Title: Professor of Psychiatry
Company: Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons
Location: New York, New York, United States
Philip R. Muskin, MD, Professor of Psychiatry at Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Doctors for dedication, achievements, and leadership in psychiatry and higher education.
Drawing upon more than four decades of industry experience, Dr. Muskin is a prominent psychiatrist and educator who has been serving as a professor in psychiatry at the Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons at Columbia University since 2000, having formerly acted as an associate clinical professor and assistant clinical professor beginning in 1980. In 1985, he became the associate chief of the Columbia University Medical Center consultation-liaison psychiatry service and was subsequently appointed chief of the service in 1999.
To prepare for his esteemed career, Dr. Muskin pursued formal education at Cornell University, where he earned a Bachelor of Arts in neurobiology and behavior in 1969. He subsequently joined the graduate faculty at the New School for Social Research, obtaining a Master of Arts in experimental psychology in 1970. Soon thereafter, he received a Doctor of Medicine from the New York Medical College in 1974, where he was also elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society. Completing a medical internship at the Metropolitan Hospital between 1974 and 1975, he held a psychiatric residency at the New York State Psychiatric Institute for the subsequent three years before completing a National Institute of Mental Health fellowship at NewYork-Presbyterian Columbia Medical Center from 1978 to 1979. He also was deemed a research fellow in therapeutics at the New York State Psychiatric Institute. In 1983, he further graduated from the Columbia University Psychoanalytic Center for Training and Research, receiving a certificate in psychoanalysis.
Dr. Muskin became interested in his profession from a young age, having desired to become a psychiatrist from the tender age of 11. Throughout his career, he has proven himself to be a dedicated, respected figure in his field, and he has contributed over 50 articles to professional journals and more than 40 chapters to books, and he is the devoted author of 17 books. His 2017 book “Complementary and Integrative Treatments in Psychiatry” garnered the Nautilus Gold Award.
As such, in an effort to remain abreast of recent developments within the industry, Dr. Muskin has maintained affiliation with numerous professional organizations. The former president of the Association for Academic Psychiatry and the Society of Liaison Psychiatry, he has also received a coveted fellowship from the Academy of Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry, having been a distinguished lifetime fellow of the American Psychiatric Association. He remains the secretary of the association, a role he has held since 2017.
As a testament to his profound success, Dr. Muskin has accrued numerous accolades, having been named Teacher of the Year by the New York State Psychiatry Institute three times in 1985, 1990, and 1994. Likewise, he received the Excellence in Medicine Merck Manual Award in 1974 and was the former Grandstreet Boys Scholar in 1973. He has been highlighted in the 23rd edition of Who’s Who in the East, the first edition of Who’s Who in Medicine and Healthcare, and the 65th edition of Who’s Who in America. However, when asked of his career highlights, he cites writing a paper on physician-assisted suicide to be a landmark moment of his career.
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