Steven M Southwick, MD

Glenn H. Greenberg Professor of Psychiatry

Departments & Organizations

Albert J. Solnit Integrated Training

NIMH Research Training Program in Childhood-onset Neuropsychiatric Disorders

Office of Student Research

Psychiatry: VA National Center for PTSD | VA-Yale Clinical Neurosciences PTSD Research Program


Dr. Southwick received an MD in Psychiatry from George Washington Medical School, 1980. He completed his psychiatry residency at Yale University School of Medicine. He is a Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at Yale University Medical School and Yale Child Study Center, Deputy Director of the Clinical Neurosciences Division of the Department of Veterans Affairs National Center for PTSD, Adjunct Professor of Psychiatry, Mount Sinai School of Medicine. His interests include the phenomenology and neurobiology of posttraumatic stress disorder and resilience and memory for traumatic events, the longitudinal course of trauma-related psychopathology.

Education & Training

MD George Washington University (1980)
BA Yale University, Psychology (1974)

Honors & Recognition

  • Joseph B. Fabry Founders Award (2009)

  • Roger Coleman Memorial AwardConnecticut Psychiatric Society (2007)

  • Henry P. and Page Laughlin Distinguished Teacher Award (2007)

  • Most Highly Cited Researcher (top 0.5% in citations)Thomson-ISI (2006)

  • Resident's Association: Outstanding Yale Psychiatry Faculty TeacherDepartment of Psychiatry (2005)

  • Resident's Association: Outstanding Yale Psychiatry Faculty TeacherDepartment of Psychiatry (2004)

  • Best Doctors in America1998-2008 (1998)

  • Honorary Masters DegreeYale University (1998)

  • Stephen Fleck AwardYale Faculty Clinician (1987)

  • Resident's Association: Outstanding Yale Psychiatry Faculty TeacherDepartment of Psychiatry (1987)

Professional Service

  • Corporation and Department of Defense expert panel on “Promoting Resilience: Review of evidence-informed factors or elements that promote resilience.” RAND (2009)

  • Anna Freud Center Child Study Center (2005)

  • Ciktor Frankel International Society for Logotherapy (2004)

  • Introduction to Psychopathology, PGY-II (2002)

  • Appointments, Reappointments and Promotions (1999)

  • Tenured Faculty Committee (1997)

  • Residency Recruiting (1995)

  • Ad Hoc Institute of Medicine (1992)

  • PGY-III Resident Education (1990)

  • American Journal of Psychiatry, Journal of Neuropsychiatry, Journal of Traumatic Stress, Biological Psychiatry, Psychiatry Research, Archives of General Psychiatry, Psychosomatic Medicine, Comprehensive Psychiatry, Psychoneuroendocrinology, Psychiatry, New England Journal of Medicine, Federally Funded Research Grant Applications, etc (1990)

  • Psychopharmacology, PGY-II (1990)

  • PGY-III Core Psychopathology Seminar (1989)

  • Neuroscience Basis of Psychiatry, PGY-II, (1989)

  • Individual supervisor and tutor for medical students (1985)

  • Individual supervisor for psychiatry residents (1985)

  • Faculty advisor for psychiatry residents (1985)

  • Research and case study supervisor for psychiatry residents (1985)

  • PGY-II Interview Workshop (1985)

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Contact Info

Steven M Southwick, MD
Mailing Address
Yale University School of MedicineVA Connecticut Healthcare System
950 Campbell Avenue

West haven, CT 06516