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Sanjay J. Mathew, MD

Johnson Family Chair for Research in Psychiatry; Professor of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, Baylor College of Medicine; Staff Clinician, Michael E. Debakey VA Medical Center, Houston, Texas

Sanjay J. Mathew, MD, is the Johnson Family Chair for Research in Psychiatry and an Associate Professor with tenure in the Menninger Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences. Dr. Mathew is also a staff psychiatrist at the Michael E. Debakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Houston, Texas. His research program is the recipient of federal grants and contracts from the National Institute of Mental Health and the Department of Veterans Affairs to develop novel therapies for patients with treatment-resistant depression and Post-traumatic Stress Disorder. Dr. Mathew's translational research program focuses on testing of experimental therapies for depression and anxiety, and discovering illness and treatment-related biomarkers. Much of his work has focused on glutamate modulating agents, which act as rapidly acting antidepressants.

Dr. Mathew graduated from Dartmouth College with a degree in Biology, and received his medical degree from Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Mathew completed his residency training in Psychiatry at Columbia University's College of Physicians and Surgeons and the New York State Psychiatric Institute, where he also completed a National Institute of Mental Health research fellowship. Dr. Mathew began his faculty career at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York, where he directed the Mood and Anxiety Disorders Program. Dr. Mathew has directed the Baylor program since 2010. 

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Tuesday, September 19

9:15am CDT