Michael D. Banov MD is a triple board-certified Adult, Adolescent, and Addiction Psychiatrist and is the medical director of Northwest Behavioral Medicine and Northwest Behavioral Research Center in Atlanta, Georgia. Northwest Behavioral Medicine is an outpatient behavioral health group practice providing comprehensive outpatient services to those suffering from a wide range of psychiatric problems. Northwest Behavioral Research Center works with pharmaceutical companies to test new compounds for the treatment of psychiatric disorders including, but not limited to, depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, attention deficit disorder, and schizophrenia. He is an assistant clincial professor of psychiatry at the Medical College of Georgia. He is a certified clinical investigator, having received his certification from the Association of Clinical Research Professionals (ARCP). He is also board certfied as a Diplomate by the American Board of Integrative and Holistic Medicine.
Dr. Banov has conducted over 100 clinical research studies with new and existing compounds in the management of acute and chronic psychiatric conditions. He also continues to see patients on a daily basis, which gives him a unique perspective on integrating research findings into real world practice. He has authored over 20 scientific papers in the area of psychiatry with a focus on pharmacological therapies. He lectures around the country on new pharmacologic treatments and evidence based natural therapies in the management of mental health disorders. His practice is a training ground for medical students, master level nursing students, and residents interested in learning more about the outpatient practice of psychiatry. He is the author of Taking Antidepressants: A Comprehensive Guide to Starting, Staying On, and Safely Quitting Antidepressants, a guide for consumers and health care professionals on antidepressant therapies.