Rajnish Mago, MD is a psychiatrist in Philadelphia and the Founder and Editor-in-Chief 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 conferences. His updated speaking schedule is available at
Dr. Mago has been widely recognized for being an exceptional teacher and has received many awards for his teaching.
These include the APA’s Nancy C.A. Roeske MD Certificate of Recognition for Excellence in Medical Student Education (2010) and the Irma Bland Award for Excellence in Teaching Residents (2011); the Philadelphia Psychiatric Society’s Daniel Blain Award (2011), the Robert Waelder Award for teaching from the graduating residents (Class of 2012) at Thomas Jefferson University; the Dean’s Award for Excellence in Education at Jefferson Medical College (2013); and the Philadelphia Psychiatric Society’s award for being the Psychiatric Educator of the Year (2014).
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