John Markowitz

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John C. Markowitz (born 1954 in New York City) is an American physician, a Professor of Clinical Psychiatry at the Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons and a Psychiatric Researcher at the New York State Psychiatric Institute. For several decades he has conducted research on psychotherapies and medications as treatments for mood disorders (major depressive disorder and dysthymic disorder), anxiety disorders, and personality disorders. He is currently[when?] conducting an outcome study of three psychotherapies for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)[1][2] thanks to a five year grant from the National Institute of Mental Health. He is most widely published in the area of interpersonal psychotherapy or IPT, a manualized form of treatment, in which he was trained by the late Gerald L. Klerman, M.D.[3][4][5] Dr. Markowitz is a graduate of Columbia University and Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons and received his psychiatric residency training at the Payne Whitney Psychiatric Clinic of Cornell University Medical School/New York-Presbyterian Hospital.


  1. ^ Bleiberg KL, Markowitz JC: Interpersonal psychotherapy for posttraumatic stress disorder. American Journal of Psychiatry 2005;162:181-183
  2. ^ Markowitz JC, Milrod B, Bleiberg KL, Marshall RD: Interpersonal factors in understanding and treating posttraumatic stress disorder. Journal of Psychiatric Practice 2009;15:133-140
  3. ^ Markowitz JC: Interpersonal Psychotherapy for Dysthymic Disorder. Washington: American Psychiatric Press, 1998
  4. ^ Weissman MM, Markowitz JC, Klerman GL: Comprehensive Guide to Interpersonal Psychotherapy. New York: Basic Books, 2000
  5. ^ Weissman MM, Markowitz JC, Klerman GL: Clinician's Quick Guide to Interpersonal Psychotherapy. New York: Oxford University Press, 2007