Nassir Ghaemi M.D, renowned expert in mood illnesses and bipolar disorder, has discovered a direct correlation between mental illness and the ability to lead during times of crisis.
Dr. Ghaemi's clinical work and research has focused on depression and manic-depressive illness, having published over 100 scientific articles, 30 scientific book chapters, and authored/edited several books on the topic.
He is a member of the Executive Committee of the Association for the Advancement of Philosophy and Psychiatry and a distinguished fellow of the American Psychiatric Association. Previously he was Chairman of the Diagnostic Guidelines Task Force of the International Society for Bipolar Disorders. Outside of his clinical work and research, his main interests are in philosophy and public health.
Dr. Ghaemi holds a BA in History from George Mason University, a MD from the Medical College of Virginia, a MA in Philosophy from Tufts University, and a MPH from the Harvard School of Public Health. He is a clinical lecturer at Harvard Medical School, Professor at Cambridge Health Alliance, Professor of Psychiatry and Pharmacology, and Director of the Mood Disorders program at Tufts Medical Center.