Meet the Doctors at Pharmasite Research, Inc.
Desmond Kaplan, M.D.
Pharmasite Research Inc. is proud to announce that Dr. Desmond Kaplan, Board Certified Psychiatrist, has joined our research facility as a clinical research investigator. He joins Pharmasite’s team of experienced Principal Investigators on trials including outpatient mental health, Autism, Migraines and Alzheimer’s. Dr. Kaplan is also in private practice in Pikesville, MD specializing in child, adolescent and adult psychiatry and is accepting new patients and welcomes referrals.
Following graduation from the University of Cape Town Medical School, Dr. Kaplan emigrated to Israel where he completed his internship, a residency in psychiatry and a fellowship in child and adolescent psychiatry through the University of Tel Aviv.
Dr. Kaplan moved to the United States to complete a second two year clinical and research fellowship in Developmental Disabilities at the Kennedy Krieger Institute and the Johns Hopkins Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. He remained on the faculty of Kennedy Krieger and Johns Hopkins for another three years specializing in cerebral palsy and autism.
Recruited by Sheppard Pratt to develop their Child and Adolescent Neuropsychiatry Unit, Dr. Kaplan was instrumental in the unit becoming a nationally and internationally renowned program for the treatment, training and research of children and adolescents suffering from Autism and other developmental disabilities. Dr. Kaplan was also the inaugural Medical Director of Sheppard Pratt’s Behavioral Telepsychiatry Program which serves as the largest provider of telepsychiatry services to rural Maryland. For a decade he also convened the Child and Adolescent monthly Grand-Rounds at Sheppard Pratt, teleconferenced to sites throughout the system and to the University of Maryland’s Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.
Dr. Kaplan founded and led international mental health collaborations with colleagues in Israel, Kenya and South Africa. He is currently on the part time faculties of both Johns Hopkins and the University of Maryland. He is a recognized expert in Autism and developmental disabilities.
Robert B. Lehman, M.D.
Robert B. Lehman, M.D is practice director of Psychiatric Consultants, an outpatient psychiatric practice in Baltimore Maryland. He is also a partner and clinical research investigator at Pharmasite Research, and a psychiatrist at Sinai Hospital of Baltimore. As a principal investigator, he has examined the efficacy and safety profiles of various treatment options for a broad range of mental illnesses, including generalized anxiety disorder, panic disorder, social anxiety disorder, major depressive disorder, treatment resistant depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, ADD/ADHD, child and adolescent depression and bipolar disorder, primary insomnia, co-morbid insomnia, Alzheimer’s Disease, and cognition studies.
Dr. Lehman is board certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology and is an active member of the America Psychiatric Association, the Medical and Chirurgical Society of Maryland, the Baltimore County Medical Association, and the Maryland Psychiatric Society. He is a Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association. He is past also Chairman of Education the P’TACH School in Baltimore, Maryland.
Dr. Lehman has served as a consultant in the Traumatic Brain Injury Unit at Sinai Hospital of Baltimore. He is also a clinical instructor in the department of psychiatry at the University of Maryland School of Medicine.
During his career, Dr. Lehman has authored and co-authored several scientific reports that have appeared in many leading journals, including Psychiatric Times, The Journal of Psychiatry and Neuroscience, CNS Spectrums, and Primary Psychiatry and Pediatrics. He has presented posters at Institute for Psychiatric Services Annual Meeting, NCDEU, and the US Psychiatric Congress.
Dr. Lehman earned his medical degree from the University of Maryland School of Medicine. He also completed his residency in Psychiatry and a fellowship in Child Psychiatry at Sheppard and Enoch Pratt Hospital in Towson, Maryland.
Alan Jonas, M.D.
Alan Jonas, M.D is a clinical research investigator and co-owner of Pharmasite Research, Inc., a clinical trials company dedicated to industry sponsored neuroscience outpatient research. Pharmasite Research, Inc. has been in existence for 11 years and is widely respected for quality clinical research. Dr Jonas has functioned as the principal investigator or sub investigator in over 80 clinical trials in areas including depression, bipolar disorders, anxiety disorders, ADD in adults and children, geriatric depression, dementia of the Alzheimer’s type and vascular type, sleep disorders, fibromyalgia, sexual dysfunction associated with antidepressant treatment, and schizophrenia. He is the author or co author of several research papers resulting from these studies.
In addition Dr. Jonas is a board certified adult and geriatric psychiatrist and has been active in a mental health oriented group private practice for the past 21 years. His areas of expertise include neuropsychiatry, psychopharmacology, geriatric psychiatry, mood disorders and adult ADD.
Dr. Jonas serves on the faculty or speakers bureau of seven pharmaceutical companies, including the national speakers bureau of Wyeth Pharmaceuticals.
He has given over 300 lectures and presentations and is invited and actively travels throughout the United States presenting psychopharmacologic industry sponsored lectures and case presentations and non industry CME lectures as well as participating in advisory boards.
Dr. Dee-Dee Shiller, D.O.
Dr. Dee-Dee Shiller is a board certified gynecologist and osteopath. She graduated from New York College of Osteopathic Medicine where she was awarded an undergraduate fellowship in osteopathic manipulative medicine. She completed her OB/GYN residency in Baltimore at Sinai Hospital. Dr. Shiller was the Chief of gynecology at Good Samaritan Hospital and then was the founding director of the Women’s Wellness center at Northwest Hospital. She currently performs surgery at both Northwest and Sinai Hospitals. Her professional concentration is on pelvic pain, sexual pain and minimally invasive surgery. Dr. Shiller takes a holistic approach to treating a wide range of gynecologic conditions. She is an active community speaker and advocate for Women’s preventive health. When she is not working she enjoys hiking and birding with her husband and 3 beautiful children.