Department Of Psychiatric Experimental Therapeutics
Joshua Berman, MD, PhD
Dr. Berman has served as Director for the Program in Experimental Brain Stimulation, a component of the Division of Experimental Therapeutics in the department of Psychiatry at the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons and the New York State Psychiatric Institute. He is currently responsible for the day-to-day operation of the ECT service at NYPH Irving Campus, 9 Garden North including outpatient continuation ECT. At ColumbiaDoctors Midtown he conducts evaluations for ECT and other brain stimulation treatments as well as pharmacotherapies for complex mood disorders.

He received his undergraduate education at Yale University and his MD and PhD from the Mount Sinai School of Medicine.

He completed his residency in psychiatry at Columbia University Medical Center and New York State Psychiatric Institute, prior to research fellowships there in Affective Disorders and Substance Abuse. He has been recipient of a NARSAD Young Investigator Award and a K08 Award from NIDA, studying striatal mechanisms for integration of hedonic drive and stress in rodent models with emphasis on systems affected by both nicotine and stress.

Dr. Berman has extensive background in brain stimulation treatments such as Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (rTMS), tDCS (transcranial direct current stimulation), Deep Brain Stimulation and Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT). He has been credentialed at Columbia in ECT, rTMS, and other brain stimulation techniques, and has served as Medical Director for the Brain and Behavior Clinic and Brain Stimulation Service Outpatient Clinic.

Clinical Studies Managed By This Investigator:
Condition Study Title
Depression Study Investigating a Treatment for Depression in Patients with Major Depressive Disorder (MDD)