Jeffrey Borenstein, M.D., joined the Brain & Behavior Research Foundation in 2012. Dr. Borenstein, a board-certified psychiatrist, has more than twenty years of experience in health and non-profit leadership. He has served as the CEO and Medical Director of Holliswood Hospital, where he worked from 1996 to 2012. Dr. Borenstein developed the public television program “Healthy Minds,” and serves as host of the series. The program, which is broadcast nationwide, focuses on topics in psychiatry in order to educate the public, reduce stigma and offer a message of hope. Dr. Borenstein also serves as Editor-in-Chief of Psychiatric News, the newspaper of the American Psychiatric Association and as an Associate Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons.
An active contributor to the psychiatric field for more than three decades, Dr. Borenstein is a Fellow of the New York Academy of Medicine and serves as the Chair of the Section of Psychiatry at the Academy. Additionally, Dr. Borenstein chairs the Council on Communications of the American Psychiatric Association and has served as the President of the National Association of Psychiatric Health Systems. Among the many honors to his credit are the National Alliance on Mental Illness of NY State Connie Lieber Award, the American Psychiatric Association Special Presidential Commendation and the Federation of Organizations Community Mental Health Man of the Year Award.
Dr. Borenstein earned his undergraduate degree at Harvard and his medical degree at New York University.