About Andrew Nierenberg, MD

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Medical Education

  • MD, Albert Einstein college of medicine
  • Residency, NYU/Bellevue Hospital Center
  • Fellowship, Yale New Haven Hospital

American Board Certifications

  • Psychiatry, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology

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Dr. Andrew Nierenberg  has been at the Massachusetts General Hospital since 1992, where he holds his current positions. He is also Honorary Professor in the School of Medicine, Faculty of Health at Deakin University, Geelong Australia.

Dr. Nierenberg has published over 500 papers and has been listed in The Best Doctors in America for the treatment of mood and anxiety disorders in every edition since 1994. In 2000, he was awarded the Gerald L. Klerman Young Investigator Award and in 2014 the Gerald L. Klerman Senior Investigator Award by the Depression Bipolar Support Alliance. In 2013, Dr. Nierenberg was awarded the prestigious Brain and Behavior Research Foundation Colvin Prize for outstanding achievement in mood disorders research. In 2014, he was awarded the Mentorship Award for Exceptional Mentorship in the Research Arena at MGH. In 2014, 2015, and 2016 he was listed among the World’s Most Influential Scientific Minds by Thompson Reuters in recognition of ranking among the top 1% of researchers for most cited papers in psychiatry worldwide.

 Dr. Nierenberg’s primary interests are bipolar depression and novel treatments. He lectures extensively, teaches, supervises, and mentors junior faculty, has an active clinical practice, consults to industry, and conducts clinical trials funded by federal, foundation, industry, and philanthropic sources. He serves as a peer reviewer for over 35 psychiatric journals. Dr. Nierenberg is a member of the editorial boards of over 15 journals and is the editor of Psychiatric Annals and is a deputy editor of Depression and Anxiety.


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