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Chadi Abdallah, MD

Associate Professor Adjunct of Psychiatry; Deputy Director for Research, and Director of Neuroimaging, Clinical Neuroscience Division, VA National Center for PTSD

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Chadi Abdallah, MD



Dr. Chadi G. Abdallah has expertise in antidepressants clinical trials, translational clinical neuroscience, multimodal neuroimaging, and the development of rapid acting antidepressant for the treatment of depression, PTSD and other stress-related psychiatric disorders. He employs broad range of pharmacological challenges, neuroimaging modalities, and network neuroscience approaches to study the neurobiology of depression and other psychiatric disorders and the mechanisms underlying treatment response and resistance. His research program focuses on understanding the mechanisms underlying trauma, depression, and chronic stress, with emphasis on the role of synaptic connectivity and neuroenergetics.

Education & Training

  • Neuroimaging Fellow
    Yale University (2013)
  • McNeil Psychopharmacology Fellow
    Yale University (2013)
  • Research Trainee
    Cornell University (2011)
  • Chief Resident
    SUNY Downstate (2011)
  • Resident
    SUNY Downstate (2010)
  • MD
    Lebanese University (2006)

Honors & Recognition

AwardAwarding OrganizationDate
Klerman Award, Honorable MentionBrain & Behavior Research Foundation2015
Patterson Trust Award in Clinical ResearchRobert Leet and Clara Guthrie Patterson Trust2015
NARSAD Young Investigator AwardBrain & Behavior Research Foundation2014
Young Investigator Travel AwardMolecular Psychiatry2013
Early Academic Career Award on Schizophrenia ResearchAmerican Psychiatric Foundation2013
NIDA/SFN Early Career Investigator Travel AwardNational Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)2012
Julius Axelrod Travel AwardNational Institute of Mental Health2012
NARSAD Young Investigator AwardBrain & Behavior Research Foundation2012
McNeil Fellowship in PsychopharmacologyYale University2012
The Seymour L. Lustman Award for Psychiatric ResearchYale University2012
APA/Lilly Resident Research AwardAmerican Psychiatric Association2012
APA Research Colloquium for Junior InvestigatorsAmerican Psychiatric Association2012
ISCTM New Investigator AwardInternational Society for CNS Clinical Trials and Methodology (ISCTM)2012
McNeil Fellowship in PsychopharmacologyYale University2011
NCDEU New Investigator AwardAmerican Society of Clinical Psychopharmacology (ASCP)2011
Distinguished Scholastic Performance in Research by a ResidentSUNY Downstate Medical Center2010
Psychiatry Resident Travel AwardAnnual Pittsburgh Schizophrenia Conference2009

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