Investigator, Center for Psychiatric Neuroscience, The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research
Vice President, Behavioral Health Services, Northwell Health
Chairman, Department of Psychiatry, The Zucker Hillside Hospital
Chair & Professor, Psychiatry and Professor of Molecular Medicine,
Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine
Phone: (718) 470-8141
John M. Kane, MD, is vice president for Behavioral Health Services of Northwell Health and chairman of psychiatry at The Zucker Hillside Hospital. He is chairman of psychiatry and professor of psychiatry and molecular medicine at the Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine. Dr. Kane received his BA from Cornell University and his MD from the New York University School of Medicine.
He currently directs the NIMH-funded Advanced Center for Interventions and Services Research in Schizophrenia at The Zucker Hillside Hospital. He has been a member of the Board of Scientific Counselors for NIMH, and he has served on the council of the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology. He has chaired the NIMH Psychopathology and Psychobiology Review Committee as well as the Psychopharmacologic Drugs Advisory Committee of the Food and Drug Administration.
Dr. Kane is a recipient of the Arthur P. Noyes Award in Schizophrenia, the NAPPH Presidential Award for Research, the American Psychiatric Association Foundations’ Fund Prize for Research, the Kempf Fund Award for Research Development in Psychobiological Psychiatry, the Lieber Prize for Outstanding Research in Schizophrenia, the Heinz E. Lehmann Research Award from New York State, and the Dean Award from the American College of Psychiatrists.
Dr. Kane is a schizophrenia researcher with extensive experience in intervention and services research. He has been very involved in developing live two-way video for use in research in patients with schizophrenia. He has also been working on the development of new strategies for patient engagement, adherence monitoring, and clinical decision making using advanced technologies.
He directs an NIMH-funded Advanced Center for Services and Interventions Research that has provided an infrastructure for many of these efforts. His clinical program and health system are committed to implementing new technologies that can enhance access, quality of care and outcomes while increasing cost effectiveness. He is eager to conduct this research in order to further inform our efforts in both a Health Home and Behavioral Health Organization, which are part of the health system. He will be working closely with the New York State Office of Mental Health to ensure feasibility and sustainability of new models of technology-enhanced care.
For over 30 years, Dr. Kane has been an international leader in the field of schizophrenia research. His work has focused on improving the early diagnosis and treatment of this illness, as well as developing new treatments and treatment strategies to improve its long-term course and outcome. He was a pioneer in the study of first episode schizophrenia and also conducted groundbreaking work with clozapine for treatment resistant schizophrenia. He has continuously focused on both therapeutic and adverse effects of psychotropic drugs, thereby informing benefit-to-risk considerations. Dr. Kane has always been on the forefront of bringing the next generation of medicines to patients in order to enhance long-term effectiveness and quality of life.
The laboratory runs a number of large clinical trials. Dr. Kane also devotes his efforts to standardizing the outcome measurements in psychiatric research and helping to ensure the translation of research into clinical practice. Since the beginning of his residency at The Zucker Hillside Hospital in Glen Oaks in 1971, Dr. Kane has committed his career to unraveling the mysteries of this brain disorder.
The program, under his direction, continues to conduct pioneering studies on the treatment of first episode schizophrenia. In addition, he and his team are studying the use of new technologies – from smartphones to two-way video – to enhance disease management. Dr. Kane and his colleagues have helped to determine treatment strategies for all phases and subtypes of schizophrenia. His findings have been circulated worldwide and have become part of the fabric of modern care. All of the scientists within the Center work in collaboration with Dr. Kane on the clinical pharmacology studies underway at The Zucker Hillside Hospital. He is the principal investigator on three large federal grants.
Christoph Correll, MD
Juan Gallego, MD
Vivian Kafantaris, MD
Taishiro Kishimoto, MD, PhD
Anil Malhotra, MD
Alan Mendelowitz, MD
Georgios Patrides, MD
Delbert Robinson, MD
Serge Sevy, MD
Field of Study: English
NYU School of Medicine
Field of Study: Medicine
LIJ-Hillside Medical Center
Field of Study: Psychiatric Residency
1978 Chairman, Psychopharmacology Drugs Advisory Committee, Food and Drug Administration
1981 Associate Professor of Psychiatry, School of Medicine, SUNY at Stony Brook
1984 Chairman, APA Task Force on Tardive Dyskinesia
1984 Chairman, ACNP Task Force on Clinical Research Settings
1984 Member, NIMH Psychopharmacological, Biological & Physical Treatment Review Committee
1985 Professor of Psychiatry, School of Medicine, SUNY at Stony Brook
1987 Chairman, APA Committee on Research on Psychiatric Treatment
1988 Chairman, Department of Psychiatry, Hillside Hospital, Long Island Jewish Medical Center
1989 Professor of Psychiatry, Albert Einstein College of Medicine
1990 Chairman, NIMH Psychopathology & Clinical Biology Research Review Committee
1996 Professor of Neuroscience, Albert Einstein College of Medicine
1998 Chairman, Psychopharmacology Drugs Advisory Committee, Food and Drug Administration
1998 Board of Scientific Counselors, NIMH
2000 Professor of Neurology, Albert Einstein College of Medicine
2005 President, American Society of Clinical Psychopharmacology
2007 President, Schizophrenia International Research Society
2011 Professor and Chairman Department of Psychiatry, Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine