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Chadi G. Abdallah, MD


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Chadi G. Abdallah, MD

Chadi Abdallah, MD


Clinical Neurosciences Division

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Academic Appointment

  • Yale University School of Medicine, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry


  • Yale University School of Medicine, Neuroimaging Fellowship, 2013
  • SUNY Downstate Medical Center, Adult Psychiatry, 2011
  • Lebanese University, Medicine, MD, 2006

Expertise and Interests

  • Trauma and depression
  • Neuropharmacology
  • Neuroimaging

Membership in Professional Societies

  • American Psychiatric Association (APA)
  • American Society of Clinical Psychopharmacology (ASCP)
  • International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine (ISMRM)
  • Connecticut Psychiatric Society (CPS)

Awards and Honors

  • Seymour L. Lustman Award for psychiatric Research, Yale University
  • NARSAD Young Investigator Award - Vital Projects Fund Inc. Investigator, Brain & Behavior Research Foundation
  • APF Early Academic Career Award for Schizophrenia Research, American Psychiatric Foundation

Selected Publications

Abdallah, C., Coplan, J.D., Jackowski, A., Sato, J.R., Mao, X., Shungu, D.C., & Mathew, S.J. (2013). A pilot study of hippocampal volume and N-Acetylaspartate (NAA) as response biomarkers in riluzole-treated patients with GAD. European Neuropsychopharmacology, 4, 276-284. doi:10.1016/j.euroneuro.2012.05.009

Abdallah, C., Coplan, J.D., Jackowski, A., Sato, J.R., Mao, X., Shungu, D.C., & Mathew, S.J. (2012). Riluzole effect on occipital cortex: A structural and spectroscopy pilot study. Neuroscience Letters; 530, 103-107. doi:10.1016/j.neulet.2012.09.054

Abdallah, C., Fasula, M., Kelmendi, B., Sanacora, G., & Ostroff, R. (2012). Rapid antidepressant effect of ketamine in the electroconvulsive therapy setting. Journal of Electroconvulsive Therapy, 28, 157-161. doi:10.1097/YCT.0b013e31824f8296

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