MY EXPERIENCE

MEDICAL SCHOOL

I attended and graduated from Vanderbilt University School of Medicine from 1997 to 2001.

RESIDENCY

My residency training was from Johns Hopkins Hospital from 2001 to 2005.  In my final year I was appointed one of three Chief Residents.

ATTENDING PHYSICIAN

ADDITIONAL TRAINING

I have served for many years as Medical Director of 4 inpatient services, including Geriatric Psychiatry Hospital Services.
I have served many years as Medical Director of General Adult Inpatient and Outpatient psychiatry practices.

I have supervised hospital consult services.
I have owned and run a Medically Assisted Treatment substance Use recovery program in Nashville, TN.  

I have supervised and treated patients in Partial Hospitalization Programs, Intensive Outpatient Programs, and exclusively outpatient programs.  Many of these were substance use programs for "Dual Diagnosis" patients (which is jargon -- "Dual Diagnosis" just means patients who suffer from substance use disorders and other disorders such as depression). 

I have trained Residents and Nurse Practitioners.

For many years I have held a specialized license to prescribe a product called buprenorphine.  Some name brands for buprenorphine products include Suboxone, Subutex, and Zubsolv.  This medicine is used to help people suffering from opioid addictions maintain sobriety.  It is a remarkably useful and effective medication to help people maintain sobriety and a high level of functioning.  This medicine has helped save marriages, jobs, families, and lives.

 

I am BOARD CERTIFIED.

 

PUBLICATIONS

Deafness and imbalance associated with inactivationof the secretory Na-K-2Cl co-transporter

Eric DelpireJianming LuRoger EnglandChristopher Dull, & Tina Thorne

Nature Genetics volume 22, pages 192–195 (1999)

Cerebral vasospasm associated with intraventricular hemorrhage.

Dull CJTorbey MT.

Neurocrit Care. 2005;3(2):150-2.