Faculty Bio

Charles R. Marmar, MD Charles R. Marmar, MD
Lucius N. Littauer Professor and Chair
Director, Center for Alcohol Use Disorder and PTSD
Department of Psychiatry
NYU Langone Medical Center
New York, NY

Dr. Charles Marmar is the Lucius N. Littauer Professor and Chair of the Department of Psychiatry, NYU Langone Health (NYULH), and the Director of the Center for Alcohol Use disorder and PTSD. Previously, Dr. Marmar was Professor & Vice Chair of the Department of Psychiatry at UCSF, & Associate Chief of Staff for Mental Health & Director of the PTSD Research Program at the San Francisco VA Medical Center. Dr. Marmar graduated from the University of Manitoba with a BSc in 1966 and an MD in 1970, did his residency in Psychiatry at the University of Toronto in 1976 and a psychiatry fellowship at the University of San Francisco in 1978.

Internationally renowned for his expertise in PTSD for over 25 years, his focus ranges from combat-related conditions in veterans, including Iraq and Afghanistan vets, to PTSD in refugees and earthquake victims. He has served on multiple committees and scientific advisory groups at the national level for both the VA and the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) and as counsel to the VA Medical Centers, fire departments, disaster response teams and police departments, including the NYPD. An award-winning teacher and researcher, Dr. Marmar is currently the principal investigator of numerous PTSD-related grants funded by the Department of Defense and private philanthropic organizations. He conducts studies in psychopharmacology, psychopathology, psychobiology, quality of care, psychotherapy treatment and phenomenology of PTSD. He has served as president of several international societies, has published extensively, and is on the editorial board of several publications.

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