Stephen J Donovan, MD

Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Addiction Psychiatry, Psychiatry
More specialties
Treats Children


Dr. Donovan, who received his B.A. from Columbia College and his M.D. from SUNY of Buffalo, is certified in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology and holds a career development award from the National Institute on Drug Abuse.

Most interested in the diagnosis and treatment of children with anger dyscontrol, Dr. Donovan has worked at the DES since 1990.

Areas of Expertise / Conditions Treated

  • Therapeutics

Academic Appointments

  • Special Lecturer of Psychiatry at CUMC

Hospital Affiliations

  • NewYork-Presbyterian / Columbia University Irving Medical Center


  • Male

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Credentials & Experience

Education & Training

  • State University of New York - Buffalo
  • Internship: Albert Einstein Medical Center
  • Residency: Albert Einstein Medical Center

Board Certifications

  • Psychiatry
  • Addiction Psychiatry
  • Child and Adolescent Psychiatry


Research Interests

  • Marijuana Dependence
  • Mood Disorders
  • Randomized Clinical Trials

Selected Publications

  • Donovan, SJ: Childhood Conduct Disorder and the Antisocial Spectrum, American Psychiatric Association Press, Arlington ,VA, USA, 2005
  • Donovan SJ, Stewart JWS, Nunes EV: Temper Mood and Marijuana: A link at the Biological Level. Scientific Proceedings of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry 2004;129
  • Donovan SJ, Nunes EV, Stewart JW, Ross D, Quitkin FM, Jensen P, Klein DF : Outer Directed Irritability:" A distinct mood syndrome in explosive youth with a Disruptive Behavior Disorder. Journal of Clinical Psychiatry 2003;64: 698-701
  • Donovan SJ, Stewart JWS, Nunes EV, Daniel W, Quitkin FM, Susser ES, Klein DF : Divalproex treatment for youth with explosive temper and mood lability: A double-blind, placebo-controlled crossover design. merican Journal of Psychiatry 2000;157: 818-20
  • Donovan S, Stewart JW, Nunes EV : Bipolar Boundaries and Pharmacologic Response: Do Divalproate-sensitive youth with explosive outbursts meet new broad criteria for Juvenile Bipolar Disorder? Scientific proceedings of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry 2004;155