John Markowitz, MD

John Markowitz, M.D. is a Research Psychiatrist at the New York State Psychiatric Institute, Professor of Clinical Psychiatry at the Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons, and Adjunct Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at the Weill Medical College of Cornell University in New York City. Dr. Markowitz received his medical degree from Columbia in 1982 and completed psychiatric residency training at the New York Hospital-Payne Whitney Clinic in 1986. He trained in cognitive behavioral therapy at the Center for Cognitive Therapy in Philadelphia and in interpersonal psychotherapy (IPT) from the late Gerald L. Klerman, M.D. at Cornell. Since residency Dr. Markowitz has conducted clinical research involving psychotherapy and pharmacotherapy of mood, anxiety, and personality disorders. He collaborated with James Kocsis, M.D. on chronic depression research and with the late Drs. Klerman and Samuel Perry on HIV-related research at Cornell. Since moving to Columbia University/New York State Psychiatric Institute in 2001, he has also focused on personality disorders, working with Andrew Skodol, M.D., and posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). In April 2008 he received funding from the National Institute of Mental Health for a five year grant to study the efficacy of psychotherapies for chronic PTSD. Dr. Markowitz has received grants from the NIMH, NARSAD, and other foundations. He has lectured widely on IPT and other topics. Dr. Markowitz is the author, co-author, or editor of 18 books and has published more than two hundred seventy-five peer-reviewed articles and chapters. He serves on several journal editorial boards and is Associate Editor of Comprehensive Psychiatry.

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