Course Directors


David Myland Kaufman, MD
David Myland Kaufman, MD is Deputy Director of Psychiatry Residency Training and Professor of Neurology and Psychiatry at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. In addition to having published more than 36 articles, he has authored the classic textbook, Kaufman’s Clinical Neurology for Psychiatrists (Elsevier), currently in its 9th edition. He is the originator and for 30 years directed the annual course of the same name. He has also co-edited Child and Adolescent Neurology for Psychiatrists and Neurologic Disorders: Developmental and Behavioral Sequelae in Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Clinics. He graduated from the University of Chicago School of Medicine and has been a visiting professor there, at Ben Gurion University in Israel, the U. S. Navy, and numerous other medical schools in the United States and Canada.

Andrea J. Weiss, MD
Andrea J. Weiss, MD is Associate Professor Emerita Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Montefiore Medical Center, Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Dr. Weiss has devoted much of her career to the education and training of medical students and residents in psychiatry. She was the recipient of the Leadership in Psychiatric Education Lifetime Achievement Award from the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Montefiore Medical Center/Albert Einstein College of Medicine in 2020. Prior to her retirement in 2020, Dr. Weiss was the Adult Psychiatry Residency Training Program Director for the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Montefiore Medical Center, Albert Einstein College of Medicine. She has published on the subject of suicide prevention, the use of Entrustable Professional Activities as an evaluative tool, and curriculum development. Dr. Weiss was a co-founder and remains co-director of the nationally renowned neurology and psychiatry courses: Clinical Neurology and Psychiatry for Psychiatrists, and Psychiatry: Maintenance of Certification. She remains on the faculty of the “Tarrytown” Chief Resident Leadership Conference and is a member of the PRITE editorial board. Dr. Weiss has presented at national conferences on psychiatric education, psychiatric training, and other topics. Dr. Weiss received her medical degree from Albert Einstein College of Medicine, where she also completed her residency training in psychiatry.

Howard L. Forman, MD
Howard L. Forman, MD, is Director of Addiction Consultation Service at Montefiore and Assistant Professor at our Albert Einstein College of Medicine. His clinical interests focus on the intersection of addiction, mental health and physical illness. Dr. Forman is also a leading forensic expert who has been retained by state prosecutors, federal prosecutors, leading law firms across the country. Dr. Forman earned his Bachelor of Arts in chemistry and environmental science at Columbia University in 2001, followed by his Doctor of Medicine at Albert Einstein College of Medicine in 2008. After interning in psychiatry at Beth Israel Medical Center from 2008 to 2009, Dr. Forman returned to Albert Einstein College of Medicine, completing a residency in psychiatry in 2012, and a fellowship in forensic psychiatry in 2013.
“I am actually excited to study for my boards now”
“Dr. Kaufman is an excellent neurologist and speaker. He cleared the chaos in my brain!”
“I would recommend this course to everyone.”
“High Yield – Two thumbs up”
“Dr. Sparr was excellent- took an intimidating subject and made it understandable.”
“ I passed part I with flying colors. It was no surprise that I did so well on the Neurology (90%). I think everyone should take Dr. Kaufman’s course.”
“Top Flight – Great Instructors”
“Dr. Weiss is a great speaker and teacher. She is enthusiastic and clearly puts a lot into her presentations”
“I am more thoughtful and more strategic in my patient assessments.”