Marc Galanter (psychiatrist)

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For the law professor with the same name, see Marc Galanter

Marc Galanter is Professor of Psychiatry at NYU, and Founding Director of the Division of Alcoholism and Drug Abuse at NYU. He is also a Division Director at NYU’s World Health Organization Collaborating Center. He is Senior Editor of the journal "Substance Abuse", author of three books and over 200 peer-reviewed articles, and co-editor of the Textbook of Substance Abuse Treatment of the American Psychiatric Association. His NIH and foundation-funded studies have addressed family therapy for substance abuse, pharmacologic treatment for addiction, self-help treatment for substance abusers, and Alcoholics Anonymous. As a clinician, he has been listed in the "best Doctors in America" for addiction psychiatry since 1992.

Galanter attended Albert Einstein College of Medicine (1969-1971) where he did his residency in psychiatry. After that he was a Clinical Associate at the National Institute of Mental Health, and then an NIH Career Teacher. He later served as President of the Association for Medical Education and Research in Substance Abuse (AMERSA) (1976-1977), the American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry (1991-1992), and the American Society of Addiction Medicine (1999-2001). Among his awards are the Gold Achievement Award for innovation in clinical care, the Seymour Vestermark Award for Psychiatric Education, and the Oskar Pfister Award for Spirituality, Psychiatry, and Religion, all from the American Psychiatric Association; the McGovern Award for medical teaching from AMERSA; New York State’s Award for Psychiatric Research; and the Brinkley Smithers Award for Research from ASAM.


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