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Michael B. First, MD

Specialities and Expertise

  • Depression, Eating Disorders, Psychopharmacology, Stress Management

Affiliations

  • Professor of Clinical Psychiatry
  • Columbia University
  • Research Psychiatrist
  • New York State Psychiatric Institute

Education

  • Medical School: University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA
  • Internship: Shadyside Hospital, Pittsburgh, PA
  • Residency: Psychiatry, Columbia University Medical Center, New York, NY
  • Fellowship: Biometrics Research, New York State Psychiatric Institute, New York, NY

  • American Board of Psychiatry

Select Awards, Achievements and Publications

  • Top Doctors (named by Castle Connolly)
  • Best Doctors (named by New York Magazine)
  • Editor of text and criteria for DSM-IV and the APA’s Handbook of Psychiatric Measures
  • Coauthor and coeditor of A Research Agenda for DSM-V, the DSM-IV-TR Guidebook, the DSM-5 Handbook for Differential Diagnosis, and the Structured Clinical Interview for DSM-5
  • Over 150 articles in peer-reviewed journals