Last updated on: 2/21/2008 | Author: ProCon.org

Jeffrey Satinover, MD Biography

Title:
Founder and former Director of the Sterling Institute for Neuropsychiatry and Behavioral Medicine
Position:
Con to the question "Is Sexual Orientation Determined at Birth?"
Reasoning:

“Homosexuality may run in families but you get viruses from your parents, too, and some bad habits. Not everything that is familial is innate or genetic.”

“The Gay Gene?,” Leadership University website (accessed 2002)

Theoretical Expertise Ranking:
     Key Experts
MD's and PhD's in psychology, with significant post-doctorate involvement in human sexuality issues. [Note: Key Experts definition varies by sites that have this designation.]
Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Founder and Former Director, Sterling Institute for Neuropsychiatry and Behavioral Medicine
  • Scientific Advisory Board, National Association for Research and Therapy of Homosexuality (NARTH)
  • Trustee, Family Institute of Connecticut
  • Board of Directors, Toward Tradition
  • Visiting Lecturer in Civil Liberties, Princeton University Department of Politics
  • Invited Scholar, Ethics and Public Policy Center, Washington, D.C.
  • Former Medical Advisor, Focus on the Family
  • Former President, C.G. Jung Foundation of New York
  • Two-time winner, Seymour Lustman Residency Research Prize, Yale University Department of Psychiatry
  • Former Captain, Reserve, United States Army, 1988-1998
  • William James Lecturer in Psychology and Religion, Harvard University, 1975
  • Post-graduate Resident in Psychiatry, Yale University Department of Psychiatry
  • National Merit Scholar, Taft High School, 1965
Education:
  • Graduate Student and Teaching Fellow (pursuing a PhD) Department of Physics at Yale University (enrolled in the Condensed Matter Theory Group under Prof. Steven Girvin)
  • Psychoanalytic Training, C.G. Jung Institute of Zurich
  • MD, Psychiatry, University of Texas
  • MS, Physics, Yale University, 2003
  • MEd, Education, Harvard University
  • BS, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
Other:
  • His research is currently in “fundamental quantum theory and its application to quantum information processing and computation.” (Jeffrey Satinover website, accessed Dec. 7, 2007)
Quoted in:
  1. Is There a Gay Gene?
  2. Can a Child's Relationship with His or Her Parents Cause Homosexuality?