I help persons with clinical depression, anxiety disorders, bipolar disorder, and ADHD . I have over 25 years of experience in treating patients, including persons who have “treatment-resistant” illness and those who have not improved with treatment elsewhere.

I provide a detailed, careful evaluation so that I can clearly answer what the diagnosis is and what exactly needs to be done. I provide a systematic plan for treatment.

I am board-certified in both Psychiatry and in Psychosomatic Medicine (treatment of psychiatric problems in persons who also have other medical illnesses).

I am a psychiatrist in the Greater Philadelphia area with over 30 years of experience in the field.

My work in psychiatry has been recognized by the Philadelphia Psychiatric Society with the Daniel Blain Award for dedication and service to the profession of psychiatry (2011) and the Psychiatric Educator of the Year award (2014).

I have been elected as a Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association and as a Member of the American College of Psychiatrists.


I am currently the Director of the Psychopharmacology Curriculum for the Penn Psychiatry Residency Program at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, PA. I also teach psychiatry residents at the SUNY Upstate Medical University in Syracuse, NY. Previously, for 13 years, I was Professor of Psychiatry and Human Behavior and Director of the Mood Disorders Program at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia, PA. One of my roles there was to conduct research on developing better treatments for mood disorders and on identifying and managing the side effects of medications. Lastly, through my website, simpleandpractical.com, I continue to educate thousands of psychiatrists and other mental health clinicians in the US and around the world.

Let’s work together towards better mental health!