An internationally renowned figure in the fields of psychiatry and behavioral sciences, Augustus John Rush has accrued more than 50 years of experience in medicine. The Chief Executive Officer of Curbstone Consultant LLC since 2016, Dr. Rush has also served as Adjunct Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Duke University School of Medicine since 2009, and as Adjunct Professor of Psychiatry at Texas Tech University since 2014. He is Prof. Emeritus at the National University of Singapore (2103).
Dr. Rush obtained his Bachelor of Arts in Biochemistry, Cum Laude from Princeton University (1964) and his Doctor of Medicine from the Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons, Columbia University (1968). Following his general medical internship at Passavvant Hospital and service in the U.S. Army (1969-71), he completed his psychiatric residency at the Hospital of the University Of Pennsylvania (1975).
The author and editor of more than 10 books and 800 scientific journal articles, Dr. Rush’s research has focused on the development of treatments for mood disorders, including medications, psychotherapies, somatic treatments, and disease management protocols. His work contributed to the development and testing of cognitive therapy for depression, measurement-based care and treatment algorithms for depression and other mental disorders, valproate for bipolar disorder, and vagus nerve stimulation for treatment-resistant depressions.
In recognition of his exceptional accomplishments, Dr. Rush was awarded the Donald L. Klein Lifetime
Achievement Award from the American Society for Clinical Psychopharmacology in 2014, the Award for Research in Psychiatry from the American Psychiatric Association in 2007, and the Gold Medal Award for Lifetime Research from the Society of Biological Psychiatry in 2006, among countless others. Notably, he was named among the World’s Most Influential Scientific Minds by Thomas Reuters in 2014.
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