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                            San Francisco Center for Psychoanalysis                                        
                                        Child Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Training Program
                            San Francisco Center for Psychoanalysis                                        
                                        Yearlong Program on Levels of Psychic Functioning
                            San Francisco Center for Psychoanalysis                                        
                                        Yearlong Program on Pathological Organizations
                            San Francisco Center for Psychoanalysis                                        
                                        Integrations: Psychotherapy & Psychoanalytic Theories
                            San Francisco Center for Psychoanalysis                                      
                                        Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Training Program
                            American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology
                                        Board Certified in Psychiatry
                            California Pacific Medical Center, San Francisco, California
                                        Psychiatry Residency Training Program

                            Columbia University, New York City, New York

                                        College of Physicians and Surgeons (Medical School)
                                        Doctor of Medicine (M.D.)

                            University of California, Irvine

                                        Graduate coursework in Philosophy

                            Prague Summer University, Czech Republic

                                        two summers of Coursework in Czech Language, 

                                    Culture and Literature

                            University of California, Berkeley

                                        B.A. in Neurobiology

                                        Minors in Philosophy and German Language & Literature

                            Summer Semester Abroad in Berlin, Germany
                                        through Western Washington University
                                        Coursework in German Language, Economics, Political
                                        Science, History & Art History


                                 AWARDS & HONORS


                         Laughlin Fellowship Award 
                                    American College of Psychoanalysts 
                         Regents’ Fellowship in the Humanities
                                    UC Irvine, Department of Philosophy
                            Distinction in General Scholarship 
                                    UC Berkeley


2010 – 2013             Class Instructor
                                     CPMC Psychology Internship 2 month Course
    on Psychopharmacology & Emergency Psych
6/11 – 12/12               Councilor at Large
                                     Northern California Psychiatric Society
5/11 – 7/11                On Duty Physician
                                          Alta Bates Medical Ctr, Herrick Campus, Berkeley, CA

10/10 – 2/12               Ethics Committee Member

                                     Northern California Psychiatric Society
10/10 – 5/11             Member-In-Training Committee Chair
                                     Northern California Psychiatric Society
7/10 – 5/11                  Resident Councilor
                                     Northern California Psychiatric Society
7/10 – 6/11                  Class Coordinator & Instructor
                                     Dartmouth Medical Student’s Psychiatry Seminar Series
                                     during their 6 week CPMC Psychiatry Rotation
7/09 – 6/10                Coordinator for year-long CPMC TOPICS Seminar Series
                                     a Resident-Organized Seminar Series on Topics in 
8/05 – 5/06                 Graduate Student Instructor
                                         Philosophy Department, University of California, Irvine
                                         Teaching Applied Ethics to Undergraduate UCI Students
6/98 – 8/99                Research Assistant         

    & 6/97 – 8/97           for Dr. Sophia Vinogradov’s Research on Schizophrenia

                                     San Francisco Veterans Affairs Hospital



                       PROFESSIONAL SOCIETIES


2013  present          American Psychosocial Oncology Society

2010 – present           Northern California Psychiatric Society

2009 – present           Academy of Psychosomatic Medicine

2002 – present           American Psychiatric Association