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Glenn Jordan Treisman, M.D., Ph.D.

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Director, AIDS Psychiatry Service

Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences


Expertise: Addiction Psychiatry, Addiction Psychiatry Services, Adult Psychiatry, AIDS Psychiatry, Chronic Pain, Geriatric Psychiatry, Pain Management, Pharmacology, Psychiatry, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Substance Abuse, Substance Abuse Research more

Research Interests: Psychiatry of AIDS; Affective disorders; Substance abuse

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The Johns Hopkins Hospital
Appointment Phone: 410-955-2343

600 N. Wolfe Street
Meyer Building Suite 119
Baltimore, MD 21287 map
Phone: 410-955-6328
Fax: 410-614-5913


Glenn Jordan Treisman is the Eugene Meyer III Professor of Psychiatry and Medicine, Director of the AIDS Psychiatry Service, Co-Director of the Chronic Pain Treatment Program at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.

Dr. Treisman is internationally known for his engaging presentations, his scholarlydefense of psychiatry, and his vigorous commitment to the betterment of patient care for underserved populations. He is best known for his groundbreaking work in the field of HIV, where he has been described as “the father of AIDS psychiatry.” He is involved in the care of psychiatrically ill HIV infected patients and has been since early in the epidemic, and has described and raised awareness of the role of mental illness as a driving force in the HIV epidemic as well as a barrier to effective care. He is the author of The Psychiatry of AIDS, the first comprehensive textbook on the subject, as well as numerous articles on the issues of mental health in the HIV clinic. He was recognized for this work by the American College of Physicians with the presentation of the William C. Menninger Memorial Award for Distinguished Contribution to the Science of Mental Health in 2006.

Starting with his Ph.D. in Pharmacology and his background in geriatric psychiatry, Dr. Treisman has worked at the interface between medicine and psychiatry, and has become a noted clinical expert on depression, addiction, personality disorders, chronic pain, and the interaction between psychiatric disorders and medical illness. From 2011 through 2014, with selection based upon a peer survey, Dr. Treisman appeared among Baltimore Magazine’s Top Doctors. His lectures on psychiatry and medical ethics have earned him international invitations and eponymous lectures including the prestigious Mapother Lecture in London and Findling Lecture at the Mayo Clinic. Dr. John G. Bartlett has referred to his lecture on DNR orders and medical ethics as “the Gettysburg Address of medicine”. He is invited to give grand rounds presentations throughout the United States, and is a favorite at HIV meetings and courses throughout the world. more


  • Director, AIDS Psychiatry Service
  • Eugene Meyer III Professor of Psychiatry and Medicine
  • Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
  • Professor of Medicine



  • MD, University of Michigan Medical School (1987)


  • Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine (1991)

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology / Psychiatry (1993)

Research & Publications

Selected Publications

  1. Treisman, G. J., Angelino, A. F., Hutton, H. E., Psychiatric Issues in the Management of Patients With HIV Infection. GRAND ROUNDS; JAMA 2001, 286 (22) 2857-2864.
  2. Treisman, G.J. Kaplin A., Neurologic and psychiatric complications of antiretroviral agents. AIDS 2002,16:1201-1215.
  3. Treisman, G. J., Fishman, M., Schwartz, J., Lyketsos, C. G., Treatment of psychiatric disorders in patients infected with HIV. Psychitratic Treatment of the Medically Ill, Robinson RG and Yates WR (Eds), Marcel and Dekker, 1999 B. Bencherif, G.J. Treisman, J.K. Zubieta, N.Ilgin, M.J. Stumpf, O. Radcliffe, H.T. Ravert,W.B. Mathews, J.L. Musachio, R.F. Dannals and J.J. Frost. Mu opioid receptor upregulation induced by antidepressant treatment correlates with mood improvement in females, but not in males. Journal of Nuclear Medicine 38(5):108P.
  4. Lyketsos, C. G., Hanson, A. L., Fishman, M., Rosenblatt, A., McHugh, P. R., Treisman, G. J.: Mania early and late in the course of human immunodeficiency virus infection. The American Journal of Psychiatry, 1993:150(2): 326-327.
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