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I am an acccomplished public speaker, sharing my personal and professional journey as a psychiatrist living with a mental health condition. I weave engaging and humorous anecdotes into a life story that has been one of challenge and hope. My humanistic theme of triumph over adversity is relatable to all in the most human of ways. Mine is an inspirational voice that captures the power that lies within each of us to be our best selves.
Documentary Short: The Psychiatrist as Patient: Caring for the Caregiver. Funded by the Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance. Completed October 2020. Stephanie Choriatis, Director and Co-Producer; Jerry Pavlon-Blum, Co-Producer. See the entire film at dbsalliance.org
Selected Speaking Engagements:
UCSF School of Medicine, October 5, 2020. Clinicians with Mental Health Conditions
Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance 2020 Leadership Summit, October 2, 2020. Weaving a Fabric of Bipolar Wellness
Interview with the International Bipolar Foundation. August 12, 2020. Hear the conversation on YouTube.
International Society of Bipolar Disorders: Sydney, Australia, March 22, 2019. Narratives in the Head of a Psychiatrist with Bipolar Disorder
Downstate Grand Rounds, Brooklyn, NY: Oct 16, 2019. A Psychiatrist with Bipolar Disorder Shares his Story
Mt Sinai Hospital Center New York, NY: Oct 22nd, 2019. Acknowledge, Accept, Act: Clinician Mental Health, A Psychiatrist with Bipolar Disorder
California Northstate University College of Medicine: May 18, 2020 (Via Video) The Psychiatrist as Patient: Caring for the Caregiver.
American Psychiatric Association Annual Conference: April 2020. (Via Video) A Long Day’s Journey into Light: A Psychiatrist with Bipolar Disorder (Documentary short screened)
International Society of Bipolar Disorders: June 8 and June 19, 2020 (Via Video) A Call to Action from a Psychiatrist with Bipolar Disorder (Documentary short screened)
APA Publication: Dec/Jan 2020 “Psychiatric News”, Letter to the Editor on Physician Health
Podcast: Shame is slavery, authenticity is freedom; humanity bridges the two, March, 2020 moderated by Michael Myers, M.D. Listen here
I welcome the opportunity to speak at gatherings, large and small. Please contact me at email@example.com