Dr. Terence Ketter

Dr. Terence Ketter has been at the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences in the Stanford University School of Medicine, where he is Professor, and founder and Chief of the Bipolar Disorder Clinic, since 1995.  Dr. Ketter’s research has involved the etiology, phenomenology, and treatment of bipolar disorder.  Etiologic research has involved using neuroimaging methods to better understand neurobiology, and explore the possibility of such techniques helping to more effectively target treatments. Phenomenologic research has focused on development and course of bipolar disorder in late adolescence/young adulthood, and links between creativity, temperament, and mood disorders. Treatment research has involved clinical trials of novel medications for bipolar disorder, with emphasis on anticonvulsants, second-generation antipsychotics, and comparative effectiveness of pharmacotherapies.  Dr. Ketter has participated in numerous federally-, foundation-, and industry-funded bipolar disorder clinical research studies, has received two National Alliance for Research in Schizophrenia and Depression Established Investigator Awards and Stanley Foundation Research Award Program support, and is an American Psychiatric Association Distinguished Fellow. He has published extensively on bipolar disorder, including over 350 scientific articles and book chapters, and is the editor of the American Psychiatric Publishing volumes “Advances in the Treatment of Bipolar Disorder” and “Handbook of Diagnosis and Treatment of Bipolar Disorder”.  He is Clinical Field Editor of CNS Spectrums, and serves on editorial boards for numerous journals including Bipolar Disorders, Journal of Affective Disorders, and Journal of Psychiatric Research. Dr. Ketter has served as reviewer and chair for the Veterans’ Administration Merit Review Committee, and as an ad hoc reviewer for the National Institute of Mental Health, the Medical Research Council of Canada, and the Canadian Psychiatric Research Foundation. Dr. Ketter continues to care for patients with bipolar disorder, for which he has been awarded the Outstanding Faculty Physician Award by Vaden Health Center at Stanford University.