Department of Psychiatry

Penn Behavioral Health

Dr. Brodkin Bio

Ted Brodkin, MD

Edward S. (Ted) Brodkin, M.D.
Associate Professor of Psychiatry
Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Edward S. ("Ted") Brodkin, M.D. is Associate Professor of Psychiatry with tenure at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Brodkin received his A.B. from Harvard University and his M.D. from Harvard Medical School. He then completed an internship in pediatrics Yale-New Haven Medical Center and a residency in psychiatry at Yale, where he conducted clinical psychopharmacology research in autism spectrum disorders.  He went on to a postdoctoral fellowship in basic neurobiology research at Yale in the laboratory of Eric Nestler, M.D., Ph.D. and  a second postdoctoral fellowship in genetics research in the Department of Molecular Biology at Princeton University in the laboratory of Lee M. Silver, Ph.D.

Dr. Brodkin's laboratory at University of Pennsylvania is focused on basic, translational, and clinical studies of social behaviors relevant to autism spectrum disorder (ASD).  The Brodkin lab studies the neurobiology social behavior phenotypes in genetic mouse models relevant to autism spectrum disorders and other neurodevelopmental disorders; the genomics of social behavior phenotypes in human autism; and development of treatments for improving social functioning, especially in adults with ASD. 

Dr. Brodkin is the co-Director of the Asperger Syndrome Program of Excellence at the University of Pennsylvania.  As an M.D., a board certified psychiatrist, an attending psychiatrist at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, and Director of the Adult Autism Spectrum Program at Penn Medicine, Dr. Brodkin is committed to translating findings from basic research into improved care of patients.

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