Dr. Friedman is Professor of Clinical Psychiatry at Weill Cornell Medical College and Director of the Psychopharmacology Clinic in the Department of Psychiatry. Dr. Friedman has a particular interest and expertise in the psychopharmacology and neurobiology of mood disorders, and in particular, treatment-resistant depression.
Recently, he has done research in the military’s use of various psychotropic medications in active duty troops during the Iraq and Afghanistan wars and is now extending this research to the veteran population.
Dr. Friedman is actively involved in teaching and training psychiatric residents and is the Director of Student Mental Health at Weill Cornell Medical College. He has also done research in depressive disorders, including studies of new medications for depression and large collaborative study of the genetics and neurobiology of bipolar disorder.
Dr. Friedman has authored publications in the New England Journal of Medicine, the Journal of the American Medical Association and the American Journal of Psychiatry, among others. He is also a contributing Op-Ed writer at the New York Times where he writes on mental health, addiction, human behavior, and neuroscience.