Healthcare Practitioners

James L Megna, MD, PhD

James L Megna, MD, PhD
Appointed 04/09/97
4135A Upstate University Hospital - Downtown Campus
750 East Adams Street
Syracuse, NY 13210

315 464-9096

Current Appointments

Hospital Campus

  • Downtown

Research Programs and Affiliations

  • Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
  • Public Health and Preventive Medicine

Education & Fellowships

  • Residency: SUNY Health Science Center at Syracuse, 1998, Psychiatry
  • MD: SUNY Health Science Center at Syracuse College of Medicine, 1988
  • PhD: SUNY Upstate Medical Center, 1984, Pharmacology
  • BA: University of Rochester, 1979

Clinical Interests

  • Management of treatment resistant depression/schizophrenia

Education Interests

  • Biostatistical/epidemiologic principles and their application in evaluating the scientific literature; personality disorders

Research Interests

  • Epidemiology/pharmacotherapy of schizophrenia; Ego strength among inpatients & its relation to engagement in treatment; cardiovascular risk factors in patients with serious mental illness; changes in cognition in response to depression treatment

Specialties & Certification

  • Psychiatry

Diseases & Conditions Treated

  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Mood Disorders
  • Psychotic Disorders


  • Adults


  • Group Psychotherapy
  • Individual Psychotherapy
  • Outpatient Therapy and Medication Management
  • Psychopharmacology


  • American Psychiatric Association (APA)
  • Alpha Omega Alpha Honour Society


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