March 24, 2023

Dr. Herbert Kleber Bio, Wiki, Age, Wife (Marian Fischman), Children, Google Doodle, Zu Ehren von, Cause of Death (Heart Attack)

Dr. Herbert Kleber Bio, Wiki

Herbert David Kleber was born on June 19th, 1934 and died on October 5th, 2018 aged 84. He was an American psychiatrist and substance abuse, researcher. On October 1st, 2019, Google celebrated Dr. Herbert Kleber with Google Doodle.

Dr. Herbert Kleber Google Doodle

Today on October 1st, 2019 Google is remembering the incredible work of pioneering addiction psychologist Dr Herbert David Kleber with a Doodle on what would have been the 23rd anniversary of his election to the National Academy of Medicine.

Dr. Herbert Kleber Google Doodle
Dr. Herbert Kleber Google Doodle

The Doodle was illustrated by Massachusetts-based artist and author of the graphic memoir Hey, Kiddo Jarrett J. Krosoczka.

Dr. Herbert Klebe Education

Dr. Herbert Klebe was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on 19 June 1934. At the prompting of his father who had one time aspired to be a doctor himself. He attended Dartmouth College, where he studied pre-med and discovered his passion for psychology.

Dr. Herbert Klebe Career 

Dr. Herbert Klebe was assigned to the Public Health Service Prison Hospital in Lexington, Kentucky, after completing his psychiatric residency at Yale University, that Dr. Kleber’s life’s mission really began.

Unlike many doctors of his time, Dr. Kleber viewed addiction not as a moral failure, but as a condition that could only be treated through research, medication, and therapy.

While treating inmates for addiction in Kentucky that Dr. Kleber realized a new, scientifically-backed approach was needed to successfully treat the condition – as the current method saw a majority of patients relapse shortly after release.

Dr. Kleber eventually came up with a method he called “evidence-based treatment”, which relied on research and science to change the path of addiction.

In 1996, Dr. Kleber was elected to be a member of the prestigious Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Science.

Dr. Herbert Klebe work was recognized by President George H W Bush

Dr. Kleber’s success eventually caught the attention of President Bush who appointed him the Deputy Director for Demand Reduction at the Office of National Drug Control Policy in the White House a position he served for 2½.

In the role, Dr. Kleber implemented policies that led to a “decreased demand for illegal drugs through programs in prevention, education, and treatment,” according to Columbia University.

Dr. Herbert Klebe Centres aimed at treating addiction

From 1968 to 1989, he founded and headed the Drug Dependence Unit at Yale University, where he was Professor of Psychiatry.

In 1992, Kleber, with his wife, Marian Fischman, co-founded the Substance Abuse Division, one of the leading centers in the country, within the Department of Psychiatry at Columbia University. He was Director of that Division and headed a number of projects on new methods to treat individuals with cocaine, heroin, prescription opioids, alcohol, or marijuana problems. He also co-founded the National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse at Columbia University (CASA) with Joseph Califano.

Dr. Herbert Klebe Papers on treating addiction

Dr. Kleber was an author or co-author of more than 250 papers, and the co-Editor of the American Psychiatric Press Textbook of Substance Abuse Treatment, now in its fourth edition. He received numerous prestigious awards and two honorary degrees. In 2014 it was reported that he serves as a paid consultant to the opioid pharmaceutical industry.

He was listed as one of the “Best Doctors in America” and “Best Doctors in New York,” and was elected in 1996 to be a member of the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Science.[citation needed] He was on the Board of a number of organizations, including the Partnership for a Drug-Free America, the Treatment Research Institute at the University of Pennsylvania, and the Betty Ford Institute.

Dr. Herbert Klebe Wife / Wives

Dr. Herber Klebe first marriage was to his high school sweetheart, Joan Fox, and the two had three children. The marriage ended in divorce.

Dr. Herber Klebe second wife who died in 2001 was Marian Fischman, a prominent addiction research scientist. Together they co-founded the Substance Abuse Division, one of the leading centers in the country, within the Department of Psychiatry at Columbia University. It became one of the largest and most successful research programs of its kind in the country. At his death he was a professor of psychiatry there and emeritus director of the division.

His last marriage was to Ms. Lawver, whom he married in 2004.

Dr. Herbert Klebe Cause of Death (Heart Attack)

Dr. Herber Klebe died on October 5th, 2018 while vacationing in Greece with his wife, Anne Burlock Lawver, his son, Marc, and his daughter-in-law, Judith. Marc Kleber confirmed the death and said his father, who lived in Manhattan, died of a heart attack on the island of Santorini per the New York Post. He was 84.