Edward Denmead Huey, MD

Neuropsychiatry, Psychiatry
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Edward (Ted) Huey, M.D. is an Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Neurology at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons (New York, NY), in the Departments of Psychiatry (Division of Geriatric Psychiatry) and Neurology (Division of Aging and Dementia), the Taub Institute for Research on Alzheimer's Disease and the Aging Brain, and the Gertrude H. Sergievsky Center.

Dr. Huey obtained his B.A. in psychology from Yale University. He received his medical degree from the Stanford University School of Medicine in 1999. He completed an internship and a residency in Adult Psychiatry at the Stanford University Medical Center in Stanford, California. He was elected to be the chief resident for the program in his final year of residency. He then completed a clinical research fellowship and was an Assistant Clinical Investigator in the Cognitive Neuroscience Section of the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke in the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, MD. He was then the Director of Clinical Science of the Litwin-Zucker Research Center for the Study of Alzheimer's Disease and Memory Disorders of the Feinstein Institute, North-Shore / Long Island Jewish Medical Center. He joined the Columbia University faculty in 2010.

Areas of Expertise / Conditions Treated

  • Adjustment Disorder
  • Anxiety
  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Depression
  • Generalized Anxiety Disorder
  • Insomnia
  • Mental Health
  • Mood Disorders
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Panic Disorder
  • Psychopharmacology
  • Psychosis
  • Psychotherapy
  • Social Anxiety Disorder

Academic Appointments

  • Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Neurology (in the Taub Institute for Research on Alzheimer's Disease and the Aging Brain)

Hospital Affiliations

  • NewYork-Presbyterian / Columbia University Irving Medical Center


  • Male

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  • MagnaCare


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  • Multiplan

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  • Freedom
  • Liberty


  • Compass (Exchange)
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  • POS
  • PPO

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Credentials & Experience

Education & Training

  • Stanford University School of Medicine
  • Residency: Stanford University Medical Center

Board Certifications

  • Psychiatry


Dr. Huey is interested in the interface between psychiatry and neurology -- the behavioral, cognitive and emotional effects of neurological disorders and what we can learn about psychiatric disorders from patients with neuroanatomic and genetic disorders.

Dr. Huey's research has focused on patients with frontal lobe disorders, including patients with frontotemporal lobar degeneration (FTLD) and related disorders such as corticobasal syndrome and ALS, and brain injury. He studies the genetics of FTLD and is interested in the range of behavioral and emotional symptoms associated with mutations that cause FTLD. He also uses imaging in patients with frontal lobe disorders to explore the role of the frontal lobes in behavior and emotion, and the development of psychiatric disorders including mood disorders, PTSD, and OCD. A third interest is in the role of the dopamine system in the pathogenesis and treatment of the symptoms of FTLD. He is the recipient of a NIH / NINDS Pathway to Independence Award to research novel medication treatments and imaging biomarkers for FTLD.

Research Interests

  • Behavioral, cognitive and emotional effects of neurological disorders
  • CBD
  • CBGD
  • CBS
  • Corticobasal ganglionic degeneration
  • Corticobasal syndrome
  • Frontotemporal dementia
  • Frontotemporal lobar degeneration
  • FTD
  • FTLD
  • HD
  • Huntington's disease
  • Neuropsychiatry
  • Pick's disease
  • Progressive Supranuclear Palsy
  • PSP

Selected Publications

  • Huey ED, Goveia EN, Paviol S, Pardini M, Krueger F, Zamboni G, Tierney MC, Wassermann EM, Grafman J: Executive dysfunction in frontotemporal dementia and corticobasal syndrome.& Neurology 2009;72(5): 453-9
  • Huey ED, Pardini M, Cavanagh A, Wassermann EM, Kapogiannis D, Spina S, Ghetti B, Grafman J: Ideomotor apraxia is associated with frontal grey matter volume loss in corticobasal syndrome. Archives of Neurology 2009;66(10): 1274-80
  • Koenigs M, Huey ED, Raymont V, Cheon B, Solomon J, Wassermann EM, Grafman, J: Focal brain damage protects against post-traumatic stress disorder in combat veterans. Nature Neuroscience 2008;11: 232-7
  • Huey ED, Grafman J, Wassermann EM, Pietrini P, Tierney MC, Ghetti B, Spina S, Baker M, Hutton M, Elder JW, Berger SL, Heflin KA, Hardy J, Momeni P: Characteristics of frontotemporal dementia patients with a Progranulin mutation. Annals of Neurology 2006;60(3): 374-380
  • Huey ED, Zahn R, Krueger F, Moll J, Kapogiannis D, Wassermann EM, Grafman J: A psychological and neuroanatomical model of obsessive-compulsive disorder. Journal of Neuropsychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences 2008;Nov: 390-408