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Herbert David Kleber, MD, Presented with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award by Marquis Who's Who

Dr. Kleber has been endorsed by Marquis Who's Who as a leader in the health care industry

Dr. Kleber is the author and co-author of more than 250 papers and the co-editor of the "American Psychiatric Publishing Textbook of Substance Abuse Treatment."

    NEW YORK, NY, May 11, 2018 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Marquis Who's Who, the world's premier publisher of biographical profiles, is proud to present Herbert David Kleber, MD, with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award. An accomplished listee, Dr. Kleber celebrates many years' experience in his professional network, and has been noted for achievements, leadership qualities, and the credentials and successes he has accrued in his field. As in all Marquis Who's Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are selected on the basis of current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are all taken into account during the selection process.

Dr. Kleber is a renowned in the health care industry for his work as a psychiatrist and substance abuse researcher. Since 1992, he has served as attending psychiatrist at the Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center, now known as the New York Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center. He also currently acts as a professor of psychiatry at the Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons at Columbia University and as a professor at the New York Psychiatric Institute, positions he has held since 1991. Dr. Kleber acts as the director of the Division of Substance Abuse at the New York State Psychiatric Institute, which he co-founded with his late wife, Dr. Marian Fischman, in 1991; the Division heads a number of projects on new methods to treat individuals with cocaine, heroin, opioid, alcohol and marijuana addiction. He also co-founded the National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse at Columbia University with Joseph Califano.

Dr. Kleber has served Columbia University for more than 25 years, having held the title of executive vice president and medical director of the National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse from 1992 to 2001. He also served the Yale School of Medicine as the founder and head of the Drug Dependence Unit and as a professor of psychiatry. For more than two years, he also served as the deputy director for demand reduction at the Office of National Drug Control Policy in the White House.

Dr. Kleber was awarded an honorary Doctor of Philosophy from New York Medical College in 1990 and an honorary Master of Arts from Yale University in 1975. He graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in psychology, cum laude, from Dartmouth College in 1956 and continued his education as a Lederle Research Fellow at the Jefferson Medical College (now the Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University) from 1959 to 1960. He received a Doctor of Medicine from Jefferson Medical College in 1960 and completed his residency in psychiatry at Yale University in 1964.

Dr. Kleber is an active member of numerous organizations. He previously acted as chair of the Guidelines for Treatment of Substance Use Disorders with the American Psychiatric Association from 2002 to 2006 and as a fellow of the American College of Physicians and the American Psychiatric Association. He was also a consultant with the Joint Commission on Public Affairs with the American Psychiatric Association and was a member of the Task Force on Benzodiazepine Dependency with the American Psychiatric Association, the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology, the New York Academy of Medicine, the American Academy of Psychiatrists in Alcoholism and Addictions, and the Institute of Medicine. He was also on the board of a number of organizations, including the Partnership for a Drug Free America, the Treatment Research Institute and the University of Pennsylvania, and the Betty Ford Institute.

Dr. Kleber is the author and co-author of more than 250 papers and the co-editor of the "American Psychiatric Publishing Textbook of Substance Abuse Treatment." He has also acted as an editor of a number of journals on drug addiction. Dr. Kleber has been civically engaged with a number of organizations over the course of his career. He currently serves on the National Advisory Council of the National Institute for Drug Abuse, a position he has held since 2003. He previously served with the Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services, the Governor's Drug Advisory Council for the state of Connecticut, the New York City Task Force, and the Rand Drug Policy Research Center.

In recognition of his professional success, Dr. Kleber received the Distinguished Alumni Award from the Yale School of Medicine in 2017, the Distinguished Scientist Award from the American Society of Addiction Medicine in 2005, the Charles Burlingame Award from the Institute of Living/Hartford HealthCare in 2005, the Albert Biele Memorial Award from Jefferson Medical College in 2000, the Distinguished Alumni Award from Yale University in 2000, and the Jellinek Award from Yale University in 1994, among many others. Dr. Kleber is also featured in Best Doctors in America and Best Doctors in New York and was elected to be a member of the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Science in 1996. Dr. Kleber is the husband of Anne B. Lawver, the father of three children, Elizabeth, Marc, and Pamela, and the grandfather of six grandchildren.

In recognition of outstanding contributions to his profession and the Marquis Who's Who community, Dr. Kleber has been featured on the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement website. Please visit for more information about this honor.

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