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AATP Bios...

Our Officers

President

Richard N. Rosenthal, MD is Chairman of Psychiatry at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center, NY and Professor of Clinical Psychiatry at Columbia University. He is past president and currently head of public policy of the American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry, a distinguished fellow of the American Psychiatric Association, and a fellow of the New York Academy of Medicine. His main research area has focused on evaluation and treatment of the chronic mentally ill with addictive disorders, and he has been a clinical, research, and program development consultant to hospitals, state and federal (NIDA, SAMHSA) agencies. In addition, Dr. Rosenthal has had a long-standing interest in promoting technology in psychiatry, especially in the area of remote clinical monitoring, which has resulted in projects such as monitoring of cognitive function at high-altitude (on Mount Everest), and telephonic screening for mental disorders. He is chair of the Information Systems Review Committee of the NY State Hospital Review and Planning Council. He is board-certified in Psychiatry by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurologywith subspecialty certification in addiction psychiatry.


Executive Director

Robert S. Kennedy is Scientific Director and Director of Medical Strategy at CCGMetamedia and Clinical Instructor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine at the Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee. He teaches and lectures in New York City, nationally and internationally, on computers in psychiatry and medicine, Internet technology and medical education. Current research and projects include development of interactive clinical tools, PDA based CME, online learning and non-linear learning. Additionally he is a leading educator and developer of weblog use in clinical medicine.

 

AATP Steering Committee...


Our Advisors

Please meet some current Steering Committee members and our current and former AATP-Pfizer fellows:

Alexander C. Green MD is an Associate Clinical Professor at the University of California at San Diego School of Medicine, a Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association, and is sub-specialty board certified in Forensic Psychiatry. He is the Chair of the Information Management Committee of the San Diego Psychiatric Society, and recent chair at Scripps-Mercy Hospital. Dr. Green has taught office automation, been a featured speaker at behavioral informatics conferences, and published reviews of practice management and speech recognition programs. He has a lifelong interest in electronics, computers and telecommunications. He is most pleased to have created www.SanDiegoPsych.com, a unique web directory of 250 doctoral level professionals in over 50 subspecialties, serving the San Diego community.

Robert Hsiung, MD, aka Dr. Bob, is an Associate Professor of Clinical Psychiatry at the University of Chicago. He develops and has received grant support for innovative Web resources such as Grand Rounds on the Internet, the Student Counseling Virtual Pamphlet Collection, Psychopharmacology Tips, and Psycho-Babble. He has presented his work in peer-reviewed journals and at national and international meetings. He serves on the editorial boards of Cyber Psychology and Behavior and Psychiatry Online and has been a peer reviewer for JAMA. He is the current chair of the Telemental Health Special Interest Group of the American Telemedicine Association.

He is on the steering committee of the American Association for Technology in Psychiatry, was a Founding Member and the first Secretary-Treasurer of the International Society for Mental Health Online, and co-chairs the joint ISMHO/PSI committee that produces the Suggested Principles of Professional Ethics for the Online Provision of Mental Health Services. He is also a member of the Associate Faculty of the MacLean Center for Clinical Medical Ethics at the University of Chicago. He chaired the Internet committee and serves on the Ethics Committee of the Illinois Psychiatric Society. Dr. Bob received his AB in Applied Mathematics, magna cum laude, from Harvard University, his MD from Northwestern University, and his training in psychiatry from Yale University. He was named the Region VI Teacher of the Year by the Association for Academic Psychiatry in 1995 and a Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association in 2000.

Simon Kung, MD., our current AATP-Pfizer Fellow, received his B.S. in Computer Science and Engineering from the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA). While retaining loyalty to his undergraduate alma mater, he completed his MS in Computer Engineering from cross-town rival University of Southern California (USC). He worked as a programmer for six years before transitioning to medicine and receiving his MD from Mayo Medical School. He is currently one of the two PGY-4 Psychiatry chief residents at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. In 2002-2003, he received the Association for Academic Psychiatry (AAP) Fellowship, the American College of Psychiatrists (ACP) Laughlin Fellowship, the Mayo Brothers Distinguished Fellowship, and the American Association for Technology in Psychiatry Pfizer Fellowship. Throughout medical school and residency, he has been involved in the practical applications of computer technology to medical education and administration. He initiated Mayo Medical School’s first website, and put curriculum content on-line. He developed a web-based database program for trainee evaluations of faculty and curriculum. He also helped create a digital videoclip library of psychiatric disorders and symptoms. He is currently working on two projects: a multiple-choice quiz review program intended for the Palm PDA, and a web-based electronic filing cabinet for “classic” psychiatry papers and other teaching materials. Both projects will be presented at the 2004 AATP Annual Meeting.

John Luo, MD is a past president of AATP and Gores Informatics Chair. He first began using computers in high school with the Radio Shack TRS 80. He became more interested in science and matriculated at the California Institute of Technology, where he majored in biology. After a summer spent splicing DNA, he transferred to the University of California at Los Angeles to pursue clinical research and a career in medicine. His undergraduate work-study program provided a rich opportunity to teach himself about IBM personal computers.He attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical Center in Galveston. During his psychiatry residency training at Harbor UCLA Medical Center in Torrance, California, he used his Palm Pilot to organize his patient schedule, as well as to store important address, beeper, and drug information. His other projects included developing the web page for the Center for Mental Health Services Minority Fellowship, a first for American Psychiatric Association fellowships. After completing a medical Informatics fellowship at the University of California Davis Department of Psychiatry, he joined the department in July of 1999 as an Assistant Clinical Professor. Dr. Luo developed the UC Davis Department of Psychiatry "Palm Project"’, where all of the forty resident physicians have been issued a Palm handheld. The resident physicians at UC Davis have recognized him as Outstanding Faculty of the year in 2000 in acknowledgement of his efforts to bring psychiatry into the mobile information age. He is currently an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, University of California, Los Angeles. He has spoken extensively at the annual American Psychiatric Association and other meetings regarding the benefits of handheld computers in healthcare in addition to authoring numerous articles. He has an monthly online column in Current Psychiatry, which highlights technology in the practice of psychiatry.

Carlyle Chan, MD is immediate past president and he is Professor and Vice Chair for Professional Development and Education Outreach, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine, Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee.

 

 


 
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