Professor John H. Krystal, M.D., is the Robert L. McNeil, Jr. Professor of Translational Research, chair of the Department of Psychiatry and professor of neuroscience at the Yale University School of Medicine and chief of psychiatry at Yale-New Haven Hospital. Dr. Krystal has published extensively on the neurobiology and treatment of schizophrenia, alcoholism, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and depression. Notably, he led the discovery of the rapid antidepressant effects of ketamine in humans. Dr. Krystal is the director of the National Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism Advisory Council Center for the Translational Neuroscience of Alcoholism and the Clinical Neuroscience Division of the VA National Center for PTSD.
Dr. Krystal is a member of the U.S. National Academy of Medicine. Currently, he is president of the International College of Neuropsychopharmacology, a member of the National Institute of Mental Health National Mental Health Advisory Council and editor of Biological Psychiatry.
Dr. Krystal received his bachelor of science degree in behavioral sciences from the University of Chicago and his doctor of medicine degree from Yale University School of Medicine. He completed his residency in the Yale Psychiatry Residency Training Program.