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Department of Psychiatry Faculty

Photo: Israel Liberzon, M.D.

Israel Liberzon, M.D.

Contact Information


Primary Programs/Services:
Ambulatory - Stress, Anxiety and Personality


  • University of Michigan Residency in Psychiatry
  • Israeli Institute of Technology PostDoc in Physiology
  • Tel Aviv University M.D.
  • Hebrew University Biology

Clinical Interest:

  • Posttraumatic Stress Disorder
  • Comorbidity of Depression and Anxiety

Research Interest:

  • Neurobiology of trauma and stress related disorder
  • Neuroanatomy and neuroimaging of emotions
  • Comorbidity of Depression and Anxiety
  • Animal models of anxiety and trauma

Academic Appointment:

  • Professor of Psychiatry, Medical School
  • Professor of Psychology, LS&A; Faculty Associate, ISR
  • Co-Director Center for Trauma Stress and Anxiety, Psychiatric Affective Neuroimaging laboratory
  • Director Stress Neurobiology laboratory & Research fMRI facility, VAAAHS
  • Director Residency Research Track, Psychiatry Department

Recent or Representative Publications:

  • Liberzon, I., King, A.P., Ressler, K.J., Almi, L.M., Zhang, P., Ma, S.T., Cohen, G., Calabrese, J.R., Tamburrino, M.B., Galea, S. (2014) Interaction of the ADRB2 Gene Polymorphism With Childhood Trauma in Predicting Adult Symptoms of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder. JAMA Psychiatry. Oct 71(10):1174-82.
  • Garfinkel, S.N., Abelson, J.L., King, A.P., Sripada, R.K., Wang, X., Gains, L., Liberzon, I. (2014) Impaired contextual modulation of memories in PTSD: An fMRI and psychophysiological study of extinction retention and fear renewal. J Neurosc. 34(40):13435-13443
  • George S.A., Knox D., Curtis A. L., Aldrige J.W., Valentino, R.J., Liberzon I. (2013). Altered Locus Coeruleus-Norepinephrine Function Following Single Prolonged Stress Europ. J. of Neurosc 37(6):901-9.
  • Maren S., Phan K. L., Liberzon I. (2013) The Contextual Brain: Implications for Emotion and Psychopathology. Nature Reviews Neuroscience. 14(6):417-28. doi: 10.1038/nrn3492. Epub 2013 May 2.