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Professional Statement

  • Gregory Tau, MD PhD is a Board Certified Child, Adolescent, and Adult Psychiatrist who is Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychiatry at Columbia University and the New York State Psychiatric Institute.
  • Dr. Tau is trained in Psychopharmacology (medication management), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Psychodynamic Psychotherapy, and other therapeutic modalities. He applies these to the treatment of addictions, depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, personality disorders, relationship issues, ADHD in children and adults, family difficulties among others. In particular, Dr. Tau works in treatment with youth who are affected by drugs and alcohol and with their families. He also works with the LGBT community and helps with adoption and birth mother issues.
  • Dr. Tau has devoted his career to working where Child and Addiction psychiatry meet. His NIDA-funded research focuses on understanding the functioning of the neural systems (i.e. how the brain works) in substance-using youth with MRI. He has published in international journals including Neuropsychopharmacology, Cell, Adolescent Addiction, and Journal of Experimental Medicine. He also teaches clinical trainees about the treatment of substance use disorders in youth, gives public presentations about addiction in the developing brain, and is involved with community groups to reduce the burden of drugs and alcohol on the lives of young people.

Education & Training

  • Medical School - Columbia University
  • New York State Psychiatric Institute (Residency)
  • New York University Medical Center, Child Study Center, Residency in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
  • NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital / Columbia University Medical Center (Residency)
  • Columbia University, New York State Psychiatric Institute, Fellowship in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
  • Columbia University, PhD in Cell, Molecular and Biophysical Studies
  • New York University, Institute for Psychoanalytic Education (Psychodynamic Psychotherapy of Children and Adolescents)

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
  • American Board of Addiction Medicine
  • Child & Adolescent Psychiatry (Psychiatry and Neurology)

Professional Memberships

  • American Psychiatric Association
  • Society of Biological Psychiatry
  • College on Problems of Drug Dependence
  • Organization for Human Brain Mapping
  • American Society of Addiction Medicine
  • American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

Language Spoken

  • English