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Rifaat El Mallakh, MD, Professor of Psychiatry, University of Louisville School of Medicine

Dr. Rif El-Mallakh is currently a professor at the Department of Psychiatry of the University of Louisville School of Medicine. He has been there since 1992. He joined the faculty after completing a research fellowship at the National Institute of Mental Health to establish the Mood Disorders Research Program. Over the past 28 years he has focused on the pathophysiology of bipolar illness, the deleterious consequences of antidepressants, and the tardive syndromes. He has published over 250 peer-reviewed papers, 2 books, and has received over 5 million dollars in funding over his career from NIMH, NARSAD, other research foundations, and pharmaceutical industry.

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