• University of Puget Sound, B.A. (Interdisciplinary – Behavioral Biology) 1984
  • Saint Louis University School of  Medicine, M.D. (Medicine) 1994
  • Saint Louis University Graduate School, Ph.D. (Neurobiology) 1992, with professor Mark F. Jacquin

Postgraduate Training and Education

1994-95 – Resident, Department of Diagnostic Radiology & Neuroradiology, St. Louis University Hospital

1995-98 – Resident, Department of Psychiatry, Barnes – Jewish Hospitals, St. Louis, MO

1998-2000 – Child Psychiatry Fellow/Research Fellow, Department of Psychiatry, University of Colorado, Denver, CO

Additional Training

2003 – Medical Radiation Protection, Medical Radiation Instrumentation, Radiopharmaceuticals and Chemistry, Principles of Radiation Physics, Institute for Nuclear Medical Education.

2003-2004 – Training on the preparation and administration of radiopharmaceuticals, instrumentation, radiation safety, SPECT imaging acquisition, processing, interpretation, and reporting, 1400 hours.

2006 – A New Anatomical Framework for Neuropsychiatric Disorders: Systems Analysis – St. Louis University School of Medicine Practical Anatomy and Surgical Education Center

2007 – Psychogenomics – Mayo Medical Center





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Awards and Honors

2021 – Top Doc Award – Psychiatry

2015 – #19 of the Top Scientific Discoveries of 2015 – Discover Magazine

2008 – Patient Choice Award

2009 – Patient Choice Award

2011 – Patient Choice Award

1997 – NIMH Outstanding Resident Award

1994 – Departmental Award, Department of Community and Family Medicine

1994 – Weis Humanitarian Award for Outstanding Humanitarian Care as a Medical Student

1994 – Distinction in Community Service Award

1993 – Parrett Foundation Scholarship

1991-92 – Parrett Foundation Scholarship

1991 – Community Service Award, Child Abuse Prevention Task Force

1986‑87 – American Heart Association Medical Student Research Fellowship, Dept. of Pathology, University of Washington

1985 – U.S. Public Health Service Summer Research Fellowship, Dr. Vernon Fischer, Dept. of Anatomy, Saint Louis University School of Medicine

Honor Societies and Professional Organizations

Society of Nuclear MedicineBrain Imaging Council, Brain Imaging Outreach Working Group

Society for Neuroscience

American Medical Association

American Psychiatric Association

American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry

Alpha Sigma Nu Jesuit Honor Society

Sigma Xi Scientific Research Society

Phi Sigma Biology Honorary Society