Peter Manu is a 1970 graduate of the Institute of Medicine and Pharmacy in Bucharest. He has been a full-time faculty member in the US since 1980, starting as assistant professor at Upstate Medical College – State University of New York in Syracuse, continuing as associate professor at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine in Farmington, and then as professor at Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Hofstra University in New York.
In addition to clinical practice and teaching, Dr. Manu has been actively involved in research, primarily in the area of medical issues of psychiatric patients. His work has been published in numerous major journals, such as JAMA, Annals of Internal Medicine, American Journal of Medicine and American Journal of Psychiatry. Among his books are Functional Somatic Syndromes, published by Cambridge University Press (1998) and Handbook of Medicine in Psychiatry, published by the American Psychiatric Press in 2006. He has also been among the contributing authors to the 2008 and 2011 editions of Cecil’s Textbook of Medicine.
Professor Manu has been elected a Honorary Fellow of the Romanian Academy of Medical Sciences and a Fulbright Specialist of the Council for the International Exchange of Scholars, U.S. Department of State.