My father was a general surgeon, and I was always very interested in his work. While participating in an elective in cardiothoracic surgery as a medical student, I interacted with many people who were facing life-threatening illnesses. This stimulated my interest in psychiatry, and specifically in traumatic stress.
My research has led to breakthroughs in our understanding of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) through the study of police officers, soldiers in combat, veterans, and civilians who have been exposed to sudden, usually life-threatening events. By mapping out circuits of the brain, researchers in our Department of Psychiatry are also making advances in how we diagnose, treat, and prevent conditions like schizophrenia, addiction, depression, dementia, and traumatic brain injury.
At NYU Langone, we not only have expertise in treating mental health conditions, but our clinicians also have compassion and a commitment to patients that go far beyond simply providing quality care. I take the time to listen to what my patients are feeling. From so many years of supporting people dealing with mental illness, I understand and empathize with the pain they’re going through. I am deeply committed to developing a trusting relationship to help patients recover their sense of effectiveness and hope for the future.
- Lucius N. Littauer Professor of Psychiatry, Department of Psychiatry
- Dir of PTSD Research Program
- Chair of the Department of Psychiatry
- AB Psychiatry & Neurology - Psychiatry
Education and Training
- Fellowship, Langley Porter Psychiatric Inst., Psychiatry
- Residency, University of California - San Francisco, Psychiatry
- Residency, University of Toronto, Psychiatry
- MD from University Of Manitoba
Locations and Appointments
- HealthSmart (WTC)
- UnitedHealthcare Top Tier
“The discovery of biomarkers for psychiatric conditions is advancing how we diagnose and treat these disorders.”Charles R. Marmar, MD Psychiatrist
Episodic and semantic components of autobiographical memories and imagined future events in post-traumatic stress disorderBrown, Adam D; Addis, Donna Rose; Romano, Tracy A; Marmar, Charles R; Bryant, Richard A; Hirst, William; Schacter, Daniel L 2014 Aug; 595-604, Memory (Hove, England) — id: 964082, year: 2014, page: 595, stat: Journal Article
Cognitive reserve and emotional stimuli in older individuals: level of education moderates the age-related positivity effectBruno, Davide; Brown, Adam D; Kapucu, Aycan; Marmar, Charles R; Pomara, Nunzio 2014; 208-223, Experimental aging research — id: 865662, year: 2014, page: 208, stat: Journal Article
Cortisol response to an experimental stress paradigm prospectively predicts long-term distress and resilience trajectories in response to active police serviceGalatzer-Levy, Isaac R; Steenkamp, Maria M; Brown, Adam D; Qian, Meng; Inslicht, Sabra; Henn-Haase, Clare; Otte, Christian; Yehuda, Rachel; Neylan, Thomas C; Marmar, Charles R 2014 May; 26-35, Journal of psychiatric research — id: 1050852, year: 2014, page: 26, stat: JOURNAL ARTICLE