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Curriculum Vitae

MAX FINK, M.D.
P.O. Box 457
St. James, NY 11780
mafink@attglobal.net
max.fink@stonybrook.edu

PRESENT APPOINTMENT

Professor of Psychiatry and Neurology, Stony Brook University      1972-1997
Professor Emeritus                                                                      1997-


CERTIFICATIONS


Diplomate, National Board of Medical Examiners                          1946

Diplomate, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology               
Certified in Neurology                                                                 1952
Certified in Psychiatry                                                                 1954

William Alanson White Institute of Psychoanalysis                         1953
Certificate in Psychoanalysis for Physicians                         

License, Practice of Medicine and Surgery
New York                                                                                     1946
Missouri                                                                                       1962


EDUCATION

University College, University Heights Campus                              1939-1942
New York University, B.A. cum laude, Honors in Biology  

New York University College of Medicine, M.D.                             1942-1945

William Alan White Institute for Psychoanalysis                            1948-1953
Certificate in psychoanalysis for physicians 

Morrisania City Hospital, Rotating Internship                                July 1945-April 1946

Montefiore Hospital, Residency in Neuropsychiatry                      July 1948-June 1949

Bellevue Psychiatric Hospital, Residencies in Neurology               July 1949-December 1951
and Psychiatry

Hillside Hospital, Resident in Psychiatry                                     January 1952-December 1952

Mount Sinai and Hillside Hospitals, Fellow in                              January 1953-December 1953
Neuropsychiatry; National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis
(also January 1951-December 1951)
ACADEMIC and RESEARCH AWARDS

Thomas William Salmon Award and Medal, New York                   2011
Academy of Medicine

 

Honorary Member, Associazione Italiana per la Terapia               2006
Elettroconvulsivante (AITEC)

Honorary Member, European Forum for Electroconvulsive           2006
Therapy (EFFECT)     

Honorary Fellow, International Pharmaco-EEG Society (IPEG)      2000

Fellow, Association for Convulsive Therapy                                 2000

Arrigo Prize for Lifetime Achievement in Neurophysiology,          1998
University of Pavia

Lifetime Achievement Award, Society of Biological Psychiatry     1996

Lifetime Achievement Award, Psychiatric Times and CME, Inc.    1995

Gold Medal Award of the Society of Biological Psychiatry             1988

Laszlo Meduna Prize of the Hungarian National Institute for         1986
Nervous and Mental Diseases

Taylor Manor Hospital Psychiatric Award                                     1983

Anna Moniker Foundation Prize for Contributions to the               1979
Study of Endogenous Depression

Samuel W. Hamilton Award, American Psychopathological            1974
Association

Alpha Omega Alpha, New York University                                     1973

A.E. Bennett Psychiatric Research Award, Society of                     1958
Biological Psychiatry

Electroshock Research Association Award                                     1956
 
Elected Phi Beta Kappa and Alpha Pi                                            1939-1942
Christopher Coates Biology Prize
Phi Lambda Upsilon Chemistry Prize, New York University


TEACHING AWARDS

“Teacher of the Year,” Department of Psychiatry                        1992, 1993, 1996
Stony Brook University

 




MEMBERSHIPS

Distinguished Life Fellow
American Psychiatric Association (APA)
Secretary                                                                                   1957, 1958
Chairman, section on Brain Function and Behavior                       1962
Member, Task Force on Electroconvulsive Therapy                       1975-1978, 1988-1990
Nassau Neuropsychiatric Society                                                  1954-1962 (President, 1959)
Suffolk County District Branch                                                     1973-

New York Academy of Medicine

American College of Neuropsychopharmacology (ACNP)

Fellow
Association for Convulsive Therapy

Inter-Pharmaco-EEG (IPEG)
Vice President                                                                           1981-1984     
Councillor                                                                                 1986-1990
Honorary Fellow                                                                        2000

Senior Member
Society of Biological Psychiatry        
                       
Member
American Psychopathological Association
Secretary                                                                                 1968-1971
Vice President                                                                          1971-1972
President-Elect                                                                         1972-1973
President                                                                                  1973-1974

Association for Convulsive Therapy                         
Chairman, Task Force on Ambulatory ECT                                   1995

Collegium Internationale Neuro-Psychopharmacologicum
(CINP)

Deutsche EEG Gesellschaft

International Brain Research Organization (IBRO)

International Society for Psychoneuroendocrinology

Instituto de Psiquatria y Psicologia de Montevideo

World Federation of Societies of Biological Psychiatry
Chairman, Task Force on ECT                                                      2002-2005                                         

 

 

 

EDITORIAL APPOINTMENTS

Founding Editor, Convulsive Therapy,1984-1994
Editorial Board, 1995-

 

Contributing Editor
Comprehensive Psychiatry (1972-2000)
Currents Developments in Psychopharmacology
Directions in Psychopharmacology
Journal of Clinical Psychiatry (1980-1999)
Neuropsychiatry, Neuropsychology & Behavioral Neurology (1988-2003)
Neuropsychology (Associate Editor, Pharmaco-EEG, 1983-1997)
Pharmacopsychiatry
Psychiatric Journal, University of Ottawa (1980-1992)
Clinical Pharmacology & Therapeutics (1977-1981)
Psychopharmacologia (1975-1978)
Sleep &Wakefulness (1978-1981)


PRIOR APPOINTMENTS

Academic

Assistant in Neurology, New York University                              1952-1954

Research Professor of Psychiatry, Washington University           1962-1966

Professor of Psychiatry, University of Missouri                           1963-1966

Visiting Professor
University of Istanbul                                                               1968, 1969
National Institute of Neurology of Mexico                                  1969
University of California at Irvine                                               1976
Organon Special Visiting Lectureship, Netherlands                     1988

Honorary Member, Societe Royale de Medecine Mentale            1969
de Belgique

Professor of Psychiatry, Albert Einstein College of Medicine       1998-2005

Hospital

Staff Neurologist, Long Island Jewish Hospital                            1954-1959
Associate Attending Neurologist, North Shore Hospital                1954-1962

Supervising Psychiatrist; Director of Research                             1954-1962
Director, Department of Experimental Psychiatry
Hillside Hospital, Glen Oaks, NY

Director, Missouri Institute of Psychiatry, St. Louis, MO               1962-1966

Director, Division of Biological Psychiatry, NY                             1966-1973
Medical College

Attending Psychiatrist
Metropolitan Medical Center                                                      1965-1973
Flower & Fifth Avenue Hospitals                                                 1966-1973
Bird S. Coler Hospital                                                                 1966-1973
University Hospital, Stony Brook University                                 1980-1997

Consulting Psychiatrist
Grasslands Hospital                                                                    1971-1973
Central Islip Psychiatric Center                                                   1974-1979
V.A. Hospital, Northport, NY                                                       1972-1981

Director, Division of Clinical Sciences                                          1976-1983
Long Island Research Institute

Attending Psychiatrist, Department of Psychiatry                        1981-2005
Long Island Jewish Hillside Hospital


CONSULTANT

Committee on Clinical Drug Evaluation                                        1962-1965
Psychopharmacology Service Center, NIMH

Division of Mental Diseases of the State of Missouri                      1962-1966

VA-NIMH-SAODAP Collaborative Studies in Opiate                         1972-1974
Dependence               

Bureau of Drugs, Food & Drug Administration                               1970-1973

American Psychiatric Association Task Force on ECT                     1975-1978

V.A. Merit Review Board on Behavioral Sciences                           1977-1980

German BGA Commission of Pharmaco-EEG                                  1980-1981

NIMH Committee on Collaborative ECT Project                             1980-1982

National Academy of Sciences, National Research Council             1981-1982
Committee on Toxicology: Committee on Anticholinergic
Drugs Panel

U.S. Army Workshop on the Feasibility of Using                             1986
Incapacitating Agents Against Terrorists

American Psychiatric Association Task Force on                            1988-1990
Electroconvulsive Therapy



MILITARY SERVICE

Captain, U.S. Army Medical Corps.                                               1946-1947
School of Military Neuropsychiatry, Fort Sam Houston
Chief, NP Clinical Service, Fort Knox Station Hospital                    
                       

PRIVATE PRACTICE

Ship Surgeon
Grace Line                                                                                  1947-1948
American Export Line                                                                  1948

Neurology and Psychiatry                                                            
1954-1958

275 Middle Neck Road, Great Neck, NY

 

 

 

July 12, 2018