Matcheri Keshavan, MD
Dr. Keshavan is Stanley Cobb Professor and Vice Chair for Public Psychiatry at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC), has conducted early psychosis intervention and research for over two decades. He founded one of the first early psychosis clinical programs in the nation, services for treatment in early psychoses in Pittsburgh in 1990. He currently consults at the Prevention and Recovery in Early Psychosis (PREP®) service. He has published over 600 papers and 4 books on psychotic and related disorders including early psychosis neurobiology and intervention. He has organized educational conferences focused on early intervention in psychosis, biannually in Pittsburgh in Detroit and annually in Boston. He has been developing, efficacy-testing and implementing cognitive enhancement therapy (CET), listed as an evidence-based intervention for schizophrenia by SAMHSA in the early course of schizophrenia over the past decade and is currently running an RCT in this intervention at BIDMC/ MMHC. He edits the Elsevier journal Schizophrenia Research, and is on the editorial Board of several other journals, including the Journal of Early Intervention in Psychiatry.