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Our Staff

Patrick J. McGrath, M.D.

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Director, Depression Evaluation Service
Research Psychiatrist, Depression Evaluation Service
Professor of Clinical Psychiatry, Department of Psychiatry, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons

Dr. McGrath, who received his B.A. from Seton Hall University and his M.D. from Columbia University, has worked at the DES since 1978.  He is interested in the diagnosis and treatment of affective disorders and alcohol use disorders.

Jonathan W. Stewart, M.D.

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CO-Director, Depression Evaluation Service
Professor of Clinical Psychiatry, Depression Evaluation Service
Professor, Department of Psychiatry, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons

Dr. Stewart, who received his B.A. from Swarthmore College and his M.D. from Yale University, has worked at the DES since 1978.  He is interested in the diagnosis and treatment of affective disorders, particularly in biologic and clinical measures that help treatment decisions.

David J. Hellerstein, MD

David J. Hellerstein, MDClick here to see more info
Research Psychiatrist, Depression Evaluation Service
Associate Professor of Clinical Psychiatry, Department of Psychiatry, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons

Dr.Hellerstein, who received his B.A. from Harvard College and his M.D. from Stanford University. He is specializes in the treatment of mood and anxiety disorders, with a particular focus on the psychopharmacology, or medication treatment, of psychiatric disorders. Dr. Hellerstein is the Director of the Mood Disorders Research Program.

Deborah Deliyannides, M.D.

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Research Psychiatrist, Depression Evaluation Service
Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, Department of Psychiatry, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons

Dr. Deliyannides, who received her B.A. from Calvin College and her M.D. from Jefferson Medical College, has worked at the DES since 1989.

Stephen Donovan, M.D.

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Research Psychiatrist, Depression Evaluation Service
Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychiatry, Department of Psychiatry, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons

Dr. Donovan, who received his B.A. from Columbia College and his M.D. from SUNY of Buffalo, is certified in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology and holds a career development award from the National Institute on Drug Abuse. Most interested in the diagnosis and treatment of children with anger dyscontrol, Dr. Donovan has worked at the DES since 1990.

Martin McElhiney, Ph.D.

Martin McElhiney, Ph.D.Research Scientist, Depression Evaluation Service

Dr. McElhiney, who received his B.A. from Colorado College and his Ph.D. from Yeshiva University, has worked with the HIV Clinical Research Program at the New York State Psychiatric Institute for the past 5 years, investigating the social, psychological, and neurological implications of HIV/AIDS.

Edward V. Nunes Jr., M.D.

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Research Psychiatrist, Depression Evaluation Service
Professor of Clinical Psychiatry, Department of Psychiatry, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons

Dr. Nunes, who received his B.A. from Dartmouth College and his M.D. from the University of Connecticut School of Medicine, has worked at the DES since 1985. Often collaborating with research scientists at the Substance Abuse Research Clinic (SURC) at the New York State Psychiatrist Institute, Dr. Nunes is interested in dual diagnosis (i.e., patients with a substance abuse disorder and a non-substance abuse disorder, particularly a depressive disorder) and the treatment of cocaine abuse.

Judith G. Rabkin, Ph.D., M.P.H.

Judith G. Rabkin, Ph.D., M.P.H.Click here to see more info
Director, HIV Clinical Research Program of the Department of Therapeutics
Professor of Clinical Psychiatry, Department of Psychiatry, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons

Dr. Rabkin, who received her B.A. from Wellesley, her M.P.H. from Columbia University School of Public Health, and her Ph.D. from New York University, has been the principal investigator of a series of federally funded grants for the past 12 years, assessing various interventions for the treatment of depression and related difficulties among HIV+ men and women. She has published and lectured widely on the prevalence of depression and its treatment, including treatment with standard antidepressants and anabolic steroids (testosterone and DHEA) for patients with HIV or AIDS.

Richard Rabkin, M.D.

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Research Psychiatrist, Depression Evaluation Service
Lecturer, Department of Psychiatry, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons
Adjunct Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry, Weill Medical College of Cornell University

Dr. Rabkin, who received his B.A. from Harvard and his M.D. from New York University, has treated HIV+ patients for the past 12 years in various treatment studies of depression and HIV-related wasting. He has collaborated on multiple publications concerning the therapeutic effects of standard antidepressants (e.g., fluoxetine) and innovative interventions (e.g., dextroamphetamine and testosterone) for HIV+ men and women.

Vinushini Arunagiri, M.A.

Vinushini ArunagiriResearch Coordinator
Vinushini Arunagiri completed her Masters in Clinical Psychology from Teachers College, Columbia University. She has been working in research ever since and is currently looking to pursue her PhD in Clinical Psychology.

Ying Chen, M.D.

Ying ChenYing Chen earned her M.D. at Shenyang Medical College, China, and her M.A. in Medical Informatics and her M.S. in Biostatistics at Columbia University. She provides comprehensive data management, statistical and data analytic services to the DES.

Daniela Hinojosa

Research Assistant

Ronit Kishon, Ph.D.

Ronit KishonDr. Ronit Kishon completed her BA in Psychology and Philosophy from Tel Aviv University and her PhD in Clinical Psychology from Columbia University. She has been a part of the DES since 2009 and has added Cognitive Behavior Therapy for depression to the treatments provided at the DES. She specializes in providing CBT for mood and trauma disorders with a particular on treatment of depression. Dr. Kishon is interested in studying psychological variables that correlate with cognitive and brain measures to predict success in CBT for depression and has been running a clinical trial for the same.

 

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