George S. Alexopoulos, M.D. received his Doctor of Medicine degree from the National University of Athens in Athens, Greece. He had his Psychiatry residency at New Jersey Medical School of the New Jersey College of Medicine and Dentistry and at Cornell University Medical College, where he also had his research fellowship in psychobiology.
Dr. Alexopoulos has published more than 350 articles and book chapters on the psychobiology of geriatric mood disorders and on effectiveness and services research. He founded the Weill-Cornell Institute of Geriatric Psychiatry in 1994 and still serves as its Director. Dr. Alexopoulos is also the Director of the NIMH-supported Advanced Center for Interventions and Services Research in Late-Life Depression. Present appointments held by G. Alexopoulos, MD at Weill Medical College of Cornell University include Professor of Psychiatry, Professor of the Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Vice Chairman for Geriatric Psychiatry, and Co-Director of the Aging Center for Research and Clinical Care.
Dr. Alexopoulos has received the Senior Investigator’s Award of the International College of Geriatric Psychopharmacology, the Jack Weinberg Memorial Award, American Psychiatric Association, the Geriatric Research Award by the American College of Psychiatrists, the Joseph Zubin Research Award of the American Psychopathological Association, the Distinguished Psychiatrist Lecturer Award of the American Psychiatry Association, and the Senior Investigator's Award of the American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry. He has served on the Board of Scientific Counselors of the National Institute of Mental Health, the National Depressive and Manic Depressive Association and several other organizations. Dr. Alexopoulos is the Editor for Western Hemisphere and Japan, International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, and is on the editorial board of several other professional journals.
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