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Wayne Goodman, MD
    • Specialty
    • Psychiatry
    • Language
    • English
    • Hospital Affiliations
    • The Mount Sinai Hospital
    • Mount Sinai St. Luke's and Mount Sinai West
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On July 1, 2009, Dr. Goodman was appointed Professor and Chairman of the Department of Psychiatry at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York City.  He is the Esther and Joseph Klingenstein Professor of Psychiatry and Professor in the Department of Neuroscience.

Prior to joining Mt. Sinai, he served as Director, Division of Adult Translational Research and Treatment Development (DATR), at the National Institute of Mental Health in Bethesda, Maryland from 2007-2009. He has conducted pioneering research in the field of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) and is the principal developer of the Yale-Brown Obsessive Compulsive Scale (Y-BOCS), the gold standard for assessing OCD. He is co-founder of the Obsessive Compulsive Foundation, the national patient advocacy organization for this disorder.

Dr. Goodman is a native of New York City and attended the Bronx High School of Science. A graduate of Columbia University with a BS in electrical engineering, Dr. Goodman received his medical degree from Boston University and completed his internship, residency, and a research fellowship at Yale University School of Medicine where he remained on faculty until 1993 as an Associate Professor.  In 1994, he joined the University of Florida in Gainesville where he served as Chairman of the Department of Psychiatry for nine years. Dr. Goodman has published more than 250 articles in scientific journals and has been principal investigator on NIMH-funded grants since 1992. He is a member of the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology and a Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association. He is the 2010 recipient of the Mysell Lecture Award from Harvard University and in 2012 he received the Lifetime Career Achievement Award from International OCD Foundation.

As Chair of Psychiatry, Dr. Goodman works closely with the new Mount Sinai Brain Institute to conduct research on neuropsychiatric disorders such as schizophrenia, Alzheimer's disease, and mood disorders. Dr. Goodman is an expert psycho-pharmacologist who previously served as Chair of the Food and Drug Administration's (FDA's) Psychopharmacologic Drug Advisory Committee.

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In the News

Dr. Goodman discusses OCD in The Daily News feature The Daily Check Up.
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Psychiatry, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology

Clinical Focus

Research Topics



MD, Boston University

Internship, Transitional
Hospital of St. Raphael

Residency, Psychiatry
Yale-New Haven Psychiatric Hospital

Yale School of Medicine