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Rajnish Mago, MD, Medical Editor, GME Research Review

Rajnish Mago, MD is a psychiatrist in Philadelphia and was most recently Professor of Psychiatry and Director of the Mood Disorders Program at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia, PA. Dr. Mago is equally a clinician, researcher, and educator. He provides both consultation and ongoing care for patients with mood disorders. His research has been on developing new treatments for mood disorders and on assessing and managing adverse effects of medications. He is the author of two books: The Latest Antidepressants and Side Effects of Psychiatric Medications: Prevention, Assessment and Management. Dr. Mago teaches medical students, residents, and fellows about Mood Disorders and about how to practice evidence-based medicine. 


Dr. Mago is Chair of the Education Committees for both the Philadelphia Psychiatric Society and the Pennsylvania Psychiatric Society. He writes questions for and conducts an annual quiz contest for residents, the MindGames on the Schuylkill


Dr. Mago has been widely recognized for being an exceptional teacher. He received the Nancy C.A. Roeske MD Certificate of Recognition for Excellence in Medical Student Education (2010) and the Irma Bland Award for Excellence in Teaching Residents (2011), both from the American Psychiatric Association. In 2011, the Philadelphia Psychiatric Society recognized him with the Daniel Blain Award. The graduating residents (Class of 2012) at Jefferson elected him to receive the Robert Waelder Award for his teaching. In 2013, Dr. Mago received the Dean’s Award for Excellence in Education at Rajnish Mago, MD Jefferson Medical College. Most recently, he has been recognized by the Philadelphia Psychiatric Society as the 2014 Psychiatric Educator of the Year.



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