As the Medical Director, I focus on the biomedical dimension of mental well-being and recovery. I work with clients to address medical problems that may underlie or exacerbate their emotional issues. I work to optimize brain health through improvement in diet, exercise, and sleep, and through letting go of bad habits such as tobacco, caffeine, alcohol and drugs. My passion lies in service to my patients, leadership, and an integrated approach to medical practice.
I trained at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, and spent many years on faculty there and at the Thomas Jefferson University Medical School. My specialty training has been in Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Uro-Gynecology. I am a certified sex addiction therapist (CSAT) and certified multiple addiction therapist (CMAT). I am completing a Masters Degree in Clinical Counseling. I have 20 years of experience in clinical research and am presently directing a ground-breaking international, multi-center investigation into the genetic and psychological features of sexual addiction. I have authored original research, medical review articles, and book chapters on subjects ranging from addiction to sexuality to pain management.
On the side, I serve as the executive director of the American Foundation for Addiction Research (AFAR), and am the father of four wonderful children. I love to travel the remote and wild areas of the world with a backpack on my back.