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John Krystal, MD

Psychiatry, Addiction Medicine
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Patient type treated
Adult
Accepting new patients
No
Referral required
Not Applicable
Board Certified in
Psychiatry

Biography

John Krystal, MD, is a leading expert in the areas of alcoholism, post-traumatic stress disorder, schizophrenia, and depression. His work links psychopharmacology, neuroimaging, molecular genetics, and computational neuroscience to study the neurobiology and treatment of these disorders. He is best known for leading the discovery of the rapid antidepressant effects of ketamine in depressed patients.

He is a member of the U.S. National Academy of Medicine. He also serves in a variety of advisory and review capacities for NIAAA, NIMH, Wellcome Trust, Brain and Behavior Research Foundation, the Broad Institute, and the Karolinska Institutet.

Dr. Krystal previously served on the National Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism Advisory Council (NIAAA), the Department of Defense Psychological Health Advisory Committee, and the NIMH Board of Scientific Counselors (chair, 2005-2007). He has led the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology (president, 2012), and International College of Neuropsychophamacology (president, 2016-2018).

Currently, he is co-chair of the Neuroscience Forum (NeuroForum) of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, a member of the NIMH National Mental Health Advisory Council, and he edits the journal, Biological Psychiatry (impact factor: 11.982).

Titles

  • Robert L. McNeil, Jr. Professor of Translational Research and Professor of Psychiatry and of Neuroscience
  • Co-Director, Yale Center for Clinical Investigation
  • Chair, Department of Psychiatry
  • Chief of Psychiatry, Yale-New Haven Hospital
  • Director: NIAAA Center for the Translational Neuroscience of Alcoholism
  • Director, Clinical Neuroscience Division, VA National Center for PTSD

Education & Training

  • Residency
    Yale University School of Medicine (1988)
  • MD
    Yale University (1984)
  • BA
    University of Chicago, Behavioral Sciences (1980)

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