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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
  • Director PTSD Program
  • Co-Director Center for Trauma Stress and Anxiety

Recent or Representative Publications:

  • Liberzon I., Taylor SF, Fig LM, Decker LR, Koeppe RA Minoshima S: Limbic activation and psychophysiological response to aversive visual stimuli: interaction with cognitive task. Neuropsychopharmacology. 2000; 23: 508-16.
  • Liberzon I., Fig LM, Taylor SF, Jung TD, Chamberlain KR, Minoshima S, Koeppe RA: SPECT imaging in PTSD: Activation studies. Biological Psychiatry. 1999; 45:817-826.
  • Liberzon I, Abelson JL, Flagel SB, Raz J, Young EA: Neuroendocrine and psychophysiologic responses in PTSD: symptom provocation studies. Neuropsychopharmacology. 1999; 21:40-50.
  • Liberzon I, Lopez J, Vazquez D, Flagel SB, Young EA: Differential regulation of hippocampal glucocorticoid receptors and negative feedback: relevance to PTSD. Journal of Neuroendocrinology. 1999; 11: 11-17.