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aaron k.

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Biography

Aaron Krasner studied literature and Hispanic Studies at Northwestern University College of Arts and Sciences in Evanston, IL where he earned a BA with honors. He then joined Teach for America as a bilingual educator in California and worked in primary education in Oakland, CA for three years, at one point contributing to a participatory research project in Oaxaca, Mexico focused on models of bilingual education in indigenous populations. He left teaching for medicine, captivated by the individual medical and psychological needs of his fascinating students and families, completing a post baccalaureate degree in pre-medical studies from Mills College and then his MD at the Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University in Chicago, IL where he helped start a free mental health clinic and became class president.

Dr. Krasner came to New York City in 2007 to begin his adult psychiatry residency and completed his training at the New York State Psychiatric Institute and Columbia University, a world class research and clinical academic center in Psychiatry. He has experience treating substance abuse disorders, mood and anxiety disorders, eating disorders, psychotic disorders, and personality disorders with evidence based psychotherapies and medications. He stayed on at Columbia University to complete the Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Public Psychiatry Clinical Fellowship. Dr. Krasner has published basic science papers about the genetics of schizophrenia as well as a review about the utility of Mentalization Based Therapy for Borderline Personality Disorder and has presented research findings, clinical work, and workshops at Columbia University and beyond.

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