Miron Baron, M.D.
Professor of Clinical Psychiatry
New York State Psychiatric Institute
New York Presbyterian Hospital / Columbia University Medical Center
Miron Baron, M.D. is Professor of Clinical Psychiatry at Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons, Attending Psychiatrist at New York Presbyterian Hospital - Columbia University Medical Center, and Director of the Affective Disorders Research Program at the Division of Psychiatric Genetics, New York State Psychiatric Institute.
Dr. Baron is renowned for his research on the clinical phenomenology, psychobiology and genetics of affective (mood) disorders. His research aims to uncover the underlying genetic mechanisms and risk factors and their implications for diagnosis, etiology, prevention and treatment. He has published over 150 articles and book chapters and has lectured widely in national and international scientific forums. His research work has been supported by grants from the National Institute of Mental Health. He currently serves on the editorial board of several professional journals journals, and is an editorial adviser to many other publications.
In recognition of his academic and scientific achievements, Dr. Baron is the recipient of several awards and honors including the Milton Rosenbaum Research Award from Albert Einstein College of Medicine; the Mead Johnson Laboratories Excellence of Research Award; the Roche Laboratories Award in Neuroscience; the A.E. Bennett Neuropsychiatric Research Foundation Award from the Society of Biological Psychiatry; the National Service Research Award, Research Scientist Development Award, and Research Scientist Award, all from the National Institute of Mental Health, and the Psychiatric Research Award from the Americal Mental Health Fund.
Dr. Baron is certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. In his clinical practice, he specializes in the evaluation and treatment of affective (mood) disorders, anxiety disorders, and adult attention-deficit-hyperactiviry disorder. His interest centers on the balance of psychopharmacology and psychotherapy in tailoring and optimizing treatment modalities. He employs both traditional and innovative methods and has a special interest in treatment-resistant disorders.
Medical School: Sackler Medical School / Tel-Aviv University, M.D., 1966-1972
Internship: Sackler Affiliated Hospitals / Tel-Aviv University, Medicine, 1972-1973
Residency: Bronx Municipal Hospital / Albert Einstein Medical Center, Psychiatry, 1974-1977
Fellowship: Jerusalem Mental Health Center, Psychiatric Research, 1973-1974
Post-Graduate: Columbia University / National Institute of Mental Health, Psychiatric Research, 1978-1983
Board Certifications: American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
• Diagnosis and Assessment
• Psychopharmacology and Psychotherapy of Affective Disorders, Anxiety Disorders, and Attention-Deficit-Hyperactivity Disorder
• Genetics of Psychiatric Disorders
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1. Baron M: Linkage mapping of bipolar affective disorder. Am J Med Genetics 2000;96: 881-883
2. Baron M: Genetics of schizophrenia and the new millennium. Am J Hum Genetics 2001;68: 299-312
3. Baron M: Genetic linkage and bipolar disorder: a cautionary note. J Affect Disorders 2001;67: 267-274
4. Baron M: The search for complex disease genes: fault by linkage or fault by association?. Mol Psychatry 2001;6: 143-149
5. Baron M: Manic-depression genes and the new millennium: poised for discovery. Mol Psychiatry 2002;7: 342-358