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Public Papers - 1989

Nomination of Herbert D. Kleber To Be a Deputy Director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy


The President today announced his intention to nominate Herbert D. Kleber to be Deputy Director for Demand Reduction, Office of National Drug Control Policy. This is a new position.

Dr. Kleber currently serves as professor of psychiatry, Yale University School of Medicine; director, substance abuse treatment unit, the Connecticut Mental Health Center; chief executive officer, APT Foundation, Inc.; director, NIDA clinical research center for treatment of opioid and cocaine abuse at Yale; and director, research training fellowship program in substance abuse. Prior to this, Dr. Kleber was associate professor of psychiatry, 1970 - 1975, and assistant professor of psychiatry, 1966 - 1970, at Yale University School of Medicine. He was director and founder of the drug dependence unit at the Connecticut Mental Health Center, 1968 - 1975, and executive director of the psychiatry emergency room service at Yale-New Haven Hospital, 1967 - 1968. Dr. Kleber also served as the outpatient and admissions coordinator at the Connecticut Mental Health Center, 1967 - 1968. From 1966 to 1967, he was the assistant chief of the Hill-West Haven division at the Connecticut Mental Health Center.

Dr. Kleber graduated from Dartmouth College (B.A., 1956) and Jefferson Medical College (M.D., 1960). He completed a rotating internship at Health Center Hospitals of the University of Pittsburgh, 1960 - 1961, and his psychiatric residency was served at Yale University School of Medicine, 1961 - 1964. Dr. Kleber was born June 19, 1934, in Pittsburgh, PA. He currently resides in Connecticut.

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