Magazine article Clinical Psychiatry News
Five New Members Join
Antonio Y. Hardan, M.D.
Dr. Hardan is an associate professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences in the child and adolescent division at Stanford (Calif.) University. He is director of the Autism and Developmental Disabilities Clinic at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital at Stanford. His research interests include the neurobiology of pervasive developmental disorders, the application of multimodal imaging techniques in autism, and the psychopharmacologic treatment of children with early onset neurodevelopmental disorders such as autism, intellectual disabilities, and schizophrenia. He has received numerous honors, including Stanford's "Outstanding Teacher" award, child psychiatry fellows.
Simon Kung, M.D.
Dr. Kung is medical director of the inpatient Mood Disorders Unit and for the Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation program at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn. He also is an assistant professor of psychiatry in the department of psychiatry and psychology at the clinic. Dr. Kung's main area of interest is treatment-resistant depressive disorders, including pharmacologic treatments, pharmacogenetic testing, transcranial magnetic stimulation, and psychotherapies. He is also involved in developing computer applications to support clinical, education, research, and administrative aspects of psychiatry. Dr. Kung, a member of the American Association for Technology in Psychiatry, developed the first Mayo Medical School internal Web site.
Thomas W. Meeks, M.D.
Dr. Meeks has served 3 years as an assistant professor of psychiatry at the University of California, San Diego. He holds a Certificate of Added Qualifications in Geriatric Psychiatry, and his work has been focused within the division of geriatric psychiatry. He received a National Alliance for Research on Schizophrenia and Depression Young Investigator Award to examine the potential additive role of inflammation in late-life depression and chronic pain, two illnesses he commonly sees in clinical practice. …