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Thomas William Sedlak, M.D., Ph.D.

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  • Director, Schizophrenia and Psychosis Consult Clinic
  • Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences


Adult Psychiatry, Neuropsychiatry, Psychiatry, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Schizophrenia more

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The Johns Hopkins Hospital (Main Entrance)

Appointment Phone: 410-955-0424
1800 Orleans St.
Sheikh Zayed Tower
Baltimore, MD 21287 map
Phone: 410-614-6248

Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center

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4940 Eastern Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21224 map
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  • Director, Schizophrenia and Psychosis Consult Clinic
  • Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

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  • MD PhD; Washington University School of Medicine in St Louis (1999)


  • Psychiatry; Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine (2003)


  • Neuroscience; Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine (2006)

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (Psychiatry-General) (2008)

Research & Publications

Research Summary

Our laboratory studies brain metabolic and antioxidant pathways relevant to normal brain biology and neuropsychiatric conditions such as schizophrenia and Alzheimer’s disease.


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Lab Website: Thomas Sedlak Lab

Selected Publications

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Koga, M., Serritella, A.V., Sawa, A., and Sedlak, T.W. (2016). Implications for reactive oxygen species in schizophrenia pathogenesis. Schizophr Res 176, 52-71

Saito, A., Taniguchi, Y., Rannals, M.D., Merfeld, E.B., Ballinger, M.D., Koga, M., Ohtani, Y., Gurley, D.A., Sedlak, T.W., Cross, A., et al. (2016). Early postnatal GABAA receptor modulation reverses deficits in neuronal maturation in a conditional neurodevelopmental mouse model of DISC1. Mol Psychiatry 21, 1449-1459

Sawa, A., and Sedlak, T.W. (2016). Oxidative stress and inflammation in schizophrenia.  Schizophr Res 176, 1-2

Sedlak, T.W., and Kaplin, A.I. (2016). Novel Neurotransmitters 2016. In Kaplan & Sadock's Comprehensive Textbook of Psychiatry, B.J. Sadock, V.A. Sadock, P. Ruiz, and H.I. Kaplan, eds. (Philadelphia: Wolters Kluwer Health/Lippincott Williams & Wilkins)

Shahani, N., Seshadri, S., Jaaro-Peled, H., Ishizuka, K., Hirota-Tsuyada, Y., Wang, Q., Koga, M., Sedlak, T.W., Korth, C., Brandon, N.J., et al. (2015). DISC1 regulates trafficking and processing of APP and Abeta generation  Mol Psychiatry 20, 874-879

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