Prakash Masand, M.D.
Chairman and CEO
Global Medical Education (GME)
New York, NY

Dr. Masand is Founder, Chairman, and CEO of Global Medical Education (GME). He was formerly Consulting Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Duke University Medical Center and Director of Therapeutic Area Development/Neurosciences Medicine at the Duke Clinical Research Institute in Durham, NC.

Dr. Masand received his medical degree from the Topiwala National Medical College at the University of Bombay in India. He completed his residency training in psychiatry at S.U.N.Y. Upstate Medical University in Syracuse, New York, and a fellowship in Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry at Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, in Boston, MA.

Dr. Masand’s clinical research interests include psychopharmacology, novel antipsychotics, psychiatric disorders in the medically ill, treatment-resistant depression, irritable bowel syndrome and its relationship to psychiatric illness, and the use of psychostimulants in the medically ill.

The author of more than 300 abstracts, articles, reviews, and book chapters, Dr. Masand’s work has been published in peer-reviewed journals including The New England Journal of Medicine, American Journal of Psychiatry, Journal of Clinical Psychiatry, and Journal of Clinical Psychopharmacology. Dr. Masand serves on the editorial boards of the Primary Care Companion to the Journal of Clinical Psychiatry, Annals of Clinical Psychiatry, Current Clinical Pharmacology, and The Open Pharmacology Journal. He is also a reviewer for several journals and a frequent speaker at national and international medical meetings.

Dr. Masand was the Founder of psychCME, Inc., a leading program for continuing medical education in the United States, which was acquired by OPTUMHealth , a division of United Health Group, in 2006. Dr. Masand has been named a Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association and the Academy of Psychosomatic Medicine.