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Donald J. Kushon

Donald J. Kushon, MD

Clinical Associate Professor

Department: Psychiatry

Specialties: Psychiatry


  • MD - Hahnemann University
  • BS in Biology - University of Pittsburgh

Clinical Services

Addictive and psychiatric disorders, Psychiatric evaluation


  • Medicine - Royal Victoria Hospital, McGill University, Montreal


  • Psychiatry - Hahnemann University

Donald Kushon, MD, is a clinical associate professor in the Department of Psychiatry at Drexel University College of Medicine.

Dr. Kushon previously served as medical director the psychiatric medical care unit at Hahnemann University Hospital and is board certified in general psychiatry, addiction psychiatry, geriatric psychiatry and psychosomatic medicine. He also has training in clinical hypnosis.

He has expertise in the treatment of psychiatric patients with co-existing medical and/or surgical conditions as well as those with addictive disorders.


Published Full-Length Papers

"Pathologic Grooming Behavior: Facial Dermatillomania"
Harris S, Kushon D, Bennedetto E
Cutis, January 2011

“Smoking Quetiapine - A 'Maq Ball'?”
Haridas A, Oluwabusi O, Kushon D, Gurmu S
Primary Psychiatry, July 2010

"Multiple Myeloma Presenting as Secondary Mania"
Kushon D, Verma S, Elfatah M, Allen S, Ogundipe K, Angelini R, MacKenzie A
Primary Psychiatry, 16 (11): 22-24, 2009

"Nonepileptic Hallucinations in Use of Levetiracetam"
*Evcimen H, Kushon D, Jenssen S
Psychosomatics 48:6, Nov-Dec 2007

"Cardiac Ventricular Support: Considerations for Psychiatry
*Petrucci R, Kushon D, Inkles R. Fitzpatrick J, Twomey C, Samuels L
Psychosomatics, 40 (4): 298-303, 1999

"Stressful Life Events IN Alopecia Areata"
Kushon D, McCown W, Ditre C, Posa J, Hines J, Williams L
Dermatology and Person-Threatening Illness: The Patient, The Family, The Staff, Volume 7, Issues 3 and 4 of Loss, Grief and Care, The Haworth Press, Inc., 1996

"Delirium and Lyme Disease"
*Calienda MV, Kushon D, Helz J
Psychosomatics, 36 (1) 69-74, 1995

"Delusions of Parasitosis: A Survey of Entomologists from a Psychiatric Perspective"
Kushon DJ, Helz JW, Williams JM, Lau KMK, Pinto L, St. Aubin FE
Bull. Soc. Vector Ecol., 18 (1): 11-15, 1993

"Delusions of Parasitosis: Probable incidence and novel ways for patient outreach"
Kushon DJ, Helz JW, Williams JM, Lau KMK
Dermatology Progress and Perspectives, The Proceedings of the 18th World Congress of Dermatology, The Parthenon Publishing Group Ltd., New York, 1993

"Dysmorphophobia in a Diastrophic Dwarf: A Psychiatry Dermatology Liaison Approach"
*Kushon DJ
The Jefferson Journal of Psychiatry 6: 54-62, 1988

Chapters in Books

Kushon D, Elfatah M
In the Pocket Doctor 2008. Edited by Sherman, MS and Schulman, ES. Mount Kisco, New York, Educational Communication (in submission)

Kushon, DJ
In the Pocket Doctor 2001. Edited by Sherman, MS and Schulman, ES. Mount Kisco, New York, Educational Communication, p. 103, 2001

* This physician's clinical practice is independent of Drexel University.

Contact Information

Department of Psychiatry
245 N. 15th Street
New College Building, Mail Stop 403, Room 17302
Philadelphia, PA 19102
Phone: 215.831.7800
Fax: 215.831.2603