Edmund A. Griffin, MD, PhD

Board Certifications: 
Psychiatry
Accepting New Patients
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Overview

Academic Appointments

  • Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychiatry
Dr. Griffin is an Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychiatry at Columbia University and an Attending Psychiatrist at NY Presbyterian Hospital. He received his BA in Biochemistry from Columbia University, his MD from Harvard Medical School, and PhD in Neurobiology from Harvard Medical School. During his Residency in Psychiatry at the Columbia-New York Presbyterian Medical Center,he was honored with the NIMH Outstanding Resident Award. Following residency training, Dr. Griffin completed a Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in the laboratory of Nobel Laureate Dr. Eric Kandel.

Dr. Griffin’s research and clinical interests focus on the substance abuse disorders. His studies investigate the specific molecular changes in the reward circuitry of the brain during the development and maintenance of addiction, with goal of developing novel and more effective therapeutic interventions.

Dr. Griffin’s research has been funded by a Leon Levy Investigator Award and a K08 Mentored Clinical Scientist Award from the National Institute of Drug Addiction.

Hospital Affiliations

  • NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia

Gender

  • Male

Schedule an Appointment

Phone Appointments

New and Existing Patients:
646-863-4004

Insurance Accepted

Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield

  • NYP Employee Plan

UnitedHealthcare

  • Behavioral Health Columbia University Employee Plan

*Please contact the provider’s office directly to verify that your particular insurance is accepted.

Credentials & Experience

Education & Training

  • Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA
  • Residency: NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center
  • Residency: Stamford Hospital - CT
  • Residency: New York State Psychiatric Institute

Board Certifications

  • Psychiatry

Research

Research Interests

  • Psychiatry
  • Addiction
  • Neurobiology

Grants

RESEARCH TRAINING IN MOOD AND ANXIETY DISORDERS: FROM ANIMAL MODELS TO PATIENTS (Federal Gov)

Jul 1 1978 - Jun 30 2014