David A. Kahn, MD
Diane Goldman Kemper Family Clinical Professor of Psychiatry
Dr. Kahn is the Diane Goldman Kemper Family Clinical Professor, Department of Psychiatry, Columbia University Medical Center; and attending psychiatrist, New York Presbyterian Hospital.
He received his B.A. from Haverford College in 1975, completed medical school and internship in medicine at Columbia, and was resident and chief resident in psychiatry at Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center and the New York State Psychiatric Institute. He then received an NIMH extramural research fellowship at the Psychiatric Institute, where he worked in the area of mood disorders, ECT and regional cerebral blood flow.
After his research fellowship, Dr. Kahn, as the department's vice chair for clinical services from 2006 through 2012, established and led a number of core clinical programs including two new inpatient units and new outpatient psychopharmacology and psychotherapy teaching clinics. He currently teaches and supervises in both inpatient and outpatient programs, and oversees the faculty practice program in Psychiatry. He has served on numerous advisory committees related to mental health services and quality management. He has published over 40 articles and book chapters related to psychopharmacology focusing on bipolar disorder, issues in combining medication with psychotherapy, and the quantification of expert consensus in the development of practice guidelines. Outside of psychiatry, he played a key role in founding ColumbiaDoctors, the faculty practice organization of the medical center, and served as its vice president from 2005-2011.
In his clinical work, Dr. Kahn is an expert in the psychopharmacology of treatment-resistant mood disorders including depression and bipolar illness. He is especially interested in the balance between medication and psychotherapy in addressing complex symptoms where personality, life goals, family interactions, and biological illness all interact. He maintains a general practice of psychiatry and psychotherapy.
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