Robert Hendren, DO - Contact Information

Hendren, Robert

Title: Professor and Vice Chair of Psychiatry, Director of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry


University of Utah Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine

Postgraduate Training:

Mayo Graduate School of Medicine Yale Child Study Center

Biography Summary:

President, American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (2007-2009); President, Society of Professors of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (2002-2004) Faculty positions at George Washington University School of Medicine; University of New Mexico, School of Medicine; UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson and New Jersey Medical Schools; University of California, Davis - Tsakopoulos-Vismara Chair and Executive Director, M.I.N.D. Institute (Medical Investigation of Neurodevelopmental Disorders).

Clinical Expertise:

Diagnosis and treatment of neurodevelopmental disorders such as Pervasive Developmental Disorder, Bipolar Disorder, Schizophrenia Spectrum Disorders, and impulse control disorders. Listed in each publication of “The Best Doctors in America” since it was first published in 1996.

Educational Expertise:

Lectures widely on the assessment, formulation and treatment of neurodevelopmental disorders; child and adolescent psychopharmacology and complementary and alternative treatments; and integrative treatment.

Research Areas:

Primary areas of research and publication interests are translational clinical pharmacology and nutritional trials using biomarkers (MRI, measures of inflammation, oxidative stress, immune function and pharmacogenomics) in neurodevelopmental disorders.


child psychiatry, adolescent psychiatry, psychopharmacology, autism, psychosis, translational research, adhd

Campus Location: Parnassus

Publications on PubMed »

Clinical Services Research Training Program
Message on Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry from Robert Hendren, DO, Professor and Dept Vice Chair
Child Adolescent Young Adult Research Collaboration Group
UCSF Autism and Neurodevelopment Program


Leadership in research, education, psychiatric care and public service