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School of Medicine Attended: 8/78 - 6/80, in Boston, MA. M.D.
Albany Medical College (AMC) of Union University Attended:
9/76 - 8/78, in Albany, NY Transferred (to Tufts) 8/78.
Polytechnic Institute (RPI) (six year Bio-Medical Program with AMC)
Attended: 9/74 - 8/76, in Troy, NY. B.S. (Cum Laude)
California at Berkeley (UCB), School of Public Health Attended: 7/84 - 6/86,
in Berkeley, CA. M.P.H. 5/11/86 (Maternal & Child Health), Preventive
Oregon Health Sciences University (formerly
University of Oregon Health Science Center) Attended: 7/80 - 6/81, in
Portland, OR. Intern's certificate 6/30/81 (Family
OTHER PROFESSIONAL TRAINING: 1985-1989: Extension
programs in acupuncture for physicians, UCLA.
7/86-8/86: New England
Epidemiology Institute, Tufts University.
9/82-10/82: Intensive clinical
course in OB, Maricopa County General Hospital, Phoenix, AZ.
Courses in manual/orthopedic medicine and spinal manipulation by Cyriax,
Blosser, Saine, and Michigan State University College of Osteopathic
TEACHING EXPERIENCE: Present: Classes on substance abuse,
medical anthropology, ethics and on ACHP, Uniformed Services University of the
Health Sciences (USUHS) and Bethesda Naval Hospital.
Abuse: Prevention and Intervention & Alternative and Complementary Health
Practices (ACHP): MPH program courses at GWU Medical Center.
Introduction to Traditional Chinese Medicine (CME) GWU Medical
1997 - 1999: Guest Lecturer, Art and Science of Acupuncture CME
course, University of Miami.
1996-1998: Guest Lecturer in Medical Botany,
Columbian College of GWU.
1992-1995: Community oriented primary care
(COPC) lectures, Georgetown University (GU).
1989-1991: Medical Aspects
of Substance Abuse, UCSF School of Nursing.
Methodology and Inter-Medical Communications courses, American College of
Traditional Chinese Medicine (ACTCM), San Francisco, CA.
Clinical Epidemiology Program Research Methods Workshop.
Public Health and Nuclear Weapons course (Pub Health 291B), UC
1981-1982: Cardiovascular Medicine and Emergency Diagnosis and
Referral courses, National College of Naturopathic Medicine (NCNM), Portland,
California at San Francisco (UCSF) Attended: 7/86 - 6/88, in San Francisco,
CA. Pew Health Policy Fellow, Mellon Scholar in Clinical
and Board Certification
in Medical Toxicology (1/30/97 - 12/31/07) by the America Board of Emergency
Medicine (ABEM, #28643) and the American Board of Preventive Medicine (ABPM,
#2023D); Board eligibility established through practice in behavioral
Board certified in Public Health and
General Preventive Medicine by ABPM (#50390; 1/26/88).
Certified by the
National Board of Medical Examiners (NBME, #236801; 7/1/81).
LICENSURE: California, Washington.
& Administrative Appointments
of Pharmacologic and Alternative Therapies (OPAT), Center for Substance Abuse
Treatment (CSAT), Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration
(SAMHSA) - Medical Director.
Present: National Capital Poison Center,
Washington, DC - Consulting Physician.
Present: Uniformed Services
University of the Health Sciences (USUHS) - Adjunct Professor of Preventive
Medicine and Biometrics.
Present: George Washington University (GWU)
Medical Center and School of Public Health and Health Services - Adjunct
Associate Professor of Community Medicine.
1/92 - 1/93:
Veterans Administration (VA) Medical Center, Washington, DC - Consulting and
Attending Physician, Substance Abuse Service and VA Community
10/88 - 10/91: University of California at San Francisco (UCSF)
School of Medicine - Adjunct Assistant Professor of Epidemiology, Institute for
Health Policy Studies (IHPS).
8/83 - 6/84: Claremore Comprehensive Indian
Health Facility, Claremore, OK - General Medical Officer in obstetrics and
7/82- 7/83: PHS Indian Hospital, Pine Ridge, SD -
General Medical Officer; Human Services Officer (mental health & social
7/80 - 6/81: Oregon Health Science University, Portland, OR -
Resident in Family Practice.
Memberships, Offices and Committee
Academy of Family Physicians (FAAFP).
Fellow, American College of
Preventive Medicine (FACPM). Fellow, National Academy of Acupuncture &
Oriental Medicine (FNAAOM).
Founding Member, American Academy of Medical
Professional Member (Certified Herbalist), American
Herbalist Guild (AHG).
Member, Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical
Member, American Public Health Association
Member, National Council Against Health Fraud
Associate Member, American Osteopathic
Professional Positions & Major Appointments
11/91 - 3/98:
National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), Science Policy Branch (SPB) - MEDICAL
9/94 - 7/95: NIH OFFICE OF ALTERNATIVE MEDICINE (OAM, now the
National Center for Complementary & Alternative Medicine)- ACTING
1/91 - 10/91: Santa Clara County Public Health Department,
Bureau of Drug Abuse Services - EPIDEMIOLOGIC CONSULTANT & CLINICAL
11/89 - 11/90: Bay Area Addiction Research and Treatment
(BAART) - MEDICAL DIRECTOR.
7/88 - 9/891: California Department of
Health Services, Office of AIDS/Infectious Disease Branch - PUBLIC HEALTH
MEDICAL OFFICER III (EPIDEMIOLOGY), Chief of Epidemiologic Research and
Statistics, Office of AIDS.
Present: Science Board and Governing
Council, American Public Health Association (APHA).
Interagency Narcotic Treatment Policy Review Board (INTPRB).
Editorial Board, The Alternative Health Practitioner (Springer).
Present: Scientific Director, To Create, Inc. (consulting, teaching,
writing and editing).
Present: SAMHSA representative, National Center
for Complementary & Alternative Medicine (NCCAM) Interagency Coordinating
12/5/00: Witness on alternative therapies in addiction
treatment for the White House Commission on Complementary & Alternative
1993 - 1999: Physicians' Professional Advisory
Committee (PPAC) to the Surgeon General.
1995 - 1998: Director, NIDA
continuing medical education (CME) program.
1996 - 1997: Initiator and Planning Committee member, NIH Consensus
Conference on Effective Medical Treatment of Heroin Addiction (November 17-19,
1995 - 1997: Governing Council, American Public Health
1995 - 1997: Co-Founding Chair, Alternative and
Complementary Health Practices-Special Primary Interest Group,
Secretary's Distinguished Service Award (DSA) for the Interagency Narcotic
Treatment Policy Review Board for "Far exceeding Departmental standards of
achievement exhibiting outstanding teamwork and timeliness on the complex
task of completing the Methadone Final Rule."
Secretary's DSA for the QuIC Patient Safety Report Team, for "Outstanding
dedication, diplomacy and diligence in developing the QuIC Errors Report:
Doing What Counts for Patient Safety."
4/28/01: National Acupuncture
Detoxification Association (NADA) Award for "Vision, perseverence and
10/30/98: MedChi Certificate of Appreciation (from the
Maryland State Medical Society).
8/17/97: NIDA staff recognition
2/4/97: Surgeon General's Certificate of Appreciation for
strategic planning work.
10/1/95: NIH Special Act Award and commendation
for service as Acting Director, OAM.
5 /12/94: DHHS Secretary's
Recognition Award for LAAM Development Team.
1994: NIDA Medications
Development Division Award for "Outstanding coverage and evaluation of patients
in the usage study of LAAM.
9/18/93: First Lady's Certificate of
Appreciation for "Outstanding contribution to the development of national health
5/84: Rogers County Cherokee Association Award for medical
service to the community.
1/83: United States Public Health Service
Isolated Hardship Service Award.
1979: Elected to Alpha Omega Alpha
Medical Honor Society, Tufts chapter.
1979: Honors in Surgery,
Psychiatry, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Tufts.
6/77 & 78: Letters of
Commendation, Albany Medical College (AMC).
11/77: Lange Freshman Award
for highest academic achievement in class, AMC.
1994 - 1997:
Safety and possible efficacy (for remission of addiction) of Ibogaine, the
hallucinogen from Tabernanthe iboga, a sacred shrub of Western Africa. This
substance was found to be too potentially neurotoxic for direct development by
NIDA, at that time.
1987 - 1988: Acupuncture as Adjunctive Therapy for
Addiction. Pilot funded by UCSF Center for AIDS Prevention Studies. Study funded
by California Dept. of Alcohol and Drug Programs.
1986 - 1988: Health of
the Uninsured and Underinsured: Developing a System to Monitor Trends. Sponsor:
RWJ Foundation grant to Dr. Paula Braveman as PI.
1985 - 1986:
Environmental lead toxicity as a possible cause of hypertension. Sponsor: Dr.
Charles Becker, Northern California Occupational Health Center,
1985 - 1986: Utilization of existing computerized data bases to
define and characterize the community for community oriented primary care
(COPC). Sponsor: U.C. Berkeley School of Public Health contract with Bureau of
Health Care Delivery and Assistance (BHCDA).
Fudala PF, Vocci F, Montgomery A, Trachtenberg AI.
Levomethadyl Acetate (LAAM) for the Treatment of Opioid Dependence: A Multisite,
Open-Label Study of LAAM Safety. Journal of Maintenance in the Addictions 1997;
Hahn JA, Zolopa AR, Moss AR, Trachtenberg AL. Tuberculosis
Transmission In Methadone Maintenance Programs. J Am Med Assoc 1995; 273:1260.
Trachtenberg AI. Opiates for Pain. J Am Med Assoc 1994;
Trachtenberg AI, Oravec L.The Law and Control of Tuberculosis.
New Eng J Med 1993; 329:136-7.
Capell FJ, Vugia DJ, Mordaunt VL,
Marelich WD, Ascher MS, Trachtenberg AI, Cunningham GC, Arnon SS, Kizer KW.
Distribution of HIV Type 1 Infection in Childbearing Women in California. Am J
Public Health 1992; 82:254-6.
Trachtenberg AI, Gaudino JA, Hanson CV.
Human T-Cell Lymphotrophic Virus (HTLV) in California's Injection Drug Users
(IDUs). J Psychoact Drugs 1991; 23:225-32.
Singleton JA, Perkins CI, Trachtenberg
AI, Hughs MJ, Kizer KW, Ascher M. HIV Antibody Seroprevalence Among Prisoners
Entering the California Correction System.West J Med 1990;
Lindan CP, Hearst N, Trachtenberg AL, Singleton JA, Riordan
NM, Tokagawa DA, Chu GS. Underreporting of Minority AIDS Deaths in the San
Francisco Bay Area, 1985-1986. Public Health Rep 1990;
Trachtenberg AI, Capell FJ, Vugia DJ, Ascher MS, Kizer KW.
Neonatal Prevalence of Anti-HIV antibodies in California. Pediatrics 1989;
Hughs MJ, Winter SL, Perkins CI, Kizer KW, Capell FJ,
Trachtenberg AI. Prevalence of HIV Antibody Among Blood Donors in California.
New Eng J Med 1989; 321:974-5.
Trachtenberg AI. AIDS- Related Kaposi's
Sarcoma in California: Trends in Incidence and Mortality. California AIDS
Update; April 1989; 2(3):31-43.
Capell F, Singleton J, Wooten D,
Trachtenberg AI. AIDS Case Projections for California 1988-1992. California AIDS
Update; January-February 1989; 2(1):1-19.
Trachtenberg AI. Acupuncture
Should be an Unlikely Mode of Transmission for the Human Immunodeficiency Virus
(HIV). Am Acad Med Acupunct Rev 1989; 1:6-8.
Trachtenberg AI, Winter SL.
The Cause of AIDS. Science 1988; 242:997.
Trachtenberg AI, Hulley SB.
AIDS Education for Teenagers. Science 1988; 240:867-8.
Hulley SB. Why Teachers with AIDS Belong in the Classroom. J Am Med Assoc 1988;
Trachtenberg AI, Washington AE, Halldorson S. A Cost Based
Decision Analysis for Chlamydia Screening in California Family Planning Clinics.
Obstet Gynecol 1988; 71:101-8.
Begley JA, Trachtenberg AI. An Assay For
Intrinsic Factor Based On Blocking Of The R-Binder Of Gastric Juice By
Cobinamide. Blood 1979; 53:788-93.
OTHER PUBLISHED ARTICLES: Pavek
RR, Trachtenberg AI. Current Status of Alternative Health Practices in the
United States. Contemporary Internal Medicine 1995; 7:61-71.
AI. Acupuncture and Addiction: The Outlook from Rockville. In: Monograph of the
Fifth Annual Conference on Addiction of the Medical and Chirurgical Faculty of
Maryland, 1211 Cathedral St. Baltimore, MD 1995, pp. 12-15.
Smith T, Trachtenberg AI. In Response to Position Paper by the National Council
Against Health Fraud. Clin J Pain 1992; 8:66-7.
MONOGRAPHS: Trachtenberg AI , Editor. NIH Consensus Development Conference on
Acupuncture [Program & Abstracts]. Bethesda (MD): Office of the Director,
National Institutes of Health; 1997 Nov. Also available from:
Trachtenberg AI , Compilers. Acupuncture [bibliography]. Bethesda(MD): National
Library of Medicine; 1997Oct.(Current bibliographies in medicine: 97- 6). 2302
citations from January 1970 through October 1997. Also available from:
Trachtenberg AI, Fleming
MF. Diagnosis and Treatment of Drug Abuse in Family Practice. American Family
Physician Monograph; Summer 1994. American Academy of Family Physicians, Kansas
City, MO. Also available from:
AI, Gardner LB, Gould JB. Reproductive Risks in an Urban Health Center Service
Area. UCSF-IHPS Discussion Paper Series and presented at APHA annual meeting,
TEXTBOOK CHAPTERS: Kiresuk TJ, Trachtenberg AI. Alternative
and Complementary Health Practices. In Sadock BJ (ed): Kaplan's Comprehensive
Textbook of Psychiatry. Williams & Wilkins, Baltimore, MD;
Boucher TA, Kiresuk TJ, Trachtenberg AI. Alternative Therapies. In
Graham AW & Schultz TK (ed): Principals of Addiction Medicine, 2nd Edition;
American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM), Chevy Chase, MD;
Trachtenberg AI, Gardner LB, Gould JB, Hutchison S. Building an
Integrated Community Health Information Base. In Nutting PA (ed):
Community-Oriented Primary Care: From Principles to Practice. DHHS Publication
No. HRSA-PE 86-1. U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC; 1987, pp.
109-125. Reprinted by University of New Mexico Press. Albuquerque, NM;