Daniel Talmasov, MD
DuPont-Warren Fellow, Harvard Medical School Department of Psychiatry
Resident in Psychiatry, Brigham and Women’s Hospital
M.D., Stony Brook University School of Medicine
Psychiatry Residency, Harvard Longwood Psychiatry Residency Training Program (2015-2019)
Neurology Residency, NYU School of Medicine (2019-2021)
My leading research interest during my psychiatry residency has been in lesional neuropsychiatry – the study of how focal brain lesions, e.g. stroke, disrupt brain networks critical to supporting normal cognition and behavior, resulting in behavioral, cognitive, or affective syndromes that share features with “primary” or idiopathic psychiatric disorders. My hope is that studying lesional neuropsychiatric syndromes will not only identify brain circuits implicated in secondary psychiatric syndromes, but also help generate testable circuit-level hypothesis relating to the pathophysiology of primary psychiatric disorders. During my time at NIMLAB, I have focused on studying brain connectivity in lesion-induced mania and in lesion-induced hallucinations.
My chief clinical interests lie at the interface of neurology and psychiatry – I have a particular interest in improving treatment for patients in whom discrete neurological pathology (eg. stroke, epilepsy, neurodegeneration, or traumatic brain injury) contributes to the emergence of psychiatric symptoms, and in the diagnosis and treatment of patients in which comorbid neurologic and psychiatric processes contribute to the clinical presentation.
Live music, theater, ballet, traveling, history, drawing/painting, good food, and nature.
Over my clinical training in both neurology and psychiatry, I hope to develop an integrative approach to treating patients with brain/mental disorders, contribute to research in biomarkers and treatment of neuropsychiatric illness, and serve as a translational bridge between two specialties that are often caring for the very same patients.