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Paul A Buongiorno MD MD

1402 S 17th Street
Wilmington, NC 28401

Dr. Buongiorno has more than 30 years of clinical experience in the management of psychiatric disorders. He is recognized as an expert in psychopharmacology and psychodynamic psychotherapy and has taught psychiatric residents for many years. He is recognized nationally and lectures widely on a variety of topics including the pharmacologic treatment of schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, chronic pain, obsessive compulsive disorders, treatment resistant mood disorders and pharmacoeconomics. In addition, he has authored many clinical articles on a variety of psychiatric topics.

With broad clinical, research, administrative and teaching experience, Dr. Buongiorno is presently engaged in full time private practice and teaching psychology students and family practice residents. He has spent his entire career designing innovative psychiatric health care delivery systems in an inpatient, outpatient and community setting.

Currently, Dr. Buongiorno’s research interests include the effect of untreated mood disorders and the subsequent neurocognitive deficits. This research includes the effects of medications and/or Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation on their deficits.