Curriculum Vitae

May 7, 1998

James M. Pfrommer, M.D.



Board Certification:

Psychiatry & Neurology # 33326
Oct. 1990


1975 Perkiomen School, Pennsburg, Pa.
1979 B.S. Natural Science, Muhlenberg College
1983 M.D. Hahnemann University

Post Graduate Training:

1983-87 Residency in Psychiatry, Hahnemann University

Honors and Awards:

Hahnemann University, Certificate of Distinction for Consistent Excellence in Academic Performance in the Field of Psychiatry, 1983
Hahnemann University, Van Buren O. Hammett Memorial Award for Outstanding Performance in Psychiatry, 1983
Hahnemann University, Psychiatry Resident in Training Examination (PRITE): Scores consistently in top five percentile, overall.
1986- Ranked number one in country in General Psychiatry
Hahnemann University nominee for Falk Fellowship, 1986
Hahnemann University Award for Outstanding Teaching by an House Officer, June, 1987

Additional Experience:

Medical Director, Institute for Cognitive and Behavioral Therapy, Philadelphia
June, 1985 to July, 1987.
Northwest Center, Community Mental Health, Philadelphia
Emergency Department July, 1986 to July, 1988.
Substance Abuse and Addictive Disorders
Eagleville Hospital, Apr., 1985 to Sept., 1985.
Eating Disorders
Carrier Clinic, Jan., 1982 to Aug., 1982.
Geropsychiatry Program
Friends Hospital, Jan., 1987 to July, 1987.
Dual Diagnosis, Detox. & Rehab.
KeyStone Center, Sept., 1993 to June, 1996.
Medical Director, KeyStone Extended Care Unit
For Multiple Addictions and Sexual Compulsivity
May, 1994 to June 1996.
Facilitator, Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine Section
Physicians Online Discussion Groups
November 1996 to present.
Teaching Experience: Hahnemann Faculty Appointment
July, 1988 to present.


DSM-III in School of Mental Health Technology, 1985

Substance Abuse & Transition to Private Practice in the Residency, 1988

Psychopharmacology for Psychiatric Residents, 1990 to 1994


"Shame in Psychotherapy" With Donald L. Nathanson, M.D.

1990 A.P.A. Meeting, New York
1991 A.P.A. Meeting, New Orleans
1992 A.P.A. Meeting, Washington, DC.
1993 A.P.A. Meeting, San Francisco

"Treatment of Professional Sexual Misconduct"

1995 A.P.A. Meeting, Miami

Supervisory Experience:

Supervisor, Hahnemann School of Creative Arts Therapy,
Jan., 1987 to July, 1987.
Supervisor, Keystone E.C.U. Psychology & Adjunctive Staff
May, 1994 to June, 1996.

Supervisor, Hahnemann Psychiatric Residency
July, 1988 to March, 1997.


Psychopharmacology and Shame

1991 PTSD Conference, Washington, DC.

Hahnemann Grand Rounds, Discussant

March 17, 1995

Medication and Biological Aspects of OCD

Philadelphia Affiliate of the OC Foundation Support Group
November 4, 1995

Affect and Psychopharmacology

Oct. 27, 1996 Silvan Tomkins Institute
4th Annual Colloquium

Medication and Biological Aspects of OCD

Philadelphia Affiliate of the OC Foundation Support Group
December 18, 1996

Private Practice:

1550 Flat Rock Road
Penn Valley, PA 19072-1238
(closed 4/1/97)

Professional Memberships:

American Motorcyclist Association (Life Member)

American Society of Clinical Psychopharmacology

National Obsessive Compulsive Foundation

National Rifle Association (Life Member)

Early American Industries Association

Pennsylvania Medical Society

Philadelphia Psychiatric Society

Philadelphia Affiliate of the OC Foundation

The Silvan S. Tomkins Institute


Overview of MAO Inhibitors: Suggested New Uses


Affect Theory and Psychopharmacology

with Donald L. Nathanson, M.D.
Psychiatric Annals Volume 23, Number 10.

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