Alan F. Schatzberg ’68
Kenneth T. Norris, Jr. Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Stanford School of Medicine
The Solomon A. Berson Medical Alumni Achievement Award
Alan F. Schatzberg, MD, received his medical degree from NYU School of Medicine in 1968. He completed his psychiatric residency at the Massachusetts Mental Health Center and a clinical fellowship in psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. After serving in the United States Air Force, he joined the staff at McLean Hospital and served in several leadership positions there. He became clinical director of the Massachusetts Mental Health Center and professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School, while continuing his research program at McLean Hospital on the biology and treatment of depression. In 1991, Dr. Schatzberg became the Kenneth T. Norris, Jr. Professor and chairman of the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University, where he served as chair until 2010. He now directs the Stanford Mood Disorders Center. Dr. Schatzberg has been an active investigator in the biology and psychopharmacology of depressive disorders. He has authored over 700 publications and abstracts, co-edited the Textbook of Psychopharmacology, and is co-editor-in-chief of the Journal of Psychiatric Research. He has been president of the American Psychiatric Association (APA), the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology (ACNP), and the Society of Biological Psychiatry (SOBP). He has been recognized with awards for excellence and leadership from the APA, ACNP, SOBP, Max Planck Psychiatric Institute, Brain and Behavior Foundation, Anna Monika Foundation, University of Pennsylvania, Weill Cornell Medical College, and more. Dr. Schatzberg has received three honorary doctorates and been elected to the National Academy of Medicine.