Dr. Michael J. Schrift has served as the Editorial Review Group Chair for Psychiatry since 2016; however, he has been a reviewer for Doody’s Review Service since its inception in 1993. During his tenure as Editorial Review Group Chair, Dr. Schrift and his team of reviewers have reviewed 220 of the 523 books we have sent.
Dr. Schrift is professor and medical director of neuropsychiatry and brain health at the University of Washington, Department of Psychiatry. He recently moved to the University of Washington in Seattle from the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago, where he was the division director of geriatric psychiatry and neuropsychiatry in the department of psychiatry and behavioral sciences. Dr. Schrift was also the director of fellowship training programs in geriatric psychiatry and in neuropsychiatry as well as director of the neuromodulation program at Northwestern University. Prior to that, he was the director of the behavioral neurology and neuropsychiatry program at the University of Illinois at Chicago.
Dr. Schrift completed his fellowship training in neuropsychiatry and behavioral neurology and has been involved in the academic and clinical teaching of this subject area to medical students and psychiatry and neurology residents and fellows for more than 25 years. In addition, he has graduate training in neuropsychology and bioethics, a master’s degree, and an adjunct associate professor appointment in bioethics and health policy at the Medical College of Wisconsin, where he has taught neuroethics. Dr. Schrift is board certified in psychiatry by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (ABPN), with added qualifications in geriatric psychiatry and brain injury medicine. He is also board certified in behavioral neurology and neuropsychiatry by the United Council for Neurologic Subspecialities. He is a fellow of the American Neuropsychiatric Association. His areas of interests include neuropsychiatry, behavioral neurology, traumatic brain injury, neuropsychiatric aspects of epilepsy and movement disorders, and neuroethics.