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Charles Kellner, MD


    • Position
    • PROFESSOR | Psychiatry
    • Specialty
    • Psychiatry
    • Language
    • English
    • Hospital Affiliations
    • Mount Sinai Beth Israel
    • Mount Sinai Hospital
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1425 Madison Avenue 4th Floor Room 4-33
New York, NY 10029
Phone: 212-659-8285


Interests:  Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT), Treatment-resistant Depression, Mood Disorders, Neuropsychiatry, Brain Stimulation techniques

Charles H. Kellner, MD is Professor of Psychiatry and Director of the Division of Geriatric Psychiatry at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine and Director of the ECT service at the Mount Sinai Hospital.

Dr. Kellner received his M.D.  from Cornell University Medical College.  He did his internship at Los Angeles County Medical Center and his Psychiatry residency at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center.  He did a fellowship in Biological Psychiatry at the National Institute of Mental Health in Bethesda, Maryland.  He was on the faculty of the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston from 1984-2002, where he directed the ECT service.  He was Chair of the Department of Psychiatry at New Jersey Medical School from 2002-2008 and director of the ECT service at University Hospital in Newark.

He has dedicated his career to the study of ECT and is Editor Emeritus of the Journal of ECT. He has led the collaborative ECT research group CORE (Consortium for research in ECT) for the past decade in the performance of NIMH-sponsored multi-site research protocols.


Geriatric Psychiatry
Psychiatry, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology

Clinical Focus


MD, Cornell University Medical College

Internship, Psychiatry
University of Southern California Med Center
Residency, Psychiatry
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center