Investigator, The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research
Director, Psychiatry Research, Zucker Hillside Hospital
Professor, Molecular Medicine and Psychiatry, Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine
Phone: (718) 470-8012
Dr. Malhotra is the Director of Psychiatry Research at the Zucker Hillside Hospital in Glen Oaks, NY, Professor at the Department of Molecular Medicine and the Department of Psychiatry at Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine in Hempstead, NY, and an investigator at the Feinstein Institute for Medical Research in Manhasset, NY. Dr. Malhotra completed his undergraduate studies at Cornell University in 1985 and received his M.D. from Wake Forest University in 1989. After residency training in psychiatry at Georgetown University, he completed a research fellowship at the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), where he initiated a research program in pharmacogenetics. Following his tenure at NIMH, Dr. Malhotra moved to the Zucker Hillside Hospital and developed an internationally recognized molecular genetics program focused on the major neuropsychiatric disorders.
Dr. Malhotra is principal investigator of grants from the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), NARSAD, and industry. He is a frequent speaker at international and national meetings, as well as giving numerous Grand Rounds presentations at academic institutions across the U.S. He is a member of Editorial Boards of several medical and scientific journals, participates in NIH study sections, and serves as the program chair for the only annual meeting dedicated to pharmacogenetics in psychiatry.
For decades, scientists at Zucker Hillside Hospital have been exploring every possible avenue to determine what causes schizophrenia and to test ways to treat the symptoms that alter the lives of one in every 100 people and their families.
Dr. Malhotra’s research group focuses on identifying the biological underpinnings of schizophrenia and is trying to determine how anti-psychotic drugs work to quell the symptoms of the disease. His group has identified a number of genes associated with increased risk for the disorder, determined their relationship with important clinical manifestations of illness, including cognitive impairment, and examined the role of genetic factors in predicting individual responses to pharmacological treatment.
Dr. Malhotra’s research group published the first genome-wide association study (GWAS) of schizophrenia, as well as developed a new analytic strategy to assess these data. Moreover, a recent project provides new evidence for a role of specific genetic factors in vulnerability to antipsychotic drug-induced weight gain, a common yet potentially serious side effect of treatment.
Dr. Malhotra’s scientific investigators/collaborators:
Todd Lencz, PhD
Pamela DeRosse, PhD
Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
Field of Study: Pre-med
Bowman Gray School of Medicine, Winston-Salem, NC
Field of Study: Medicine
Georgetown University Hospital, Washington, D.C.
Field of Study: Psychiatric Resident
National Institute of Mental Health, NIH, MD
Degree: Need degree here
Field of Study: Clinical Associate
1993-1998 Senior Staff Fellow, Experimental Therapeutics Branch, National Institute of Mental Health,
National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD
1996-1998 Chief, Unit of Pharmacogenetics, Experimental Therapeutics Branch, NIMH, NIH
1998-present Chief, Unit of Molecular Psychiatry, Zucker Hillside Hospital of Northwell Health, Glen Oaks, NY
2001-2009 Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, NY
2001-2004 Associate Director, Psychiatry Research, Zucker Hillside Hospital of Northwell Health
2003-present Adjunct Associate Professor, Psychiatry, School of Medicine, SUNY, Stony Brook, NY
2004-present Director, Psychiatry Research, Zucker Hillside Hospital of Northwell Health
2008-present Investigator, Feinstein Institute for Medical Research
2008-present Adjunct Professor of Psychiatry, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, NY
2009-present Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, NY
2010-present Professor, Department of Molecular Medicine and Department of Psychiatry,
Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine, Hempstead, NY