Samuele Cortese, MD, PhD, is a Adjunct Associate Professor in the Center for Neurodevelopmental Disorders at the Child Study Center. Dr. Cortese's main research interests include the neurobiology of ADHD and the implementation of evidence-based medicine in child psychiatry. He is currently supported by a grant from the European Commission (Marie Curie Actions for Career Development) and his current research projects focus on the structural and functional connectivity in ADHD.
Dr. Cortese received his MD summa cum laude and his PhD in biomedicine from the University of Verona, Italy. He completed his residency program in child neuropsychiatry at the University of Verona.
Prior to joining the CSC, Dr. Cortese worked as chief resident-assistant in the Child Psychiatry Unit of the University Hospital Robert Debré, Paris, France and as Consultant in the Child Psychiatry Unit of the University Hospitals Clocheville and Bretonneau, Tours, France.
Dr. Cortese is a member of the scientific committee of the European ADHD guidelines group (EUNETHYDIS). He is the author/co-author of publications in a number of respected journals including the American Journal of Psychiatry, Biological Psychiatry, Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, British Journal of Psychiatry and Pediatrics. In 2011, he received the Travel Award Fellowship from the Society of Biological Psychiatry. Since 2013, he is Contributing Editor for the Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.