Chadi Abdallah MD

Assistant Professor of Psychiatry; Assistant Director of Research, and Director of MR Spectroscopy, Clinical Neuroscience Division, VA National Center for PTSD

Research Interests

Mood Disorders; PTSD; Stress; Pathophysiology; Neuropharmacology; Neuroimaging; Drug Development; Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy; 13C-MRS; 1H-MRS; Structural MRI


Selected Publications

  • Abdallah C.G., Jiang L., De Feyter H.M., Fasula M.K., Krystal J.H., Rothman D.L., Mason G.F., Sanacora G. (2014). Glutamate Metabolism in Major Depressive Disorder. American Journal of Psychiatry; ePub
  • Abdallah C.G., Salas R., Jackowski A., Baldwin P., Sato J.R., Mathew S.J. (2014). Hippocampal Volume And The Rapid Antidepressant Effect Of Ketamine. Journal of Psychopharmacology; ePub
  • Abdallah C.G.*, Niciu M.J.*, Fenton L.R., Fasula M.K., Rothman D.L., Mason G.F., Black A., Sanacora G. (2014). Decreased Occipital Cortical Glutamate Levels In Response To Successful Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy And Pharmacotherapy For Major Depressive Disorder. Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics; 83(5):298-307
  • Abdallah C.G., Fasula M., Kelmendi B., Sanacora G., Ostroff R. (2012). Rapid Antidepressant Effect of Ketamine in the Electroconvulsive Therapy Setting. Journal of ECT; 28(3):157-61 [PMCID: PMC3426617]
  • Abdallah C.G., Coplan J.D., Jackowski A., Sato J.R., Mao X., Shungu D.C., Mathew S.J. (2012). A Pilot Study of Hippocampal Volume and N-Acetylaspartate (NAA) as Response Biomarkers in Riluzole-Treated Patients with GAD. European Neuropsychopharmacology; [PMCID: PMC3473175]

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