Our Story

Hatherleigh was founded in 1981 by Frederic Flach, MD. An esteemed physician and educator, he saw the need for an objective and reliable source of authoritative information free from commercial support that was acceptable to meet continuing medical education requirements mandated by his profession.

He formed an Advisory Board and invited clinicians to share their extensive expertise and experiential insight through the preparation of a unique learning tool. 6,000 words in length. Practical and useful knowledge. Essential, concise, without confusing, inefficient jargon. Bold-facing of key learning points. An Editor's Note which framed the topic in a special way for the practitioner to assimilate this knowledge readily into their daily work. 

This highly concentrated learning tool Dr. Flach called a "Lesson". It exists to this day. It is the building block of every course we offer. 

Dr. Flach's vision of offering his peers the solution to stay current without being overwhelmed has expanded to include every field of medicine and healthcare. 

His dedication to excellence still guides Hatherleigh every day. We welcome you to our way of postgraduate learning. We are honored to serve you.

CME Advisory Board & Faculty

Vladimir Bokarius, MD
Center for Occupational Health, San Francisco Bay, CA

Barbaranne Branca, PhD
Michigan Head Pain & Neurological Institute, Ann Arbor, MI

Robert L. DuPont, MD
Georgetown University, Washington, DC

Richard Elliott, MD
Mercer University School of Medicine, Macon, GA

Lauren B. Fisher, MD
Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH)/Harvard Medical School (HMS), Boston, MA

Deborah I. Frank, PhD, ARNP, MFT
Florida State University, College of Nursing, Tallahassee, FL

Brian S. Fuehrlein, MD, PhD
VA Connecticut Healthcare System; Yale University, New Haven, VT

RiverMend Health Scientific Advisory Board; University of Florida, Gainesville, FL

Alison Heru, MD

University of Colorado, Denver, CO

Robert M. A. Hirschfeld, MD
University of Texas, Galveston, TX

Philip Janicak, MD
Rush University, Chicago, IL

Wendy Packman, JD
Palo Alto University, Palo Alto, CA

Gail Erlick Robinson, MD, DPsych, FRCPC
Toronto General Hospital, Toronto, Ontario

Asim A. Shah, MD
Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX

Robert L. Williams, MD
Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX

Vimal Aga, MD

Dr. Aga is a Geriatric Psychiatrist and hospitalist at the Oregon State Hospital in Salem, Oregon. He also serves as a Geriatric Psychiatrist and adjunct Assistant Professor at the Layton Aging and Alzheimer’s Center, Department of Neurology, Oregon Health & Science University in Portland, Oregon, USA.

Edmund Howe, MD, JD

Dr. Howe is a Professor of Psychiatry and Professor of Medicine and teaches Medical Ethics at The Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Bethesda, Maryland.

Syed Iqbal MD

Dr. Iqbal is Associate Professor, Menninger Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas.

Lantie Jorandby, MD

Dr. Jorandby is Double board certified in Addiction Psychiatry and Psychiatry & Neurology; she is Chief Medical Officer at Lakeview Health, Jacksonville, Florida, USA.

Lauren Mizock, PhD

Dr. Mizock is a core faculty member in the Clinical Psychology PhD Program at Fielding Graduate University. Dr. Mizock is also in private practice as a licensed psychologist in San Francisco, CA, USA.

Seth Norrholm, PhD

Dr. Norrholm is Scientific Director of the Neuroscience Center for Anxiety, Stress, and Trauma in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neurosciences at Wayne State School of Medicine in Detroit, MI.

Mujeeb Shad, MD

Dr. Shad is currently a psychiatry residency program director at the Valley Health System, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. He also has academic affiliations as an adjunct professor of psychiatry at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas School of Medicine, and the Touro Nevada University and College of Osteopathic Medicine, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.

Asim Shah, MD

Professor at the Menninger Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Family and Community Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX; Clinical Professor, Department of Psychiatry, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK.

Hatherleigh’s CME & CE lesson faculty come from some of the most prestigious institutions, both in the United States and around the globe. Our experts are chairpersons, directors, and professors, dedicated to teaching their peers and improving the wellbeing of the general public.


Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX
Boston University, Boston, MA
Brown Medical School, Providence, RI
Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH
Columbia University, New York, NY
Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
Dartmouth Medical School, Lebanon, NH
Duke University, Durham, NC
Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA
Georgetown University, Washington, DC
Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA
Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD
Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN
New York University, New York, NY
Ohio State University, Columbus, OH
Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA
Princeton University, Princeton, NJ
Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, CA
Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY
Temple University, Philadelphia, PA
Tufts University, Medford, MA
University of California, Berkeley, CA
University of California at Davis, Sacramento, CA
University of California, Irvine, CA
University of California, Los Angeles, CA
University of California, San Diego, CA
University of California, San Francisco, CA
University of Chicago, IL
University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH
University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT
University of Florida, Gainesville, FL
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC
University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA
University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA
University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA
University of Washington, Tacoma, WA
Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN
Yale University, New Haven, CT


McGill University, Montréal, Canada
McMaster University, Toronto, Canada
University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada
University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Canada
University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada