Mordecai N. Potash, M.D.
Title: Associate Professor of Clinical Psychiatry
Specialty: Pain Medicine and Palliative Care, Psychiatric Care of Medical and Surgical Patients
Undergraduate: University of California at San Diego
Medical School: New York Medical College
Residency: Tulane University School of Medicine
Fellowship: Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
Board Certified in Pain Medicine through the American Board of Pain Medicine
Board Certified in Psychiatry and Psychosomatic Medicine through the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
Algiatrist certification from the American Academy of Pain Medicine and the American Board of Pain Medicine for contributions to the field of pain medicine.
Clinical Practice: Dr. Potash's work includes general psychiatry, pain medicine, palliative care, and consultation-liaison psychiatry. Currently, Dr. Potash works on intermediate care units at Southeast Louisiana Hospital. Dr. Potash also offers pain management and palliative care outpatient services at the Tulane Multispeciality Clinic. Dr. Potash also performs inpatient consultations at Tulane Hospital and Tulane-Lakeside Hospital and frequently addresses issues such as delirium, depression, fatigue, and unrelieved pain in patients with severe medical and surgical issues.
Potash M. The Struggle for Mental Healthcare in New Orleans – One Case at a Time. Psychiatry (Edgemont) 2008; 5(7): 32-41. July 2008
Potash M. Winstead DK. A Review of Mental Health Issues As A Result of Hurricane Katrina. Psychiatric Annals 38 (2), Pages 119-124; February 2008
Potash M. Chronic Pain and Co-Morbid Brain Injury from IED Trauma. Practical Pain Management, July 2007, Pages 14-19
Potash M, West J, Corrigan S, Keyes M. Pain Management After Hurricane Katrina: Outcomes of Veterans Enrolled in a New Orleans VA Pain Management Program. Pain Medicine Vol 8, No 6; Published On-Line July 26, 2007 doi: 10.1111/j.1526-4637.2007.00331.x
Glancy GD, Newman AW, Potash MN, & Tennison J. Cyberstalking in Stalking: A Psychiatric Perspective [Chapter 9]. Pinals, D., Editor. Oxford University Press, ISBN: 978-0195189841
Mental Health Issues in HIV/AIDS, What’s a Psychiatrist to Do? Louisiana Psychiatric Medical Association meeting, March 2009
Alcohol and Drug Issues in Transplant Patients. Achieving Excellence in Abdominal Transplantation, Tulane Transplant Institute, November 2007
Psychosis in HIV/AIDS. 59th Institute on Psychiatric Services, American Psychiatric Association Office of HIV/AIDS Education, October 2007
"Urine Trouble Now" – Urine Drug Testing In Pain Management South Central VA 3rd Annual Pain Management Symposium, May 2007
Pain and Cognitive Problems in an Operation Iraqi Freedom War Veteran. Presented at the South Central VA 3rd Annual Pain Management Symposium, May 2007, and the National Veteran Affairs Pain Management Teleconference, April 2007.
Pain Management & Addiction Issues and Pain Management After Hurricane Katrina. Pain management Course Instructor for Louisiana Society of Pain Management Nurses Association’s Annual Meeting, September 2006
Pain Management in the Eye of the Storm: The New Orleans VAMC Pain Management Program Before, During, and After Hurricane Katrina. South Central VA 2nd Annual Pain Management Symposium, April 2006
Responding to the New Orleans Pain Clinic Crisis – The Ethical & Compassionate Use of Pain Medication. Tulane University School Of Medicine Special Event, June 2005