Neurobehavioral HIV Medicine
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Editor-in-Chief: Professor Ferrando
Dr. Ferrando is Professor of Clinical Psychiatry and Public Health and Vice Chair for Psychosomatic Medicine and Departmental operations at The New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Weill Cornell Medical College. He graduated from Northwestern University Medical School, did his psychiatry residency training at the University of California, San Francisco and subsequently did an NIMH-funded HIV/AIDS neuropsychiatry research training fellowship at Weill Cornell. Dr. Ferrando has focused his clinical work and research on the neuropsychiatric and quality of life aspects of HIV/AIDS and other chronic illnesses.
His research interests in HIV/AIDS include psychiatric epidemiology, treatment of depression, Hepatitis C co-infection, substance abuse, body composition changes, adherence to antiretroviral treatment and the neurocognitive aspects of HIV. He and his colleagues were among the first to document the neuropsychological benefits of combination antiretroviral therapy for HIV-associated neurocognitive impairment.
Dr. Ferrando has authored numerous peer-reviewed articles and book chapters and serves as a peer reviewer for both medical and psychiatric journals. He is senior editor of "Psychiatry-in-Review," a psychiatry board review guide, as well as the "Clinical Manual of Psychopharmacology in the Medically Ill," published by the American Psychiatric-Press, Inc. Dr. Ferrando is past president of the New York Area Society for Liaison Psychiatry, is a Fellow of the Academy of Psychosomatic Medicine and is a member of the American Psychiatric Association Committee on AIDS.