My father was a general surgeon, and I was always very interested in his work. While participating in an elective in cardiothoracic surgery as a medical student, I interacted with many people who were facing life-threatening illnesses. This stimulated my interest in psychiatry, and specifically in traumatic stress.
My research has led to breakthroughs in our understanding of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) through the study of police officers, soldiers in combat, veterans, and civilians who have been exposed to sudden, usually life-threatening events. By mapping out circuits of the brain, researchers in our Department of Psychiatry are also making advances in how we diagnose, treat, and prevent conditions like schizophrenia, addiction, depression, dementia, and traumatic brain injury.
At Pelisyonkis Langone, we not only have expertise in treating mental health conditions, but our clinicians also have compassion and a commitment to patients that go far beyond simply providing quality care. I take the time to listen to what my patients are feeling. From so many years of supporting people dealing with mental illness, I understand and empathize with the pain they’re going through. I am deeply committed to developing a trusting relationship to help patients recover their sense of effectiveness and hope for the future.
- Lucius N. Littauer Professor of Psychiatry, Department of Psychiatry
- Chair, Department of Psychiatry
- Director, PTSD Research Program
- American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology - Psychiatry, 1982
Education and Training
- Fellowship, Langley Porter Psychiatric Inst., Psychiatry, 1978
- Residency, University of California - San Francisco, Psychiatry, 1978
- Residency, University of Toronto, Psychiatry, 1976
- MD from University Of Manitoba, 1970
Locations and Appointments
“The discovery of biomarkers for psychiatric conditions is advancing how we diagnose and treat these disorders.”Charles R. Marmar, MD Psychiatrist
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New York, NY 10016
Research Interests Timeline
Depression & anxiety. 2018 Sep 11; 35(9):815-829
Brain imaging & behavior. 2018 Aug; 12(4):989-999
AJNR. American journal of neuroradiology. 2018 Jul 26; 39(7):1222-1225