Gerard Sanacora PhD, MD

Professor of Psychiatry; Director, Yale Depression Research Program

Departments & Organizations

NIMH Research Training Program in Childhood-onset Neuropsychiatric Disorders

Diabetes Research Center

Psychiatry: Connecticut Mental Health Center | Clinical Neuroscience Research Unit | Yale Mood Disorders Research Program | Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Research Clinic | Yale Depression Research Program | Adult Psychiatry | VA National Center for PTSD


Research Interests

Mood Disorders; Anxiety Disorders; Stress; Pathophysiology; Neuropharmacology; Neuroimaging; Drug Development; Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy   more...


Education

  • Ph.D., SUNY at Stonybrook, 1992
  • M.D., SUNY at Stonybrook, 1994

Selected Publications

  • Laje, G., Lally, N., Mathews, D., Brutsche, Anat Chemerinski, A., Akula, N., Kelmendi, B., Simen, S., McMahon, F.J., Sanacora, G., Zarate, C. Brain-Derived Neurotrophic Factor Val66Met polymorphism and antidepressant efficacy of ketamine in depressed patients. Biological Psychiatry. In Press.
  • Abdallah, C.G., Fasula, M., Kelmendi, B., Sanacora, G., Ostroff, R. The Rapid Antidepressant Effect of Ketamine in the Electroconvulsive Therapy Setting. The Journal of ECT. In Press.
  • Chowdhury, G.M., Behar, K.L., Cho, W., Thomas, M.A., Rothman, D.L., Sanacora, G. (1)H-[(13)C]-Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy Measures of Ketamine's Effect on Amino Acid Neurotransmitter Metabolism. Biological Psychiatry. 2012 Jun 1;71(11):1022-1025.

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