Dr. John Greist
Dr. Greist received a bachelor's degree from Princeton University and his M.D. degree from Indiana University. Following a medical internship at the University of Wisconsin, he completed residency training in internal medicine and was chief resident in 1969-1970. He also completed three years of psychiatric residency at the University of Wisconsin and was a fellow in child psychiatry during his final year of residency. He joined the faculty of the Department of Psychiatry in 1971, was tenured in 1975, served as Professor of Psychiatry from 1980-1992 and as Director of the Anxiety Disorders Center from 1978-1992. He is board certified in psychiatry and a distinguished life fellow of the American Psychiatric Association.
From 1992 through 1998, Dr. Greist was a Distinguished Senior Scientist at the Dean Foundation for Health, Research and Education and in 1998 became a Distinguished Senior Scientist at the Madison Institute of Medicine, Inc. He is also Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. In addition, he is co-founder and co-director of the Lithium, Bipolar and Obsessive Compulsive Information Centers and a Director of Healthcare Technology Systems, Inc.
His major clinical and research interests are anxiety and mood disorders, suicidality, psychopharmacology, behavior therapy and clinical applications of computing. In addition to more than 300 articles in professional journals and chapters in books, he has coauthored many books.