Dan V Iosifescu

Dan V Iosifescu, MD


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Dr. Dan Iosifescu is the Director of the Adult Psychopharmacology in the Mount Sinai Behavioral Health System and Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Neuroscience at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai.   Dr. Iosifescu’s research is focused on biological markers of treatment outcome in mood disorders, using neuroimaging (MRI, MRS) and neurophysiology (quantitative EEG) techniques to investigate structural, biochemical, and functional brain abnormalities in mood disorders and their impact on clinical treatment.  Dr. Iosifescu is also interested in the evaluation and treatment of cognitive deficits in mood and anxiety disorders.   

After receiving his M.D. from the Institute of Medicine and Pharmacy in Bucharest, Romania, Dr. Iosifescu completed his internship and psychiatry residency at Massachusetts General Hospital and McLean Hospital, serving as chiefresident in consultation-liaison psychiatry.  His research training included a neuroimaging fellowship in the Neuroscience Laboratory at Harvard Medical School, a psychopharmacology fellowship in the MGH Mood and Anxiety Disorders Institute, and a fellowship in the Clinical Investigator Training Program at Harvard and MIT.  In parallel Dr. Iosifescu received a Master of Medical Science degree from Harvard University. Before 2010 he was Associate Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School and Director of Translational Neuroscience in the Depression Clinical and Research Program and Site Director of the Bipolar Trials Network, both at Massachusetts General Hospital. Between 2010 and 2015 he was the Director of the Mood and Anxiety Disorders Program at Mount Sinai.

Dr. Iosifescu has authored more than 100 papers in peer-reviewed medical journals, nine book chapters and more than 100 abstracts.  He received a series of prestigious prizes: the NARSAD Young Investigator Award (which he received twice), the Kaplen Award and the Livingston Award from Harvard Medical School, the APA Young Investigator Award, the NCDEU New Investigator Award, and a National Institute for Mental Health K23 Career Development Award.   Dr. Iosifescu was also designated among the “Best Doctors in America” in all editions of “Best Doctors” since 2005 and among the “Top Doctors” by Castle Connolly since 2015.

In the News
Dr. Iosifescu discusses depression and bipolar disorder in The Daily News feature The Daily Check Up.

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Master of Medical Science, Harvard Medical School