Nassir Ghaemi, MD, MPH

Director, Translational Medicine- Neuroscience
Novartis Institutes for Biomedical ResearchNovartis Institutes for Biomedical ResearchNovartis Institutes for Biomedical Research
Tufts University School of Medicine
Cambridge, Massachusetts

S. Nassir Ghaemi, MD, MPH, is Professor of Psychiatry at Tufts University in Boston, and on the faculty of Harvard Medical School. He is a psychiatric researcher with expertise in depression and bipolar disorder, and training in philosophy and public health. He is the author of A First-Rate Madness: Uncovering the Links Between Leadership and Mental Illness¸ a New York Times Best Seller (Penguin Group, 2011), among multiple other academic books. He has also published over 200 scientific articles or book chapters and serves on the editorial board of numerous journals. He is founding editor of The Psychiatry Letter, a monthly newsletter for mental health clinicians.

Dr. Ghaemi’s education includes a Bachelor’s degree in history (George Mason University, 1986), a medical degree (Medical College of Virginia, 1990), medical internship and psychiatry residency at Harvard hospitals in Boston (1990-1995), and Master’s degrees in philosophy (Tufts, 2001) and public health (Harvard, 2004).


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