Dr. Eyal Shemesh is chief of the Division of Behavioral and
Developmental Health at the Department of Pediatrics and the Kravis
Children's Hospital, at the Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York.
Dr. Shemesh conducts research in the interface between psychiatric
and medical disorders, with nonadherence as the important outcome,
in two principal patient groups: children who had a solid organ
transplant, and adults who had a myocardial infarction.
Dr. Shemesh has won several awards for his work, including the
American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry's "Presidential
Scholar" award, and the Mount Sinai School of Medicine's Dr. Harold
and Golden Lamport award for clinical research. Dr. Shemesh
authored peer-reviewed manuscripts, reviews, and book chapters
exploring nonadherence to medications and the relationship between
life threatening health problems and PTSD.