(Philadelphia, PA) - Edward S. Brodkin, MD, has been appointed an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine.

Dr. Brodkin attended Harvard University, where he received his AB degree magna cum laude in the History of Science. He went on to earn his MD from Harvard Medical School in 1992. He completed his internship in pediatrics and residency in psychiatry, both at Yale University School of Medicine. Following his residency training, he was a postdoctoral research fellow at in the Department of Psychiatry at Yale University School of Medicine and in the Department of Molecular Biology at Princeton University.

Among his clinical positions, Dr. Brodkin was a psychiatrist in the Adult Autism Clinic at Yale University School of Medicine; Staff Psychiatrist at the Schizophrenia Clinic of West Haven VA Medical Center at Yale University School of Medicine; and Psychiatrist in Yale's Longterm Psychotherapy Program. Currently, he is an Attending Psychiatrist at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. He is a member of many professional societies including the American Association for the Advancement of Science, American Psychiatric Association, International Mammalian Genome Society and the Society for Neuroscience. He is also a diplomate of the National Board of Medical Examiners and the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology.

Dr. Brodkin has received numerous honors and awards including election to Phi Beta Kappa from Harvard University, the Leadership Award for Residents from the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, the National Research Service Award from the National Institutes of Mental Health, and the Burroughs Wellcome Fund Career Award in the Biomedical Sciences. His work on psychiatric genetics and the biology of social behaviors has been published in peer-reviewed journals including the Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychopharmacology, Neuroscience, Journal of Neuroscience, Science, and Molecular Psychiatry.

He is married to Stephanie Heck, MS.


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