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    Alfred J. Lewy, MD, PhD - Psychiatry

    Alfred J. Lewy, MD, PhD - Psychiatry

    Dr. Alfred J. Lewy reviews medical content for Healthwise, a nonprofit organization with a mission to help people make better health decisions. Dr. Lewy is the Richard H. Phillips Professor of Biological Psychiatry at the Oregon Health and Science University School of Medicine in Portland, Oregon. He is also a Professor of Ophthalmology, Physiology, and Pharmacology. He serves as Senior Vice Chairman of the Department of Psychiatry and is the Director of the Sleep and Mood Disorders Laboratory at Oregon Health and Science University School of Medicine. Dr. Lewy is an internationally recognized pioneer in the field of human chronobiology. He has made major contributions to the study of melatonin physiology and light as they relate to depression, seasonal affective disorder, jet lag, and sleep disorders.

    Education and Training

    MD: University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine, Chicago, IL, 1973

    PhD: University of Chicago, Chicago, IL, 1973

    Internship and Psychiatric Residency: Mt. Zion Hospital, San Francisco, CA, 1973?1975

    Residency in Psychiatry and Clinical Associate: Laboratory of Clinical Science, National Institute of Mental Health, Bethesda, MD, 1975?1977

    Certifications

    Psychiatry, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology

    Academic Appointments

    Oregon Health and Science University School of Medicine, Portland, OR:

    • Richard H. Phillips Professor of Biological Psychiatry, 2004?present
    • Professor, Departments of Pharmacology and Physiology, 1996
    • Professor, Department of Pharmacology, 1988
    • Professor, Departments of Psychiatry and Ophthalmology, 1986
    • Associate Professor, Department of Pharmacology, 1986
    • Associate Professor, Departments of Psychiatry and Ophthalmology, 1983
    • Assistant Professor, Department of Ophthalmology, 1982
    • Assistant Professor, Departments of Psychiatry and Pharmacology, 1981

    Financial Disclosure

    Dr. Lewy is co-inventor on several melatonin-use patents currently not licensed to any company. Dr. Lewy is also a consultant for Servier regarding its melatonin agonist, agomelatine (Valdoxan).

    Last Revised: March 2, 2010

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