1696 Route 17M

P. 0. Box 1026

Goshen, NY 10924

Telephone: (845) 469-3123 Fax: (845) 469-7491



College of Medicine, M.S. Hershey Medical Center Pennsylvania State University, Hershey, Pennsylvania; M.D., 1978

Program in Health Planning, School of Public Health, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, 1973-1974

Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island; B.A., 1972


Course in Legal Psychiatry, The Forensic Psychiatry Clinic of the Criminal and Supreme Courts of New York County, 1991-1992

Division of Psychoanalytic Training, Department of Psychiatry, New York Medical College, 1982-1984

Weill Medical College of Cornell University (Westchester Division), Intern and Resident (Psychiatry), 1978-1982


Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychiatry 1986, Weill Medical College of Cornell University, 1986 to present

Assistant Attending Psychiatrist, New York Weill Cornell Medical Center, 1986 to present

15 Year Citation for Meritorious Service, The New York Hospital, Weill Medical College of Cornell University

Visiting Professor of Psychiatry, College of Medicine, The Pennsylvania State University, 1988


Private Practice of General Psychiatry, Medical Director, Lucas Associates: Comprehensive Psychiatric, Psychological, and Counseling Services,

Goshen, New York, 1984 to present

Court Appointed Psychiatric Examiner Family Court, Counties of Orange and Ulster, Supreme Court, State of New York

Retained by attorneys, insurance companies and other institutions throughout the United States as a Psychiatric expert and consultant

Department of Motor Vehicles, State of New York, Drinking Driver Evaluation Panel, 1988 to present

Consulting Psychiatrist, Sleepy Valley Center - Alcoholism Rehabilitation, Warwick, New York, 1988 to present

Consulting Psychiatrist, Police Departments of Chester, Cornwall, Harriman, Highland Falls, Monroe, New Windsor, Newburgh, Tuxedo, Warwick,

Woodbury, and Yonkers, New York, 1984 to present

Supervising Psychiatrist, Ulster County Community Mental Health Services, Kingston, New York, Consulting Psychiatrist, Alcoholism, Day

Treatment Program and Outpatient MICA Program, 1986-1988

Medical Director, Alcoholism Treatment Service, Falkirk Hospital, Central Valley, New York, 1984-1985

Staff Psychiatrist, Team Leader, and Assistant Unit Chief, Acute Treatment Services (Alcohol and Substance Abuse), and Division of Geriatrics, New York Hospital - Weill Medical College of Cornell Medical Center (Westchester Division), 1982-1984


"An Overview of Addictive Illness," Department of Psychology, Orange County Community College

"Recent Research Findings in Schizophrenia," Orange County Department of Mental Health

"Triage and Treatment of the Dually Addicted," Orange County Department of Mental Health

"The Psychotherapy of Blended Families," Orange County Department of Mental Health

"Psychiatric Aspects of Aging," Orange County Infirmary

"The Breathalyzer Doesn't Lie: Denial Busing on the Front Lines," Third Annual Mid-Hudson Stop-DWI Conference

A Physician's Rx for Stress," First Annual Stress Relief Conference, Orange County Police Chiefs Association

"Does it seem like it's Miller time most of the time? How the Media Influences Your Behavior," United States Military Academy, West Point, New York

"The Primary Care Physician: Diagnosing and Treating Drug Abuse," Annual Spring Teaching Day, New York Medical College

"The Psychobiology of Cocaine Addiction," Mental Health Association in Orange County

"Alcoholism and the Elderly," Mental Health Association in Orange County

"The Dual Diagnosis Patient; Psychiatric Illness and Substance Abuse," Middletown Psychiatric Center

"Personality Disorders and Addictive Illness," Orange County Council on Alcoholism

"Update on Depression for Non-psychiatric Physicians," Sullivan County Medical Society

"The Neurobiology of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder," Grand Rounds, Middletown Psychiatric Center

"Depression in the Long Term Care Setting," Orange County Infirmary

"What To Tell a Friend Who is Depressed," Radio Station WTBQ Open Line

Quoted in the New York Times Week in Review, "Disrupting the Unabomber Trial, But to What End?"

Quoted in McCall's Magazine, "My Son Built a Bomb"

WABC-Radio, "The Lionel Show," "The Unabomber: Competent to Stand Trial?"

WNBC-TV, "Good Morning New York," "St John's Wort: Nature's Prozac?"

WTBY-TV, Trinity Broadcasting Network, "Crime & the Mentally 111"


"The Neighborhood Health Center. Is Limelight Conductive to Growth?" Hudson Institute Document HI-2084-P, Croton-on-Hudson, New York,

(Cost/benefit analysis funded through the Federal Office of Economic Opportunity), August 1984

"Psychopathology of Affective Illness" in Self Assessment of Current Knowledge in Psychiatry. Fifth Edition; Richard J. Frances, M.D., ed., Medical Examination Publishing Company, 1984

"Medical Problems of Geriatric Psychiatric Patients and Younger Controls during Electo-convulsive Therapy" George Alexopoulos, M.D.; Charles Shamoian, M.D., Ph.D.; John J. Lucas, M.D.; American Geriatrics Society. Vol. 32, No. 9, September 1984 p. 651-654

"The Drug Addict as Chronic Patient" John J. Lucas, M.D.; Richard J. Frances, M.D.; Erica Loutsch, M.D. Psychiatric Medicine Vol. 3, No. 4, 1985, p. 427-441


American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law Member, Developmentally Disabled Committee Member, Trauma and Stress Committee

American Board of Forensic Examiners

American Psychiatric Association

Medical Society of the County of Orange

American College of Forensic Psychiatry

New York State Medical Society


California License Number G 48155, New York License Number 139706

American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (Psychiatry), Certificate No. 25238, November 1983

Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (Psychiatry), Certificate No. 2848, November 24, 1983

American Medical Society of Addiction Medicine: Certified in alcoholism and other drug dependencies, Certificate No. 001070, April 29, 1989

American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology: Added Qualification in Forensic Psychiatry Certificate No. 137, December 1994

Fellow, American College of Forensic Examiners, Certificate No. 1970, September 19, 1997

American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology: Added Qualification in Addiction Psychiatry, Certificate No. 1374, April 1998