Steven Southwick, MD

Glenn H. Greenberg Professor Emeritus of Psychiatry

Departments & Organizations

Psychiatry: Neuroscience Research Training Program (NRTP) | VA National Center for PTSD | VA-Yale Clinical Neurosciences PTSD Research Program

Yale Medicine

Office of Cooperative Research


Dr. Southwick received an MD from George Washington Medical School, 1980. He completed his psychiatry residency at Yale University School of Medicine. He is 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 include the psychology and neurobiology of psychological trauma, PTSD, and resilience to stress. He has 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

  • Jerry Long Memorial "Logotherapy Lived" Award: Viktor Frankl Institute of LogotherapyViktor Frankl International Institute of Logotherapy (2013)

  • Joseph B. Fabry Founders Award (2009)

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

  • Roger Coleman Memorial AwardConnecticut Psychiatric Society (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 Doctors1998-2016 (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

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

  • Child Study Center (2005 - Present) Anna Freud Center

  • Viktor Frankl International Society for Logotherapy (2004 - Present) Ciktor Frankel International Society for Logotherapy

  • (2002 - Present) Introduction to Psychopathology, PGY-II

  • (1999 - Present) Appointments, Reappointments and Promotions

  • (1997 - Present) Tenured Faculty Committee

  • (1995 - Present) Residency Recruiting

  • (1990 - Present) PGY-III Resident Education

  • (1990 - 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) Psychopharmacology, PGY-II

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

  • (1989 - Present) PGY-III Core Psychopathology Seminar

  • (1985 - Present) Individual supervisor and tutor for medical students

  • (1985 - Present) Individual supervisor for psychiatry residents

  • (1985 - Present) Faculty advisor for psychiatry residents

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

  • (1985 - Present) PGY-II Interview Workshop

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Contact Info

Steven Southwick, MD
Mailing Address
PsychiatryVA Connecticut Healthcare System
950 Campbell Avenue

West haven, CT 06516