Dr. Joseph R. Sicignano  
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Joseph R. Sicignano, M.D.

Joseph R. Sicignano, M.D.

Date Of Birth
May 29 1945

Place Of Birth
New York City

Work Address
5233 Elvira Road Woodland Hills, CA
16055 Ventura Blvd #828 Encino, CA

EducationXavier High School
New York, New York 1958-1962

B.S. Biology
Georgetown University Washington, D.C. 1962-1966

Georgetown University School of Medicine
Washinton, D.C. 1966-1970

Soundview-Throgs Neck Community Mental Health Center through Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Student Health Organization
Bronx, New York Summer, 1967

Area "C" Community Mental Health Center
Georgetown University
Washinton, D. C. Summer, 1968

Extramural Elective:
Stanford University Psychiatric Service
Pala Alto VA Hospital
Palo Alto, California Fall Quarter, 1969

Research Interests
Phenomenolgy and clinical response to medication regimens in a large series of bipolar patients followed
over years in a private affective disorders practice

The "paperless medical office", the application of the PC and digital communication links in clinical practice

Is Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder a Learning Disorder? (accepted for publication in the Journal of Affective Disorders, May 2001

Rediagnosis from Schizophrenia to Bipolar Affective Illness on a VA Hospital Unit. Hospital and Community Psychiatry February, 1978

Projective Identification in Family Therapy: Application of Object Relations Theory to a Family System.
Generative Graphics: The Application of a New Graphic Technique to Enhance Communication and Learning in
Family Crisis Therapy--A Film Exhibition Co-author and discussant, American Psychiatric Convention,
May 1975

Soundview-Throgs Neck Community Mental Health Center: Its Operational Goals, Problems and Its Future.
Student Health Organization, South Bronk Project,
Summer 1967
Office of Economic Opportunity
Lectures to medical staffs (many for CME credit) Northridge Hospital
Valley Hospital
Valley Presbyterian Hospital
Van Nuys Pcychiatric Hosptial
Woodview-Calabasis Hospital
Kaiser Hospital, Woodland Hills
Kaiser Hospital, Hollywood
Kaiser Outpatient, Van Nuys
Fresno County Medical Center

Public Lectures:
Ups and Downs Self Help Group
Manic-Depressive and Depressive Association
California Alliance for the Mentally Ill

Aviva Family & Child Family Services Annual Workshop

National TV:
Home Show on Bipolar Disorders,1979
Home Show on Anxiety Disorders

Office Location(s):

Woodland Hills Office

5233 Elvira Road
Woodland Hills, California   91364
Location Phone: 818-345-6223
Location Fax: 818-340-7004

My Phone: 818-345-6223
Fax: 818-340-7004

Academic Appointments:

Academic & Administrative Appointments
Assistant Clinical Professor UCLA Department of Psychiatry San Fernando Program Sepulveda VA Medical Center
Los Angeles, CA

Staff Positions: Chief, West Central Valley Mental Health Unit, 5-2-A UCLA/Sepulveda VA Medical Center Los Angeles, CA 1975-1981

Assistant Chief, Residency Education Mental Health and Behavioral Sciences Education UCLA/Sepulveda VA Medical Center Los Angeles, CA 1981-1987

Hospital Appointments
Active Staff Northridge Hospital Medical Center Northridge, CA 1975-1987

Courtesy Staff Valley Hopital Medical Center Van Nuys, CA 1975-1987

Courtesy Staff UCLA University Hospital Los Angeles, California 1975-1987

Courtesy Staff
Woodview-Calabasis Hospital
Calabasis, CA

Memberships, Offices and Committee Appointments
Southern California Psychiatric Society 1972-

American Psychiatric Association

Los Angeles County Medical Association

California Medical Association 1975-
American Medical Association 1975-

Association of American
Directors of Residency Education 1981-1987

UCLA/Sepulveda VA Residency Education

UCLA/Sepulveda VA Residency Selection Committee, Chairman 1981-1987

Northridge Hospital Psychiatric Committee 1975-1987

Northridge Hospital Psychopharmacology Committee, Chairman

Valley Hospital Psychiatry Committee

UCLA/Sepulveda Friends/ Valley Hospital Outpatient Clinic Committee, Chairman

Other Professional Positions & Major Appointments
The Center for Living and Learning Residential Treatment Center for Young Adults
San Fernando, CA

Ups & Downs Self-Help Group for Manic-Depressives and
recurrent depressives
San Fernando Community Mental Health Center
Van Nuys, CA
(Pinoneering group organized by one of my patients)

Aviva Family & Child Services

Board Certifications:

Licensure and Board Certification
Medical Licenses: California and New York

Board Certification: American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology Ranked number one in the nation out of 432 candidates tested

Board Examiner 1981, 1982, 1983

Honors and Awards:

Awards & Honors
Silver Apple Award for Excellence in Clinical Teaching awarded by the residents of UCLA/San Fernando Program 1981, 1983, 1985

Fellow, International Society of Affective Disorders,
World Psychiatric Association