Harold Koplewicz, MD
Dr. Koplewicz is one of the nation’s leading child and adolescent psychiatrists. He is widely recognized as an innovator in the field, a strong advocate for child mental health, and a master clinician. He has been repeatedly recognized in America’s Top Doctors, Best Doctors in America, and New York Magazine’s Best Doctors in New York.
Dr. Koplewicz is the President of the Child Mind Institute, the only independent non-profit organization exclusively dedicated to transforming mental healthcare for the world's children. The Child Mind Institute is developing new and innovative treatments, building the science of healthy brain development and providing scientifically sound information about normal development, parenting and psychiatric disorders in children and adolescents an (childmind.org) to parents, educators and health professionals.
Dr. Koplewicz was the Director of the Nathan S. Kline Institute for Psychiatric Research (NKI) from 2006 to 2011. He was the first child psychiatrist and third person to hold that position since its founding in 1952.
Dr. Koplewicz has served as a member of the National Board of Medical Examiners and as a Commissioner of the New York State Commission on Youth, Crime and Violence and Reform of the Juvenile Justice System. Since 1997, Dr. Koplewicz has been the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychopharmacology. He was also a member of the working group organized by the U.S. Assistant Surgeon General and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to address the effects of terrorism on children's mental health. Most recently he was selected to be a member of the mental health and disabilities working group of Vice President Joe Biden's Task Force on Gun Violence.
He has been at the forefront of public education to dispel the myths and stigma surrounding psychiatric disorders of children and adolescents. He has appeared regularly on national media and press discussing this topic.