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Philip R. Muskin, MD, Professor of Clinical Psychiatry, Columbia University

Philip R. Muskin, M.D.
Professor of Clinical Psychiatry 

Columbia University 

Senior Consultant, Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry 

New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center 

New York, NY

Dr. Muskin is the Chief of Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry at the Columbia University Medical Center of the New York Presbyterian Hospital, Professor of Clinical Psychiatry at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, and a faculty member of the Columbia University Psychoanalytic Center for Training and Research.

Dr. Muskin received his undergraduate degree in Neurobiology and Behavior from Cornell University, and a Masters degree in Experimental Psychology at the Graduate Faculty of the New School for Social Research. He received his medical degree from New York Medical College. After completing an internship in Internal Medicine at Metropolitan Hospital, he completed a psychiatric residency at the New York State Psychiatric Institute (NYSPI) and two simultaneous fellowships: Therapeutics at the NYSPI and a fellowship from the NIMH in Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry at Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center. In 1983, he received a certificate in psychoanalysis from the Columbia University Psychoanalytic Center for Training and Research.

Dr. Muskin’s research and publications include topics such as mood disorders and AIDS, panic disorder, medical presentations of psychiatric disorders, treatment of anxiety and depression in the medically ill, personality disorders, psychodynamics of physician-assisted suicide, living organ donation, and medical decision making capacity. He has authored more than 60 journal articles and book chapters, reviews for 15 journals, has produced several educational media productions in the areas of mental health, and is editor/co-editor of several books (Complementary and Alternative Medicine and Psychiatry, Psychosocial Treatment for Medical Conditions: Principles and Techniques, and Psychological Effects of Catastrophic Disasters: Group Approaches to Treatment). He is also co-author of How to Use Herbs, Nutrients, and Yoga in Mental Health Care. His current book, The Neuropsychiatry of Headaches, will be published in 2013.

Dr. Muskin has received many awards, including Outstanding Teacher of the Year at the NYSPI, the Association for Academic Psychiatry (AAP) Regional Teacher of the Year Award, the Society for Liaison Psychiatry award for outstanding contributions, and the AAP Lifetime Achievement Award. He is a distinguished life fellow of the APA and the AAP, and has been listed in America’s Top Doctors: New York Metro Area since 1994.

Dr. Muskin is past president of the AAP and the Society for Liaison Psychiatry. He is also past chair of the APA Council on Psychosomatic Medicine, serving on the Scientific Program Committee of the APA from 1990–2006. He was a member of the exam writing committee of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, writing the subspecialty examination in Psychosomatic Medicine from 2003 to 2010.



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