Neal Ryan, MD

Member, Scientific Research Council

Child Mind Institute

Professor of Psychiatry

University of Pittsburgh

Neal Ryan, MD

Neal Ryan, MD, is one of the nation’s leading experts on pediatric mood and anxiety disorders. He has led large-scale studies of behavioral changes in children and adolescents diagnosed with mood disorders, and he has investigated the effectiveness of medications and various other treatments, including innovative cognitive-behavioral therapies. Dr. Ryan’s ongoing studies of the pharmacological treatment of unipolar and bipolar depression in adolescents have inspired many graduate students to pursue careers in child and adolescent psychiatry. He is currently principal investigator on a large NIMH-funded project titled “Psychobiology of Childhood Anxiety and Depression.” He has co-authored numerous scholarly articles and remains an important public voice on the causes and treatment of mental health disorders in children and adolescents.

AWARDS

  • University of Pittsburgh, Joaquim Puig-Antich Endowed Chair in Child Psychiatry, 1995

EDUCATION

  • University of Pittsburgh, Residency in Child Psychiatry, 1986
  • Columbia University, Residency in General Psychiatry, 1982
  • Yale University, MD in Medicine, 1978
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology, BS in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, 1974