Matthew Friedman, MD, PhD
Professor of Psychiatry
Dartmouth Medical School
Hanover, New Hampshire
Dr. Friedman is Executive Director of the US Department of Veterans Affairs’ (VA) National Center for PTSD and Professor of Psychiatry and of Pharmacology and Toxicology at the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth.
Dr. Friedman has worked with PTSD patients as a clinician and researcher for almost 40 years. He has published extensively in the areas of stress and PTSD, biological psychiatry, psychopharmacology, and clinical outcome research on depression, anxiety, schizophrenia, and chemical dependency. He has over 250 publications, including 24 books and monographs.
Dr. Friedman is a Distinguished Lifetime Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association, past-president of the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies, past chair of the scientific advisory board of Anxiety Disorders Association of America, and chair of the APA’s DSM-5 Work Group proposing diagnostic criteria for PTSD and related disorders. He has served on many VA, Department of Defense, and National Institute of Mental Health research, education, and policy committees. He has received many honors including the ISTSS Lifetime Achievement Award in 1999 and the ISTSS Public Advocacy Award in 2009. He was a finalist for the 2011 Samuel J. Heyman Service to America Medal in the Career Achievement Division.
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