Amir Garakani

Amir Garakani, MD


Dr. Garakani is a former Attending Psychiatrist at Mount Sinai Hospital. He is currently Director of Education at Silver Hill Hospital in New Canaan, CT. He also maintains a small private practice in New Canaan, CT. He is Board-Certified in Psychiatry, Forensic Psychiatry and Addiction Medicine. He received his B.A. in Classics (Latin), cum laude, with Distinction in All Subjects, from Cornell University, and his M.D. from the SUNY Upstate Medical University in Syracuse, NY, where he won the AMA Rock Sleyster Scholarship. He completed his residency at the Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York and a research fellowship at the Mood and Anxiety Disorders Program at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine. Dr. Garakani also completed a fellowship in Forensic Psychiatry at New York University Medical Center. He has won several awards including the American Psychiatric Association (APA)/Lilly Resident Research Award, APA – NY County District Branch Resident Research Award, and travel awards from the Anxiety Disorders Association of America and Society of Biological Psychiatry. He also was an APA/GlaxoSmithKline Fellow and a Fellow of the Group of the Advancement of Psychiatry. He has participated in NIMH-funded research and is first or co-author on over 50 peer-reviewed papers and book chapters. He has taught classes to Mount Sinai residents on psychopharmacology, phenomenology, neuroscience and forensic psychiatry and has supervised psychiatry residents and medical students. He previously was elected to the Executive Council of the APA NY County District Branch. He is a Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association and a Member of the American College of Psychiatrists.

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BA, Cornell University

Fellowship, New York University Medical Center

MD, SUNY Upstate Medical University

Residency, Mount Sinai Medical Center