Sidney Zisook

Title(s)Professor, Psychiatry
SchoolHealth Sciences
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    Sidney Zisook, M.D., is director of the University of California, San Diego Residency Training Program, and a Distinguished Professor of Psychiatry at UCSD. Dr. Zisook received his Bachelor of Arts from the University of California at Berkeley and his medical degree from Stritch-Loyola, Chicago. He completed his residency in Psychiatry at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston and was a clinical fellow of Harvard Medical School.

    Research Interests
    Dr. Zisook’s research centers around mood as both a primary and secondary manifestation/disorder. Much of his research has been focused on the natural history, differentiation from depression and treatment of grief and bereavement. Current research projects include: 1) treatment of bereavement – associated depression; 2) interventions for traumatic (aka complicated) grief; 3) interventions for treatment resistant depression; 4) predicting antidepressant response; 5) preventing physician suicide. Dr. Zisook also is Director of the Operation Core of the Advanced Interventions Center for Older Persons with Psychotic Disorders.

    Clinical Focus
    Dr. Zisook’s major clinical focus is treatment of adult patients with grief, mood and anxiety disorders. Using an integrated approach which combines various psychotherapeutic modalities with pharmacotherapy, Dr. Zisook provides consultation for patients with particularly chronic and refractory conditions, individuals with complicated bereavement reactions, and older persons with mood and/or anxiety disorders.

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    4/4-Optimizing Treatment of Complicated Grief
    NIH/NIMH R01MH085297Aug 15, 2009 - Feb 28, 2015
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Teaching Scholarly Activity in Psychiatric Training
    NIH/NIMH R13MH074298May 1, 2005 - Oct 30, 2010
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Citalopram Augmentation in Older Schizophrenia Patients
    NIH/NIMH R01MH063931Sep 1, 2001 - Aug 31, 2007
    Role: Principal Investigator
    General Clinical Research Center
    NIH/NCRR M01RR000827Jan 27, 1997 - Nov 30, 2010
    Role: Co-Investigator

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