Michael T. Compton, MD, MPH
Michael T. Compton, MD, MPH is a Professor of Psychiatry at the Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians & Surgeons, in the Division of Behavioral Health Services and Policy Research. He is also a Research Psychiatrist at the New York State Psychiatric Institute.
After completing medical school at the University of Virginia, Dr. Compton trained in general psychiatry, preventive medicine, public health, and community psychiatry, all at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia. He served on faculty as an Assistant Professor, and then tenured Associate Professor, at Emory from 2003 to 2010. He then served as Professor and Director of Research Initiatives in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at The George Washington University School of Medicine, from 2011 to 2013. Upon relocating to New York, he was Chairman of Psychiatry at Lenox Hill Hospital in the Upper East Side—and Professor of Psychiatry at Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine—from 2013 until the fall of 2016 when he joined Columbia and New York State.
Dr. Compton serves on a number of institutional, regional, and national committees. He is a Fellow of the American College of Preventive Medicine and a Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association.
- Professor of Psychiatry at CUMC
Credentials & Experience
Education & Training
- Religion, Biology, Mary Washington College, Fredericksburg, Virginia
- Medicine, University of Virginia School of Medicine, Charlottesville, Virginia
- Internship: Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, Georgia
- Residency: Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, Georgia
- Fellowship: Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, Georgia