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Ariel Gildengers, MD

Ariel Gildengers, MD Promoted to Associate Professor of Psychiatry

Please join us in congratulating Ariel Gildengers, MD on his promotion to the rank of Associate Professor of Psychiatry.  Dr. Gildengers received his medical degree from the New Jersey Medical School. After completing his general psychiatric residency at the University of Pittsburgh Department of Psychiatry and the Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic (WPIC) in 2001, Dr. Gildengers went on to completer clinical and research fellowships in geriatric psychiatry at WPIC under the mentorship of Dr. Charles F. Reynolds III.  Dr. Gildengers was appointed Assistant Professor of Psychiatry faculty at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine in 2005. He has actively worked to improve care for individuals with late-life bipolar disorder through his clinical and research activities, and is a well-regarded teacher of medical students, residents and post-doctoral fellows.  Dr. Gildengers is an accomplished clinician and is a diplomate of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. He also holds added qualifications in geriatric psychiatry.   As an academic researcher, Dr. Gildengers has argued for the necessity to go beyond conventional approaches to treatment outcome of mood episode resolution and take into consideration disability related to persistent cognitive dysfunctions.  He is the recipient for several awards and honors for his academic research including the American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry’s Early Investigator’s Award; the NCDEU New Investigator Award; the International College of Geriatric Psychoneuropharmacology’s Junior Investigator Award, and the Young Investigator Memorial Travel Award from the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology.  In 2011, he was elected to the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology as an Associate Member.