Igor Elman, M.D., was appointed professor and chair of the Department of Psychiatry, effective August 1, 2015. He replaces Jerald Kay, M.D., who retired after 24 years of service.
Elman comes to Wright State from Harvard Medical School (HMS), where he served as associate professor of psychiatry. Elman previously served as medical director for HMS-affiliated Community Mental Health Center and at the Providence VA Medical Center Substance Abuse Treatment Program in Providence, Rhode Island.
Elman earned his M.D. at Faculty of Medical Sciences Ben-Gurion University in Israel. He completed his residency in psychiatry at Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, New York. He also completed fellowships at the National Institute of Mental Health and Massachusetts General Hospital, HMS.
He is a diplomate of the American Board of Psychiatry. His research interests are focused on the role of reward and stress systems in the pathophysiology of neuropsychiatric disorders. Elman serves as editor-in-chief for the Journal of Psychology Research and Behavior Management.