Department of Psychiatry

Penn Behavioral Health

GAP Attendings

Claudia F. Baldassano, MD

A graduate of Duke University, Pennsylvania State University School of Medicine and The Massachusetts General Hospital Neurology and Psychiatry Residency Programs, Dr. Baldassano directs the Bipolar Resident Practice.  Dr. Baldassano has an expertise int he field of Bipolar Disorders where she commits most of her clinical time caring for over 600 patients with the disorder.  Her training is in both Neurology and Psychiatry with an emphasis on psychopharmacology where she completed fellowship training at the Harvard Bipolar Program.  Her strengths lie in treating the complicated bipolar patient appreciating the limitations of our current medications, and implementing strategic psychosocial interventions.  Most recently, Dr. Baldassano has implemented a family psychoeducation program with a four week workshop to educate our patients and families about how to co-manage their illness by learning skills and strategies.  In addition, her passion for teaching remains an integral part of her position and she has been awarded numerous resident teaching awards.  Dr. Baldassano also understands the need in our community of expert consultation, and therefore co-founded and now directs the Comprehensive Consultation Service at Penn where she provides a broad view and treatment recommendations to patients with difficult to treat and refractory mood disorders.  Her research experience is multifactorial, and in the past she has been involved with both NIMH-sponsored and pharmaceutical sponsored studies.  Dr. Baldassano deeply understands the interface between research and clinical work, and the importance of practicing and teaching evidence based practice.

Ted D. Satterthwaite, MD

Dr. Satterthwaite completed medical and graduate training at Washington University in St. Louis.  Subsequently, he was a psychiatry resident and a neuropsychiatry fellow at Penn, under the mentorship of Raquel Gur.  He joined the faculty of the Department of Psychiatry in 2014, and has served as the Director of Imaging Analytics of the Brain Behavior Laboratory since 2015.  His research uses multi-modal neuroimaging to describe both normal and abnormal patterns of brain development, in order to better understand the origins of neuropsychiatric illness.  His work has been recognized with the Brain and Behavior Research Foundation's Klerman Prize for Clinical Research, the NIMH Biobehavioral Research Award for Innovative New Scientists (BRAINS) award, as well as clinical teaching awards.

Sarah B. Mathews, MD

A graduate of William and Mary College, Robert Wood Johnson School of Medicine and the Penn Psychiatry Residency, Dr. Mathews works with the Penn Center for Women’s Behavioral Wellness. She specializes in both geriatric psychiatry and women's behavioral health and has expertise in the diagnosis and treatment of mood and anxiety disorders as well as cognitive disorders in women throughout the lifespan. Dr. Mathews has significant experience in the psychiatric care of the geriatric population, having completed a fellowship in Geriatric Psychiatry. She has also gained recognition as a North American Menopause Society Ceritified Practioner, with expertise in the care of postmenopausal women and those going through the menopause transition. Another clinical focus of hers is the psychiatric care of women with mood and anxiety disorders in the perinatal and postpartum periods and women with premenstrual dysphoric disorder.


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