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Dr. Ghelber’s Resume

About Dr. Ghelber

Work Experience

08/2010 – present Private practice: Institute for Advanced Psychiatry
08/2006 – 07/2010 UT Health Science Center in Houston
Resident, General psychiatry program
09/2002 – 06/2003 Sha’ar Menashe Mental Health Center
Co-Director Closed Ward
Treating patients in acute psychiatric conditions, family interventions, supervising residents and nursing staff.
02/2001 – 06/2003 Bazra Geriatric Hospital
Consultant Psychiatrist
This is a geriatric hospital. Many of its patients need psychiatric care and I provided the psychiatric services for the hospital including twice a week visits and phone counseling.
The hospital had a unit of homeless and drug and alcohol addiction and I organized the drug and alcohol detoxification program.
03/2001 – 06/2003 Israel Ministry of Defense
Consultant Psychiatrist
I worked as a consultant psychiatrist for the ministry of defense taking care of families of soldiers killed in the line of duty, using pharmacologic and psychotherapy interventions.
07/2000 – 08/2002 Hillel Yaffe Medical Center, Hedera
Director, Adult Outpatient Psychiatry Clinic
I organized the outpatient clinic and took care of outpatients, including taking care of PTSD patients (terror attack victims and holocaust survivors).
I supervised psychology residents and social worker students. We worked closely with the social services, general outpatient clinics and medicine clinics. I did house calls in and was also involved in the rehabilitation programs of chronic mental patients.
09/1998 – 06/2000 Sha’ar Menashe Mental Health Center
Director Emergency Department
I worked in the Emergency room of Sha’ar Menashe Mental Health Center examining patients brought for acute psychiatric conditions and forensic psychiatry.
07/1996 – 01/1997 Kupat Holim Leumit, Beer Sheva
Consultant Psychiatrist in outpatient clinic, treating general psychiatric conditions
05/1995 – 08/1998 Beer Sheva Mental Health Center- Emergency Ward
I worked as a co-director of the emergency psychiatry ward. In this position I was involved in taking care of psychiatric patients upon their arrival to the ER. Some patients were hospitalized in our ward for up to 2 weeks and afterwards discharged or transferred to other wards. We took care mainly of acute conditions, using pharmacological and crisis interventions.
02/1990-05/1995 Beer Sheva Mental Health Center and Ben Gurion University , Beer Sheva , Israel
Resident-Adult psychiatry
07/1989-11/1989 Beer Sheva Mental Health Center
General practitioner
11/1987-12/1988 Bacau county Hospital, Bacau, Romania
Intern

Research Programs

1983 The secondary effects of two Imidazole Derivates: An animal study (Advisor: Dr Nechifor, Dept of Pharmacology, “Gr T Popa” Medical School, Iasi, Romania)
1987 Non paroxismal AV Junctional Tachicardia (Advisor: dr C. Marcu, Dept of Cardiology, Gr. T. Popa Medical School, Iasi, Romania)
1993-1994 A double blind multicenter study on Seroquel (coinvestigator; Ben Gurion University, Beer Sheva, Israel)
1995 Efficacy and safety of Olanzapine in the treatment of schizophrenic patients not responsive to Risperidone (coinvestigator; Ben Gurion University, Beer Sheva, Israel)
1995 A randomized open label multicenter study comparing the safety and tolerance of i.m. Ziprasidone Hydrochloride or oral Haloperidol in patients with acute non-organic psychosis (coinvestigator; Ben Gurion University, Beer Sheva, Israel)
2000 Assessing suicide risk by computerized suicide risk scale- version 2.0: Cross- validation among Psychiatric inpatients (Research approved February 2000 (coinvestigator; Shaar Menashe Mental Health Center, Israel)
2000 Therapeutic efficacy of ECT and Olanzapine vs Clozapine in treatment resistant schizophrenia, an open label trial (February 2000- principal investigator; Shaar Menashe Mental Health Center, Israel)

Publications/Presentations/Poster Sessions

N. Grisaru, D. Gelber, E. Witztum: An Integrative Strategic Treatment with Narcoanalysis in a Case of Posttraumatic Conversive Disorder, Sihot- Israel J of Psychotherapy, 1999, 8(2):135- 142
Modai, I.; Hirschmann, S.; Hadjez, J.; Bernat, C.; Gelber, D.; Ratner, Y.; Rivkin, O.; Kurs, R.; Ponizovsky, A.; Ritsner, M: Clinical evaluation of prior suicide attempts and suicide risk in psychiatric inpatients. Crisis, 2002 ; 23: 47-54
D. Gelber, Y. Levin and R.H.Belmaker Effect of Inositol on Bulimia Nervosa and Binge Eating, Int J of Eating Dis, 2001 , 29: 345-348
D. Gelber, R.H.Belmaker Tardive Dyskinesia with Quetiapine, Am J Psychiatry, Publication 1999, 156, P: 5
D. Gelber, Y. Levin and R.H.Belmaker Inositol Treatment of Bulimia Nervosa. A Double Blind Cross Over Study. (poster), 12th ECNP 1999, London, UK
D. Gelber, H. Einat and R.H.Belmaker Chronic Epi- inositol is Anxiolytic in The Plus Maze Model in Rats. (poster), 11th ECNP congress,1988, Paris, France
D. Gelber, Y. Levin and R.H.Belmaker Inositol Treatment of Bulimia Nervosa. A Double Blind Cross Over Study. Preliminary results. (poster), 10th ECNP, 1997, Vienna, Austria
D.Gelber, N. Grisaru and E. Witztum, Narcohypnotic Therapy of Hysterical Quadriplegia with Aphonia, 7-th European Congress of Hypnosis, 1996, Budapest, Hungary
Y.Bersudski, Y.Vinnitsky, D. Ghelber, O. Hoffman, Z. Kaplan and R.H. Belmaker , Mechanism of Lithium Lethality in Rats J. Psychiat Res, 1993 , 27 .(4), P: 415- 422

Awards:

2008 David Mendell Fellowship from Texas Association for Marriage and Family Therapy

Other Professional Training

1994 Course of Hypnosis, Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Beer Sheva
1995-1996 Post Graduate Course of Sleep Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Sackler Faculty of Medicine, School of Continuing Medical Education
2001 Course of Rehabilitation of Mental Ill Patients- Israel Psychiatric association
2008 Narrative Therapy. With Michael White at the Texas Association for Marriage and Family Therapy conference
2008 “Residents as Teachers” workshop.The Medical School Office of Educational Programs-University of Texas, Houston
2009 Overcoming Anger, Worry, and Self-Doubt: Clinical Hypnosis for Self Transformation

Areas of special interest:

  • PTSD (post traumatic stress disorder)
  • Eating Disorders
  • Depression
  • Transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS)
  • Brain Music Therapy

About Dr. Ghelber

Work Experience

08/2010 – present Private practice: Institute for Advanced Psychiatry
08/2006 – 07/2010 UT Health Science Center in Houston
Resident, General psychiatry program
09/2002 – 06/2003 Sha’ar Menashe Mental Health Center
Co-Director Closed Ward
Treating patients in acute psychiatric conditions, family interventions, supervising residents and nursing staff.
02/2001 – 06/2003 Bazra Geriatric Hospital
Consultant Psychiatrist
This is a geriatric hospital. Many of its patients need psychiatric care and I provided the psychiatric services for the hospital including twice a week visits and phone counseling.
The hospital had a unit of homeless and drug and alcohol addiction and I organized the drug and alcohol detoxification program.
03/2001 – 06/2003 Israel Ministry of Defense
Consultant Psychiatrist
I worked as a consultant psychiatrist for the ministry of defense taking care of families of soldiers killed in the line of duty, using pharmacologic and psychotherapy interventions.
07/2000 – 08/2002 Hillel Yaffe Medical Center, Hedera
Director, Adult Outpatient Psychiatry Clinic
I organized the outpatient clinic and took care of outpatients, including taking care of PTSD patients (terror attack victims and holocaust survivors).
I supervised psychology residents and social worker students. We worked closely with the social services, general outpatient clinics and medicine clinics. I did house calls in and was also involved in the rehabilitation programs of chronic mental patients.
09/1998 – 06/2000 Sha’ar Menashe Mental Health Center
Director Emergency Department
I worked in the Emergency room of Sha’ar Menashe Mental Health Center examining patients brought for acute psychiatric conditions and forensic psychiatry.
07/1996 – 01/1997 Kupat Holim Leumit, Beer Sheva
Consultant Psychiatrist in outpatient clinic, treating general psychiatric conditions
05/1995 – 08/1998 Beer Sheva Mental Health Center- Emergency Ward
I worked as a co-director of the emergency psychiatry ward. In this position I was involved in taking care of psychiatric patients upon their arrival to the ER. Some patients were hospitalized in our ward for up to 2 weeks and afterwards discharged or transferred to other wards. We took care mainly of acute conditions, using pharmacological and crisis interventions.
02/1990-05/1995 Beer Sheva Mental Health Center and Ben Gurion University , Beer Sheva , Israel
Resident-Adult psychiatry
07/1989-11/1989 Beer Sheva Mental Health Center
General practitioner
11/1987-12/1988 Bacau county Hospital, Bacau, Romania
Intern

Research Programs

1983 The secondary effects of two Imidazole Derivates: An animal study (Advisor: Dr Nechifor, Dept of Pharmacology, “Gr T Popa” Medical School, Iasi, Romania)
1987 Non paroxismal AV Junctional Tachicardia (Advisor: dr C. Marcu, Dept of Cardiology, Gr. T. Popa Medical School, Iasi, Romania)
1993-1994 A double blind multicenter study on Seroquel (coinvestigator; Ben Gurion University, Beer Sheva, Israel)
1995 Efficacy and safety of Olanzapine in the treatment of schizophrenic patients not responsive to Risperidone (coinvestigator; Ben Gurion University, Beer Sheva, Israel)
1995 A randomized open label multicenter study comparing the safety and tolerance of i.m. Ziprasidone Hydrochloride or oral Haloperidol in patients with acute non-organic psychosis (coinvestigator; Ben Gurion University, Beer Sheva, Israel)
2000 Assessing suicide risk by computerized suicide risk scale- version 2.0: Cross- validation among Psychiatric inpatients (Research approved February 2000 (coinvestigator; Shaar Menashe Mental Health Center, Israel)
2000 Therapeutic efficacy of ECT and Olanzapine vs Clozapine in treatment resistant schizophrenia, an open label trial (February 2000- principal investigator; Shaar Menashe Mental Health Center, Israel)

Publications/Presentations/Poster Sessions

N. Grisaru, D. Gelber, E. Witztum: An Integrative Strategic Treatment with Narcoanalysis in a Case of Posttraumatic Conversive Disorder, Sihot- Israel J of Psychotherapy, 1999, 8(2):135- 142
Modai, I.; Hirschmann, S.; Hadjez, J.; Bernat, C.; Gelber, D.; Ratner, Y.; Rivkin, O.; Kurs, R.; Ponizovsky, A.; Ritsner, M: Clinical evaluation of prior suicide attempts and suicide risk in psychiatric inpatients. Crisis, 2002 ; 23: 47-54
D. Gelber, Y. Levin and R.H.Belmaker Effect of Inositol on Bulimia Nervosa and Binge Eating, Int J of Eating Dis, 2001 , 29: 345-348
D. Gelber, R.H.Belmaker Tardive Dyskinesia with Quetiapine, Am J Psychiatry, Publication 1999, 156, P: 5
D. Gelber, Y. Levin and R.H.Belmaker Inositol Treatment of Bulimia Nervosa. A Double Blind Cross Over Study. (poster), 12th ECNP 1999, London, UK
D. Gelber, H. Einat and R.H.Belmaker Chronic Epi- inositol is Anxiolytic in The Plus Maze Model in Rats. (poster), 11th ECNP congress,1988, Paris, France
D. Gelber, Y. Levin and R.H.Belmaker Inositol Treatment of Bulimia Nervosa. A Double Blind Cross Over Study. Preliminary results. (poster), 10th ECNP, 1997, Vienna, Austria
D.Gelber, N. Grisaru and E. Witztum, Narcohypnotic Therapy of Hysterical Quadriplegia with Aphonia, 7-th European Congress of Hypnosis, 1996, Budapest, Hungary
Y.Bersudski, Y.Vinnitsky, D. Ghelber, O. Hoffman, Z. Kaplan and R.H. Belmaker , Mechanism of Lithium Lethality in Rats J. Psychiat Res, 1993 , 27 .(4), P: 415- 422

Awards:

2008 David Mendell Fellowship from Texas Association for Marriage and Family Therapy

Other Professional Training

1994 Course of Hypnosis, Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Beer Sheva
1995-1996 Post Graduate Course of Sleep Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Sackler Faculty of Medicine, School of Continuing Medical Education
2001 Course of Rehabilitation of Mental Ill Patients- Israel Psychiatric association
2008 Narrative Therapy. With Michael White at the Texas Association for Marriage and Family Therapy conference
2008 “Residents as Teachers” workshop.The Medical School Office of Educational Programs-University of Texas, Houston
2009 Overcoming Anger, Worry, and Self-Doubt: Clinical Hypnosis for Self Transformation

Areas of special interest:

  • PTSD (post traumatic stress disorder)
  • Eating Disorders
  • Depression
  • Transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS)
  • Brain Music Therapy

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