Harold W Koenigsberg

Harold W Koenigsberg, MD

  • PROFESSOR | Psychiatry



Research Topics:

Brain Imaging, Imaging, Neuroscience

Interests: Psychotherapy

At a recent meeting of the American Psychoanalytic Association, Dr. Harold Koenigsberg presented new findings about patients with borderline personality disorder (BPD) and the distinct neurological differences between them and healthy individuals.  Learn more about this research in Inside Mount Sinai.

Harold W. Koenigsberg, M.D., is Professor of Psychiatry at Mount Sinai School of Medicine. He has had a longstanding research and clinical interest in borderline personality disorder (BPD), is coauthor of two books on the treatment of borderline personality disorder, and has published widely on the neurobiology, phenomenology and treatment of the disorder. He is currently studying the emotional instability characteristic of borderline personality disorder. To better understand the neurobiology of emotional instability, he is using functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) methods to identify brain networks activated as borderline patients process emotional and social stimuli. Dr. Koenigsberg is carrying out this work as principal investigator of a National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) RO1 grant. He is also studying the role of second messenger systems in emotional instability in BPD. A principal area of his interest is in the interaction between the neurobiologic and psychosocial components of the personality disorders. In addition, Dr. Koenigsberg is principal investigator of an NIMH-funded RO1 neuroimaging study of cognitive processing in schizotypal personality disorders and in schizophrenia.

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Psychiatry, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology

Clinical Focus

  • Anxiety
  • Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Depression

Multi-Disciplinary Training Areas

Clinical Research Education Program [CLR], Neuroscience [NEU]


MD, Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Residency, Psychiatry, Bronx Municipal Hospital Center

Fellowship, Inpatient Psych, New York Hospital

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