Alexandre Y. Dombrovski, MD
Year elected: 2018
Current membership category: Active
University of Pittsburgh
3811 O'Hara St.,
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
United States of America
Phone: +1-412-246-6143

Biographical statement

Dr. Dombrovski’s primary aim is to characterize alterations in decision processes that may contribute to suicidal behavior. His main theoretical interest is in the resolution of the exploration/exploitation dilemma under cognitive constraints. His lab employs functional MRI augmented with reinforcement learning computational models to study decisions involving uncertainty, social exchanges, and time in older depressed suicide attempters and individuals with borderline personality. He has linked suicide attempters’ poor decision-making to disrupted expected value signals in the ventromedial prefrontal cortex. Dr. Dombrovski takes care of patients with difficult-to-treat mood disorders, neurocognitive disorders, borderline personality, and suicidal behavior.

Institutional affiliations

University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine (Primary)
Alison Morris, MD, MS is the representative at this institution.