Dr. Rajnish Mago is the founder and editor-in-chief of simpleandpractical.com, a website which provides clinical summaries and advanced tips to help mental health clinicians become expert psychopharmacologists. He is a clinical professor of psychiatry at SUNY Upstate Medical University in Syracuse, NY and a clinical assistant professor of psychiatry at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, PA, where he is the director of the psychopharmacology curriculum. Dr. Mago was previously a professor of psychiatry and director of the mood disorders program at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia, PA.
Dr. Mago is equally a clinician, researcher, and educator, with each of these areas informing the others.
As a clinician, he provides specialized consultation as well as ongoing care to patients with mood disorders, anxiety disorders, and ADHD.
As a researcher and academic, he has done studies on tools for identifying and assessing symptoms that may be adverse effects, on the treatment of side effects like antidepressant-induced excessive sweating, and on the use of genetic testing to predict who may be more likely to have adverse effects.
As an educator, his practical guides in psychopharmacology are helping thousands of mental health clinicians in over 70 countries. At the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, PA, where he is a clinical assistant professor, he has designed a four-year psychopharmacology curriculum and personally teaches psychopharmacology to psychiatry residents. He is also actively involved in continuing medical education in his capacity as chair of the education committees for both the Pennsylvania Psychiatric Society and the Philadelphia Psychiatric Society. Dr. Mago is also an associate editor of the periodical Current Psychiatry.
Dr. Mago has been widely recognized for being an exceptional teacher and has received many awards for his teaching. These include the APA’s Nancy C.A. Roeske MD Certificate of Recognition for Excellence in Medical Student Education (2010) and the Irma Bland Award for Excellence in Teaching Residents (2011); the Philadelphia Psychiatric Society’s Daniel Blain Award (2011), the Robert Waelder Award for teaching from the graduating residents (Class of 2012) at Thomas Jefferson University; the Dean’s Award for Excellence in Education at Jefferson Medical College (2013); and the Philadelphia Psychiatric Society’s award for being the Psychiatric Educator of the Year (2014).