I attended medical school at the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, where I was a Doris Duke Foundation Clinical Research Fellow. I completed psychiatric residency at Columbia University Medical Center and specialty fellowship training in forensic psychiatry at the joint program of Columbia and Cornell Universities. I am also board-certified in the subspecialty of addiction medicine. I am now on faculty at Columbia, where I teach psychiatry fellows, medical students, law students, and bioethics graduate students on topics related to psychiatry, ethics, and neuroscience. See this page for more about my academic work.

I am deeply interested in the clinical applications of meditation and mindfulness, especially techniques arising from the Buddhist and Yogic traditions. My studies in these topics began over a decade ago, when I spent a year in Seoul, South Korea as a Luce Scholar, studying Zen meditation and neuroscience. I later completed yoga teacher training with Maty Ezraty, and I am a past attendee of the Mind and Life Institute’s Summer Research Institute.

Selected Awards

  • Laughlin Fellow, American College of Psychiatrists (awarded nationally to 10 psychiatry residents)

  • Rappeport Fellow, American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law (awarded nationally to 6 psychiatry residents)

  • Samuel W. Perry III, M.D., Distinguished Award in Psychiatric Medicine (awarded annually to one mental health trainee each from Columbia and Cornell Universities)

  • Doctor William Raynor Watson Memorial Award, graduation award from Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons (awarded to one medical student annually for “excellence in Psychiatry throughout four years of medical school”)

  • Medical Society of the State of New York Community Service Award, graduation award from Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons (awarded to two students annually)

  • Doris Duke Foundation Clinical Research Fellow

  •  Henry Luce Foundation Scholar

Credentials

  • Board Certified, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology

  • Board Certified, American Board of Addiction Medicine

  • New York Medical License #261357

  • Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychiatry, Columbia University

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