Michael J. Devlin, MD
Professor of Psychiatry at CUMC
Dr. Devlin is Professor of Clinical Psychiatry at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons and Associate Director of the Eating Disorders Research Unit at New York State Psychiatric Institute. He attended medical school at Columbia and completed his psychiatry residency at New York State Psychiatric Institute/Columbia-Presbyterian. Following his residency, he joined the Eating Disorders Research Unit at NYSPI under the direction of Dr.Tim Walsh, and he has worked with patients with eating disorders and conducted clinical research there since that time.
His major academic interest is in the treatment of patients with eating disorders, and he recently completed work on an NIMH-funded study of psychotherapy and medication treatment for overweight patients with binge eating disorder. An additional area of interest is in the relationship between eating disorders and the outcome of surgery for obesity. In addition to research, he is active in medical student education and in training and supervision of psychiatry residents, particularly in cognitive behavioral therapy. He served on the American Psychiatric Association Practice Guideline Work Group on Eating Disorders. He is an active member of the Academy for Eating Disorders and is a past President of that organization.
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Dr. Devlin's primary research interest is in the treatment of eating disorders, particularly disorders associated with obesity, such as binge eating.
In addition to being an active collaborator on several of the clinical and psychobiological studies in progress on the Eating Disorders Research Unit, Dr. Devlin is the site PI on projects involving bariatric surgery in adults and adolescents. Studies examine psychological and behavioral predictors of outcome and changes following surgery, as well as eating behavior and psychopathology prior to and following surgery.
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Cognitive Behavioral Therapy didactic teaching and supervision for psychiatry residents.