About Dr. Brian Trappler

trapplerAfter graduating Medical School in 1974 at WITS University in Johannesburg, Dr Trappler spent three years as a House-Officer in Medicine, Surgery, Pediatrics, and Intensive Coronary Care.

Having completed a psychiatric residency at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, he moved to Brooklyn, where he completed a two-year Fellowship in Psychosomatic Medicine.

Dr. Trappler was Assistant Professor in Biological Research at Columbia University from 1988 to 1994.

He then became Associate Clinical Professor in Psychiatry at the State University of New York at Brooklyn between 1994 and 2010. During this time, he was also Associate Medical Director of the Anxiety Clinic at SUNY Downstate. As Block Director in Psychopathology, he was involved in the development of a Problem Based Model for the Integrated Neuroscience Curriculum. As Director of Psychiatric Inpatient Education, he supervised residents, psychiatric fellows, and psychology doctoral interns using an integrated model of group and individual psychotherapy while teaching pharmacotherapy.

In the area of trauma-recovery,

  • In 1994, he treated the victims of the Brooklyn Bridge shooting.
  • On September 11, 2001, he worked as a first responder for survivors of the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center Twin Towers.

Dr Trappler`s clinical research, individual case-reports and letters to editors have been published in various peer-reviewed journals, including the American Journal of Psychiatry and the American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry.

He has presented His work in trauma-recovery at National Conventions, including the American Psychiatric Association and the American Geriatric Psychiatric Association.

He has served as a Journal Referee for the following journals:

  • Journal of Clinical Psychology
  • Journal of Traumatic Stress
  • Annals of Pharmacotherapy
  • Acta Scandinavia.

Credentials & Letters of Recommendation