Board Certifications

  • Diplomat American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, January 1991,
    Psychiatry, Certificate #33654, January 1991
    Addiction Psychiatry, Certificate #489, October 1994
  • Certified in alcoholism and other drug dependencies through examination by the
    American Society of Addiction Medicine, (now American Board of Addiction
    Medicine or ABAM), Certificate #001893, 1986,
  • Certificate of Added Qualification in Addiction Psychiatry, Certificate #489,
    Certified by American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, October 1994
    Re-Certified June, 2004 and May 2014

Faculty Appointments

  • Adjunct Associate Professor of Psychiatry, Northwestern Feinberg School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
  • Associate Professor, Psychiatry, Rush University College of Medicine
  • Visiting Associate Professor, University of Illinois, Department of Psychiatry


  • Chief Resident, Department of Psychiatry, RPSLMC
  • Founding Member, Physician Assistance Program of Illinois State Medical Society 1984-1994
    Past-President, Illinois Society of Addiction Medicine, 2000-2002
  • Consultant to the U.S. office of National Drug Control Policy, Washington, D.C., 2001-2002
    Lifetime Achievement Award, Illinois Society of Addiction Medicine, Sept. 2003
  • Best Doctors in America”, Woodward/White, 1997-98, 2002-12
  • Top Doctors, Chicago Metropolitan Area”, Castle Connolly Guide 2001-2012

Professional Society Memberships

Professional and Scientific Service:

  • Co-Chairman: Midwest Test Development Committee for American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM), 1988-1989
  • Chairman: ASAM Impaired Physician’s Committee, 1994-1996
  • Editorial Board of American Society of Addiction Medicine “Principles of Addiction Medicine”, Second Edition 1996-1999
  • American Society of Addiction Medicine Delegate to Advisory Committee of Joint Commission on Accreditation of Hospitals, March 1999 to March 2000
  • Isaac Ray Board Member, Sept. 2003
  • Volunteer: DuPage Community Clinic, Wheaton, IL, 2001 to 2009
  • Illinois Professionals Health Program Advisory Board, 2003 to 2008
  • Fellow, Chicago Institute of Medicine