Dan Stein, MD, Ph.D.

Board Member

Professor and Chair, Department of Psychiatry and Mental Health, University of Capetown, South Africa

Director, Medical Research Council (MRC) Unit on Anxiety Disorders 

Visiting Professor of Psychiatry, Mt. Sinai Medical School, New York, NY

Dan J. Stein, MD, Ph.D., received his undergraduate and medical degrees at the University of Cape Town, and his doctorate in clinical neuroscience at the University of Stellenbosch. He trained in psychiatry, and completed a postdoctoral fellowship in psychopharmacology at Columbia University in New York. His training also includes a doctorate in philosophy. 

Dr. Stein’s research focuses on the psychobiology and management of anxiety disorders, including obsessive compulsive disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, and social anxiety disorder. His research ranges from basic neuroscience all the way through to epidemiological and cross-cultural research, and he is particularly enthusiastic about the possibility of clinical practice and scientific research that integrates theoretical concepts and empirical data across these different levels. 

Dr. Stein has authored or edited over 25 volumes, including Cognitive-Affective Neuroscience of Mood and Anxiety Disorders and The Philosophy of Psychopharmacology: Smart Pills, Happy Pills, Pep Pills. He has also contributed to many articles and chapters. He is a recipient of CINP's Max Hamilton Memorial Award for his contribution to psychopharmacology, and of CINP's Ethics and Psychopharmacology Award for his contribution to the philosophy of psychopharmacology.