Originally from Staten Island, New York, Dr. Teitelbaum received his undergraduate degree in Psychology at Lehigh University, and attended medical school at Rochester University. After completing his residency in Pediatrics at the University of Connecticut, Dr. Teitelbaum served in private practice for ten years. He then completed a Postdoctoral Fellowship in Addiction Medicine and a fellowship in Child Psychiatry at the University of Florida. Since 2002 he has served as the Medical Director of Addiction Services at the Florida Recovery Center, Director of Adolescent Recovery Services and Clinical Associate Professor for the Departments of Psychiatry and Pediatrics. His expertise in Addiction Medicine goes beyond chemical dependence and includes an intensive, in-depth knowledge of compulsive gambling. He has been involved in the treatment and evaluation of compulsive gamblers on a statewide level. Dr. Teitelbaum currently serves as an expert panelist and speaker for the National Youth Anti-Drug Media Campaign sponsored by the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy. In addition to being board certified as a Pediatrician, Dr. Teitelbaum is certified by ABAM and is a certified medical review officer.