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Terence Ketter

Academic Appointments

  • Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

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Contact Information

  • Clinical Offices
    Psychiatry Department 401 Quarry Rd MC 5723 Stanford, CA 94305
    Tel Work (650) 723-2515 Fax (650) 723-2507
  • Academic Offices
    Personal Information
    Email Tel (650) 723-2515
    Not for medical emergencies or patient use

Professional Overview

Clinical Focus

  • Psychiatry
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Psychopharmacology

Academic Appointments

Administrative Appointments

  • Chief, Bipolar Disorders Clinic (1995 - present)

Honors and Awards

  • Distinguished Fellow, American Psychiatric Association (2006)
  • Independent Investigator Award, National Alliance for Research in Schizophrenia and Depression (2003-2005)
  • Outstanding Faculty Physician Award, Vaden Health Center, Stanford University (2002)
  • Independent Investigator Award, National Alliance for Research in Schizophrenia and Depression (1999-2001)
  • Independent Investigator Award, Stanley Foundation Research Award Program (1996-2000)
  • Mead Johnson Travel Award Fellow, American College of Neuropsychopharmacology (1994)
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Professional Education

Internship: Univ of California San Francisco CA (1985)
Residency: UCSF Medical Center CA (1988)
Fellowship: National Institute of Health MD (1995)
Board Certification: Psychiatry, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (1989)
Medical Education: University of Toronto, Canada (1984)
BSc: University of Toronto, Mathematics (1973)
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Scientific Focus

Current Research and Scholarly Interests

Dr. Ketter has done extensive research into the etiology, phenomenology, and treatment of bipolar disorder. His etiologic research has focused on the use of brain imaging methods such as magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), magnetic resonance spectroscopy (MRS), and positron emission tomography (PET) to better understand the neurobiology of mood disorders and to explore the possibility of using these techniques to more effectively target treatments for patients with bipolar disorder. His phenomenologic research has focused on the development and course of bipolar disorder in late adolescence and young adulthood, particularly in college students, and links between creativity, temperament, and mood disorders. His research into treatment has involved clinical trials of novel medications and combinations of medications in the treatment of bipolar disorder, with an emphasis on the use of anticonvulsants.


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