Glenn J. Treisman
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Glenn Treisman is professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences and internal medicine at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He is the director of the AIDS Psychiatry Program and codirector of the Pain Treatment Center. He is best known for his groundbreaking work in the field of HIV, where he has been described as "the father of AIDS psychiatry." He has cared for patients with HIV since early in the epidemic and described the role of mental illness in this disease. Treisman has worked throughout his career with underserved patient populations and has tackled difficult conditions at the interface between medicine and psychiatry. He has become a noted clinical expert on depression, addiction, personality disorder, chronic pain, and the interaction between psychiatric disorders and medical illness.

He is the author of The Psychiatry of AIDS, the first comprehensive textbook on the subject, as well as numerous articles on related subjects. He was recognized for this work by the American College of Physicians with the presentation of the William C. Menninger Memorial Award for Distinguished Contribution to the Science of Mental Health in 2006. His lectures have earned him international invitations and eponymous lectures including the prestigious Mapother Lecture in London, the Findling Lecture at the Mayo Clinic, and the plenary ethics lecture at the Massachusetts Medical Society annual meeting.

He received his PhD and MD from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, and completed his training at Johns Hopkins.