Steven M Southwick MD

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

Departments & Organizations

Office of Student ResearchChild Study Center: NIMH Research Training Program in Childhood-onset Neuropsychiatric Disorders; Albert J. Solnit Integrated Training | Psychiatry: VA-Yale Clinical Neurosciences PTSD Research Program; VA National Center for PTSD


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.


  • B.A., Yale University , 1974
  • M.D., George Washington University , 1980

Selected Publication

  • Pietrzak RH, Goldstein MB, Malley JC, Johnson DC, Southwick SM: Subsyndromal posttraumatic stress disorder is associated with health and psychosocial difficulties in veterans of operations enduring freedom and Iraqi freedom. Depress Anxiety, Jun 3. [Epub ahead of print] 2009.

Latest Honor and Recognition

  • Stephen Fleck Award(1987) , Yale Faculty Clinician