Steven M Southwick, MD

Glenn H. Greenberg Professor of Psychiatry and Professor in the Child Study Center

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

Biography

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

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

  • Best Doctors in America1998-2008 (1998)

  • Roger Coleman Memorial AwardConnecticut Psychiatric Society (2007)

  • Stephen Fleck AwardYale Faculty Clinician (1987)

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

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

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

  • Honorary Masters DegreeYale University (1998)

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

  • Joseph B. Fabry Founders Award (2009)

Professional Service

  • Anna Freud Center Child Study Center (2005)

  • PGY-III Resident Education (1990)

  • Residency Recruiting (1995)

  • Tenured Faculty Committee (1997)

  • Appointments, Reappointments and Promotions (1999)

  • 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)

  • Ad Hoc Institute of Medicine (1992)

  • Ciktor Frankel International Society for Logotherapy (2004)

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

  • 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)

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

  • Introduction to Psychopathology, PGY-II (2002)

  • PGY-III Core Psychopathology Seminar (1989)

  • Psychopharmacology, PGY-II (1990)

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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