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NYU Langone Provider

Dan Iosifescu, MD

NYU Langone Provider
  • Specialty: Adult Psychiatry
  • Language: English
  • Phone: 212-263-7419
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As the son of an engineer and a literature professor, I inherited a passion for a rigorous, number-based understanding of reality and a deep fascination with complex human experiences. This led me to pursue medicine and psychiatry—and a quest to apply innovative neuroscientific methods to the search for novel treatments for severe mood disorders, such as depression and bipolar disorder.

I am an associate professor of psychiatry at NYU School of Medicine. I am also director of clinical research at the Nathan Kline Institute for Psychiatric Research. My research has led to the validation of novel treatments for patients who have severe mood and anxiety disorders, including pharmacological treatments such as ketamine and other glutamatergic drugs, and devices such as novel forms of magnetic stimulation. I also use neuroimaging, neurophysiology, and neurocognitive tests to evaluate structural, biochemical, and functional brain abnormalities in people who have mood disorders, and my research explores how these brain abnormalities may impact clinical treatment.

I have significant clinical and research expertise in the service of patients who have treatment-resistant forms of depression and bipolar disorder. However, my knowledge of treatments and neuroscience would be insufficient if not matched by a passionate desire to understand people’s unique history and suffering, and to develop mutual trust with each person I am treating. I aim not only to alleviate severe pain and suffering, but also to restore my patients’ hope in their futures, and their sense of purpose and effectiveness.

In addition to having been awarded several research prizes, I am honored to have been recognized by my peers as one of “America’s Top Doctors” in all editions of “Top Doctors” since 2005, and as one of Castle Connolly’s “Top Doctors” for psychiatry in the New York Metro Area since 2015.

Conditions and Treatments

  • attention deficit hyperactivity disorder
  • cognitive disorder
  • panic disorder
  • anxiety disorder
  • depression
  • post-traumatic stress disorder
  • schizophrenia
  • acute stress disorder
  • bipolar disorder
  • generalized anxiety disorder
  • social anxiety disorder
  • attention deficit disorder in adults
  • mood disorder
  • obsessive compulsive disorder

Board Certifications
  • American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology - Psychiatry, 2001
Education and Training
  • Residency, Massachusetts General Hospital / Harvard Medical School, Psychiatry, 2000
  • MD from Carol Davila University, 1992

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This provider accepts the following insurance plans.

  • Aetna
    • Aetna POS (American Express Employer)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    • BCBS EPO (BlackRock Employees)
    • BCBS EPO - Empire EPO (NYU Langone Employees)
    • BCBS EPO - Empire EPO (Sunset Park/Family Health Center Employees)
    • BCBS EPO - Empire NYU Care (NYU Langone Employees)
    • BCBS EPO - Empire NYU Care (Sunset Park/Family Health Center Employees)
    • BCBS PPO (BlackRock Employees)
    • BCBS PPO - Empire PPO (Sunset Park/Family Health Center Employees)
  • United Healthcare
    • United Healthcare Choice (AMEX employees)
    • United Healthcare Choice (Blackrock employees)
    • United Healthcare Choice (CBS employees)
    • United Healthcare Choice (Viacom Employees)
    • United Healthcare EPO (NYU Langone Health Employees)
    • United Healthcare Indemnity (NYU Langone Health Employees)
    • United Healthcare Plus (NYU Langone Health Employees)
This list of insurances changes regularly, and insurance plans listed may not be accepted at all office locations for this provider. Before your appointment, please confirm with your insurance company that this provider accepts your insurance.

Locations and Appointments

NYU Psychiatry Associates

1 Park Avenue, 8th Floor
New York, NY 10016

  • Transcranial Near Infrared Radiation and Cerebral Blood Flow in Depression (TRIADE)

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  • A Randomized Double-Blind Multi-Center Open-Label Effectiveness Trial of Antidepressant Augmentation in Patients with Treatment Resistant Depression

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  • Assessment of glutamate neurotransmission brain bioenergetics and neuroinflammation in major depressive disorder using TSPO PET and MRI

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  • Impact of the KCNQ2/3 Channel Opener Ezogabine on Reward Circuit Activity and Clinical Symptoms in Depression: Results From a Randomized Controlled Trial

    Costi, S; Morris, L S; Kirkwood, K A; Hoch, M; Corniquel, M; Vo-Le, B; Iqbal, T; Chadha, N; Pizzagalli, D A; Whitton, A; Bevilacqua, L; Jha, M K; Ursu, S; Swann, A C; Collins, K A; Salas, R; Bagiella, E; Parides, M K; Stern, E R; Iosifescu, D V; Han, M -H; Mathew, S J; Murrough, J W

    American journal of psychiatry. 2021 Mar 03; (pp(appiajp202020050653):appiajp202020050653

  • Rette, Danielle N; Arnold, Molly S; McDonald, Erin M; Hoptman, Matthew J; Collins, Katherine A; Iosifescu, Dan V

    Journal of affective disorders. 2021 Feb 02; 283:373-376

  • Czamara, Darina; Tissink, Elleke; Tuhkanen, Johanna; Martins, Jade; Awaloff, Yvonne; Drake, Amanda J; Khulan, Batbayar; Palotie, Aarno; Winter, Sibylle M; Nemeroff, Charles B; Craighead, W Edward; Dunlop, Boadie W; Mayberg, Helen S; Kinkead, Becky; Mathew, Sanjay J; Iosifescu, Dan V; Neylan, Thomas C; Heim, Christine M; Lahti, Jari; Eriksson, Johan G; Räikkönen, Katri; Ressler, Kerry J; Provençal, Nadine; Binder, Elisabeth B

    Translational psychiatry. 2021 Feb 01; 11(1):88

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