Rediscovering Judaism and Israel, University
of Miami football, jazz, and weightlifting.
Lead forensic psychiatrist and forensic
examiner in a number of the most significant cases
in America today; developer, the Depravity Standard,
evidence-based standard for distinguishing the worst
of crimes to assist sentencing; pioneered and implemented
peer review for forensic consultation; publisher
and editor in chief of The Forensic Echo; associate professor
of psychiatry, New York University School of Medicine,
adjunct professor of law, Duquesne University School
of Law; task force on serial killers, FBI; invited
distinguished lecturer, American College of Legal
Directors, American Board of Disaster Medicine; and
frequent contributor, Larry King Live and ABC News.
MEDICAL SCHOOL EXPERIENCE/RECOLLECTION:
school education gave me an advantage when I entered
alongside people who had been educated elsewhere.
I benefited from the diversity of populations served,
of Jackson Memorial Hospital, and the variety of
settings we were able to learn in, from Jackson,
to the VA, to Mount Sinai, to the Miami-Dade community.
how my teachers were patient with me as I matured
a younger and more unfocused medical student into
a far more successful physician.
Let passion drive goals, compete to
improve, and choose to explore and to do things
not otherwise be explored and done. Hold steadfast
inclination to do the right thing.
WHY I DO WHAT I DO:
Because every day is different
and the intellectual challenge is unmatched.
It is an incredible
privilege to have to engage a complex problem
on a medical, psychological, legal, investigative,
To defend my work within the adversarial system
is a fascinating, competitive challenge.