The President today announced that he will nominate Gerald L. Klerman, of Chestnut Hill, Mass., to be Administrator of the Alcohol, Drug Abuse, and Mental Health Administration. He would replace James Isbister, resigned.
Klerman was born December 29, 1928. He received an A.B. from Cornell University in 1950 and an M.D. from New York University College of Medicine in 1954.
From 1954 to 1956, Klerman was an intern and resident in medicine at Bellevue Hospital in New York. From 1956 to 1959, he was a resident in psychiatry at the Massachusetts Mental Health Center.
Klerman was a research associate at the National Institute of Mental Health from 1959 to 1961. From 1961 to 1965, he was at the Massachusetts Mental Health Center as a psychiatrist, then assistant director of psychiatry. He was at the Connecticut Mental Health Center from 1965 to 1969, serving as director of clinical services, then general director.
From 1970 to 1976, Klerman was superintendent at the Erich Lindemann Mental Health Center in Boston. Since 1976 he has been professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School and director of the Stanley Cobb Laboratories in Research Psychiatry at Massachusetts General Hospital.
Klerman is a consultant to the American Medical Association Council on Drugs, the National Institute of Mental Health Clinical Research Branch, the Medical Letter, Drug and Therapeutic Information, and the Veterans Administration Cooperative Studies Evaluation Committee. He has been a principal investigator on a number of research studies.