Rajnish (“Raj”) Mago, MD is a psychiatrist in Philadelphia and the Founder and Editor of Simple and Practical Mental Health Education.
Dr. Mago is a Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, SUNY Upstate Medical University, Syracuse, New York, and Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Since 2016, he is also in private practice in Philadelphia and in Newtown, Pennsylvania.
Previously, for 13 years, he was at Thomas Jefferson University where he was Professor of Psychiatry and Director of the Mood Disorders Program.
Dr. Mago has been equally a clinician, researcher, and educator, with each of these areas informing the others.
As a clinician, he provides specialized consultation as well as ongoing care to patients with mood disorders, anxiety disorders, and ADHD.
As a researcher and academic, he has done studies on tools for identifying and assessing symptoms that may be adverse effects, on the treatment of side effects like antidepressant-induced excessive sweating, and on the use of genetic testing to predict who may be more likely to have adverse effects.
As an educator, his clinical summaries on this website are helping clinicians in over 75 countries. At the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, PA, where he is a Clinical Assistant Professor, he teaches advanced psychopharmacology to the psychiatry residents and is director of the psychopharmacology curriculum. He is also actively involved in continuing medical education in his capacity as chair of the education committees for both the Pennsylvania Psychiatric Society and the Philadelphia Psychiatric Society. Dr. Mago is also an Associate Editor of the periodical Current Psychiatry.
Dr. Mago is widely sought after to speak at Grand Rounds, CME conferences, etc. His updated speaking schedule is available at THIS LINK.
Dr. Mago has been widely recognized for being an exceptional teacher and has received many awards for his teaching.
These include the following (in reverse chronological order):
– Outstanding Academician Award (2023)from the Indo-American Psychiatric Society (IAPA)
– Albert Stunkard Faculty Recognition Award (2019) from the Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania
– Psychiatric Educator of the Year (2014) from the Philadelphia Psychiatric Society.
– Dean’s Award for Excellence in Education (2013) from Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
– Robert Waelder Award for teaching (2012) from the graduating residents (Class of 2012) at Thomas Jefferson University.
– Daniel Blain Award (2011) from the Philadelphia Psychiatric Society.
– Irma Bland Award for Excellence in Teaching Residents (2011) from the American Psychiatric Association.
– Nancy C.A. Roeske MD Certificate of Recognition for Excellence in Medical Student Education (2010) from the American Psychiatric Association.
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