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Biography - Marc Galanter, MD, DFASAM

GalanterMarc-wwwMarc Galanter, MD, FASAM is Professor of Psychiatry at NYU and Founding Director of NYU’s Division of Alcoholism and Drug Abuse. He established the NYU Addiction Fellowship Training Program and the Bellevue Hospital Substance Abuse Division. He attended Albert Einstein College of Medicine, where he did his residency in Psychiatry and then served as a Clinical Associate at the National Institute of Mental Health.

At ASAM, he served on the Board of Directors from 1985 to 2013, as its President from 1999 to 2001, and most recently as Region 1 Area Director. He received ASAM’s Brinkley Smithers Award for Research (2009) and the Annual ASAM Award for Expanding the Frontiers of Addiction Medicine (2011). He currently chairs the ASAM Action Group on Twelve-Step Recovery and is the Project Director of ASAM’s Conference Grant from the National Institute of Drug Abuse.

He is Senior Editor of the journal "Substance Abuse," and co-editor of "Textbook of Substance Abuse Treatment;" and has written the books "Network Therapy for Alcohol and Drug Abuse" and “Spirituality and the Healthy Mind". His research, with over 200 peer reviewed publications, has been funded with over $17 million by the NIH and foundations. It has addressed family therapy for substance abuse, pharmacologic treatment for addiction, treatment systems for substance abusers, and Twelve Step Recovery.

He also served as President of the Association for Medical Education and Research in Substance Abuse (1976-1977) and the American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry (1991-1992). He received the Gold Achievement Award for Innovation in Clinical Care, the Seymour Vestermark Award for Psychiatric Education, and the Oskar Pfister Award for Spirituality and Psychiatry, all from the American Psychiatric Association; the McGovern Award for Medical Teaching and Mentorship from AMERSA; and New York State’s Award for Psychiatric Research.