Elias Dakwar, M.D.
Elias Dakwar, M.D. is a board-certified psychiatrist and Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychiatry in the Division on Substance Abuse, Columbia University. After obtaining a medical degree (Creighton School of Medicine, 2004) and finishing his residency training (University of Chicago Medical Center, 2008), he completed a clinical research fellowship in Addiction Psychiatry (Columbia University, 2011). His research interests include the pharmacological facilitation of mindfulness training, clinical and mechanistic research of treatments that address deficits in self-regulation, and cross-disciplinary investigations of behavioral and neurobiological vulnerabilities common to a range of psychiatric disorders. Dr. Dakwar is the recent recipient of a five-year K23 award from NIDA, which provides him with independent funding to further pursue his various research interests.