Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell and Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist, Northwell Health Physician Partners
Dr. Krakower is a Summa Cum Laude graduate from the University of Florida Honors Program, where he designed the first undergraduate major in Structural Biology. He performed research at the McKnight Brain Institute, where he studied three-dimensional reconstruction of viruses through X-ray crystallography and cryo-electron microscopy. He wrote his thesis on the structure of ADV virus in mink for future gene and vaccine research.
Dr. Krakower continued his education at the New York College of Osteopathic Medicine in Long Island. At the medical school, Dr. Krakower took electives in Osteopathic Medicine, Psychiatry, Pediatrics, and Neurology. He gained additional experience in treating patients who were physically ill and in need of organ transplantation. He also conducted research in a gait lab for patients with Parkinson’s Disease. Dr. Krakower was elected to Vice President of his class.
Dr. Krakower went on to pursue his studies in Psychiatry at Long Island Jewish Medical Center. Dr. Krakower was selected for Chief Resident, where he taught evidence-based medicine to the residents and assisted in the curriculum for medical student education. Dr. Krakower later went on to join the training program in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at Long Island Jewish Medical Center. He was Chief Fellow and participated in an additional research elective in Eating Disorders.
Dr. Krakower stayed on Faculty at Long Island Jewish Medical Center. He is Associate Professor in Psychiatry at Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell. He has served as Medical Director for an addiction treatment center for children and youth. He has also served as Unit Chief for Psychiatry on the adolescent unit. Dr. Krakower is actively involved in clinical research and has a faculty practice in the medical center, where he provides consultation to children, adolescents, and adults. He lectures both at the national and international level. Dr. Krakower provides expert medical opinion on Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Adult Psychiatry, and Addiction Disorders. Dr. Krakower has been listed in Super Doctors as a top clinician in his field.
Dr. Krakower is President of the Greater Long Island Psychiatric Society. On the national level, he is a Committee Member for the Substance Abuse Committee and is the Liaison to the Transitional Age Youth and College Student Mental Health Committee for the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. The Substance Abuse Committee received the Catchers in the Rye Humanitarian Award for their outstanding efforts on behalf of children and adolescents. He maintains a sub-specialty in interest in neuropsychiatry, sports and mental health, eating, and addiction disorders.