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Robert Lawrence Findling, MD

Leonard and Helen R. Stulman Professor in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
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The Johns Hopkins Hospital

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  • Leonard and Helen R. Stulman Professor in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
  • Director, Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
  • Vice Chair in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
  • Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
  • Professor of Pediatrics


Child Psychiatry


Dr. Findling is the Leonard and Helen R. Stulman Professor in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Director of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and a Vice Chair in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Johns Hopkins. He is also the Vice President of Psychiatric Services and Research at the Kennedy Krieger Institute.

Dr. Findling is working to foster and integrate the faculties, services and research opportunities at Johns Hopkins Hospital, Bayview Medical Center and the Kennedy Krieger Institute. Other professional interests include pediatric psychopharmacology and serious psychiatric disorders in the young.


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    • TRIUM Global Executive MBA (London) (2011)
    • Medical College of Virginia School of Medicine (Richmond VA ) (1987)


    • Mount Sinai Medical Center / Psychiatry (New York NY ) (1992)
    • Mount Sinai Medical Center / Pediatrics (New York NY ) (1989)


    • American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology / Child & Adolescent Psychiatry (1994)
    • American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology / Psychiatry (1993)
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    Selected Publications

    1. Findling RL, Horwitz SM, Birmaher B, Kowatch RA, Fristad MA, Youngstrom EA, Frazier TW, Axelson D, Ryan N, Demeter CA, Depew J, Fields B, Gill MK, Deyling EA, Rowles BM, Arnold LE. Clinical characteristics of children receiving antipsychotic medication. Journal of Child & Adolescent Psychopharmacology21, 311-319, 2011
    2. Axelson DA, Findling RL, Fristad MA, Kowatch RA, Youngstrom EA, Horwitz SM, Arnold LE, Frazier TW, Ryan N, Demeter C, Gill MK, Hauser-Harrington JC, Depew J, Kennedy SM, Gron BA, Rowles BM, Birmaher B. Examining the proposed Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder Diagnosis in the Longitudinal Assessment of Manic Symptoms Study. Journal of Clinical Psychiatry73, 1342-1350, 2012
    3. Findling RL, Youngstrom EA, McNamara NK, Stansbrey RJ, Wynbrandt JL, Adegbite C, Rowles BM, Demeter CA, Frazier TW, Calabrese JR. Double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled long-term maintenance study of aripiprazole in children with bipolar disorder. Journal of Clinical Psychiatry73, 57-63, 2012
    4. Findling RL, Correll CU, Nyilas M, Forbes RA, McQuade RD, Jin N, Ivanova S, Mankoski R, Carson WH, Carlson GA. Aripiprazole for the treatment of pediatric bipolar I disorder: a 30-week, randomized, placebo-controlled study. Bipolar Disorders15, 138-149, 2013
    5. Findling RL, Kafantaris V, Pavuluri M, McNamara NK, Frazier JA, Sikich L, Kowatch R, Rowles BM, Clemons TE, Taylor-Zapata P. The post-acute effectiveness of lithium in pediatric bipolar I disorder.Journal of Child & Adolescent Psychopharmacology23, 80-90, 2013
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    The Johns Hopkins Hospital
    600 N. Wolfe Street
    Sheikh Zayed Tower
    Baltimore, MD 21287
    Phone: 410 614 3225
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    • Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences - Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

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