Leslie Citrome,


Clinical Professor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
New York Medical College
Valhalla, NY

Leslie Citrome, MD, MPH, is clinical professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at New York Medical College in Valhalla, NY, clinical professor of psychiatry at the State University of New York Upstate Medical University, and adjunct clinical professor of psychiatry at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York City, NY. In addition to his academic positions, he has a private practice in psychiatry in Pomona, NY, and is a volunteer consultant to the Assertive Community Treatment team/Mental Health Association of Rockland County. 

Dr Citrome obtained his MD degree from the McGill University Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences in 1983 and his MPH degree from the Columbia School of Public Health in 1996. His immediate prior position was as the founding director of the Clinical Research and Evaluation Facility at the Nathan S Kline Institute for Psychiatric Research in Orangeburg, NY, where he worked from 1994 through 2010 and achieved the rank of professor of psychiatry at the New York University School of Medicine.

He is a distinguished life fellow of the American Psychiatric Association and a fellow of the American Society of Clinical Psychopharmacology, where he currently serves as treasurer and is the president-elect. In 2019, he received the New York Medical College Faculty Author Award for “First Authorship Who Published in the Most Open Access Journals (Web of Science).” In 2018, was recognized as the Voluntary Faculty Teacher of the Year, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences by the New York Medical College.

Dr Citrome is currently a consultant in clinical trial design and interpretation. He is a frequent lecturer on the quantitative assessment of clinical trial results, including the metrics of number-needed-to-treat and number-needed-to-harm, and he has lectured throughout the Americas, Europe, Asia, and Australasia. His main interests include schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and major depressive disorder. He is author or coauthor of more than 550 research reports, reviews, and chapters in the scientific literature. 

He is editor emeritus of the International Journal of Clinical Practice, for which  he was editor in chief from 2013 to 2019; psychiatry topic editor for Clinical Therapeutics; editor for the American Society of Clinical Psychopharmacology Corner in The Journal of Clinical Psychiatry; and section editor for psychopharmacology for Current Psychiatry. He also serves as an editorial board member for CNS Spectrums, Expert Review of Neurotherapeutics, Neurology and Therapy, Clinical Psychopharmacology and Neuroscience, the Annals of Clinical Psychiatry, Expert Opinion on Drug Safety, Current Drug Safety, Schizophrenia Research and Treatment, Postgraduate Medicine, the Journal of Clinical Psychopharmacology, Clinical Practice, and Medscape Psychiatry & Mental Health.