Dr. Herbert Kleber Bio
Herbert David Kleber was an American psychiatrist and substance abuse, researcher. From 1968 to 1989, he founded and headed the Drug Dependence Unit at Yale University, where he was Professor of Psychiatry. He then served for 2 and a half years as the Deputy Director for Demand Reduction at the Office of National Drug Control Policy in the White House.
Herbert D. Kleber, Pioneer in Addiction Treatment, Dies at 84 – https://t.co/EDY1OpICnL –
Fresh from completing his medical residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital in 1964, Dr. Herbert Kleber fulfilled his military obligation by volunteering for the United States Public Health … pic.twitter.com/JGwpWGa95u
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Dr. Herbert Kleber Age
He was 84 years old.
Dr. Herbert Kleber Born
He was born on June 19, 1934
Dr. Herbert Kleber Death
he died on October 5, 2018, while vacationing in Greece with his wife, Anne Burlock Lawver, his son, Marc, and his daughter-in-law, Judith. Marc Kleber confirmed the death and said his father, who lived in Manhattan, died of a heart attack on the island of Santorini per the New York Post. He was 84.
Dr. Herbert Klebe Wife / Wives
Dr. Herber Klebe first marriage was to his high school sweetheart, Joan Fox, and the two had three children. The marriage ended in divorce.
Dr. Herber Klebe second wife who died in 2001 was Marian Fischman, a prominent addiction research scientist. Together they co-founded the Substance Abuse Division, one of the leading centers in the country, within the Department of Psychiatry at Columbia University. It became one of the largest and most successful research programs of its kind in the country. At his death he was a professor of psychiatry there and emeritus director of the division.
His last marriage was to Ms. Lawver, whom he married in 2004.
Dr. Herbert Kleber Nationality
he was a United States Citizen
Dr. Herbert Kleber Occupation
He was a Psychiatrist
Dr. Herbert Kleber Known for
Contributions to psychiatry and substance abuse research
Dr. Herbert Klebe Education
Dr. Herbert Klebe was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on 19 June 1934. At the prompting of his father who had one time aspired to be a doctor himself. He attended Dartmouth College, where he studied pre-med and discovered his passion for psychology.
Dr. Herbert Kleber Career
I’m saddened by the passing of my friend and colleague of many years, Dr. Herbert D. Kleber. He helped found @CntrOnAddiction in 1992 and was an extraordinarily brilliant and kind psychiatrist. https://t.co/Pm1FX2LK6Z
— Joseph A Califano Jr (@JosephCalifano) October 10, 2018
In 1992, Kleber, with his wife, Marian Fischman, co-founded the Substance Abuse Division, one of the leading centers in the country, within the Department of Psychiatry at Columbia University. He was Director of that Division and headed a number of projects on new methods to treat individuals with cocaine, heroin, prescription opioids, alcohol, or marijuana problems. He also co-founded the National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse at Columbia University (CASA) with Joseph Califano.
Dr. Kleber was an author or co-author of more than 250 papers, and the co-Editor of the American Psychiatric Press Textbook of Substance Abuse Treatment, now in its fourth edition. He received numerous prestigious awards and two honorary degrees. In 2014 it was reported that he serves as a paid consultant to the opioid pharmaceutical industry.]
Dr. Herbert d Klebe work was recognized by President George H W Bush
Dr. Kleber’s success eventually caught the attention of President Bush who appointed him the Deputy Director for Demand Reduction at the Office of National Drug Control Policy in the White House a position he served for 2½.
In the role, Dr. Kleber implemented policies that led to a “decreased demand for illegal drugs through programs in prevention, education, and treatment,” according to Columbia University.
Dr. Herbert Kleber Awards & Honor
He was listed as one of the “Best Doctors in America” and “Best Doctors in New York,” and was elected in 1996 to be a member of the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Science. He was on the Board of a number of organizations, including the Partnership for a Drug-Free America, the Treatment Research Institute at the University of Pennsylvania, and the Betty Ford Institute.
Dr. Herbert Kleber Google Doodle
On 1 October 2019, Google celebrated Dr. Herbert Kleber with Google Doodle.
Fast Facts You Need to Know
Our deepest sympathies to the family, friends and colleagues of Dr. Herbert D. Kleber. https://t.co/19gJxZuhzF
— American Psychiatric (@APAPsychiatric) October 10, 2018