Author : "Anticancer – A new way of life" - An autobiographical account and scientific review of natural prevention approaches to cancer, and supports for treatment. Published by Viking (Part of the Penguin
Group) in the US, and Penguin Press in the UK, Scribe in Australia and New Zealand and Harper Collins in Canada. New York Times and international best-seller, sold over one million copies in 33 languages.
“Healing without Freud or Prozac, natural approaches to curing stress, anxiety and depression”, published by Rodale. 1.3 million copies sold worldwide, 28 translations.
Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh, School of Medicine
Medical Director, Center for Complementary Medicine, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Shadyside Hospital
Clinical Associate Professor of Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh, School of Medicine
Chief, Division of Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Shadyside Hospital
Director, Behavioral Sciences Curriculum, Internal Medicine and Family Practice Residency Programs
Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh, School of Medicine
Director of Psychiatric Services, Center for Complementary Medicine
Coordinator, Geriatric Consultation-Liaison, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, School of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh, Services of Consultation-Liaison and Geriatric Psychiatry
Co-Director, Clinical Cognitive Neuroscience Laboratory, University of Pittsburgh and Carnegie Mellon University
Adjunct Research Scientist, School of Computer Science, Carnegie Mellon University
Residency in Psychiatry, Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic, University of
Pittsburgh (including chief resident in Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry)
Ph.D, Cognitive Science in Medicine (Cognitive Neuroscience), School of Computer Science, Carnegie Mellon University
Fellowship, Artificial Intelligence in Medicine, Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic and School of Computer Science, Carnegie Mellon University
Bi-disciplinary internship, Internal Medicine and Psychiatry, Royal Victoria Hospital, McGill University, Canada
M.D., School of Medicine, Laval University, Canada
Faculté de Médecine Necker-Enfants Malades, Université de Paris, France (Pre-med and basic sciences)
Baccalaureat with honors, Mathematics & Physics, Académie de Paris,
Certified Instructor, EMDR International Association
Diplomate of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
M.D. License, State of Pennsylvania
M.D. License, Paris, France
Licenciate of the Medical Council of Canada
William Cooper award - Hillman Cancer Center, University of Pittsburgh
Pennsylvania Psychiatric Society Presidential Award for Outsanding Career in Psychiatry
UPMC Shadyside Hospital Recognition Award
Mead Johnson Award, American College of Neuropsychopharmacology
Young Investigator Award, National Association for Research in Schizophrenia and Affective Disorders
Research Scientist Career Development Award, National Institute of Mental Health
Fellow of the Summer Institute of the McDonnell-Pew Foundation for Cognitive Neuroscience
Laughlin Fellow of the American College of Psychiatrists
Outstanding Resident in Psychiatry Award, National Institute of Mental Health
Lauréat de la Faculté de Médecine de Paris
Individual Fellowship Award, National Institute of Mental Health
Award of Best Paper, Joint National Congress of the American Association for Medical Systems and Informatics
EMDR Institute Trainer
Instructor, EMDR-International Association, Level I & II Training, Univ. of Pittsburgh and McGill University
Workshop Coordinator, "Recognizing and managing somatization" Society for General Internal Medicine, 22nd Meeting, April 27-30, San Francisco, CA
Workshop Coordinator, "Recognizing and managing somatization" Society for General Internal Medicine, 21th Meeting, April 22-25, Chicago, IL
Workshop Coordinator, "Medical Aspects of Informed Consent," Pennsylvania’s Governor Conference on Aging Issues, Hershey, PA
Workshop Coordinator, "Treating Somatization Disorders," Society for Teachers in Family Medicine, North East Regional Meeting, Oct. 16-19, Pittsburgh, PA
Workshop Coordinator, "The Somatizing Patient," Society for General Internal Medicine, 20th Meeting, May 1-3, Washington, DC
Instructor, Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry Lecture Series
Supervisor of clinical fellows in Geriatric Psychiatry, Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic
Mentor, NIMH Post-Doctoral Clinical Research Training Program in Psychiatry, Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic
Clinical and research mentor of residents in General Psychiatry, research track, Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic
Instructor in General Psychiatry, Family Practice Residency Training Program, Shadyside Hospital, Pittsburgh, PA
Instructor in General Psychiatry, Internal Medicine Residency Training Program, Shadyside Hospital, Pittsburgh, PA
Supervision of Honors-Track Cognitive Science undergraduate student
Instructor, Integrated Case Studies Course, School of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh
Instructor in General Psychiatry, Second Year Curriculum, School of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh
Organized and taught two-month weekly seminar on Neural Network Modeling for Psychopharmacology and Neuropsychology Research, Department of Psychiatry, UC San Francisco, VA Medical Center
Co-director and faculty of course Introduction to Neural Modeling in Psychiatry, 145th Mechanisms of Cognition", Research Scientist Development Award (K21), NIMH
Director and faculty of invited course Neural Networks in Psychiatry, Hopital de la Pitié-Salpétrière, Paris, France
Co-director and faculty of course A Primer on Neural Modeling in Psychiatry, 143rd Annual Meeting of the American Psychiatric Association, Washington, DC
Co-director and faculty of course A Primer on Neural Modeling in Psychiatry, 143rd Annual Meeting of the American Psychiatric Association, New York, NY
Co-director and faculty of symposium Neural Networks in Psychiatry, 142nd Annual Meeting of the American Psychiatric Association, San Francisco, CA
Organized and taught graduate and advanced undergraduate course Artificial Intelligence in Medicine, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA
Founder of Teaching and Research Center for the Application of Personal Computers to Medicine ; instructor of tutorial course Introduction to Computer Programming, Faculté de Médecine, Necker-Enfants Malades, Paris, France
Principal Investigator, Pilot Study of Electro-Acupuncture in Post Operative Pain, Shadyside Hospital Foundation
Principal Investigator, The Role of a Same Suppository in Mood Enhancement, Shadyside Hospital Foundation
Principal Investigator, Group Treatment of Somatoform Disorders, Beckwith Foundation
Principal Investigator, Mechanism of EMDR : A double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled study. Competitive Research Grant, Shadyside Hospital Foundation
Co-Investigator, HRSA Grant for Residency Training in Internal Medicine, CFDA 93.884, (PI : Gary Tabas, M.D.)
Principal Investigator, Neuromodulation of the mechanisms of cognition, Research Scientist Career Development Award, NIMH
Co-Investigator, with Jay McClelland (PI), project 4 of Center Grant Behavioral Neuroscience and Schizophrenia Research Center (Overall PI : Edward Stricker, Ph.D), NIMH, competing continuation
Principal Investigator, Joseph LeDoux Co-PI, Towards a Model of Processing in the Fear Response Network, McDonnell-Pew Foundation grant-in-aid
Principal Investigator, Functional MR Imaging of Limbic Structures, NARSAD
Co-Investigator, with Jonathan Cohen, M.D., Ph.D (PI), Mechanisms of Context Processing in Schizophrenia, FIRST Award, NIMH
Co-Principal Investigator, with Jonathan Cohen, M.D., Ph.D, Project II of Program Project Towards a Model of Normal and Disordered Cognition (Program Director : James McClelland, Ph.D), NIMH
Principal Investigator, Deficits in the Internal Representation of Context in Schizophrenia, Seed Money Award, Center for Neuroscience and Schizophrenia, University of Pittsburgh
Principal Investigator, Cognitive and Computational Approaches to Emotional Disorders, Individual Fellowship Award, NIMH MH09696-02
Advisory Board Member - OECD Program Learning Sciences and Brain Research : Implications for Education Policies and Practices
Founding member (one of 7) of the Board of Directors of the U.S. branch of Médecins Sans Frontieres/Doctors Without Borders. The international organization was awarded the Nobel Prize for Peace in October 1999.
Volunteer consultant for "Médecins Sans Frontieres" in Kosovo : Psychological and psychiatric treatment of traumatic stress condition
Consultant for the development of practice guidelines on Posttraumatic Stress conditions for the Clinical Guidelines field book of the "Médecins Sans Frontieres" international network
Volunteer consultant for "Médecins Sans Frontieres" in Tajikistan : Psychiatric services in rehabilitated state institutions
Reviewer for the American Psychiatric Association Practice Guidelines on Delirium
Exploratory mission with "Médecins Sans Frontieres" in India : Evaluation of post-traumatic stress conditions among Tibetan children in the refugee settlements.
Chairperson, Special Emphasis Panel on Neural Basis of Emotions, National Institute of Mental Health.
Volunteer consultant with "Médecins Sans Frontieres" : Mental Health approaches to street children shelters and juvenile detention centers in Guatemala City.
In-home psychiatric evaluations of house-bound and geriatric patients (over 200 complete geriatric evaluations).
Volunteer as a general practitioner with "Médecins Sans Frontieres" in Kurdistan (Northern Irak) in the aftermath of the Gulf War.
Ad-hoc reviewer, Archives of General Psychiatry, Biological Psychiatry, Neuropsychopharmacology, Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease, Cognition and Emotion, Psychophysiology, Biological Psychology, Journal of Abnormal Psychology, Machine Learning.
Founder and captain of the joint Carnegie Mellon - University of Pittsburgh squash team. In the second year of existence the team won the city squash championship in its league.
Founder and General Secretary of an independent student union at Necker-EM School of Medicine focused on curriculum development and student education. In three years, this new union won 80% of the student seats on the school’s board of directors.