My Background

Place of Birth: Dunedin, FL


1990 – 1994 – Rollins College, Winter Park, FL 

– B.A. in Biopsychology, Magna Cum Laude

1994 – 1998 – University of South Florida College of Medicine

– Medical Degree

– Academic Excellence Award

– Alpha Omega Alpha – Honor Medical Society

1998 – 2002 – Duke University Medical Center

– Internship and Residency in General Psychiatry

2002 – 2003 – Emory University

– Fellowship in Forensic Psychiatry

Board Certifications:

General Psychiatry – American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology

Forensic Psychiatry – American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology

Addiction Medicine – American Board of Addiction Medicine

Work Experience:


2005 – Present:   Private Practice, Adult Psychiatry and Addiction Medicine, Palm Harbor, FL

2003 – Present:   Private Practice, Forensic Psychiatry (FL, GA, NC)

2010 – Present:   MetLife Insurance, Medical Consultant, Disability Claims

2010 – Present:   PRN and IPN Approved Evaluator

2011 – Present:   NFL Program for Substances of Abuse, Treating Clinician


2006 – 2011:       Medical Director, Turning Point of Tampa, Inc.

2004 – 2005:       Staff Psychiatrist, Florida State University, University Counseling Center

2003 – 2004:       Psychiatrist and Clinic Director, Georgia Institute of Technology Health Services

Psychiatry Clinic. Atlanta, GA

Academic Appointments: 

2004 – Present:     Clerkship Faculty, Florida State University College of Medicine

Professional Associations: 

American Medical Association
American Psychiatric Association
American Board of Addiction Medicine
American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law


1993 – 1997:   Psychoneuroimmunology – Neonatal cytomegalovirus exposure decreases prepulse inhibition in adult rats: Implications for schizophrenia

Citations of this publication, which was the first to demonstrate a causative effect of perinatal viral infection and an information processing deficit (prepulse inhibition) that is found in schizophrenia.