My Credentials


  • BA in Psychology from Haverford College, Haverford, PA, graduated with Honors, 1984
  • MD from Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia, PA, 1988
  • Internship in Community Medicine, University of Colorado, Denver, CO, 1988-9
  • Residency in Adult Psychiatry, University of Colorado, 1989-1992
  • Psychodynamic Psychotherapy Training Program, Denver Institute for Psychoanalysis, Denver, CO, 1992-1994

Certifications and Awards

  • Board Certified in Psychiatry by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, 1994
  • Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association, 2001
  • Three-time winner of the American Psychiatric Association’s Carol Davis Ethics Award for articles that promote ethics education, 2004, 2005, 2007
  • Colorado Psychiatric Society’s Outstanding Achievement Award, 2008

Professional Activities

  • Private practice in adult psychiatry, Denver, CO, 2000-present
  • Faculty, ProBE Program (Professional Problem-Based Ethics Program), Center for Personalized Education of Physicians, Denver, CO, 2008-present
  • Consultant, Pueblo Regional Center (residential treatment for developmentally disabled adults), Pueblo West, CO, 2000-2015
  • Director, HIV/AIDS Mental Health Program, Infectious Disease Group Practice, University of Colorado Hospital, 1992-2000 and 2001-2010
  • Attending Psychiatrist, Department of Psychiatry Adult Outpatient Clinic, University of Colorado, 1992-2000
  • Chair, Ethics Committee, Colorado Psychiatric Society, 2005-present
    Co-chair, Ethics Committee, Colorado Psychiatric Society, 2003-2005
    Member, Ethics Committee, Colorado Psychiatric Society, 1993-present
  • Member, Ethics Committee, American Psychiatric Association, 2012-2015 and 2016-2018
  • Editor or Co-editor, Colorado Psychiatric Society Newsletter, 1992-1998 and 2002-2012


  • Living in Limbo: Creating Structure and Peace When Someone You Love Is Ill, coauthored with Laura Michaels, MA, JD, CreateSpace, 2017
  • Ethics Corner, a monthly column in the American Psychiatric Association’s Psychiatric News, 2015-present
  • Psychotherapy Strategies for People with HIV and AIDS, In F. Fernandez and P. Ruiz, Psychiatric Aspects of HIV and AIDS, Lippincot, Williams & Wilkins, 2006
  • Psychotherapeutic Strategies for Coping with HIV Infection, In F. Cournos (Ed.), HIV/AIDS and Mental Health, Jossey-Bass, 2001
  • Ethics of the Doctor-Patient Relationship, in Jacobson, J and Jacobson, A, Psychiatric Secrets, Mosby, Philadelphia, 1996