Dr. Dennis Charney – he is an American psychiatrist and researcher, who is one of the world’s leading experts in the neurobiology and treatment of mood and anxiety disorders. He is the author of numerous books and over 500 papers and chapters in his specialty. Dr. Charney was elected into the Institute of Medicine in 2000, and has won countless awards and honors for his work. Since 1992, he has been listed in every edition of the Best Doctors in America.
He is a Professor of Psychiatry, Professor of Neuroscience and Professor of Pharmacology and Systems Therapeutics, as well as the current Anne and Joel Erinkranz Dean of the I-con School of Medicine, at Mt. Sinai in NYC. He has led pioneering research on the psycho-biological mechanisms of human resilience to stress. The Second Edition of his ground breaking book, Resilience, shares his co-author collaborated research on a wide range of trauma survivors including combat veterans, civilian children, adults with PTSD, prisoners of war, Special Forces soldiers and Navy Seals.
While his accomplishments and work are celebrated and recognized around the world, this is not the end of his story. In August 2016, Dr. Charney, who has spent his illustrious career researching resilience in trauma survivors became a trauma survivor himself when he was shot at close range, by a disgruntled former employee, as he was leaving a coffee shop in his neighborhood. He shares with us his story and how his research and practice of resilience served in his remarkable recovery.