David Silbersweig '82

Psychiatrist and Neuroscientist

David Silbersweig (Class of 1982, high honors in philosophy) chairs the Department of Psychiatry at the Brigham and Women's Hospital, co-directs the Brigham and Women's Hospital Center for the Neurosciences, is the Stanley Cobb Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School, and is an Associate Faculty Member at the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard.
A pioneer of functional neuroimaging research in psychiatry, Silbersweig serves in leadership positions in numerous Harvard transdisciplinary centers, institutes, and initiatives. He has also been an active Dartmouth alumnus, having chaired the Alumni Council's Academic Affairs Committee and served on its Executive and Nominating & Alumni Trustee Search Committees, and is a member of the Advisory Board for the Guarini School of Graduate and Advanced Studies.
During the fall 2022 term, Silbersweig will be teaching, mentoring, and collaborating with many on campus, including the Coast Jazz Ensemble, for which he played the trombone as an undergraduate.