Professor of Psychiatry and Human Behavior


Noah S. Philip MD is a Professor of Psychiatry and Human Behavior at the Alpert Medical School of Brown University. He is the founding Section Chief of Psychiatric Neuromodulation at VA Providence, and is Lead for Mental Health Research at the VA RR&D Center for Neurorestoration and Neurotechnology.

Dr. Philip received his BSc from McGill University and his MD from Albany Medical College where he graduated AOA and with a Distinction in the Study of Biomedical Ethics. He completed his psychiatry residency training at Brown University, followed by T32 and Neuromodulation Fellowships at Brown.

Dr. Philip’s laboratory uses a precision approach to new and emerging technologies, with the goal to understand and treat posttraumatic stress disorder, major depression, and suicidality. His research has been featured in the American Journal of Psychiatry, Biological Psychiatry, and the National Neuroscience Curriculum Initiative (tDCS+Virtual Reality for PTSD). He is currently conducting an NIMH-funded cooperative study to perform a first-in-human study investigating MRI-guided low intensity focused ultrasound for depression and anxiety (U01 MH123427).

Dr. Philip has received awards and recognition from the American Psychiatric Association, Society for Biological Psychiatry, American College of Neuropsychopharmacology, and others. He has been funded through grants from the VA (Rehabilitation, Clinical Science, and Health Services R&D), NIMH, NIDA, Department of Defense, and through industry and small-business collaborations. He is active in several national organizations, including SOBP and ACNP, and is a past President of the Psychiatric Research Society.

Dr. Philip plays a significant training and mentoring role at Brown, where he is Associate Director of the NIMH R25 psychiatry resident research training program, and serves as a mentor through national organizations such as the Career Development Institute for Psychiatry. He is committed to action to improve diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging.

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