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Robert Lawrence Findling, M.B.A., M.D.

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Leonard and Helen R. Stulman Professor in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

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Expertise: Child and Adolescent Psychiatry , Child Psychiatry

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1800 Orleans St.
The Charlotte R. Bloomberg Children's Center Building
Baltimore, MD 21287 map
Phone: 410-614-3225

Background

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.

Dr. Findling earned his undergraduate degree at Johns Hopkins University and went to medical school at the Medical College of Virginia. He then completed a triple board joint residency-training program in Pediatrics, Psychiatry, and Child & Adolescent Psychiatry at Mt. Sinai Hospital in New York City. He recently received his M.B.A. through a joint program, “Trium,” run by the London School of Economics, NYU Stern School of Business, and HEC Paris.

Dr. Findling's research endeavors have focused on pediatric psychopharmacology and serious psychiatric disorders in the young. He has been honored with numerous awards and has received both national and international recognition as a clinical investigator.

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Titles

  • 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

Education

Degrees

  • MD, Medical College of Virginia School of Medicine (1987)

Residencies

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

Board Certifications

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

Research & Publications

Research Summary

Dr. Findling's research endeavors have focused on pediatric psychopharmacology and serious psychiatric disorders in the young. He has been honored with numerous awards and has received both national and international recognition as a clinical investigator.

He is currently the principal investigator on an NICHD contract that is comprehensively examining lithium in the treatment of pediatric mania. In addition, he is the principal investigator of an NIMH study that is assessing the longitudinal course of children with manic symptoms. He is also the site principal investigator of an NIMH-supported clinical trial that is examining the treatment of children with severe aggression. His research is also supported in part by the Stanley Medical Research Institute and the pharmaceutical industry.

Selected Publications

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 Psychopharmacology, 21, 311-319, 2011

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 Psychiatry, 73, 1342-1350, 2012

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 Psychiatry, 73, 57-63, 2012

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 Disorders, 15, 138-149, 2013

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 Psychopharmacology, 23, 80-90, 2013

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