Eric R. Marcus, MD

Title: Professor of Clinical Psychiatry
Company: Columbia University
Location: New York, New York, United States

Eric R. Marcus, MD, Professor of Clinical Psychiatry at Columbia University, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Doctors for dedication, achievements, and leadership in psychiatry and higher education.

Commencing his career as the director of St. Marks Free Clinic from 1971 to 1975, Dr. Marcus subsequently served as co-director to the director of the neuropsychiatric diagnostic treatment unit at Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center in 1975, a role he held for nine years. During this time, he was the director of medical student education in psychiatry in the College of Physicians and Surgeons at Columbia University from 1981 to 2007, having simultaneously acted on the board of governors for student health at the university from 1986 to 2003. From 1995 to 2008, he also served as a clinical professor of psychiatry and social medicine, and from 2007 to 2017, he held the role of director of the Center for Psychoanalytic Training and Research. Since 1994, he has been a supervising training analyst in the Center for Psychoanalytic Training and Research, having also acted as a professor of clinical psychiatry since 2008.

Alongside his primary career endeavors, Dr. Marcus has sat on the executive council of the New York City District branch of the American Psychiatric Association since 2017, and he runs two discussion groups through the American Psychoanalytic Association. In addition, he was a founding faculty member of the Narrative Medicine Program through Columbia University.

A diplomate of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology and the American Board of Psychoanalysis, Dr. Marcus has contributed myriad articles to professional journals and was on the editorial boards of the Psychoanalytic Study of Society and the Journal of Clinical Psychoanalysis. The co-editor of “Psychiatry” in 1998, he also authored the first three editions of “Psychosis and Near Psychosis,” which was initially published in 1992. He holds a Bachelor of Arts from Columbia University and a Doctor of Medicine from the University of Wisconsin, and he completed his internship at Bellevue Hospital in affiliation with New York University. He also completed a residency at the New York State Psychiatric Institute.

The former president of the Association of Psychoanalytic Medicine and New York City District branch of the American Psychiatric Association, Dr. Marcus was the chair of the committee on university and medical education of the American Psychoanalytic Association. He has also maintained fellowships with the New York Academy of Medicine, the American College of Psychoanalysts, and the American Psychiatric Association.

In light of his many accomplishments, Dr. Marcus has accrued several honors and accolades. The recipient of the Sabshin Award from the American Psychoanalytic Association in 2003, he also received the Presidential Award for Outstanding Teaching from Columbia University in 1999, the O’Connor Teaching Award in 1995, and the Roeske Award from the American Psychiatric Association in 1991. The same year, he also received the Weber Research Award from the Columbia University Psychoanalytic Center.

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