Annibali, Joseph

Joseph Annibali, MD

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Job Title / Position: Chief Psychiatrist

Website: Amen Clinics, Washington DC

Contact Information: 888-564-2700


Dr. Joseph Annibali graduated magna cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania, where he was a Senatorial Scholar, and from which he received an Honors award for studies in Biological Chemistry.  He attended medical school at The Pennsylvania State University, graduating in 1982.  During medical school, he conducted research on calcium channel medications, presented this research nationally, and published several scientific papers on this work.  While completing his residency in psychiatry, also at The Pennsylvania State University, Dr. Annibali was named a Rock Sleyster Scholar in Psychiatry by the American Medical Association.  He was also named a John Frederick Steinman Fellow during his residency training.  During this time, Dr. Annibali published work on Tourette’s syndrome.  Dr. Annibali has been Board Certified in both general and geriatric psychiatry.

Dr. Annibali also completed psychoanalytic training at the Washington Psychoanalytic Institute, where he was president of the Candidate’s Organization.  He is currently on the faculty of the Washington Psychoanalytic Institute and on the faculty of the Modern Perspectives in Psychotherapy Training Program, where he was recognized as teacher of the year.  Dr. Annibali has taught a number of courses, including a neuroscience course for psychotherapists and professional writing seminars for mental health clinicians.  He has also served as Chairman of the Scientific Program Committee of the Washington Center for Psychoanalysis.  In addition, he served as a supervisor in the George Washington University Doctoral Psychology program.  Dr. Annibali is currently collaborating in research with George Mason University, where he is a faculty member in graduate programs in the Department of Molecular Neuroscience and in the School of Systems Biology.

Dr. Annibali has particular interests in ADD, developmental difficulties, the integration of psychotherapy and neuroscience, and in complementary and alternative treatment approaches.  He has written a number of book reviews and a few years ago he did newspaper and radio interviews in which he offered his perspective on the ending of the HBO television program The Sopranos.  In his free time, Dr. Annibali enjoys playing the guitar, learning French, and traveling.