Joseph Zohar

Chair, ECNP

Dr. Zohar is a professor of Psychiatry at the Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv Universality.  Dr. Zohar is the immediate past-President of the European College of Neuropsychopharmacology (ECNP), Currently the Chair of the Expert Platform, 

Chair of the Israeli consortium on PTSD, and Chair of the Israeli Brain Council. Dr. Zohar is a board member for the International Master in Affective Neuroscience, a visiting Professor at the University of Maastrich (The Nederland's), and an immediate past-Chair of the International College of Obsessive-Compulsive Spectrum Disorders (ICOCS).

Dr. Zohar has been honored with several awards, including the Fogarty International Research Fellowship Award (1984), the A.E. Bennet Award for Clinical Research (1986 and 2002), ECNP Neuroscience Award for Clinical Research (1998), and the WFSBP Award for Excellence in Education (2001).

Dr. Zohar has authored more than 300 papers, has written or edited 16 books focusing on refractory depression, OCD post-traumatic stress disorder and Psychotropics, and was the founding associate editor of CNS Spectrums and of the World Journal of Biological Psychiatry.

Dr. Zohar is considered a world expert on OCD and posttraumatic stress disorder, and has recently received funding from the American National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) to explore secondary prevention of PTSD.

Dr. Zohar was advisor to DSM – IV and 5 in OCD and co-chair of Sub-Workgroup preparing the research agenda on OCD for DSM-5. 

Currently Dr. Zohar Chair an international collaboration (joint venture of ECNP, ACNP, CINP and AsCINP) on developing new nomenclature for CNS drugs, Chair the Expert Platform on Mental Health focus on Depression along with being a Director at the Chaim Sheba Medical Center, Israel.  

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