Dr. Mitchell Rosenthal -- Noted Addiction Expert -- Joins Fisher Wallace Medical Advisory Board October 27 2016

We are pleased to announcethat Dr. Mitchell "Mitch" Rosenthal has joined our volunteer medical advisory board. A pioneer in the treatment of substance abuse, Dr. Rosenthal was founder of Phoenix House, the nation's leading private, non-profit provider of substance abuse services. In a 392-subject pilot program conducted at Phoenix House in 2012, newly admitted cocaine and heroin addicts who were treated with the Fisher Wallace Stimulator® remained in rehab at a rate 50% higher than those who were not treated with the device.

Dr. Rosenthal is currently president of the Rosenthal Center for Addiction Studies, a nonprofit institution designed to meet the informational needs of healthcare professionals, policy makers, and members of the public confronting issues of drug use and addiction.

Dr. Rosenthal began work in the field in 1965 as a psychiatrist at the U.S. Naval Hospital in Oakland, California (1965-1967), where he established the first service-sponsored therapeutic community, successfully treating both alcoholics and drug addicts. As a leading advocate for the treatment community, Dr. Rosenthal chaired the New York State Advisory Council on Substance Abuse from 1985 to 1997. He has been a White House advisor on drug abuse and a special consultant to the Office of National Drug Control Policy. He is a lecturer in psychiatry at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, and was awarded an honorary degree (Doctor of Humane Letters) by SUNY Downstate Medical Center in 2002.

Dr. Rosenthal joins our medical advisory board at a time when Fisher Wallace is increasing its focus on treating the substance abuse population, particularly in states coping with unprecedented levels of heroin abuse.