Dr. Gift is a Clinical Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and a member of the Strong Memorial Hospital Quality Council. A graduate of Princeton University and the University of Chicago School of Medicine, he completed the general psychiatry residency and a residency in child and adolescent psychiatry at the University of Rochester. He served as the Vice President of Mental Health for the Park Ridge Health System and the Chief of Psychiatry at Park Ridge hospital. He is a Distinguished Life Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association and a past president of the Genesee Valley Psychiatric Association. He has often presented at national professional meetings and is the author of numerous scientific papers.