Amit Etkin, MD, PhD

Psychiatrist

Outpatient Psychiatry Clinic

  • 401 Quarry Road
  • Stanford, CA 94304
  • Phone: 650-498-9111
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Professional Education

Medical Education: Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons (05/2006) NY

Board Certification: Psychiatry, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (2011)

Board Certification, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, Psychiatry (2011)

Residency: Stanford University Medical Center (06/30/2010) CA

MD, Columbia University (2006)

PhD, Columbia University, Neurobiology (2005)

MPhil, Columbia University (2003)

BS, Mass. Institute of Technology (1997)

Honors & Awards

Dana Neuroscience Scholar award, Dana Foundation (2012)

Biobehavioral Research Awards for Innovative New Scientists (BRAINS) R01 Award, NIMH (2010)

Travel Award, ACNP (2010)

Resident Research Award, APA/Lilly (2010)

Outstanding Resident Award, NIMH (2008)

Resident Psychiatric Research Scholar Award, APIRE/Janssen (2008)

Travel Award, Society of Biological Psychiatry (2008)

Career Development Travel Award, Anxiety Disorders Association of America (2006)

Clifford Yorke Young Investigator Award, International Neurospsychoanalysis Society (2006)

PhD awarded with distinction, Columbia University (2005)

Phi Beta Kappa, MIT (1997)

Clinical Trials

Clinical trials are research studies that evaluate a new medical approach, device, drug, or other treatment. As a Stanford Hospital & Clinics patient, you have access to the latest, advanced clinical trials.

Open trials refer to studies currently accepting participants. Closed trials are not currently enrolling, but may open in the future.

Causal interactions between fronto-parietal central executive and default-mode networks in humans.
Chen, A. C., Oathes, D. J., Chang, C., Bradley, T., Zhou, Z.-W., & Etkin, A. (2013). Causal interactions between fronto-parietal central executive and default-mode networks in humans. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 110(49), 19944-19949.

Common Abnormalities and Disorder-Specific Compensation During Implicit Regulation of Emotional Processing in Generalized Anxiety and Major Depressive Disorders
Etkin, A., & Schatzberg, A. F. (2011). Common Abnormalities and Disorder-Specific Compensation During Implicit Regulation of Emotional Processing in Generalized Anxiety and Major Depressive Disorders. AMERICAN JOURNAL OF PSYCHIATRY, 168(9), 968-978.

Failure of Anterior Cingulate Activation and Connectivity With the Amygdala During Implicit Regulation of Emotional Processing in Generalized Anxiety Disorder
Etkin, A., Prater, K. E., Hoeft, F., Menon, V., & Schatzberg, A. F. (2010). Failure of Anterior Cingulate Activation and Connectivity With the Amygdala During Implicit Regulation of Emotional Processing in Generalized Anxiety Disorder. AMERICAN JOURNAL OF PSYCHIATRY, 167(5), 545-554.

Disrupted Amygdalar Subregion Functional Connectivity and Evidence of a Compensatory Network in Generalized Anxiety Disorder
Etkin, A., Prater, K. E., Schatzberg, A. F., Menon, V., & Greicius, M. D. (2009). Disrupted Amygdalar Subregion Functional Connectivity and Evidence of a Compensatory Network in Generalized Anxiety Disorder. ARCHIVES OF GENERAL PSYCHIATRY, 66(12), 1361-1372.

Functional neuroimaging of anxiety: A meta-analysis of emotional processing in PTSD, social anxiety disorder, and specific phobia
Etkin, A., & Wager, T. D. (2007). Functional neuroimaging of anxiety: A meta-analysis of emotional processing in PTSD, social anxiety disorder, and specific phobia. AMERICAN JOURNAL OF PSYCHIATRY, 164(10), 1476-1488.

Resolving emotional conflict: A role for the rostral anterior cingulate cortex in modulating activity in the amygdala
Etkin, A., Egner, T., Peraza, D. M., Kandel, E. R., & Hirsch, J. (2006). Resolving emotional conflict: A role for the rostral anterior cingulate cortex in modulating activity in the amygdala. NEURON, 51(6), 871-882.

Individual differences in trait anxiety predict the response of the basolateral amygdala to unconsciously processed fearful faces
Etkin, A., Klemenhagen, K. C., Dudman, J. T., Rogan, M. T., Hen, R., & Hirsch, J. (2004). Individual differences in trait anxiety predict the response of the basolateral amygdala to unconsciously processed fearful faces. NEURON, 44(6), 1043-1055.

Beyond the DSM: development of a transdiagnostic psychiatric neuroscience course.
Etkin, A., & Cuthbert, B. (2014). Beyond the DSM: development of a transdiagnostic psychiatric neuroscience course. Academic psychiatry , 38(2), 145-150.

Attitudes toward neuroscience education among psychiatry residents and fellows.
Fung, L. K., Akil, M., Widge, A., Roberts, L. W., & Etkin, A. (2014). Attitudes toward neuroscience education among psychiatry residents and fellows. Academic psychiatry , 38(2), 127-134.

A neurobiological approach to the cognitive deficits of psychiatric disorders.
Etkin, A., Gyurak, A., & O'Hara, R. (2013). A neurobiological approach to the cognitive deficits of psychiatric disorders. Dialogues in clinical neuroscience, 15(4), 419-429.

Hippocampal network connectivity and activation differentiates post-traumatic stress disorder from generalized anxiety disorder.
Chen, A. C., & Etkin, A. (2013). Hippocampal network connectivity and activation differentiates post-traumatic stress disorder from generalized anxiety disorder. Neuropsychopharmacology : official publication of the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology, 38(10), 1889-1898.

Brain imaging predictors and the international study to predict optimized treatment for depression: study protocol for a randomized controlled trial
Grieve, S. M., Korgaonkar, M. S., Etkin, A., Harris, A., Koslow, S. H., & Williams, L. M. (2013). Brain imaging predictors and the international study to predict optimized treatment for depression: study protocol for a randomized controlled trial. TRIALS, 14.

Shaped magnetic field pulses by multi-coil repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) differentially modulate anterior cingulate cortex responses and pain in volunteers and fibromyalgia patients
Tzabazis, A., Aparici, C. M., Rowbotham, M. C., Schneider, M. B., Etkin, A., & Yeomans, D. C. (2013). Shaped magnetic field pulses by multi-coil repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) differentially modulate anterior cingulate cortex responses and pain in volunteers and fibromyalgia patients. MOLECULAR PAIN, 9.

Using Standardized fMRI Protocols to Identify Patterns of Prefrontal Circuit Dysregulation that are Common and Specific to Cognitive and Emotional Tasks in Major Depressive Disorder: First Wave Results from the iSPOT-D Study
Korgaonkar, M. S., Grieve, S. M., Etkin, A., Koslow, S. H., & Williams, L. M. (2013). Using Standardized fMRI Protocols to Identify Patterns of Prefrontal Circuit Dysregulation that are Common and Specific to Cognitive and Emotional Tasks in Major Depressive Disorder: First Wave Results from the iSPOT-D Study. NEUROPSYCHOPHARMACOLOGY, 38(5), 863-871.

The neural correlates of emotion-based cognitive control in adults with early childhood behavioral inhibition
Jarcho, J. M., Fox, N. A., Pine, D. S., Etkin, A., Leibenluft, E., & Ernst, M. (2013). The neural correlates of emotion-based cognitive control in adults with early childhood behavioral inhibition. BIOLOGICAL PSYCHOLOGY, 92(2), 306-314.

Brain imaging predictors and the international study to predict optimized treatment for depression: study protocol for a randomized controlled trial.
Grieve, S. M., Korgaonkar, M. S., Etkin, A., Harris, A., Koslow, S. H., & Williams, L. M. (2013). Brain imaging predictors and the international study to predict optimized treatment for depression: study protocol for a randomized controlled trial. Trials, 14(1), 224-?.

Functional Neuroimaging of Major Depressive Disorder: A Meta-Analysis and New Integration of Baseline Activation and Neural Response Data
Hamilton, J. P., Etkin, A., Furman, D. J., Lemus, M. G., Johnson, R. F., & Gotlib, I. H. (2012). Functional Neuroimaging of Major Depressive Disorder: A Meta-Analysis and New Integration of Baseline Activation and Neural Response Data. AMERICAN JOURNAL OF PSYCHIATRY, 169(7), 693-703.

NEUROBIOLOGY OF ANXIETY: FROM NEURAL CIRCUITS TO NOVEL SOLUTIONS?
Etkin, A. (2012). NEUROBIOLOGY OF ANXIETY: FROM NEURAL CIRCUITS TO NOVEL SOLUTIONS?. DEPRESSION AND ANXIETY, 29(5), 355-358.

Emotional processing in anterior cingulate and medial prefrontal cortex
Etkin, A., Egner, T., & Kalisch, R. (2011). Emotional processing in anterior cingulate and medial prefrontal cortex. TRENDS IN COGNITIVE SCIENCES, 15(2), 85-93.

Explicit and implicit emotion regulation: A dual-process framework
Gyurak, A., Gross, J. J., & Etkin, A. (2011). Explicit and implicit emotion regulation: A dual-process framework. COGNITION & EMOTION, 25(3), 400-412.

A meta-analysis of instructed fear studies: Implications for conscious appraisal of threat
Mechias, M.-L., Etkin, A., & Kalisch, R. (2010). A meta-analysis of instructed fear studies: Implications for conscious appraisal of threat. NEUROIMAGE, 49(2), 1760-1768.

Functional neuroanatomy of anxiety: a neural circuit perspective.
Etkin, A. (2010). Functional neuroanatomy of anxiety: a neural circuit perspective. Current topics in behavioral neurosciences, 2, 251-277.

Dissociable neural systems resolve conflict from emotional versus nonemotional distracters
Egner, T., Etkin, A., Gale, S., & Hirsch, J. (2008). Dissociable neural systems resolve conflict from emotional versus nonemotional distracters. CEREBRAL CORTEX, 18(6), 1475-1484.

A role in learning for SRF: Deletion in the adult forebrain disrupts LTD and the formation of an immediate memory of a novel context
Etkin, A., ALARCON, J. M., Weisberg, S. P., Touzani, K., Huang, Y. Y., & Kandel, E. R. (2006). A role in learning for SRF: Deletion in the adult forebrain disrupts LTD and the formation of an immediate memory of a novel context. NEURON, 50(1), 127-143.

Toward a neurobiology of psychotherapy: Basic science and clinical applications
Etkin, A., Phil, M., Pittenger, C., Polan, H. J., & Kandel, E. R. (2005). Toward a neurobiology of psychotherapy: Basic science and clinical applications. JOURNAL OF NEUROPSYCHIATRY AND CLINICAL NEUROSCIENCES, 17(2), 145-158.

A neuronal isoform of CPEB regulates local protein synthesis and stabilizes synapse-specific long-term facilitation in Aplysia
Si, K., Giustetto, M., Etkin, A., Hsu, R., Janisiewicz, A. M., & Kandel, E. R. (2003). A neuronal isoform of CPEB regulates local protein synthesis and stabilizes synapse-specific long-term facilitation in Aplysia. CELL, 115(7), 893-904.

Drugs and therapeutics in the age of the genome
Etkin, A. (2000). Drugs and therapeutics in the age of the genome. JAMA-JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION, 284(21), 2786-2787.