Mark Komrad:  

Coral gables, FL
Durham, NC
Yale UniversityClass of 1979
New haven, CT

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Life Mark S. Komrad MD Biography Dr. Komrad is a psychiatrist on the clinical and teaching staff of Sheppard Pratt Hospital and the Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, and Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Maryland. He earned his undergraduate degree in molecular biophysics at Yale University, his M.D. degree at Duke Medical School, and trained in internal medicine and psychiatry at Johns Hopkins. He was assistant medical director of the Schizophrenia Unit at Sheppard Pratt for 10 years, where he continues to train residents in psychotherapy and psychopharmacology. In addition, he has a private practice in general psychiatry with a special interest in treating mood disorders and schizophrenia. His technique is to combine psychopharmacology and psychotherapy, a combination treatment that has become increasingly rare in the contemporary managed-care environment. In particular, Dr. Komrad uses these techniques to help people with serious, major mental illness rehabilitate to a higher level of functioning. He often consults to colleagues on difficult cases. Dr. Komrad is Chairman of the Clinical Ethics Committee for the Sheppard Pratt Health Systems. He publishes, lectures widely and presents training workshops to mental health professionals on topics in Medical Ethics. Dr. Komrad is the psychiatr...Expand for more
ic consultant to the Maryland Transportation Authority for which he chairs its Suicide Prevention Task Force , which is studying how to prevent suicide jumpings from the Chesapeake Bay Bridge and educates the media about responsible reporting on suicide and the treatment of depression. He has lectured throughout the country on a variety of topics in psychiatry. Dr. Komrad also appears widely on TV and radio to discuss topics in psychiatry . He has been the host of a nationally syndicated weekly radio talkshow about psychiatry, and now regularly appears on a medical talkshow that broadcasts to over 40 million listeners around the world. In addition, Dr. Komrad has served as consultant in the development of a major Hollywood film and a dramatic TV serial, both about psychiatrists, creating more accurate portrayals of psychiatrists and the mentally ill on TV and in the movies. Dr. Komrad was named as a "Distinguished Fellow" of the American Psychiatric Association-- a special distinction, "for exceptional contributions to the community and the profession of psychiatry." He was voted by professional peers as "One of Marylands Top Mental Health Practitioners" and profiled for this in Baltimore Magazine November, 2001. He was also named "One of America's Top Psychiatrists" by the Consumer Research Council of America
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