Matthew Barnas, M.D. is a Diplomate of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, board certified in both Geriatric and Adult Psychiatry, and a Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at UMDNJ – New Jersey Medical School. Dr. Barnas completed his Geriatric training at Yale University. Prior, he was the Chief Resident of Adult Psychiatry at UMDNJ, where he earned the A. Lester Granet award for excellence in teaching and leadership.
Dr. Barnas’ clinical interests include evaluating and treating geriatric cognitive disorders (ie Alzheimer’s Dementia, Lewy Body Dementia, Frontotemporal Dementia), mood and anxiety disorders, and cognitive disorders in younger adults (ADHD). He is often consulted by other physicians to assist with evaluating and treating psychiatric issues in seniors, including the behavioral aspects of dementia (ie agitation, insomnia, hallucinations, delusions, paranoia). At the Cognitive Research Center of NJ, he is an investigator in current research trials seeking safer, more effective treatments for Alzheimer’s Dementia. He has presented in these areas and has contributed to the Journal of Clinical Psychiatry and the book Comprehensive Review for the Psychiatry Boards.