Peter Michael Marzuk, M.D.

Psychiatry
Peter Marzuk

Dr. Peter M. Marzuk is Associate Dean (Curricular Affairs), Professor of Psychiatry, and Attending Psychiatrist at the Weill Cornell Medical College and New York-Presbyterian Hospital.

He received his Sc.B. in physical chemistry from Brown University, his M.D. from Columbia University, and completed his residency training in medicine and psychiatry at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and The New York Hospital-Payne Whitney Clinic. Dr Marzuk's research interests center on suicide, homicide, violence, substance abuse and mood disorders. His research is directed at identifying epidemiological, clinical, neuropsychological and neurobiological predictors of suicidal behavior and violence with a goal toward prevention at both the individual and population-based levels. He serves as Vice Chair of the Scientific Council of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention and chairs the Foundation's Research Grants Committee. In addition, he conducts research in medical education. Prior to becoming Associate Dean, Dr Marzuk ran an in-patient mood disorders unit and the psychopharmacology clinic at Payne Whitney Clinic and was director of medical student education in the Department of Psychiatry. He teaches Weill-Cornell students psychopathology and neuropsychopharmacology, and currently serves as the Co-Director of Brain and Mind, an integrated course in neuroscience.

Publications

Selected Publications

Safdieh JE, Lin AL, Aizer J, Marzuk PM, Grafstein B, Storey-Johnson C, Kang Y. Standardized patient outcomes trial (SPOT) in neurology. Med Educ Online 2011; Jan 14;16. Doi: 10.3402/meo.v16i0.5634.

Storey-Johnson C, Marzuk PM. Weill Cornell Medical College of Cornell University. Acad Med 2010; 85:S412-7.

Adelman RD, Capello CF, LoFaso V, Greene MG, Konopasek L, Marzuk PM. Introduction to the older patient: a "first exposure" to geriatrics for medical students. J Am Geriatr Soc 2007; 55:1445-1450.

Abrams RC, Leon AC, Tardiff K, Marzuk PM, Sutherland K. Gray murder: characteristics of elderly compared with nonelderly homicide victims in New York City. Am J Public Health 2007; 97:1666-1670.

Leon AC, Marzuk PM, Tardiff K, Bucciarelli A, Stajic M, Piper TM, Galea S. Antidepressants in adult suicides in New York City, 2001-2004. J Clin Psychiatry 2007; 68:1399-1403.

Leon AC, Marzuk PM, Tardiff K, Bucciarelli A, Piper TM, Galea S. Antidepressants and youth suicide in New York City, 1999-2002. J American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry 2006; 45:1054-1058.

Marzuk PM, Hartwell N, Leon AC, Portera L. Executive functioning in depressed patients with suicidal ideation. Acta Psychiatr Scand 2005: 112:294-301.

Abrams RC, Marzuk PM, Tardiff K, Leon AC. Preference for fall from height as a method of suicide by elderly residents of New York City. Am J Pub Health 2005; 95:1000-1002.

Ali OM, Milstein G, Marzuk PM. The imam's role in meeting the counseling needs of Muslim communities in the United States. Psychiatric Services 2005; 56:202-205.

Leon AC, Marzuk PM, Tardiff K, Teres J. Paroxetine and youth suicide in New York City: 1993-1998. J Clinical Psychiatry 2004; 65:915-918.

Tardiff K, Marzuk PM, Leon AC, Portera L. Role of antidepressants in murder-suicide. Am J Psychiatry 2002; 159:1248-1249.

Marzuk PM
, Nock MK, Leon AC, Portera L, Tardiff K. Suicide among New York City police officers 1977-1996. Am J Psychiatry 2002; 159:2069-2071.

Barber ME, Marzuk PM, Leon AC, Portera L. Gate questions in psychiatric interviewing: the case of suicide assessment. J Psychiatr Res 2001; 35:67-69.

Tardiff K, Marzuk PM, Lowell K, Portera L, Leon AC. A study of drug abuse and other causes of homicide in New York City. J Criminal Justice 2002; 30:317-325.

Heffernan K, Cloitre M, Tardiff K, Marzuk PM, Leon AC, Portera L. Childhood trauma as a correlate of lifetime opiate use in psychiatric patients. Addictive Behaviors 2000; 25:797-803.

Marzuk PM, Tardiff K, Leon AC, Hirsch CS, Portera L, Iqbal MI, Nock MK, Hartwell N. Ambient temperature and mortality from unintentional cocaine overdose. JAMA 1998; 279:1795-1800.

Barber ME, Marzuk PM, Leon AC, Portera L. Aborted suicide attempts: a new classification of suicidal behavior. Am J Psychiatry 1998; 155:385-389.

Marzuk PM
, Tardiff K, Leon AC, Hirsch CS, Hartwell N, Portera L, Iqbal MI. HIV-seroprevalence among suicide victims in New York City, 1991-1993. Am J Psychiatry 1997; 154:1720-25.

Tardiff K, Marzuk PM, Leon AC, Hirsch CS, Portera L, Hartwell N. Human immunodeficiency virus among trauma patients in New York City. Annals Emerg Med 1998; 21:567-76.

Tardiff K, Marzuk PM, Leon AC, Portera L. A prospective study of violence by psychiatric patients after hospital discharge. Psychiatric Services 1997; 48:678-81.

Tardiff K, Marzuk PM, Leon AC, Hirsch CS, Portera L, Hartwell N. HIV infection among victims of accidental fatal drug overdoses in New York City. Addiction 1997; 92:1017-22.

Tardiff K, Marzuk PM, Leon AC, Hirsch CS, Stajic M, Portera L, Hartwell N. HIV-seroprevalence rates among homicide victims in New York City: 1991-1993. J Forensic Sci 1997; 42:1070-73.

Marzuk PM
, Tardiff K, Leon AC, Portera L, Weiner C. The prevalence of aborted suicide attempts among psychiatric inpatients. Acta Psychiatric Scand 1997; 96:492-96.

Tardiff K, Marzuk PM, Leon AC, Portera L, Weiner C. Violence by patients admitted to a private psychiatric hospital. Am J Psychiatry 1997; 154:88-93.

Marzuk PM
, Tardiff K, Leon AC, Hirsch CS, Portera L, Hartwell N, Iqbal MI. Lower risk of suicide during pregnancy. Am J Psychiatry 1997; 154:122-23.

Marzuk PM
, Tardiff K, Leon AC, Hirsch CS, Stajic M, Portera L, Hartwell N. Poverty and fatal accidental drug overdoses in New York City: an ecological study. Am J Drug Alcohol Abuse 1997; 23:221-28.

Marzuk PM, Tardiff K, Leon AC, Hirsch CS, Stajic M, Hartwell N, Portera L. Use of prescription psychotropic drugs among suicide victims in New York City. Am J Psychiatry 1995; 152:1520-22.

Cloitre M, Tardiff K, Marzuk PM, Leon AC, Portera L. Childhood abuse and subsequent sexual assault among female inpatients. J Trauma Stress 1996; 9:473-82.

Leon AC, Marzuk PM, Portera L. More reliable outcome measures can reduce sample size requirement. Arch Gen Psychiatry 1995; 52:867-72.

Tardiff K, Marzuk PM, Leon AC, Hirsch CS, Stajic M, Portera L, Hartwell N. Accidental fatal drug overdoses in New York City: 1990-1992. Am J Drug Alcohol Abuse 1996; 22:135-46.

Marzuk PM
, Tardiff K, Leon AC, Hirsch CS, Stajic M, Portera L, Hartwell N, Iqbal MI. Fatal injuries after cocaine use as a leading cause of death among young adults in New York City. N Engl J Med 1995; 332:1753-57.

Tardiff K, Marzuk PM, Leon AC, Hirsch CS, Stajic M, Portera L, Hartwell N. Cocaine, opiates and ethanol in homicides in New York City: 1990 and 1991. J Foren Sci 1995; 40:387-90.

Tardiff K, Marzuk PM, Leon AC, Hirsch CS, Stajic M, Portera L, Hartwell N. A profile of homicides on the street and in the homes of New York City. Public Health Reports 1995; 110:13-17.

Marzuk PM
, Tardiff K, Leon AC. Increase in fatal suicidal poisonings and suffocations in the year Final Exit was published: A national study. Am J Psychiatry 1994; 151:1813-14.

Golier J, Marzuk PM, Leon AC, Weiner CA, Tardiff K. Low serum cholesterol and attempted suicide. Am J Psychiatry 1995; 152:419-23.

Marzuk PM. Suicide and terminal illness. Death Studies 1994; 18:497-512.

Tardiff K, Marzuk PM, Leon AC, Hirsch CS, Stajic M, Hartwell N, Portera L. Homicide in New York City: cocaine use and firearms. JAMA 1994; 272:43-46.

Marzuk PM, Perry SW. Suicide and HIV: researchers and clinicians beware. AIDS Care 1993; 5:387-90.

Marzuk PM
, Tardiff K, Hirsch CS, Leon AC, Stajic M, Hartwell N, Portera L. Increase in suicide by asphyxiation in New York City following publication of Final Exit. N Engl J Med 1993; 329:1508-10.

Marzuk PM, Tardiff K, Hirsch CS. The epidemiology of murder-suicide. JAMA 1992; 267:3179-83.

Marzuk PM, Tardiff K, Smyth D, Stajic M, Leon AC. Cocaine use, risk-taking, and fatal Russian Roulette. JAMA 1992; 267:2635-37.

Marzuk PM, Tardiff K, Leon AC, Stajic M, Morgan EB, Mann JJ. Prevalence of cocaine use among residents of New York City who committed suicide during a one-year period. Am J Psychiatry 1992; 149:371-75.

Marzuk PM, Leon AC, Tardiff K, Morgan EB, Stajic M, Mann JJ. The effect of access to lethal methods of injury on suicide rates. Arch Gen Psychiatry 1992; 49:451-58.

Arango V, Ernsberger P, Marzuk PM, Chen J-S, Tierney H, Stanley M, Reis DJ, Mann JJ. Autoradiographic demonstration of increased 5-HT2 and B adrenergic receptors in the brains of suicide victims. Arch Gen Psychiatry 1990; 47:1038-47.

Marzuk PM, Tardiff K, Leon AC, Stajic M, Morgan EB, Mann JJ. Prevalence of recent cocaine use among motor vehicle fatalities in New York City. JAMA 1990; 263:250-57.

Mann JJ, Marzuk PM, Arango V, McBride PA, Leon AC, Tierney H. Neurochemical studies of violent and nonviolent suicide. Psychopharm Bull 1989; 25:407-13.

Mann JJ, Arango V, Marzuk PM, Theccanat S, Reis DJ. Evidence for the serotonin hypothesis of suicide: a review of postmortem studies. Brit J Psychiatry 1989; 155(suppl 8):7-14.

Marzuk PM, Mann JJ. Suicide and substance abuse. Psychiat Annals 1988; 18:639-45.

Marzuk PM. Care of patients with chronic mental illness. N Engl J Med 1988; 318:1544-45.

Marzuk PM, Tierney H, Tardiff K, Gross E, Morgan E, Hsu M, Mann J. Increased risk of suicide in persons with AIDS. JAMA 1988; 259:1333-37.

Marzuk PM. When the patient is a physician. N Engl J Med 1987; 317:1409-11.

Marzuk PM
. The right kind of paternalism. N Engl J Med 1985; 313:1474-76.

Honors and Awards

McCormick Award, American Association of Suicidology 1989

American Psychiatric Association Nancy C.A. Roeske, M.D. Certificate of Recognition for Excellence in Medical Student Education 1994

The Senior List (Cornell University Medical College Class of 1994) for teaching excellence 1994, 1997, 2004, 2009, 2010

Excellence in Teaching Award (Weill Medical College) 2000

Fellow, American Psychiatric Association 2007

2nd Year Teaching Award 2011