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Jacob Appel

  • PSYCHIATRIST Psychiatry
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  • Psychiatry & Neurology

  • Psychiatry, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology


  • MD, Columbia University

  • Residency, Psychiatry
    Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

  • Fellowship, Psychosomatic Med
    Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai


    Jacob M. Appel is the author of eight books, including the essay collection, Phoning Home, and the novel, The Biology of Luck.



Dr. Appel's research interest focuses on bioethics, law & medicine, and the nexus between law and psychiatry.


Genes N, Appel J. The ethics of physicians' web searches for patients' information. The Journal of clinical ethics 2015; 26(1).

Garakani A, Shalenberg E, Burstin SC, Weintraub Brendel R, Appel JM. Voluntary psychiatric hospitalization and patient-driven requests for discharge: a statutory review and analysis of implications for the capacity to consent to voluntary hospitalization. Harvard review of psychiatry; 22(4).

Appel J, Vaidya S. Ethical dilemmas in psychiatric evaluations in patients with fulminant liver failure. Current opinion in organ transplantation 2014 Apr; 19(2).

Genes N, Appel J. Ethics of data sequestration in electronic health records. Cambridge quarterly of healthcare ethics : CQ : the international journal of healthcare ethics committees 2013 Oct; 22(4).

Rice TR, Dobry Y, Novakovic V, Appel JM. The importance of patient-provider communication in end-of-life care. Journal of bioethical inquiry 2012 Dec; 9(4).

Appel JM. A role for psychiatry in parental override cases. International journal of adolescent medicine and health 2015; 27(2).

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Dr. Appel did not report having any of the following types of financial relationships with industry during 2015 and/or 2016: consulting, scientific advisory board, industry-sponsored lectures, service on Board of Directors, participation on industry-sponsored committees, equity ownership valued at greater than 5% of a publicly traded company or any value in a privately held company. Please note that this information may differ from information posted on corporate sites due to timing or classification differences.

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