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Terence A. Ketter, MD

Professor Emeritus, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, California

Since 1995, Terence Ketter, MD, has been a Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University School of Medicine, as well as the founder and Chief of Stanford’s Bipolar Disorder Clinic. Dr. Ketter's research has involved the etiology, phenomenology, and treatment of bipolar disorder. His etiologic research has involved using neuroimaging methods to better understand neurobiology and explores the possibility of such techniques helping to more effectively target treatments. Dr. Ketter's phenomenologic research has focused on the development and course of bipolar disorder in late adolescence/young adulthood, and links between creativity, temperament, and mood disorders. His treatment research has involved clinical trials of novel medications for bipolar disorder, with emphasis on anticonvulsants, second-generation antipsychotics, and comparative effectiveness of pharmacotherapies. Dr. Ketter has participated in numerous federally-, foundation-, and industry-funded bipolar disorder clinical research studies, has received two National Alliance for Research in Schizophrenia and Depression Established Investigator Awards and Stanley Foundation Research Award Program support, and is an American Psychiatric Association Distinguished Fellow. He has published extensively on bipolar disorder, including over 350 scientific articles and book chapters, and is the editor of the American Psychiatric Publishing volumes Advances in the Treatment of Bipolar Disorder and Handbook of Diagnosis and Treatment of Bipolar Disorder. Dr. Ketter has served as Clinical Field Editor of CNS Spectrums, and continues to serve on editorial boards for numerous journals including Bipolar DisordersJournal of Affective Disorders, and Journal of Psychiatric Research. Dr. Ketter has served as reviewer and chair for the Veterans Administration Merit Review Committee, and as an ad hoc reviewer for the National Institute of Mental Health, the Medical Research Council of Canada, and the Canadian Psychiatric Research Foundation. Dr. Ketter continues to care for patients with bipolar disorder, for which he has been awarded the Outstanding Faculty Physician Award by the Vaden Health Center at Stanford University.

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Sunday, September 17

9:15am CDT