Honorary Doctorate Degrees - Prof.Stephen Michael Stahl, M.D.Ph.D.


Üsküdar University Senate cordially and unanimously decided to grant Prof. Stephen M. Stahl the title of “Honorary Doctorate Degree” due to his global scientific publications in the fields of neurology, psychiatry and psychopharmacology as well as his contributions to the science world through his studies and researches.

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Prof.Stephen Michael Stahl, M.D., Ph.D.

Curriculum Vitae 

Prof. Stephen Stahl was born in September 14, 1951. He received his undergraduate and medical degrees from University of Chicago and Northwestern University as a member of the honors program. He received his Ph.D. degree in pharmacology and physiology from the University of Chicago and specialized in internal medicine at the University of Chicago, neurology at the University of California in San Francisco and psychiatry at Stanford University.

He held faculty positions at Stanford University, the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA), the Institute of Psychiatry London and the Institute of Neurology London. Currently, he is a professor at the University of California at San Diego (UCSD) and is an Honorary Visiting Senior Fellow in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Cambridge in the UK. He also directs psychopharmacology services and academic programs for California Department of State Hospital System, where he also heads their assessment and treatment efforts to reduce violence.

Prof. Stephen Stahl was formerly Executive Director of Clinical Neurosciences at the Merck Neuroscience Research Center in the UK for several years. His major interests are dedicated to producing and disseminating educational information about diseases and their treatments in psychiatry and neurology, with a special emphasis on multimedia, the internet and instructing on how to teach.

He currently serves as editor-in-chief of CNS Spectrums and associate editor of Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica. He is the former clinical field editor for the International Journal of Neuropsychopharmacology and is on numerous editorial boards of other leading journals including the ACNP’s journal Neuropsychopharmacology.

Prof. Stahl has conducted numerous research projects during his career awarded by the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), by the Department of Veteran Affairs (VA) and by the pharmaceutical industry.  He is the author of more than five hundred scientific articles and book chapters, 33 books and over 1600 scientific presentations and abstracts published.

His best-selling and award winning textbook, Stahl’s Essential Psychopharmacology, now in its fourth edition and the best-selling and award winning clinical manual, Essential Psychopharmacology Prescriber’s Guide is now in its fifth edition. Lectures, courses and preceptorships based upon his textbooks have taken him to dozens of countries on six continents to speak to tens of thousands of physicians, mental health professionals and students at all levels. His lectures and scientific presentations have been distributed as more than a million CD-ROMs, internet educational programs, videotapes, audiotapes and programmed home study. Psychopharmacology teachers and students throughout the world use his courses and award-winning multimedia teaching materials.

Dr. Stahl serves as a fellow of the ACNP (American College of Neuro-psychopharmacology), of the British Association of Psychopharmacology (BAP) and of the CINP, where he was formerly vice president and is a Distinguished Life Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association (APA). He also has served on numerous medical and scientific advisory boards for the pharmaceutical industry, for the biotechnology and medical information industry, and for various nonprofit and public service organizations. He has an active clinical practice specializing in psychopharmacologic treatment of resistant cases.

Prof. Stahl has been awarded the International College of Neuropsychopharmacology (CINP) Lundbeck Foundation Award in Education for his contributions to postgraduate education in psychiatry and neurology. His books have won the British Medical Association’s Book of the Year Award and Arbor Scientia, an NEI company, also was awarded the business of the year award from the local chamber of commerce. Dr. Stahl is also the winner of the A.E. Bennett Award of the Society of Biological Psychiatry, the APA/San Diego Psychiatric Society Education Award and the UCSD Department of Psychiatry Residency Teaching Award and was honored with the Distinguished Psychiatrist Award of the APA.