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Steven Southwick, MD

Glenn H. Greenberg Professor Emeritus of Psychiatry

Contact Information

Steven Southwick, MD

Mailing Address

  • Psychiatry

    VA Connecticut Healthcare System, 950 Campbell Avenue

    West haven, CT 06516

    United States


In Memoriam: 1948-2022

Dr. Southwick received an MD from George Washington Medical School, 1980. He completed his psychiatry residency at Yale University School of Medicine. He was the Glenn H. Greenberg Professor of Psychiatry, PTSD and Resilience at Yale University Medical School and Yale Child Study Center, Medical Director of the Clinical Neuroscience Diversion of the Veterans Affairs National Center for PTSD, and Adjunct Professor of Psychiatry, Mount Sinai School of Medicine. His interests included the psychology and neurobiology of psychological trauma, PTSD, and resilience to stress. He had worked with a wide range of trauma survivors including combat veterans, civilian children and adults with PTSD, and very high functioning stress resilient former prisoners of war and active-duty Special Forces soldiers and Navy Seals.

Education & Training

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

Honors & Recognition

AwardAwarding OrganizationDate
Jerry Long Memorial "Logotherapy Lived" Award: Viktor Frankl Institute of LogotherapyViktor Frankl International Institute of Logotherapy2013
Joseph B. Fabry Founders Award2009
Henry P. and Page Laughlin Distinguished Teacher Award2007
Roger Coleman Memorial AwardConnecticut Psychiatric Society2007
Most Highly Cited Researcher (top 0.5% in citations)Thomson-ISI2006
Resident's Association: Outstanding Yale Psychiatry Faculty TeacherDepartment of Psychiatry2005
Resident's Association: Outstanding Yale Psychiatry Faculty TeacherDepartment of Psychiatry2004
Best Doctors1998-20161998
Honorary Masters DegreeYale University1998
Stephen Fleck AwardYale Faculty Clinician1987
Resident's Association: Outstanding Yale Psychiatry Faculty TeacherDepartment of Psychiatry1987

Professional Service

RANDCorporation and Department of Defense expert panel on “Promoting Resilience: Review of evidence-informed factors or elements that promote resilience.”2009 - Present
Child Study CenterAnna Freud Center2005 - Present
Viktor Frankl International Society for LogotherapyCiktor Frankel International Society for Logotherapy2004 - Present
Appointments, Reappointments and Promotions1999 - Present
Tenured Faculty Committee1997 - Present
Residency Recruiting1995 - Present
PGY-III Resident Education1990 - Present
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 - Present

Departments & Organizations