Jan. 9, 2003
Vol. 22 No. 7

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    New director to lead student counseling center

    Thomas Kramer, an expert in a wide range of clinical disciplines with more than 10 years of experience working with students, has recently been appointed Director of the Student Counseling and Resource Service.

    Kramer, who began his post this month, has most recently served as deputy executive vice president of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology where he worked with a staff of 45, overseeing the development of the tests and processes used to monitor physician competency.

    At the same time, he served as associate clinical professor at both Northwestern University Medical Center and the Medical College of Wisconsin.

    Kramer was the director of residency programs at Columbia University, Mount Sinai School of Medicine and the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. At those institutions, Kramer had a direct role in providing mental health care to students as a practitioner, supervisor of other practitioners and as a consultant.

    He has expertise in many clinical disciplines, having practiced and written about anxiety disorders, mood disorders, adjustment disorders, substance use disorders and the treatment of the severely mentally ill.

    Kramer earned a B.A. cum laude from Harvard University in 1978 and an M.D. from New York University School of Medicine in 1983.

    His psychiatry residency training was completed at New York Hospital-Cornell University Medical College, Payne Whitney Psychiatric Clinic, in 1987.