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.
He has over 150 publications, most related to ECT and mood disorders. He has authored the APA published text, Handbook of ECT. He is a member of the APA Task Force on ECT, currently revising the APA recommendations on ECT.
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Popeo D, Kellner CH. ECT for Parkinson's disease. Med Hypotheses 2009 Oct; 73(4): 468-469.
Kellner CH, Fink M. Electroconvulsive therapy in the treatment of intractable status epilepticus. Epilepsy Behav 2009 Sep; 16(1): 189-190.
Rasmussen KG, Mueller M, Rummans TA, Husain MM, Petrides G, Knapp RG, Fink M, Sampson SM, Bailine SH, Kellner CH. Electroconvulsive therapy: a selected review. J Clin Psychiatry 2009 Feb; 70(2): 232-237.
Ligas A, Petrides G, Istafanous R, Kellner CH. Successful electroconvulsive therapy in a patient with intellectual disability and bipolar disorder, with catatonic features misdiagnosed as encephalopathy. J ECT 2009 Sep; 25(3): 202-204.
Kellner CH, Knapp RG, Petrides G, Rummans TA, Husain MM, Rasmussen K, Mueller M, Bernstein HJ, O'Connor K, Smith G, Biggs M, Bailine SH, Malur C, Yim E, McClintock S, Sampson S, Fink M. Continuation electroconvulsive therapy vs pharmacotherapy for relapse prevention in major depression: a multisite study from the Consortium for Research in Electroconvulsive Therapy (CORE). Arch Gen Psychiatry 2006 Dec; 63(12): 1337-1344.
Kellner CH, Fink M, Knapp R, Petrides G, Husain M, Rummans T, Mueller M, Bernstein H, Rasmussen K, O'Connor K, Smith G, Rush AJ, Biggs M, McClintock S, Bailine S, Malur C. Relief of expressed suicidal intent by ECT: a consortium for research in ECT study. Am J Psychiatry 2005 May; 162(5): 977-982.
Greenberg RM, Kellner CH. Electroconvulsive therapy: a selected review. Am J Geriatr Psychiatry 2005 Apr; 13(4): 268-281.
Husain MM, Rush AJ, Fink M, Knapp R, Petrides G, Rummans T, Biggs MM, O'Connor K, Rasmussen K, Litle M, Zhao W, Bernstein HJ, Smith G, Mueller M, McClintock SM, Bailine SH, Kellner CH. Speed of response and remission in major depressive disorder with acute electroconvulsive therapy (ECT): a Consortium for Research in ECT (CORE) report. J Clin Psychiatry 2004 Apr; 65(4): 485-491.
Petrides G, Fink M, Husain MM, Knapp RG, Rush AJ, Mueller M, Rummans TA, O'Connor KM, Rasmussen KG Jr, Bernstein HJ, Biggs M, Bailine SH, Kellner CH. ECT remission rates in psychotic versus nonpsychotic depressed patients: a report from CORE. J ECT 2001 Dec; 14(4): 244-253.
Kellner CH, Rubinow DR, Gold PW, Post RM. Relationship of cortisol hypersecretion to brain CT scan alterations in depressed patients. Psychiatry Res 1983 Mar; 8(3): 191-197.