THOMAS DRASCHIL, MD
AM BD Psychiatry & Neurology
Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, Piscataway, NJ
Doctorate of Medicine, University of Utah Medical School, Salt Lake City, UT
Bachelor of Science in Psychology, magna cum laude, Brigham Young University, Provo, UT
Dr. Tom Draschil is a magna cum laude graduate of Brigham Young University, where he majored in psychology. He attended the University of Utah School of Medicine. Upon graduation, Dr. Draschil completed his four-year residency training in general psychiatry at Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School where he served as chief resident.
During residency at Rutgers Dr. Draschil was actively involved in medical student teaching and worked with associate professor of psychiatry Dr. Anthony Tobia to pioneer a curriculum using movies to teach psychiatry to medical students. This one-credit course, Film Depictions to Learn Mental Disease (FIDLER) was so successful Dr. Tobia & Dr. Draschil presented it at the American Psychiatric Association International Conference in 2015.
In addition to his training in psychotherapy and psychopharmacology, Dr. Draschil researched spiritual experiences and their relevance to psychiatry and mental health. He presented his research, “The Mystical Experience and its Potential Role in Psychiatry” at the psychiatry department’s grand rounds. He remains passionate about researching and developing therapeutic techniques that augment and work in conjunction with each patient’s personal journey.
Dr. Draschil seeks to dispel the myths and stigmas of mental illness and provide his patients with the most up-to-date, clinically-relevant treatment options including pharmacology as well as psychotherapeutic interventions.
PUBLICATIONS & PRESENTATIONS
Anthony Tobia M.D., Thomas Draschil M.D., Aphrodite Zimmerman M.D., Jason Breig M.D., Stephanie Peters M.D., Derek Rudge M.D., Danielle Velez M.D. Darth Vulcan: In support of Anakin Skywalker suffering from borderline personality disorder. j.psychres.2015.07.039 –
University Behavioral Health Care Psychiatry Grant Rounds: “The Mystical Experience and its Potential Role in Psychiatry” 05/2014
Anthony Tobia, M.D., Thomas Draschil, M.D., Domenick Sportelli, D.O., Maria Katsamanis, Psy.D., Stephanie Rosenberg, B.F.A., Jill M. Williams, M.D. The Horror!: A Creative Framework for Teaching Psychopathology Via Metaphorical Analyses of Horror Films. Academic Psychiatry, 37:2 –