Instructor in Psychiatry, Massachusetts General Hospital
David Soskin is a Staff Psychiatrist at the Depression Clinical and Research Program (DCRP) of Massachusetts General Hospital and an Instructor at Harvard Medical School. He received his undergraduate degree in English from Harvard University, and studied 19th century Russian literature, as a Visiting Scholar at Oxford University. Prior to obtaining his medical degree from Harvard Medical School, he developed a pilot program of literature therapy for substance abusers in recovery. He completed residency training in psychiatry at the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH).
Dr. Soskin's research interests include novel pharmacological approaches to depression, dopamine and the reward system, inflammation and depression, combined cognitive-behavioral and pharmacological treatments, slow wave sleep and depression, medical education, and the history of psychopharmacology. He has been funded through a Kaplen and Livingston Fellowship to study the pharmacological enhancement of well-being therapy. In 2011 he received the Joyce and Richard Tedlow Award at MGH for excellence in integrating psychotherapy, psychopharmacology, and clinical research.
Clinical Specialties & Interests
Psychiatry: General Psychiatry
Education & Medical Training
Harvard Medical School
Massachusetts General Hospital
University of California at San Francisco
Certifications & Licensure
CA State Medical License2008 - 2016
MA State Medical LicenseActive through 2013
American Board of Psychiatry and NeurologyPsychiatry, 2011
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