavioral aspects relevant to the psychiatrically ill and seeks to develop an understanding of the basic underpinnings of brain-behavior relationships as well as to devise effective treatments.