Alexander Kolevzon, MD
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PROFESSOR | Psychiatry
PROFESSOR | Pediatrics
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Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Psychiatry
Research Topics
Autism, Behavioral Health, Personalized Medicine, Pharmacology, Psychiatry
Dr. Kolevzon's research interests include the biological causes and effective treatment of autism and related pervasive developmental disorders. He is also committed to medical student and residency training and education and interested in developing innovative educational programs.

MD, Sackler School of Medicine (Tel Aviv University)

MD, Tel Aviv University

Residency, Psychiatry, Icahn School Of Medicine At Mount Sinai

Fellowship, Psychiatry & Neurology, Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, Icahn School Of Medicine At Mount Sinai


RARE Champion of Hope Award

Global Genes


Teacher of the Year Award in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Mount Sinai


Outstanding Mentor Award

American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry


Excellence in Teaching Award


Junior Faculty Development Award

Association of Academic Psychiatry


AACAP Pilot Research Award


Richard L. Scharf Memorial Award for Teaching Excellence


Outstanding Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Resident Award

American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry


Outstanding Resident Award

National Institute of Mental Health


Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA)


Teacher of the Year Award in General Psychiatry

Department of Psychiatry, Mount Sinai


Selected Publications

Comorbidities in autism spectrum disorder and their etiologies. Vahe Khachadourian, Behrang Mahjani, Sven Sandin, Alexander Kolevzon, Joseph D. Buxbaum, Abraham Reichenberg, Magdalena Janecka. Translational Psychiatry

Updated consensus guidelines on the management of Phelan–McDermid syndrome. Siddharth Srivastava, Mustafa Sahin, Joseph D. Buxbaum, Elizabeth Berry-Kravis, Latha Valluripalli Soorya, Audrey Thurm, Jonathan A. Bernstein, Afua Asante-Otoo, William E. Bennett, Catalina Betancur, Tegwyn H. Brickhouse, Maria Rita Passos Bueno, Maya Chopra, Celanie K. Christensen, Jennifer L. Cully, Kira Dies, Kate Friedman, Brittany Gummere, J. Lloyd Holder, Andres Jimenez-Gomez, Carolyn A. Kerins, Omar Khan, Teresa Kohlenberg, Ronald V. Lacro, Lori A. Levi, Tess Levy, Diane Linnehan, Loth Eva, Baharak Moshiree, Ann Neumeyer, Scott M. Paul, Katy Phelan, Antonio Persico, Robert Rapaport, Curtis Rogers, Jeffrey Saland, Swathi Sethuram, Janine Shapiro, Phillip I. Tarr, Kerry M. White, Jordan Wickstrom, Kent M. Williams, Dana Winrow, Brian Wishart, Alexander Kolevzon. American Journal of Medical Genetics, Part A

Development of informant-report neurobehavioral survey scales for PTEN hamartoma tumor syndrome and related neurodevelopmental genetic syndromes. Thomas W. Frazier, Robyn M. Busch, Patricia Klaas, Katherine Lachlan, Shafali Jeste, Alexander Kolevzon, Eva Loth, Jacqueline Harris, Leslie Speer, Tom Pepper, Kristin Anthony, J. Michael Graglia, Christal Delagrammatikas, Sandra Bedrosian-Sermone, Jenine Beekhuyzen, Constance Smith-Hicks, Mustafa Sahin, Charis Eng, Antonia Y. Hardan, Mirko Uljarević. American Journal of Medical Genetics, Part A

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Employee Spotlight - Alex Kolevzon, MD

Physicians and scientists on the faculty of the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai often interact with pharmaceutical, device and biotechnology companies to improve patient care, develop new therapies and achieve scientific breakthroughs. In order to promote an ethical and transparent environment for conducting research, providing clinical care and teaching, Mount Sinai requires that salaried faculty inform the School of their relationships with such companies.

Below are financial relationships with industry reported by Dr. Kolevzon during 2022 and/or 2023. Please note that this information may differ from information posted on corporate sites due to timing or classification differences.

Company Founder:

  • Therapy Lab


  • Scioto Biosciences
  • Clinilabs Drug Development Corporation
  • Covington and Burling, LLP
  • Acadia
  • Alekermes, Inc.
  • Neuren Pharmaceuticals
  • GW Pharma
  • biogen

Mount Sinai's faculty policies relating to faculty collaboration with industry are posted on our website. Patients may wish to ask their physician about the activities they perform for companies.