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Amir Garakani, MD
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Dr. Garakani is a former Attending Psychiatrist at Mount Sinai Hospital. He currently is on the full-time staff at Silver Hill Hospital in New Canaan, CT. He is board-certified in Psychiatry, Forensic Psychiatry and Addiction Medicine. He received his B.A. in Classics (Latin), cum laude, with Distinction in All Subjects, from Cornell University, and his M.D. from the SUNY Upstate Medical University in Syracuse, NY, where he won the AMA Rock Sleyster Scholarship. He completed his residency at the Mount Sinai Medical Center and a research fellowship at the Mood and Anxiety Disorders Program at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine. Dr. Garakani also completed a fellowship in Forensic Psychiatry at New York University Medical Center. He has won several awards including the American Psychiatric Association (APA)/Lilly Resident Research Award, APA – NY County District Branch Resident Research Award, the APA/GlaxoSmithKline Fellowship, the Group of the Advancement of Psychiatry Fellowship, and travel awards from the Anxiety Disorders Association of America and Society of Biological Psychiatry. He has participated in NIMH-funded research and is first or co-author on over 35 peer-reviewed papers and book chapters. He teaches classes to Mount Sinai residents on psychopharmacology and forensic psychiatry and is a supervisor to psychiatry residents and medical students. He is a fellow of the APA and a former elected member of the Executive Council of the APA NY County Psychiatric Society.

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BA, Cornell University

Fellowship, New York University Medical Center

MD, SUNY Upstate Medical University

Residency, Mount Sinai Medical Center