George Makari, MD

George Makari, MD

George Makari, M.D. is Director of the DeWitt Wallace Institute for the History of Psychiatry, a Professor of Psychiatry at Weill Cornell Medical College and an Adjunct Professor at both Rockefeller University and the Columbia University Center for Psychoanalytic Training and Research. He attended Brown University and received his BA in 1982; then received his M.D. from Cornell University Medical College in 1987. He completed his psychiatric residency at the Payne Whitney Clinic, then served as a Reader's Digest Research Fellow in the Weill Medical College Department of Psychiatry. Dr. Makari completed Psychoanalytic training at the Center for Psychoanalytic Training and Research at Columbia University in 1997. He maintains a private practice at Payne Whitney Manhattan.

Dr. Makari is the author of Soul Machine: The Invention of the Modern Mind, which The Wall Street Journal called "brilliant" and "essential reading." His first book, the widely acclaimed Revolution in Mind: The Creation of Psychoanalysis, received the Gradiva Prize and the Hartmann Award, and was called the best history of its kind by Harold Bloom. His essays have won numerous honors and have appeared in The New York Times, The Boston Globe, Time, and the Lancet.

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