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  • Ian H. Kratter, MD, PhD

    Ian H. Kratter, MD, PhD

    Clinical Assistant Professor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

    Bio Dr. Kratter is a fellowship-trained psychiatrist and clinical assistant professor in the Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University School of Medicine. He is also director of Invasive Technologies in the Stanford Brain Stimulation Laboratory.

    His clinical interests include depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder, eating disorders, sleep disorders, adult autism spectrum disorder, Huntington?s disease, and neuropsychiatric predictors of outcomes following deep brain stimulation for Parkinson?s disease.

    His research interests include deep brain stimulation and neuroimaging. He is a co-investigator of a study of deep brain stimulation for obsessive-compulsive disorder. He is also a co-investigator of a study exploring the use of individualized neuroimaging biomarkers to predict OCD patients? response to repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS). This therapy is a noninvasive form of brain stimulation that uses a magnet to stimulate targeted areas of the brain. Both studies are supported by the Foundation for OCD Research

    Dr. Kratter has published articles on topics such as deep brain stimulation for Parkinson?s disease and gene-targeting therapy for Huntington disease. His work has appeared in the Journal of Clinical Investigation, Proceedings of the National Academy of Science, and American Journal of Human Genetics. He also co-authored the chapter on major depression in the textbook Deep Brain Stimulation: Techniques and Practice.

    Dr. Kratter has presented his work at the annual meetings of the American Neuropsychiatric Association, Hereditary Disease Foundation, and Society for Neuroscience. Topics include cognitive changes following deep brain stimulation for Parkinson?s disease, antipsychotic-induced thrombocytopenia, and mediators of pathology in Huntington?s disease.

    For his scholarship and research achievements, Dr. Kratter has won numerous honors. They include the Miller Foundation Award for Psychiatric Research. He also won the Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke.

    He is or has been a member of the American Neuropsychiatric Association, American Society of Clinical Psychopharmacology, American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry, Academy of Psychosomatic Medicine, and Society for Neuroscience.

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