Gerard Sanacora, PhD, MD

Gerard Sanacora, PhD, MD
Psychiatry
Accepting new patients? No
Referrals required? Not Applicable
Patient type treated: Child; Adult; Older Adult
Board Certified in Psychiatry

Dr. Sanacora is a Professor of Psychiatry at Yale University and the Director of the Yale Depression Research Program. Dr. Sanacora’s work has focused largely on elucidating the pathophysiological mechanisms associated with mood and other neuropsychiatric disorders and using this information to inform the development of novel treatment strategies. His preclinical research laboratory explores the effects of stress and pharmaceutical agents on cellular biology, neurophysiology and behavior. His clinical laboratory employs novel imaging methodologies to investigate the pathophysiology of mood and other neuropsychiatric disorders. In addition, he has served as principal investigator on several large clinical trials investigating the efficacy and safety of newly developed therapeutic agents for the treatment of mood disorders. Dr. Sanacora received the Anna-Monkia Stiftung international award for the investigation of the biological substrate and functional disturbances of depression in 2009, the Joel Elkes Research Award for Outstanding contributions to Psychopharmacology from the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology (ACNP) in 2011, and is a Fellow of the ACNP.

  • George D. and Esther S. Gross Professor of Psychiatry
  • Director, Yale Depression Research Program
  • Co-Director, Yale New Haven Hospital Interventional Psychiatry Service

Clinical Trials

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