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Nunzio Pomara, MD

Dr. Pomara is the Director of the Geriatric Psychiatry Division at NKI as well as the Mood States and Alzheimer’s Disease Risk Program at the New York University School of Medicine. See lab here: Mood States & Alzheimer’s Disease Risk Program | NYU Langone Health

Dr. Pomara has been involved in research pertaining to Alzheimer’s disease (AD) and Geriatric Psychopharmacology for more than 30 years and has made many important contributions in these areas. He has been involved in many of the clinical trials that led to the FDA approval of medications currently used to treat AD. These medications include Memantine and Exelon.Dr. Pomara has made many important and original contributions in this area of study as well as to our understanding of this disease. Dr. Pomara has also received numerous grants from the National Institute of Health (NIH), published extensively, and presented at various national and international scientific meetings. He is a member of numerous scientific organizations, including the American and European College of Neuropsychopharmacology.

Dr. Pomara and his research team have established a center at NKI offering treatment with the latest experimental agents for AD. Over the years, this program has enabled hundreds of patients to be safely treated with promising compounds years before they were actually introduced in the market. His participation in clinical trials is ongoing. Please see the research tab for current ongoing clinical trials.

Nunzio Pomara, MD


For Dr. Pomara's complete Curriculum Vitae, including his list of publications and research experience, please download the PDF version located on the right.



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Columbia College 1968-1972

New York City

A.B. Biology

State University of New York 1972-1976

Downstate Medical Center

Brooklyn, NY 11203

Doctor of Medicine


New York Medical College 1976-1977

Metropolitan Hospital

1901 First Avenue

New York, NY 10029

Internship, General Surgery

New York Medical College 1977-1980

Metropolitan Hospital

Residency, General Psychiatry

Wayne State University School of Medicine 1980-1982

Lafayette Clinic

951 East Lafayette

Detroit, MI 48207

Fellowship, Geriatric Psychiatry


Professor of Psychiatry 2004-Present

Department of Psychiatry

New York University School of Medicine

New York, NY 10016

Research Professor 1999-2003

Department of Psychiatry

New York University School of Medicine

New York, NY 10016

Research Associate Professor 1986-1999

Department of Psychiatry

New York University School of Medicine

New York, NY 10016

Associate Professor 1985-1986

Department of Psychiatry

Wayne State University School of Medicine

Detroit, MI 48201

Assistant Professor 1981-1985

Department of Psychiatry

Wayne State University School of Medicine

Detroit, MI 48201

Instructor 1980-1981

Department of Psychiatry

Wayne State University School of Medicine

Detroit, MI 48201


Director 1986-Present

Division of Geriatric Psychiatry

The Nathan S. Kline Institute for Psychiatric Research

Orangeburg, NY 10962

Consultant 2008-Present

The Pearl Barlow Center for Memory Evaluation and Treatment

Center of Excellence on Brain Aging

New York University School of Medicine

New York, NY 10016

Attending Psychiatrist 2003-Present

Tisch Hospital

New York University Medical Center

New York, NY 10016


Society of Biological Psychiatry

American Medical Association

American Psychiatric Association

European College of Neuropsychopharmacology

American College of Neuropsychopharmacology2010


New York State M.D. License 131170

Michigan State M.D. License 043147

Diplomate, National Board of Medical Examiners1977

Diplomate, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (Psychiatry)1982

Added Qualification in Geriatric Psychiatry,

American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology1992


Member, Scientific Advisory Board1988-1995

Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association

Rockland County, NY Chapter

Member, Editorial Board

Current Drug Therapy

Neurochemical Research

Ad-Hoc Journal Reviewer:

Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease

Archives of General Psychiatry

The Journal of Gerontology: Medical Sciences

CNS Drugs

Journal of Clinical Psychopharmacology

Biological Psychiatry

Neurobiology of Aging

Progress In Neuro-Psychopharmacology and Biological Psychiatry

American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry


CNS Spectrum

Biological Research for Nursing

Neurochemical Research


Expert Review of Neurotherapeutics

National Institute of Health Study Sections

Member, Interventions Committee2006-2009

Schizophrenia Spectrum Disorders, Personality Disorders and

Disorders of Late-Life (ITSP) NIMH Standing Committee

Member, Special Emphasis Panel/Scientific Review Group2010

Alzheimer’s Disease Pilot Clinical Trials (ZRG1 BBBP-D)

Ad-Hoc Member:

Neural Basis of Psychopathology,2000

Addictions and Sleep Disorders Study Section (NPAS)

Biobehavioral Mechanisms of Emotions,2004

Stress and Health Study Section (MESH)

Interventions for Schizophrenia and Aging Related Disorders2004

Brain Disorders & Clinical Neuroscience (BDCN-E)2004

Brain Disorders & Clinical Neuroscience (BDCN-A)2005

Brain Disorders & Clinical Neuroscience (BDCN),2005 & 2006

Member Conflicts Study Section

Aging Systems and Geriatric Study Section (ASG)2006

Brain Disorders & Clinical Neuroscience,2008

Fellowships Study Section (ZRG1 F01)

Interventions Committee for Adult Disorders (ITVA)Jun/Oct 2009

Adult Psychopathology and Disorders of Aging (APDA)2010

Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc.2003, 2005 & 2009

Member, Awards Committee2001-2005

International College of Geriatric Psychoneuropharmacology (ICGP)

Ad-Hoc Reviewer2006

Research Into Ageing, London, UK

Member, Program Committee2006-2009

Society of Biological Psychiatry


Second Prize Winner2011

Second Annual Center of Excellence on Brain Aging Research Day Poster Session

New York University Langone Medical Center

Member, Board of Visitors2006-Present

Rockland Psychiatric Center

Member Advisory Board2008-Present

Mental Health Foundation

Award Winner for Excellence In Psychiatric Research1990

New York State Office of Mental Health

Pulitzer Scholarship Winner1968


Promotion and Tenure Committee1992-1997

Nathan S. Kline Institute

Clinical Research Committee1987-1990

Nathan S. Kline Institute

Institutional Review Board

Nathan S. Kline Institute/Rockland Psychiatric Center1987-Present

Lafayette Clinic 1981-1986

Curriculum Vitae

Recent Publications

To read more about Dr. Pomara's latest research,

please download the files below

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