William Alan Wittlin, M.D., Ph.D.

Education
1992-1997 Ph.D. Cornell University, Science and Technology Studies
1981 Board Certification, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
1976 Residency in Psychiatry, Ft. Logan Mental Health Center, Denver, CO
1973 Pediatric Intern, Albert Einstein College of Medicine
1972 M.D., Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Yeshiva University, New York, NY
1968 B.A., Franklin and Marshall College, Philosophy and Psychology
   
Positions Held
1999-present Psychiatrist, solo private practice specializing in Child, Student and Adult psychotherapy and psychopharmacology, Ithaca and Skaneateles, NY
1998-2000 Psychiatrist, New York State Office of Children’s and Family Services
1998-1999 Director, Forensic Psychiatry, Broome County MHC, Binghamton, NY
1991-1997 Outpatient psychiatric practice, part time, Ithaca, NY; subspecializing in child and adolescent psychiatry
1996 Assistant Director of Residency Training and Director of Psychiatric Public Health, University of South Dakota, Department of Psychiatry, Sioux Falls
1995 Teaching Assistant in Medical Bioethics, Department of Science and Technology Studies, Cornell University
1994-1995 Consultant, New York State Office of Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities, Craig Developmental Center, Elmira Heights, NY
1989-1993 Medical Director, Psychiatric Services, Cortland Memorial Hospital, Cortland, NY
1989 Consultant, Delaware County MHC, Adolescent MICA Day Treatment Program
1986-1988 Attending Locum tenens psychiatrist and instructor for medical students and psychiatric residents, Utah and Alaska State Hospitals, and Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, Mary Imogene Bassett Hospital, Cooperstown, NY
1984-1986 Medical Director, Psychiatric Services, Aroostock County Medical Center, ME
1976-1984 Director, Child Custody Assessment Team and private practice in general psychiatry, Boulder, CO
1975-1976 Team Psychiatrist, Children’s Division, Fort Logan Mental Health Center, Denver, CO
   
Awards, Professional Honors, and Conferences
2000-present Member of the Forest Labs, Pfizer and AstraZeneca’s Speaker’s Bureau presenting more than fifty talks
1995 Organizer of Bioethics Seminar for Science and Technology Studies Department, Cornell University
1989-1992 Secretary, Cortland County Medical Society
1990 Delegate, New York State Medical Society; Drafted AMA Resolution 72, “Management of Low-level Radioactive Waste”
1982-1984 Vice President, medical staff, Boulder Psychiatric Institute
1983 Chairman, Department of Psychiatry, Boulder Community Hospital
1978-1981 Secretary and annual conference co-chair, Interdisciplinary Committee for Child Custody, Denver, CO
1968 Smith, Kline and French Scholar, Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia, PA
   
Selected Professional Papers Presented
2002 “Dysthymia: Diagnosis, Prognosis, and Treatment,” Grand Rounds, Binghamton General Hospital, Binghamton, NY
2000 “Augmentation Strategies in the Treatment of Depression,” Corning Hospital CME
1999 “Psychiatrist as Chemical Engineer, Patient as Cyborg,” Cornell University, Technology and Identity, Conference sponsored by the National Science Foundation
1997 “Tales of Deinstitutionalization,” Cornell Department of Science and Technology Studies
1996 “Who Will Lead? Current Trends in Mental Health Service and Policy,” Tompkins County Mental Health Association
1996 “The De-institutionalization of Psychiatric Patients,” American Association of the History Of Medicine, the State University at Buffalo Health Science Center
1993 “De-institutionalization and Psychiatric Training in the Biologic Era,” International Society for the History, Philosophy and Social Studies of Science, Brandeis University
1993 “Drug Paradigms,” Cornell University, English Literature Conference
1993 “De-institutionalization and Biologic Psychiatry,” Yale University, History, Philosophy, Sociology, and Medicine Conference
1991 “Hospital Treatment of the Chronic Borderline Patient,” New York State Catholic Charities Annual Conference
1990 “Child and Elder Abuse,” Keynote Address, Central New York State Hospital Association
1990 “A Developmental Approach to Inpatient Psychiatry,” Department of Psychiatry Grand Rounds, SUNY Health Science Center, Syracuse, NY
1981 “Joint Custody Perspectives,” American Psychiatric Association Annual Meeting
 
Publications
“Deinstitutionalization of the Homeless, Chronically Mentally Ill: A Mental Health, Legal and Public Policy Tragedy,” accepted for publication in Psychology, Law and Public Policy, an official journal of the American Psychological Association and the Universities of Miami and Arizona law schools, 2004.
Doctoral Dissertation: Deinstitutionalization of the Homeless Patient with Chronic Schizophrenia: Implications for Psychiatric Training and Policy
“The Homeless, the Homicidal, and the Dead,” The Book Press Literary Magazine, Ithaca, NY, 1997.
Custody and the Courts: A Handbook of Child Custody for Lawyers and Mental Health Professionals (with Robert Hinds), Irvington Press, 1989.
“Homosexuality and Child Custody,” Conciliation Courts Review, Vol. 21, No. 1. June 1982.
“Joint Custody,” The Barrister: Journal of the Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association, Vol. XIII, No. 1. Spring 1982.
“Child Development: Implications for Custody and Visitation,” Colorado Trial Lawyers Association Review, Fall 1981.
“Apomorphine Induced Conditioned Aversion to a Novel Food,” Psychon. Sci. 1968, Vol. 12.