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Marc Galanter, MD
Marc Galanter, MD

    Dr. Marc Galanter is professor of psychiatry, founding director of the Division of Alcoholism and Drug Abuse and director of the Fellowship Training Program in Addiction Psychiatry at New York University (NYU). He is also a division director at NYU's World Health Organization Collaborating Center, and director of its national Center for Medical Fellowships in Alcoholism and Drug Abuse.

    Dr. Galanter is editor of the journal Substance Abuse, the annual book series Recent Developments in Alcoholism, and author of the books, Network Therapy for Alcohol and Drug Abuse and Spirituality and the Healthy Mind: Science, Therapy and the Need for Personal Meaning. His National Institutes of Health and foundation-funded studies have addressed family therapy for substance abuse, pharmacologic treatment for addiction, self-help treatment for substance abusers, and spiritually-oriented recovery.

    Dr. Galanter attended Albert Einstein College of Medicine, where he did his residency in psychiatry. After that he was a clinical associate at the National Institute of Mental Health, and then an National Institutes of Health Career Teacher. He later served as president of the Association for Medical Education and Research in Substance Abuse (AMERSA) from 1976 to 1977, the American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry from 1991 to 1992, and the American Society of Addiction Medicine from 1999 to 2001. Among his awards are the Gold Achievement Award for innovation in clinical care and the Seymour Vestermark Award for Psychiatric Education, both from the American Psychiatric Association; the McGovern Award for medical teaching from AMERSA; and New York State's Award for Psychiatric Research.

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