CV of Michael Allen Cummings


I.   Identifying Data:

     Name: Michael Allen Cummings
     Birthdate: November 11, 1951
     Birthplace: Hanford, California
     Citizenship: USA
     Office Address: 3102 E. Highland Ave.
                           Patton, CA 92369
                           909 425-7337

II.   Professional Credentials:

     American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology 

     American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, subspecialty certification in
     forensic psychiatry
 

III.  Current Employment and Academic Affiliations:
      
     Psychopharmacology Consultant
     Psychopharmacology Resource Network
     California Department of State Hospitals (DSH) – Patton
     3102 East Highland Avenue
     Patton, CA 92369
     (909) 425-7337
         
     Clinical Associate Professor of Psychiatry 07/01/86 through 06/30/07)
     Department of Psychiatry
     Loma Linda University (LLU) School of Medicine
     Loma Linda, CA 92354
  

Volunteer Associate Clinical Professor 07/01/14 to present
U.C. Irvine School of Medicine
Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior
101 The City Drive, Building 3, Route 88
Orange, CA 92868      

Volunteer Clinical Professor of Psychiatry (07/01/17 to present) 
U.C., Riverside School of Medicine
Department of Psychiatry and Neuroscience
900 University Avenue
Riverside,  CA 92521

IV.   Teaching Activities:

     Recurring lecturer, DSH CME Grand Rounds/Psychopharmacology Series      
                 
      Guest lecturer for DSH-Patton forensic seminars

      Co-Coordinator for Landmark Case Seminar

      Coordinator/Lecturer for U.C. Riverside Psychopharmacology Seminar (DSH-Patton Rotation) 
     

V.    Publications and Research Activities:

Published Booksor Book Chapters:

Warburton, K and Stahl S (Editors).  Violence in Psychiatry.  The Neurobiology of Psychopathy. Cambridge University Press 2016), pp. 200-05     
  
Cummings, MA.  A Brief Orientation to Psychopharmacology.  Loma
Linda University/Patton State Hospital: (1995), pp. 97

Published Papers:

Cummings, MA, Proctor, GJ, Stahl, SM. Clin Schizophr Relat Psychoses 2018 Jan; 11(4): 214-220  


Meyer, JM, Cummings, MA, Proctor, GJ, and Stahl, SM.  Psychopharmacology of Persistent Violence and Aggression.  Psychiatr Clin North Am 2016 Dec; 39(4): 541-55

Meyer, JM, Proctor, G, Cummings, MA, Dardashti, LJ, and Stahl, SM.  Ciprofloxacin and Clozapine: A Potentially Fatal But Underappreciated Interaction.  Case Rep Psychiatry 2016 Oct; 2016: 5606098 [Epub ahead of print]  

Sfera A, Osorio, C, Inderias, L, and Cummings, M.  The Ticking of the Epigenetic Clock: Antipsychotic Drugs in Old Age.  Front Endocrinol 2016 Aug31; 7: 122         

Sfera, A, Cummings, M, and Osorio, C.  Dehydration and Cognition in Geriatrics: A Hydromolecular Hypothesis.  Frontiers in Molecular Biosciences 2016 May 16; doi: 10.3389/fmolb.2016.00018 [Epub ahead of print]

Sfera, A, Price, A, Gradini, R, Cummings, M, and Osorio, C.  Proteomic and Epigenomic Markers of Sepsis-induced Delirium (SID).  Frontiers in Molecular Biosciences 2015; 2(00059) doi: 10.3389/fmolb.2015.00059 [Epub ahead of print]

Sfera, A, Cummings, M, and Osorio C.  Non-neuronal Acetylcholine: The Missing Link Between Sepsis, Cancer, and Delirium?  Front Med 2015 Aug 21; 2: 56 

Sphera, A, Osorio, C, Price, AI, Gradini, R, and Cummings, MA.  Delirium from the Gliocentric Perspective.  Front Cell Neurosci 2015 May11; 9: 171   

Cummings, MA.  The Neurobiology of Psychopathy: Recent Developments and New Directions in Research and Treatment.  CNS Spectr 2015 Jun; 20(3): 200-6     

Stahl, SM, Morrissette, DA, Cummings, MA, Azizian, A, Bader, S, Broderick, C, Dardashti, L, Delgado, D, Meyer, JM, O’Day, J, Proctor, GJ, Rose, B, Schur, M, Schwartz, E, Velasquez, S, and Warburton, K.  California State Hospital Violence Assessment and Treatment (Cal-VAT) Guidelines.  CNS Spectr 2014 Oct; 19(5): 449-65             

Stahl, SM, Morrissett, DA, Citrom, L, SAKlad, SR, Cummings, MA, Meyer, JM, O’Day, JA, Dardashti, LJ, and Warburton, KD.  Meta-guidelines for the Management of Patients with Schizophrenia.  CNS Spectr 2013 Jun; 18(3): 150-62   

Reid-Proctor, GM, Galen, K, and Cummings, MA.  The Evaluation of
 Competency in Patients with Frontal Lobe Injury.
Brain Injury, (2001): 15 (5); 377-386        

Cummings, MA, Haviland, MG, Wareham, JG, Fontana, LA.  A
Prospective Clinical Evaluation of an Equation to Predict Daily
Lithium Dose.  Journal of Clinical Psychiatry, 54:2, 55-58

Haviland, MG, Hendryx, MS, Cummings, MA, Shaw, DG and MacMurray,
JP.  Multidimensionality and state dependency for alexithymia in recently sober alcoholics.  The Journal of nervous and mental disease 1991 May; 179(5):284-90

Anderson, DL, Nelson, JC, Haviland, MG, MacMurray, JP, Cummings,
MA, McGhee, WH, and Hubbard, RW.  Thyroid stimulating hormone and
prolactin responses to thyrotropin releasing hormone in non depressed alcoholic patients.  Psychiatry Research 1992 Aug;
43(2) 121-128

Henry, JP, Haviland, MG, Cummings, MA, Anderson, Dl, Nelson, JC,
MacMurray Jp, McGhee, WH and Hubbard, RQ.  Neuroendocrine aspects
of alexithymia among alcohol-dependent men.  Psychosomatic Med
1992 Jul-Aug; 54(4):407-15

Cummings, MA, Berga, SL.  Cummings, KL, Kripke, DF, Haviland, MG,
Golshan, S., and Gillin JC (1989).  Light Suppression of melatonin in unipolar depressed subjects.  Psychiatry Research, 27 351-355.

Haviland, Mg, Shaw, DG, Cummings, MA, and MacMurray, JP (1988).
Validation of the Toronto alexithymia scale with substance abusers.  Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics, 50 164-170.

Haviland, MG, Shaw, DG, MacMurray, JP and Cummings, MA (1988).
The relationship between alexithymia and depressive symptoms in a sample of newly abstinent alcoholic inpatients.  Psychotherapy
and Psychosomatics, 49, 37-40.

Cummings, MA, Cummings, KL, Rapaport, MH, Atkinson, JH, and Grant, I (1987).  Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome Presenting as Schizophrenia.  The Western Journal of Medicine, 146, 615-618.

Paper Presentations:

Warburton, K, Meyer, JM, Dardashti, L, and Cummings, MA (May, 2017).  Treatment of Persisting Violence.  American Psychiatric Association workshop presented in San Diego, California on October 21, 2017.

Cummings, MA (July, 2012).  Expert Testimony, Writ Hearing, and California Conservatorships.  Invited lecture, resident seminar series on forensic psychiatry given at Loma Linda University Institute of Behavioral Medicine on July 3, 2014.,      

Cummings, MA, and Proctor, GJ (July, 2012).  Detention and Involuntary Medications.  Invited lecture, resident seminar series on forensic psychiatry, given at Loma Linda University Institute of Behavioral Medicine on July 25, 2012. 

Proctor, JG, and Cummings, MA (April, 2012).  Here Take This Involuntary Medication.  Patton State Hospital Forensic Symposium.  Presented at Patton State Hospital on April 5, 2012.

Cummings, MA (March, 2010).  Informed Consent and California Conservatorships.  Patton State Hospital Forensic Symposium.  Presented at Patton State Hospital on 3/14/10.

Cummings, MA (October, 2005).  Emergency Psychiatry: Selected Topics.  Invited lecture presented at Patton State Hospital on 10/05/05.

Cummings, MA (May, 2004).  Recognizing Substance Abuse in Forensic Populations.  Intervening in Substance Abuse in Forensic Populations.  University of California at Davis visiting scholars program.  Half-day workshop presented at Napa State Hospital on 5/2/04.

Cummings, MA (September, 2003).  Drug Abuse in Forensic Populations: An Update.  Invited lecture at the Annual Forensic Conference for Napa State Hospital, presented on 9/19/03. 

Cummings, MA (April, 2003).  Antipsychotics: Benefits, Risks, and Developments.  Lecture presented at the annual Loma Linda University/Patton State Hospital schizophrenia conference, on 4/2/03. 

Cummings, MA (January, 2003).  Drug Abuse in Forensic Populations.  Invited lecture presented at Napa State Hospital, 1/22/03.

Cummings, MA (November, 2002).  Pharmacological Approaches to Pain Treatment.  Invited symposium lecture andexpert panel presentation at Patton State Hospital, 11/13/02.

Cummings, MA (September, 2002).  Competency to Give Informed Consent.  Presented at the annual Patton State Hospital Forensic Conference, 9/25/02

Cummings, MA (February, 2002).  Treatment Approaches to Psychosis in Forensic Populations.  Invited lecture by Atascadero State Hospital and the California Men's  Coloney, given 2/27/02.

Cummings, MA (February, 2002).  Perspectives on the Novel Antipsychotics.  Invited Lecture to the Orange County Medical Society, given 2/1/02.

Cummings, MA and Lareau, C (October, 2001).  Informed Consent, A Half-Day Symposium."  Given at Lanterman State Hospital on 10/31/01.  

Cummings, MA (June, 2001).  Treatment Approaches for Refractory Psychosis.  Invited lecture, Metropolitan State Hospital, given 6/27/01.

Cummings, MA (June, 2001).  Informed Consent and Competency.  Invited lecture, University of California at San Diego Department of Psychiatry, given 6/20/01.

Cummings, MA (May, 2001).  Treatment Approaches for Refractory Psychosis.  Invited lecture at Cedars Sinai Department of Psychiatry, given 5/31/01. 

Cummings, MA (Janury, 2001).  Benefits and Risks of the Novel Antipsychotics.  Invited lecture at Napa State Hospital, given 01/26/01.

Cummings, MA (October, 2000).  Mood Effects of the Novel Antipsychotics.  Invited lecture at the County of Riverside Department of Mental Health, given 10/26/00.

Cummings, MA (August, 2000).  Memory: Anatomy and Physiology.  Invited lecture at the Geriatric Clinic, University of California at San Diego, given 08/23/00.

Cummings, MA.  The Evolving Roles of the Novel Antipsychotics.  Invited lecture at Napa State Hospital, given 08/18/00.

Cummings, MA (June, 2000).  Additional Uses of Novel Antipsychotics (subtitled Beyond Psychosis).  Invited lecture at the meeting of the Southern California Psychiatric Society, Inland Chapter, on 06/14/00.

Cummings, MA (June,  1999).  Competency to Give Informed Consent.  Invited lecture at the University of California at San Diego Department of Psychiatry, Geriatric Psychiatry Clinic on 06/02/99.

 Cummings, MA (April, 1999).  The Insanity Defense.  Invited lecture at Metropolitan State Hospital on 04/21/99.

Cummings, MA (September, 1998).  Insanity: Of Mental Illness and Legal Standards.  Annual Patton State Hospital Forensic Conference, 09/17/98, Patton, California

 Proctor, G, Cummings, MA, and Smith, B (October, 1997).  The California Sexually Violent Predator Act: The First Eighteen Months.  Annual meeting of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law (AAPL), 10/24/97, Denver, Colorado.

Cummings, MA (March, 1997).  Advances in the Pharmacologic Treatment of Schizophrenia.  Paper presented at a symposium sponsored by Loma Linda University, Patton State Hospital, and Abbot Pharmaceuticals, San Bernardino, California.

Cummings, MA, Graham-Howard, M, Cawunder P, and Smith, B September 1996). WIC 6600 -- The Sexually Violent Predator Act: An Overview and Update.  Paper presented as part of a panel discussion, Annual Forensic Conference, Patton State Hospital,
Patton, California.

Cummings, MA October, 1995). Chronobiological  Aspects of Bipolar Mood Disorder.  Paper presented at the Bipolar Mood Disorder Symposium, Loma Linda University, Loma Linda, California.

Cummings, MA (September, 1994).  Advances in Psychopharmacology." Paper presented at Annual Forensic Conference, Patton State Hospital, Patton, California.

Cummings, MA, Haviland, MG, Wareham, JG, and Fontana, LA April, 1993).  A Prospective Safety and Accuracy Evaluation of a Mathematical Model to Predict Lithium Dose.  Paper presented at the West Coast College of Biological Psychiatry meeting, Seattle, Washington.

Anderson, DL, Nelson JC, Haviland, MG, MacMurray, JP, Cummings, MA, MCGhee, WH, and Hubbard, RW (April, 1990).  TSH response to TRH in non depressed alcoholic inpatients.  Paper presented at the meeting of the West Coast College of Biological Psychiatry, San Francisco, California.

Published letters to the Editor:

Meyer, JM; and Cummings, MA.  Lubiprostone for Treatment-resistant Constipation Associated with Clozapine Use.  Acta Psychiatr Scand.  2014 Jul; 130(1): 71-2   

Cummings, MA; Haviland, MG; Wareham, JG; Fontana, LA.  Dr.  Cummings and Colleagues Reply.  Journal of Clinical Psychiatry.  55:5, 216.

Cummings, MA, Haviland, MG, Cummings, KL, and Wareham, JG (1988, September). Lithium dose prediction: a prospective case series (letter to the editor).  Journal of Clinical Psychiatry page 373.

Cummings, MA, Cummings, KL, and Haviland MG.  (1988, July).  Use
of potassium to treat lithium's side effects(letter to the editor).  American journal of psychiatry, page 895.

Rapaport MH, Cummings, MA, Cummings, KL, Risch, SC, (1987, June).  Research diagnostic problems (letter to the editor).  American Journal of Psychiatry page 826-827.

Cummings, MA, Rapaport, M, and Cummings, KL, (1986), May) A Psychiatric staff response to acquired Immune deficiency syndrome (letter to the editor).  American journal of psychiatry page 682.
 
Edited papers:

Clinical Notes.  Newsletter edited and distributed to DSH Medical Staff and others once per month, currently in volume 17.  Followed transition of Psychopharmacology Notes, which ran for seven volumes.  Clinical notes expanded to include topics in forensic psychiatry, psychotherapy, and neuropsychiatry, as well as psychopharmacology.

Papers in Press:
   
VI.  Professional Affiliations:
 
     American association for the advancement of science (AAAS), Member and     Designated Resource Person
           
     Southern California Psychiatric Society, Member
     
     The Planetary Society, member

VII.  Educational Background:

     Post Doctorate Training:

          R-4.  Research fellowship in psychobiology and
          psychopharmacology.  University of California at San
          Diego, 1985-1986.

          R-1 to R-3.  Psychiatry Residency.  Loma Linda
          University, 1982-1985.

          R-1 (partial).  Internal Medicine.  Naval Regional
          Medical Center, Oakland, 1981-1982.  Training
          interrupted by illness resulting in blindness.
          Medically discharged from USNR, March 31, 1982.

      Medical School Training:

          Loma Linda University School of Medicine,
          1977-1981.
          Awarded M.D.  with ranking in the top quartile of
          class, April 10, 1981.

     Graduate Education:

           University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, M.S./Ph.D.  program in physics     sponsored by Oakridge National Laboratory and the University     of Tennessee     at Knoxville,1974-1977.          

     Undergraduate education:

          Southern University.  B.A.  magna cum laude awarded May,
          1974.

VIII.  Honors:

Distinguished faculty award (2007)

Resident teaching award (2007)

Distinguished Faculty award (2004)

Distinguished Faculty of the Year, 2003

Teacher of the Year, 2003

Distinguished Faculty of the Year, 2002

Teacher of the Year Award, 2000, Residents Choice

Teacher of the Year Award, 1999, Residents Choice 

Distinguished Teacher Award, 1997, LLU R-4 Resident Class.   

California DMH special Achievement Award, September, 1996

Director, Patton State Hospital Forensic Fellowship, 1995-1997
     
Teacher of the Year, LLU Medical School Class of 1994.

Distinguished faculty award, 1992.

Selected teacher of the year, 1991, Residents' Choice
Award.

Co-Chair, California Department of State Hospitals Psychopharmacology Advisory Committee.

Member, California Common Drug Formulary Committee
     
Vice-Chair, Pharmacy and Theraputics Committee and Clinical
Management Committee  at Patton State Hospital.

Secretary-Treasurer, Patton State Hospital Medical Staff, 2001-2002.

Vice Chief of Staff, Patton State Hospital, 2000-2001.

 Secretary/Treasurer, Patton State Hospital Medical Staff, 1999-2000

 Secretary, Department of Psychiatry at Patton State Hospital, 1998-1999 

Chair, Department of Psychiatry at Patton State Hospital, 1995-1997.

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