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Jeffrey Lieberman, MD, Psychiatry, New York, NY, New York-Presbyterian Hospital


Psychiatry New York, NY

Neuropsychiatry, Psychopharmacology

Psychiatrist in Chief, NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Irving Medical Center; Director, New York State Psychiatric Institute; Chair, Department of Psychiatry, Columbia University

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  • Office

    New York State Psychiatric Institute - Columbia University Medical Center1051 Riverside Drive
    New York, NY 10032
    Phone+1 646-774-5300
    Fax+1 646-774-5316
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  • Jeffrey A. Lieberman, M.D. is Professor and the Constance and Stephen Lieber Chair of Psychiatry at the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons. Throughout his 40 year career he has focused on research, clinical care of patients with serious mental illness, influencing government and social policy, educating health care providers and the general public and reducing stigma. Dr. Lieberman's research on the neurobiology, pharmacology and treatment of schizophrenia and psychotic disorders has transformed our understanding of the causes and advanced the treatment of mental illness. He has authored or co-authored over 700 articles published in scientific literature and wrote or edited 17 books on mental illness and psychiatry and is the recipient of many awards including the Lieber Prize for Schizophrenia Research from NARSAD, the Adolph Meyer Award from the APA the Research Award from the NAMI among many others. Dr. Lieberman has been a member of the Advisory committee for Neuropharmacologic and Psychopharmacologic Drugs of the FDA, the Planning Board for the Surgeon General's Report on Mental Health, the Committee on Research on Psychiatric Treatments of the APA, and the APA Work Group for the Development of Schizophrenia Treatment Guidelines.
    In 2000 he was elected to the National Academy of Medicine, in 2010 fellowship in the AAAS and in 2021 named to the New York Power 50 in Mental Health. He served as President of the APA in 2013 and 2014.
    His work extended beyond biomedical research and clinical psychiatry to public policy for mental health care and diminishing the stigma of mental illness. This motivated him to write the critically acclaimed book Shrinks: The Untold Story of Psychiatry. A 4 part series, Mysteries of Mental Illness, based on his book was nationally broadcast on PBS June 22 and 24, 2022.
    His new book, Malady of the Mind: Schizophrenia and the Path to Prevention will be published by Scribner's of Simon and Shuster February 2023.

Education & Training

  • New York Medical College at St Vincent's Hospital and Medical Center of New York
    New York Medical College at St Vincent's Hospital and Medical Center of New YorkChief Residency, Psychiatry, 1979 - 1980
  • New York Medical College at St Vincent's Hospital and Medical Center of New York
    New York Medical College at St Vincent's Hospital and Medical Center of New YorkResidency, Psychiatry, 1975 - 1978
  • George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences
    George Washington University School of Medicine and Health SciencesClass of 1975
  • Miami University
    Miami UniversityBS, Biology, 1970

Certifications & Licensure

  • NC State Medical License
    NC State Medical License 1996 - 2005
  • NY State Medical License
    NY State Medical License 1976 - 2024
  • American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology Psychiatry

Awards, Honors, & Recognition

  • Ed Hornick Award New York Academy of Medicine, 2012
  • Scientific Research Award National Alliance on Mental Illness, 2011
  • C. Charles Burlingame Award The Institute of Living, Hartford Hospital, 2011
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Clinical Trials

Publications & Presentations


Journal Articles

  • A Multicenter Study of Ketamine Effects on Functional Connectivity: Large Scale Network Relationships, Hubs and Symptom Mechanisms  
    Ragy R Girgis, Richard J Maddock, John D Ragland, Daniel C Javitt, Cameron S Carter, Joshua T Kantrowitz, Jeffrey Lieberman, John H Krystal, Lawrence S Kegeles, Willia..., ScienceDirect
  • Genetic pleiotropy between multiple sclerosis and schizophrenia but not bipolar disorder: differential involvement of immune-related gene loci  
    Andreassen OA, Harbo HF, Wang Y, Thompson WK, Schork AJ, Mattingsdal M, Zuber V, Bettella F, Ripke S, Kelsoe JR, Kendler KS, O'Donovan MC, Sklar P; The Psychiatric Gen..., Mol Psychiatry, 1/1/2014
  • Genetic variation in the GCG and in the GLP1R genes and antipsychotic-induced weight gain  
    Brandl EJ, Lieberman JA, et al, Pharmacogenomics, 1/1/2014
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Press Mentions

  • Jeffrey Lieberman Given the ACNP Julius Axelrod Mentorship Award
    Jeffrey Lieberman Given the ACNP Julius Axelrod Mentorship AwardDecember 5th, 2016
  • Schizophrenia: Quality of Care & Relapse Prevention
    Schizophrenia: Quality of Care & Relapse PreventionApril 29th, 2019
  • Effects of Schizophrenia Relapse on Hospitalization
    Effects of Schizophrenia Relapse on HospitalizationApril 2nd, 2019
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