Esalen Institute, Big Sur, CA.  Work-Study Scholar, Studied Integrative Alternative Medicine  1998           
   Karl Menninger School Psychiatry.  Awarded the first Medical Student Scholarship. 1994                        
      Studied Adult Inpatient/Outpatient, Child and Adolescent Inpatient/Outpatient Psychiatry. 
   University of California, San Francisco, Department of Emergency Medicine. Summer Scholarship.  1989
      Participated in syncope research project UCSF and Clinical Care at Highland Hospital, Oakland
   UCSF, Internal Medicine Department. Sponsor: Dean Ornish, M.D., Professor. Summer Scholarship  1989
      Participated in his Dr. Dean Ornish’s Cardiology Treatment Program for Reversing Heart Disease.  
   Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute, Marine Biological Laboratory, Mass. Summer Fellowship.  1984
      Course: Neural Systems and Behavior.
   Yale University, Biology Department, New Haven, Connecticut.  1977                                         
      Participated in graduate ecosystems courses and conducted PhD thesis research
   University of Michigan, Douglas Lake Biological Station. Class: Distressed Ecosystems. Summer 1976
   Michigan State University, W.K. Kellogg Biological Station. Course: Population Ecology. Summer  1972 
   Rice University, Biology Department, Houston, Texas. Predator-Prey Interactions.  Spring semester course 1972
   Woods Hole Oceanographic Inst, Marine Biological Lab, MA. Neuroethology research   Summer Fellow  1984
   NASA Research Associate, Univ of Pennsylvania.. Gravitational physiology research.  1981-1983                               
   The Academy of Natural Sciences of Phil, Penn. Population dynamics, resource allocation research.  1978-1981

   LeMoyne College, Syracuse, NY: Behavior and the Brain: Neurobiopsychology                   
   Empire State College, Syracuse, NY:  Mental Health Care in America                                                     
   Onondaga Community College, Biology Department, Syracuse, NY:  Anatomy & Physiology            
   Manhattan Psychiatric Center, Outpatient Clinic, 163rd W 125th Street, Harlem, NY                         
       NYU Psychiatry Resident Teaching and Supervision; Medical Student Teaching and Supervision      
   University of Hawaii, Selected Psychiatric Topics to Family Practice Residents

   Assistant Professor
      Millsaps College, Biology Department, Jackson, MS 1983-1985.
         Biology, Zoology, Ecology, Aquatic Biology, Principles of Scientific Research, and
         Australian Ecology with 8 weeks of field study and research in Australia including the Great Barrier Reef
   Adjunct Assistant Professor while a Postdoctoral Fellow at The Academy of Natural Sciences.
      University of Virginia, Mountain Lake Biological Station, Pembroke. Course: Limnology           
      Muhlenberg College, Allentown, Pennsylvania. Course: Vertebrate Zoology.  

      Philadelphia Cultural Consortium of Universities and Museums. Team taught Evolution of Man

      Lehigh University, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. Taught course Evolution and Genetics 


   LeMoyne College, Syracuse, NY:  An all College Presentation: An American Mental Health Care Epidemic?           
   WCYN Public Television, Syracuse, NY; Current Topics: Coll Prep Pressures; Alternative ADHD Treatments    
   University of Hawaii, Department of Psychiatry, Grand Rounds, "Tattoos and Psychopathology".
   Hawaiian Mental Health Advocacy Convention, Honolulu   One-hour Hawaiian Public Television Program.
   National Alliance for the Mentally Ill (NAMI), Hawaii Chapter
   Univ. Michigan-Ann Arbor, Dartmouth College, Academy of Natural Sciences-Philadelphia, Vanderbilt Univ.,
   Creighton Univ., Univ. Maryland, George Mason Univ., Univ. Wisconsin, Univ. Virginia, Rutgers Univ., Penn
   St Univ., Franklin and Marshall Coll, Univ. Santa Clara, Univ. Miss Med. Sch., Temple Univ. and Univ. Penn.

   Clear Mind Body Institute, Syracuse, NY  2010-Present                                                                                                      Health Care Consultatant and CEO
   Staff Psychiatrist
      Hutchings Psychiatric Center, Inpatient Services, Syracuse, NY 2008-2010                                                      
         Medical management and treatment coordination for child, adolescent, adult & geriatric patients.
      Astor Home for Children, Outpatient Clinical Services, Poughkeepsie, NY.  2005-2006                                       
         Child & Adolescent Medication Management and Psychotherapy for 283 patients,      
   Locum Tenens Psychiatrist
      Rockland Psychiatric Center, Inpatient Unit Psychiatrist, Rockland, NY  1-9, 2008                                            
         Initiation of a Dialectic Behavioral Therapy Unit to treat violent Axis I female Borderline patients.
      Manhattan Psychiatric Center, Outpatient Clinic, 163rd W 125th Street, Harlem, NY 3-12, 2007                    
         Management and Treatment Team Coordination for 100 patients including Initial Patient Psychiatric
         Intake Evaluations; medication management including Risperdal Consta and Clozapine;
         NYU Psychiatry Resident Teaching and Supervision; Medical Student Teaching and Supervision
      Orange Regional Medical Center, Behavioral Health, Goshen, NY  2006-2007

         Inpatient Adult Unit, Outpatient Child Clinic, ER Patient Assessment and Care, Hospital Psychiatric Consultation           
    Science & Curriculum Coordinator, Space Life Science Training Program, Kennedy Space Center, 1985-1987.
      Initiated and supervised a NASA nationally competitive, highly selective, multiethnic/racial college student
         educational and research program for 40 students over 2 summer months. Responsibilities included:
      Development and execution of the overall program, curriculum and budget ($3,000,000/yr).
      Identification, selection, invitation and coordination of 40 scientists, NASA program administrators    
         and Astronauts from distinguished academic and NASA Centers, as part of the guest lecture series.
      Identification, selection and supervision of 4 student-involvement research projects, one of which was
         flown on the Space Shuttle during the summer program.
      Overseeing the activities of 8 Ph.D.s, 4 Assistant Professor Counselors, 6 graduate student assistants,
      Annual budget presentation at NASA Headquarters, Washington, DC.

   Hawaii Psychiatric Medicine Association Newsletter. 2001 – 2003.
   Trophic Interactions within Aquatic Ecosystems.  American Association for the Advancement of Science,
      Selected Symposium Series, Volume 85. Westview Press, Boulder, Colorado. 1984. 472pp.

   NASA Space Biology Developmental Workshop, Aquatic Invertebrate Development Session. Wash DC
   Trophic Dynamics within Aquatic Ecosystems Symposium, American Association for the Advancement of
      Science, Biological Sciences Division. Toronto, Canada.
   Littoral Ecology Session, Internatl Symp on The Evolution and Ecology of Zooplankton Communities, Natl Sci Foundation         and 
the American Society of Limnology and Oceanography, Dartmouth College, New Hampshire.

   Selected Single or Senior Authorship
      Functional Aspects of an Organic Respiratory Disorder: Cystic Fibrosis. DG Meyers and R. Anbar.  ln:  
          Functional Respiratory Disorders: When Respiratory Symptoms Do Not Respond to Pulmonary Treatment
          Ed. R Anbar. Head and Professor, Pediatric Pulmonology, Upstate Med Sch, Springer Publisher, June 2012.
      The Physiologist 28: S149-159. Morphological evidence of mechanoreceptive gravity perception…
      America Association for the Advancement of Science, Selected Symp. 85: 309-325. Habitat shifting, feeding mode                     versatility and alternative resource exploitation by herbivorous cladoceran zooplankton in a montane lake. In:
          Trophic Interactions within Aquatic Ecosystems. D. G. Meyers and J. R. Strickler, Eds. 1984.
      Ecology 65: 309-320.  Egg development…microcrustacean: Significance to secondary productivity in fresh waters.
      The Physiologist 25; S123-S124. Gravity receptors sensitivity in a …zooplankter...
      Proceedings  of The Academy of Natural Sciences 134: 1-11. Darwin’s investigation of carnivorous aquatic plants…
      Limnology and Oceanography, Speciial Symp. 3: 80-90. Diurnal vertical migration in aquatic microcrustacea.
      SCIENCE 203: 1022-1025. 1979. Capture enhancement in carnivorous aquatic plants: Functional anatomy…

   Karl Menninger School of Psychiatry, Medical Student Scholarship. Topeka, KS. 1994
   Outstanding Rating Award, VA Medical Center, University of Washington, Seattle. 1991
      Addiction Treatment Unit, Psychiatry Department
   Emergency Medicine Department Summer Fellowship, Univ. Cal. San Francisco. 1989
   Cardiology Department, Marshall University Med. Sch., Summer Fellowship.
      Participated in Dean Ornish's Cardiology Program, Univ. Cal. San Francisco.
   Family Practice Meeting Expense Grant to attend Wilderness Medicine Mtg., Aspen. CO. 1989
   U.S. Public Health Service Medical Student Fellowship. 1988
   Nominated for the Governing Board, Amer. Soc. for Gravitational and Space Biology. 1985
   Correspond Appointment Gravitational Physiology, Interntl. Union Physiol Sci Commission on Gravitational Physiology.
   NASA Space Biology Research Grant, NAGW-643. 1984-1985
   National Service Award, U.S. Dept. Health and Human Services, to attend Neural Systems and Behavior  
      course and conduct neurobiological research at The Marine Biology Lab, Woods Hole, MA. 1984 
   NASA Planetary Biology, Graduate-Student Research-Advisor Grant. Summer 1982.
   Amer. Assoc. Advmt. Science (AAAS) Travel Grant. 1981.
   NASA Research Associate Grant, Space Biology Program., NAGW-70. University, Pennsylvania. 1981-1983.
   Biological Research Consultant, Biology Department, University of Ottawa, Canada. Summer 1979.
   Research Assistantship, University of Wisconsin-Madison. 1976-1978.
   National Academy of Sciences, Marsh Fund Grant. 1976.
   Graduate School Summer Fellowship, University of Wisconsin-Madison. 1973.


   Hawaiian Chapter of the American Psychiatric Association (APA)
      Newsletter Editor and Executive Committee Member that included testifying before State Legislative                           
        Committees in support of mental health bills and lobbying State Legislators.
      Lobbied in Washington DC for the Hawaiian Chapter of the APA , assisting in Hawaii being chosen as the
         site for the 2012 APA National Convention
      Initiator and Organizer of Hawaiian Senator Inouye’s Tour the Dept of Psychiatry, Queen's Hospital, Honolulu.  
      Chapter Representative, American Psychiatric Association Legislative Institute, Wash, D.C.
      Resident Representative and Executive Committee Member.
      Community Service with NAMI:  Volunteer giving monthly talks, working on committees and in clinics
  Group Therapist, Family Practice Department Clinic, University of Hawaii. Co-therapist in weekly sessions.
         Sponsor: Phil Bohnert MD, Faculty Psychiatrist, Family Practice Dept, University of Hawaii.
  Lecturer, Family Practice Dept., Univ. of Hawaii. Taught psychiatric topics to Family Practice Residents.                        
         Sponsor: Phil Bohnert MD, Faculty Psychiatrist, Family Practice Dept, University of Hawaii.
  Teleconference Therapy, Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Department, Tripler Army Med Ctr, Honolulu, HI.
         Biweekly family therapy sessions: 12 year old patient in Hawaii conferencing with her parents in Texas.
  Multicultural Experience: Diverse peoples of Hawaii islands, Pacific Rim, Asia, Americas, US, Canada & Mexico


University of Hawaii, General Psychiatry Residency, and Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship. Honolulu.  11/2003

University of Virginia-Charlottesville, Psychiatry Internship

University of Washington-Seattle, Psychiatry Department & VA Med Ctr, Addictions Psychiatry Study, Therapist Training & Certification 

Marshall University School of Medicine, MD  1997

University of Wisconsin-Madison. PhD;  1978.   Doctoral Research Conducted in the Biology Department, Yale University

Texas A&M University-College Station. MS 

Denison University, Granville, Ohio. BA


Institute of Medicine Committee on the Use of Complementary and Alternative Medicine by the American Public stated in a 2002 survey by the National Health Interview Survey (NHIS) that 75% of the population has used CAM and 62% had in the previous 12 months. This use was most often in association with traditional medical care and was of a greater percent than visits to all primary care physicians. My interest in CAM began while studying for my doctoral program, when I was initiated into Transcendental Meditation.

The practice of meditation greatly helped me to relax and focus on my studies and research that resulted in a number of my articles being published in leading scientific journals including the Journals, Science, and Ecology


I added the practice of Yoga and maintained a habit I learned to enjoy early in my life, aerobic exercise that included running 20 miles a week.

After teaching college for a number of years and conducting research for NASA, I accepted a job at the Kennedy Space Center to coordinate a college student educational and research program that included an experiment flown on the Shuttle.

After successfully initiating the NASA program, I moved on to fulfill a lifelong desire of attending medical school for the sole purpose of becoming a Psychiatrist who specialized in not only adults, but also children & adolescents. During Medical School, I took a two year leave of absence to study Addictions Psychiatry at the University of Washington and the Seattle VA Medical Center in Seattle. I was fortunate to not only work as an addictions therapist but to become proficient at group therapy and teaching group dynamics to the patients and was awarded an Outstanding Rating Certificate from the Department of Veterans Affairs.

Between Medical School and Internship, I spent a year at the Esalen Institute in Big Sur, California, where I was exposed to a various forms of CAM from practitioners from all over the world. Workshops and seminars included message, Gestalt therapy, art therapy, past life regression, nutrition (I was assistant manager of the Esalen organic farm), spiritual message, Rieki, vivid dreaming, dance therapy, Native American Medicine (sweat lodges), guided imagery and mediation; parts of which are incorporated into my work .


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