Leo Sher, M.D. is Supervising Attending Physician, Inpatient Psychiatry, James J. Peters Veterans Administration Medical Center; Professor of Psychiatry, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai; and Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York, USA.
Prof. Sher has a long track record in clinical research, where he has made major contributions to understanding the clinical and neurobiological aspects of mood and dual disorders, and suicidal behavior. Prof. Sher has authored many original research articles, reviews and theoretical papers related to the pathophysiology, treatment and prevention of psychiatric disorders and suicidal behavior. His publication credits include about 700 publications, among them about 100 original research reports. Prof. Sher has served as editor for 17 books including “Adolescence and Alcohol: An International Perspective,” “Alcohol and Suicide: Research and Clinical Perspectives,” “Research on the Neurobiology of Alcohol Use Disorders,” “Comorbidity of Depression and Alcohol Use Disorders,” and “Alcohol-Related Cognitive Disorders: Research and Clinical Perspectives.”
Prof. Sher has extensive experience obtaining research grants, participated in numerous national and international scientific conferences and professional organizations. He is the Founding Chair of the World Federation of Societies of Biological Psychiatry (WFSBP) Task Force on Men’s Mental Health and a Member of the Editorial Boards of several scientific journals. Prof. Sher has contributed a lot to dissemination of clinical and research knowledge. He gave many Grand Rounds talks and invited lectures in Medical Schools and Hospitals in the United States and in many countries around the world.
Prof. Sher supported the World Association on Dual Disorders (WADD) since its creation. He attended and gave talks at the International Congress of Dual Pathology: Addictive Behaviours and other Mental Disorders, Madrid, Spain, May 29-31, 2008; Second International Congress on Dual Disorders, Barcelona, Spain, October 5-8, 2011; Third International Congress on Dual Disorders, Barcelona, Spain, October 23-26, 2013; First World Congress of the World Association on Dual Disorders & Fifth International Congress of the Spanish Society on Dual Disorders, Madrid, Spain, March 23-26, 2017; World Association on Dual Disorders Webinar: Dual disorders patients during the COVID-19 pandemic time, May 28, 2020 (virtual) and Fourth World Association on Dual Disorders Congress (Virtual), October 21-23, 2020.