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Claudia Baldassano, MD

Dr. Claudia Fances Baldassano is a board-certified psychiatrist who specializes in the care of individuals with bipolar disorder. She completed her residency training in both Neurology and Psychiatry at the Massachusetts General Hospital and fellowship at the Harvard Bipolar Program before joining Penn in 2000. In addition to her clinical work, she has been involved in research and clinical trials and cutting edge treatments. Dr. Baldassano specializes in difficult to treat bipolar patients and delivering evidence based care.

Specialty Areas: Bipolar Disorder, Psychopharmacology,  Family Psychoeducation

Andres Barrera, MD

Specialy Areas:  Psychosomatic medicine, Psychiatric care of medically complex patients, Interventional psychiatry – ECT and TMS

Frederick Bennett, MD

Specialty Areas:  Mood disorders, Research

Mario Cristancho, MD

Medical Director of the Outpatient Psychiatry Center

Specialty Areas:  Mood disorders, Interventional psychiatry – ECT and TMS

Dr.Cristancho’s clinical focus is in the area of mood disorders particularly treatment resistant depression. He specializes in the use of psychopharmacology and neuromodulation interventions including Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS), Vagus Nerve Stimulation (VNS), Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS), and electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT).  His clinical and research activities include the assessment and treatment of mood and anxiety disorders, optimization of existing treatments, and development of new therapeutic options.  Dr. Cristancho is the director of the Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation and Neuromodulation Program at Penn Psychiatry as well as the Medical Director of the Outpatient Psychiatry services. He is also involved in the supervision, teaching, and mentoring of medical students, psychiatry residents, and fellows in mood disorders.

Kathleen Diller, MD

Specialty Areas:  General adult psychiatry, Psychosis

Mark Famador, MD

Dr. Mark Benjamin Famador is a board-certified psychiatrist who takes care mostly of the adult population with Mood disorders (i.e. Anxiety Spectrum, Major Depression, Bipolar Disorder and other related disorders), Schizophrenia spectrum disorders, Substance-related and Addictive disorders, Neurodevelopmental disorders (Intellectual disability, autism spectrum, ADHD), Neurocognitive disorders, Obsessive-compulsive and related disorders, Trauma-and Stressor-Related Disorders, Feeding and Eating Disorders (e.g. Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia Nervosa, Binge-Eating and related disorders), Gender Dysphoria in Adults and Personality Disorders. He specializes in the use of psychopharmacology, but has a strong background in CBT/Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy, Positive Psychology, and Spirituality.

Kyla Gustavson

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Richard Hempel

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Edwin Kim, MD

Dr. Edwin Kim serves as medical director of the Charles O’Brien Center for Addiction Treatment and is an Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychiatry. He specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of substance use and co-occurring psychiatric disorders.

Specialty Areas:  Medical Director, Charles O’Brien Center, Addiction

Christian Kohler, MD

Christian Kohler, MD specializes in care of persons with psychotic disorders, in particular first-episode and clinical high risk.  He is the clinical director in the Neurodevelopment and Psychosis Section and directs the coordinated special care programs of early psychosis care at the University of Pennsylvania.

Specialty Area:  Psychosis 

Kristin Leight, MD

Specialty Areas: Women’s behavioral health

Nona Lu, MD

Specialty Areas: General adult psychiatry, Psychiatric oncology

Jenny Rodriguez

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Puneet Sahota, MD, PhD

Puneet Sahota, MD, PhD is a psychiatrist and cultural anthropologist. She has interests in family and cultural psychiatry, and is the faculty preceptor for the residency clinic in geriatric psychiatry at Outpatient Psychiatry Center.

Specialty Areas:  Family and cultural psychiatry, General adult psychiatry, Geriatric psychiatry

Ted Satterthwaite, MD

Specialty Areas:  General adult psychiatry, Neuroimaging

Shazia Savul, MD

Specialty Areas: Adult ADHD, Addictions

Andrew Siegel, MD

Specialty Areas:  Psychosomatic medicine, Psychiatric care of medically complex patients

Dr. Siegel completed his psychiatry residency and consultation-liaison psychiatry fellowship at the University of Pennsylvania.  His clinical expertise lies at the intersection of medicine and psychiatry.  As an attending psychiatrist supervising medical students, residents and fellows, he cares for patients with complex, co-occurring medical and psychiatric illness both in the "Med-Psych" outpatient clinic and as a consultant at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania.  His academic interest and scholarship center on medical education in consultation psychiatry and clinical ethics.

Michael Thase, MD

Michael E. Thase, M.D., is Professor of Psychiatry, Perelman School of Medicine. On the world's foremost clinical researchers of the therapeutics of mood disorders, Professor Thase's clinic focuses on difficult-to-treat depressive disorders.

Specialty Areas:  Mood disorders, Psychopharmacology treatment

Daniel Wolf, MD, PhD

Dr. Daniel Wolf, MD, PhD, is a board-certified psychiatrist specializing in the care of individuals with schizophrenia and other psychotic conditions. He also conducts brain imaging research to understand the biology of these conditions. Dr. Wolf completed his MD, PhD training at Yale University, his psychiatry residency at the MGH-McLean program at Harvard University, and a Neuropsychiatry fellowship at the University of Pennsylvania, and has been an Attending Psychiatrist at Penn since 2008. 

Specialty Areas:  Neuropsychiatry, Psychosis, Research (add area here)

Alexander Zwil, MD

Specialty Areas:  Traumatic brain injury, Mood disorders


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