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Charles A. Dackis, MD

Charles A. Dackis, MD Physician

Emeritus Associate Professor CE of Psychiatry

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About Dr. Charles A. Dackis

Recognized by Best Doctors in America 2007 - 2012, 2015

Clinical Specialties


  • Psychiatry

Programs & Centers:

Board Certification:

  • Psychiatry, 1982

Practice Locations and Appointments

Insurance Accepted

  • OPR Medicare
  • OPR New Jersey Medicaid
  • OPR Pennsylvania Medicaid

Education and Training

Medical School: Duke University School of Medicine
Residency: Overlook Hospital
Residency: NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center


American Psychiatric Association, Faculty of 1000 in Medicine, New York Academy of Science, South Jersey Psychiatric Association,

Hospital Affiliation

Dr. Dackis is employed by Penn Medicine.

Hospital Privileges:

  • Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania: On the medical staff, but does not have privileges to treat patients in the hospital.
  • Penn Presbyterian Medical Center: On the medical staff, but does not have privileges to treat patients in the hospital.


Selected Publications:

Dackis, C.A., Yu, E., Samaha, F., Kampman, K., Cornish, J., Rowan, M., Gerhart, M., Barnes, L., White, L., Poole, S., and O’Brien, C.P.: Modafinil – cocaine safety study: A double blind, placebo-controlled drug interaction study Drug and Alcohol Dependence 70 (1): 29-37,2003.

Kampman, K.M., Majewska, M.D., Tourian, K., Dackis, C., Cornish, J., Poole, S., O'Brien, C.P.: A pilot trial of piracetam and ginkgo biloba for the treatment of cocaine dependence Addictive Behaviors 27 : 1-12,2003.

Dackis, C.A. and O'Brien, C.P.: The neurobiology of addiction Diseases of the Nervous System, Third Edition : 431-444,2003.

Dackis, C.A. and O’Brien, C.P.: The neurobiology of alcoholism Handbook of Medical Psychiatry : 563-580,2003.

Dackis, C.A. and O’Brien, C.P.: Neurobiology of cocaine dependence limits development of pharmacological treatments Psychiatry Annals 33 (9): 565-570,2003.

Dackis, C.A. and Miller, N.: Neurobiological effects determine treatment options for alcohol, cocaine, and heroin addiction: the neurobiology and pharmacology of addiction Psychiatry Annals 33 (9): 585-592,2003.

Franklin TR, Acton PD, Maldjian JA, Gray JD, Croft JR, Dackis CA, O'Brien CP, & Childress AR: Decreased gray matter concentration in the insular, orbitofrontal, cingulate, and temporal cortices of cocaine patients Biological Psychiatry 51 (2): 134-42,2002.

Dackis, C.A., Kampman, K., Pettinati, H., Weigly, C. and O’Brien, C.P.: An open-label pilot study on the effectiveness and tolerability of modafinil for cocaine dependence Drug and Alcohol Dependence 66 : S39-40,2002.

Dackis, C.A. and O’Brien, C.P.: Cocaine dependence: the challenge for pharmacotherapy Current Opinion in Psychiatry 15 : 261-267,2002.

Forman, R.F., Dackis, C.A., Rawson, R.: Twelve principles of outpatient addiction treatment Current Psychiatry 1 (6): 16-24,2002.

Academic Contact Info

Treatment Research Center
3900 Chestnut Street

Philadelphia, PA 19104
Patient appointments: 866-301-4PBH (4724)

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