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About Kristina Deligiannidis MD

Dr. Deligiannidis completed her undergraduate degrees in Biology and Psychology at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.  As a recipient of pre-doctoral Intramural Research Training Awards, she trained in molecular neuroendocrinology research at the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Dr. Deligiannidis completed additional research training at the NIH during medical school and residency in behavioral endocrinology and experimental therapeutics at the National Institutes of Mental Health (NIMH).  She received her medical degree from, and completed her psychiatry residency and chief residency in psychopharmacology research at the University of Massachusetts Medical School.  After residency she completed a visiting fellowship and further training in multimodal neuroimaging at the Massachusetts General Hospital/Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging. 
 
Dr. Deligiannidis joined faculty at Zucker Hillside Hospital/Feinstein Institute for Medical Research/Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell in September 2016 and is Board Certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. Dr. Deligiannidis is the Director of Women’s Behavioral Health at Zucker Hillside Hospital at Northwell Health.  As a reproductive psychiatrist, she has expertise in treating women with mood and anxiety disorders linked to the menstrual cycle and pregnancy/postpartum periods. 
 
Over the past ten years, Dr. Deligiannidis has been a leader in the field of perinatal depression and in novel therapeutics research.  Her research program includes a focus in psychoneuroendocrinology, particularly neurosteroids and hormones, and neuroimaging in women’s behavioral health. She has authored nearly 50 peer-reviewed articles plus several textbook chapters, has given over 70 oral presentations and presented over 90 research posters at scientific conferences.   Dr. Deligiannidis has received federal, foundation and industry research funding, including prestigious K23 and R01 grants from the NIMH.  Her research efforts have been nationally recognized withmany awards for research and for teaching of medical students and residents.  Her research has been covered by major media outlets, including CNN, the Associated Press, National Public Radio, Boston Globe, Boston ABC News, Boston CBS News, CBS-New York, ABC-New York, Newsday and others.

Dr. Deligiannidis actively contributes to national scientific committees and gives scientific presentations nationally and internationally.  She is an Associate Member of the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology (ACNP), a member of the Society of Biological Psychiatry (SOBP), the American Society of Clinical Psychopharmacology (ASCP) and the Marcé Society of North America (perinatal mental health).  She serves on the national ASCP Board of Directors, and the SOBP Council, as a reviewer on over 20 scientific journals and on the Advisory Board for the journal Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica.  She also serves as a member of the ACNP Committee on Education & Training and actively serves as a federal grant reviewer for the Center for Scientific Review at NIH. 

Locally she serves on steering committees in both the Departments of Obstetrics & Gynecology and Psychiatry at Long Island Jewish Medical Center and Zucker Hillside Hospital and at the Katz Institute for Women’s Health on Long Island.  She is a sought-out educator and mentor to medical students, nurse practitioner students, residents, fellows and faculty across Northwell Health and at its Schools of Medicine and Nursing.  She serves on Faculty Council at the Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell.

Positions

Present Adjunct Associate Professor of Psychiatry, University of Massachusetts Medical School
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Present Associate Professor, Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell Department of Psychiatry
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Present Associate Professor, Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
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Present Associate Professor, Center for Psychiatric Neuroscience, Feinstein Institute for Medical Research
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Present Director, Women's Behavioral Health, Zucker Hillside Hospital
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2009 - 2016 Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Massachusetts Medical School
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2009 - 2016 Director, Depression Specialty Clinic, University of Massachusetts Medical School
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2009 - 2016 Psychiatrist, Mood Disorders Comprehensive Consultation Clinic, University of Massachusetts Medical School
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2009 - 2016 Psychiatrist, Women’s Mental Health Specialty Clinic, University of Massachusetts Medical School
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Grants

2020 - Present Relationships between neuroactive steroids, GABA and glutamate MRS and connectivity of the default mode network in postpartum depression
National Institutes of Health (NIMH) - 1R01MH120313
Role: PI
2013 - 2018 Neuroendocrine and Neuroimaging Endophenotypes in Postpartum Depression
National Institutes of Health (NIMH) - 5K23MH097794
Role: PI
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Professional Service and Affiliations

2019 - Present Education and Training Committee, American College of Neuropsychopharmacology
2019 - Present Council, Society of Biological Psychiatry
2018 - Present Associate Member, American College of Neuropsychopharmacology
2018 - Present member, International Marce Society (perinatal mental health)
2012 - Present Board of Directors, American Society of Clinical Psychopharmacology
2011 - Present Women's Mood Disorders Task Force, member, National Network of Depression Centers
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Honors and Awards

  • Early Career Achievement in Science and Health Award, Women's Faculty Committee, UMass Medical School (2013)
  • NIH/NIMH K23 Career Development Award (2013-2018)
  • University of Pittsburgh/Stanford University Career Development Institute (CDI) for Psychiatry Award (2012-2014)
  • Society for Biological Psychiatry (SOBP) Travel Scholarship Award (2011)
  • UMass Medical School, Office of Faculty Affairs Faculty Scholar Award (2011)
  • UMass Medical School Department of Psychiatry CDRO Research Fellowship Award (2011)
  • UMass Center for Clinical & Translational Science Pilot Project Program Grant (2011)
  • Worcester Foundation for Biomedical Research Grant (2010)
  • NIMH/NCDEU/ASCP New Investigator Award (2009)
  • National Network of Depression Centers (NNDC) Annual Scientific Conference Travel Award (2013)
  • NIH Early Career Reviewer, Center for Scientific Review (NIH/CSR) 2014-2019
  • American College of Neuropsychopharmacology (ACNP) Travel Award (2014)
  • SOBP Top Poster Finalist in Clinical/Translational Research (1 of 45/823)(2015)
  • SOBP George N. Thompson Award for Distinguished Service (2016)
  • NIH Extramural Clinical Research LRP Award (2017-2018)
  • Barbara Albinder Collaborative Women in Science Award, Feinstein Institute for Medical Research, Advancing Women in Science and Medicine (2017)
  • NIH Extramural Clinical Research LRP Award and Competitive Renewal Awards (2014-2020)
  • Faculty Teaching Award for Outstanding Resident Teaching, UMass Medical School, Department of Psychiatry (2012)
  • NIH/NIMH Resident Elective Program in Clinical Research, Behavioral Endocrinology Branch (2009)
  • NIH/NIMH Resident Elective Program in Clinical Research, Experimental Therapeutics/Pathophysiology Branch (2009)
  • APA/APIRE Junior Investigator Awards (2008 & 2009)
  • American Society of Clinical Psychoparmacology/NIMH Clinical Trials in Psychopharmacology Awards (2007 & 2008)
  • NIH/NICHD Predoctoral Intramural Research Training Award, Developmental Endocrinology/Genetics/Neuroendocrinology (1998-2000)
  • NIH/NICHD Summer Intramural Research Training Award, Developmental Endocrinology/Genetics/Neuroendocrinology (1996)
  • Innovation Award, Feinstein Institute for Medical Research, Advancing Women in Science and Medicine (2018)
  • Jennifer and Bradley Marsh Educational Advancement Award, Feinstein Institute for Medical Research, Advancing Women in Science and Medicine (2019)
  • Northwell Health's Truly Rising Star (Innovation) Award (2019)

Education

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2004 - 2009 Adult Psychiatry Residency, University of Massachusetts Medical School ‐ Department of Psychiatry
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2000 - 2004 M.D., University of Massachusetts Medical School
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1996 - 1997 University of Warwick ‐ Psychology
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1994 - 1997 B.S., University of Massachusetts Amherst ‐ Biology department
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1994 - 1997 B.S., University of Massachusetts Amherst ‐ Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences
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1992 - 1994 Stonehill College ‐ Biology
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Contact Information

Zucker Hillside Hospital
Division of Psychiatry Research
75-59 263rd Street
Glen Oaks, NY 11004


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