Doctor of Medicine, U. Sydney, Australia, 1960; Master in Public Health, Columbia University, 1992.
Intern, Brooklyn Hospital, 1961-1962; resident in psychiatry, Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York City, 1962-1965; educational fellow, Mount Sinai Medical Center, 1965-1966; research associate, Mount Sinai Medical Center, 1966-1967; medical director Tappan Zee clinical, Phelps Memorial Hospital, Tarrytown, New York, 1968-1971; director department psychiatry, Phelps Memorial Hospital, Tarrytown, New York, 1972-1977; senior attending psychiatrist, Memorial Hospital Center, 1972-1993; private practice, Briarcliff Manor, New York, 1971-1991; physician, Joint Commission Accreditation of Healthcare Orgns., Oakbrook Terrace, Illinois, since 1993; president, Van Sant Healthcare Association Inc., New York City, since 1998. Lecturer in field.
Fellow American psychiatric Association, Royal Society for Health. Member American Medical Association, New York Academy Sciences, Pan American Medical Association, Westchester Psychiatric Association (secretary 1982-1985, chair fellowship committee 1989).
Married Daryl Louis Polenz, July 8, 1962 (divorced 1991). Children: Teresa Ann, Daryl Philip, Elizabeth Sophia.