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John S. Tamerin, M.D.

John S. Tamerin, M.D.

John S. Tamerin, M.D. practices clinical psychiatry in Greenwich, Connecticut. He serves as a Clinical Associate Professor at the Weill/Cornell Medical College where he has taught resident psychiatrists and medical students for over thirty years the skills of interviewing and psychotherapy. Dr. Tamerin has twice been honored by the graduating residents in the Department of Psychiatry and chosen Teacher of the Year “in recognition of his outstanding contribution as teacher and scholar.”
Dr. Tamerin’s interests and commitments have been wide-ranging. He has served as a member of the American Psychiatric Association’s Committee on Psychiatry and Religion. He has been a member of the Group for the Advancement of Psychiatry’s Committee on Alcoholism and the Addictions and has been an active participant in the Committee’s development of several significant monographs and books in the field of addiction. He subsequently served on the GAP committee on human sexuality and now serves on the Committee on Psychiatry and the Arts. Dr. Tamerin is also a member of the American College of Psychiatrists , a Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association and a fellow of the American Academy of Psychanalysis and Dynamic Psychiatry. He has published extensively.
After graduation from Harvard College Dr. Tamerin completed his medical education at NYU School of Medicine. He then trained in psychiatry at Yale and Mt. Sinai Medical Center. Following this he spent 3 years doing clinical research at the NIMH National Center for the Prevention and Control of Alcoholism. Dr. Tamerin then came to Silver Hill Hospital in New Canaan, Ct as Research Director and initiated their alcoholism and addiction program with Marty Mann founder of the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence (NCADD). He served as consultant to the Alcohol and Addiction program at New York Hospital for 25 years and currently serves as psychiatric consultant to Gen SOS an organization committed to helping adolescents and young adults deal with substance abuse issues.

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"I want to change your whole life."

- Dr. John Tamerin

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A graduate of Harvard and NYU school of Medicine, Dr. Tamerin has over 20 years experience treating adults and minors with substance abuse issues and founded the addiction program at Silver Hill. He currently helps young people combat substance abuse issues as psychiatric consultant to the non-profit Generation SOS, and in his private practice in Greenwich.
Dr. Tamerin has served as a member of the Board of Scholars of the Vail Leadership Institute. He has been a faculty member of the Yad Vashem Center of Holocaust Studies in Jerusalem. He is a member of the Board of Directors and serves on the Scientific Advisory Board of the National Depression and Bipolar Alliance (DBSA). Dr. Tamerin is currently the President and the psychiatric consultant to the Greenwich, Connecticut Chapter of the National Depression and Bipolar Alliance. In this capacity he has facilitated over 1000 group meetings and provided pro bono services to over 25,000 people with mood disorders and/or their loved ones.

Dr. Tamerin was selected in 2017 to be a member of the Advisory Committee to the APA Work Group on Psychiatrist Well-Being and Burnout.

Dr. Tamerin is an enthusiastic jazz musician who plays the alto saxophone. He has played with a band in a number of the local restaurants. He is also a competitive tennis player who participated as a member of the USA Grand-Master’s Tennis Team in the 20th World Maccabiah Games in Israel in 2017 and was awarded gold and silver medals in doubles and singles. He currently plays singles 5x a week year round and in preparing to play in the world championships in his age group in the spring of 2022.

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