Harold W Koenigsberg, MD
Dr. Koenigsberg’s primary area of interest is in the integration of psychological experience with underlying neural processes. A principal focus of his interest is the inter-relationship between neurobiologic, psychological and social contributors to personality and its disorders. Dr. Koenigsberg has been awarded 17 years of continuous funding as principal investigator of R01 research grants funded by the National Institute of Mental Health. Dr. Koenigsberg’s current work focuses on mood regulation, social cognitive neuroscience and in the psychobiology and treatment of borderline and schizotypal personality disorders. He is currently conducting several fMRI studies which image the brain’s activity during emotional processing and during memory retention processes in healthy volunteers and in patients with borderline personality disorder, avoidant personality disorder, schizotypal personality disorder, schizophrenia, and trans-diagnostically across the affective instability spectrum. He is also studying the role of second messenger systems in emotional instability in the personality disorders.
Dr. Koenigsberg is a Distinguished Life Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association and a Fellow of the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology. He is an emeritus member of the American College of Psychiatrists. He served as an advisor to the Personality Disorders task forces of both the DSM-IV and DSM-5 American Psychiatric Association diagnostic classification systems. He is a member of the editorial board of the Journal of Personality Disorders and has served on the Scientific Program Committee of the Society for Biological Psychiatry. Dr. Koenigsberg is a member of the board of directors of the International Society for the Study of Personality Disorders. He co-chaired the 11th International Congress of the International Society for the Study of Personality Disorders. In addition to his medical degree, Dr. Koenigsberg holds an MA in Physics from Columbia University.
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Brain Imaging, Imaging, Neuroscience
Multi-Disciplinary Training Areas
Development Regeneration and Stem Cells [DRS], Neuroscience [NEU]