Director, Medical Student Education
Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Jeffrey Rakofsky, MD joined the faculty as an Assistant Professor in 2011. He graduated from Emory University School of Medicine in 2005 and completed his psychiatry residency and fellowship within the Emory University Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral
Sciences. In his role as Director of Medical Student Education, he oversees the medical student psychiatry clerkship and other medical student learning activities. His educational efforts extend into the graduate medical training arena where he directs the Emory Residents Psychopharmacology Training Program. He also serves as a staff physician in the Emory Mood and Anxiety Disorders Program, conducting NIMH and industry-sponsored clinical trials of novel pharmacologic agents. His clinical work focuses on evaluating and treating patients with refractory bipolar depression along with other mood and anxiety disorders. His research interests include the treatments of bipolar depression, measuring residents' psychopharmacology confidence and reliable methods for assessing residents' psychopharmacology knowledge.