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Daniel Lieberman, MD,FAPA

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Daniel Lieberman MD,FAPA Daniel Lieberman MD,FAPA



  • Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences | Clinical Director
Medical Biography
Clinical Interests
  • Bipolar Disorder and Manic Depressive Illnesses
  • Addiction and other Drug and Alcohol Related Health Issues
  • Medical School
    • New York University School of Medicine
  • Residency
    • New York University School of Medicine
Board Certified
  • Psychiatry
  • Addiction Psychiatry
  • Psychiatry

Dr. Lieberman did his undergraduate work at St. John's College in Annapolis, Maryland, and completed medical school and residency training at New York University. He has been with The GW Medical Faculty Associates since 1996.

Dr. Lieberman is active in research, teaching, and patient care. His research has focused on using the Internet to expand access to psychosocial interventions. He developed a Web application for drinkers that incorporated a motivational intervention by providing assessment feedback, allowing the user to identify positive and negative consequences of substance use, and providing direct advice when indicated. This application was able to increase treatment interest in a hidden population of alcohol abusers who were not accessing traditional forms of care. Currently he is working on an open source Web application that makes daily mood charting easier to maintain, and helps users develop more regular social rhythms.

Dr. Lieberman has spoken on mood disorders and substance abuse to audiences at the Department of Health and Human Services, the Department of Commerce, and the Office of Drug and Alcohol Policy. He is a Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association, and his work has been recognized with the Caron Foundation Research Award, and the American Psychiatric Association's Nancy Roeske Award for Excellence in Medical Student Education. He has been multiply recognized as a Washingtonian magazine Top Doctor.


Dr. Daniel Lieberman breaks down how dopamine can drive emotions, urges, and cravings. Listen to Dr. Lieberman's GW Healthcast podcast: