Awards : Distinguished Alumni Award

Eugene Schoenfeld, M.D. ‘61

Eugene Schoenfeld, M.D. ’61 practices psychiatry with a specialty in psychopharmacology. His work in psychopharmacology includes the study, diagnosis and treatment of problems related to drug abuse and addiction. Since 1983, he has served on the advisory board of the Journal of Psychoactive Drugs. For six years until 1973 and for a year in 1978, he wrote a syndicated newspaper column addressing questions about sexuality and psychoactive drugs. During this time, he was elected to the board of directors of Modern Medicine, also producing a series of articles for that publication. Schoenfeld was one of the first physicians to be certified in the treatment of alcoholism and other drug dependencies through examination by the American Society of Addiction Medicine. He was associate medical director for the residential treatment facility of Marin ACT and was appointed medical director for the drug abuse section of the Haight-Ashbury Free Clinic in Davis, California. From 1983 to 1987, he was medical director of the Steinbeck Treatment Center, the chemical dependency treatment unit of Salinas Community Hospital.