June 8, 2011
I am a psychiatrist (psychopharmacology and psychotherapy) specializing in the so-called "personality disorders," particularly narcissistic and borderline personality disorders. I was a Fellow and then an Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychiatry at Columbia from 2004- 2011, when I had an intellectual crisis-of-faith in which I stopped believing that neuroimaging could shed significant insight into the mystery of subjective experience. Since then I have focused on my clinical practice (at the Personality Studies Institute) and philosophical concerns.
I am a therapist, pharmacologist, and erstwhile functional neuroimager. My clinical work focuses on integrating medication with talk therapy to treat self-disorders. I want to build an empirical metaphysics with clinical teeth.