Michael F. Grunebaum, MD

Board Certifications: 
Psychiatry
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Overview

Areas of Expertise / Conditions Treated

Mood Disorders, Mood Disorder, Mood and Anxiety Disorders, Anxiety, Anxiety Disorder

Academic Appointments

  • Associate Professor of Psychiatry at CUMC

Michael F. Grunebaum, M.D. is Associate Professor of Psychiatry at Columbia University Medical Center, and is a research psychiatrist at the New York State Psychiatric Institute. His areas of expertise include the diagnosis and treatment of mood disorders, with a focus on suicidal behavior and clinical trial research.

Dr. Grunebaum graduated magna cum laude and phi beta kappa from Harvard College in 1983 and received his M.D. from Harvard Medical School in 1991. He completed his residency in psychiatry at the Payne Whitney Psychiatric Clinic, New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center, in 1995. He completed the Public Psychiatry Fellowship at Columbia University-New York State Psychiatric Institute and received his board certification in psychiatry in 1996.

Dr. Grunebaum is a recipient of NARSAD Young Investigator and Independent Investigator awards,an NIMH patient-oriented research career development K Award, and an NIMH R01 grant to conduct treatment studies in adults with mood disorders and a history of suicidality. He is a research psychiatrist on other federally funded clinical studies of mood disorders and suicidal behavior in the Molecular Imaging and Neuropathology Division.

Dr. Grunebaum teaches psychiatry residents and other trainees. He is a peer reviewer for numerous psychiatric journals and a member of the American Psychiatric Association. He is an author of more than 50 peer reviewed articles and other publications.

Dr. Grunebaum also has a general adult private practice of psychotherapy and psychopharmacology.

Hospital Affiliations

  • NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia

Gender

  • Male

Credentials & Experience

Education & Training

  • Harvard Medical School
  • Residency: NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center

Board Certifications

  • Psychiatry

Honors & Awards

2008   NCDEU New Investigator Award

2008   Fellowship to attend ASCP Workshop on Clinical Trials in Psychopharmacology

1994   The New York Psychoanalytic Institute Fellowship Program for Psychiatry Residents

1988   Andrew Sellard Fellowship, Harvard Medical School, for public health research in Santiago, Chile

1983   Phi Beta Kappa, Harvard College, Cambridge, MA

Research

Clinical research on treatments for depression and suicidality: NIMH R01 clinical trial of ketamine for depression with suicidal thoughts

Research Interests

  • Depression and bipolar disorder

Grants

THE EFFECTS OF PRENATAL STRESS & POOR NUTRITION ON BRAIN AND COGNITION (Federal Gov)

Sep 23 2011 - Jun 30 2017

KETAMINE VS MIDAZOLAM: TESTING RAPID RELIEF OF SUICIDE RISK IN DEPRESSION (Federal Gov)

Oct 1 2015 - Apr 30 2017

KETAMINE VS MIDAZOLAM: TESTING RAPID RELIEF OF SUICIDE RISK IN DEPRESSION (Federal Gov)

Jul 5 2012 - Apr 30 2017

THE ANTIDEPRESSANT ACTION OF KETAMINE: BRAIN CHEMISTRY AND SUSTAINING REMISSION (Federal Gov)

Jul 1 2011 - Apr 30 2016

KETAMINE VS MIDAZOLAM: TESTING RAPID RELIEF OF SUICIDE RISK IN BIPOLAR DISORDER (Private)

Sep 15 2013 - Sep 14 2015

FUTURE SUICIDE ATTEMPT: PSYCHOBIOLOGICAL FEATURES (Federal Gov)

May 1 1992 - Nov 30 2014

PAROXETINE/BUPROPION IN SUICIDE ATTEMPTERS/IDEATORS WITH MAJ OR DEPRESSION (Federal Gov)

Feb 6 2006 - Jan 31 2012

Selected Publications

  • Grunebaum MF, Ellis SP, Duan N, Burke AK, Oquendo MA, Mann JJ.: Pilot Randomized Clinical Trial of an SSRI vs Bupropion: Effects on Suicidal Behavior, Ideation, and Mood in Major Depression.. Neuropsychopharmacology 2012;37: 697-706
  • Grunebaum MF, Ellis SP, Li S, Oquendo MA, Mann JJ: Antidepressants and suicide risk in the United States, 1985-1999.. J Clin Psychiatry 2004 Nov;65(11): 1456-62
  • Grunebaum MF, Galfalvy HC, Oquendo MA, Burke AK, Mann JJ: Melancholia and the probability and lethality of suicide attempts.. Br J Psychiatry Jun 2004;184: 534-5
  • Grunebaum MF, Galfalvy HC, Huang YY, Cooper TB, Burke AK, Agnello M, Oquendo MA, Mann JJ. : Association of X-box binding protein 1 ( XBP1) genotype with morning cortisol and 1-year clinical course after a major depressive episode. Int J Neuropsychopharmacology 2009;75(3): 281-3
  • Grunebaum MF, Galfalvy HC, Mortenson LY, Burke AK, Oquendo MA, Mann JJ: Attachment and social adjustment: Relationships to suicide attempt and major depressive episode in a prospective study. J Affect Disord. 2009 Oct 8 2009;8: 123-30