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Russell Tobe, M.D.

Russell Tobe, M.D.

Department Director
Outpatient Research

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Russell Tobe, MD, serves as head of the Outpatient Research Department (OPRD).  Dr. Tobe is a board certified adult psychiatrist as well as a board certified child and adolescent psychiatrist.  He completed medical school at the University of Chicago and completed his adult psychiatry residency and child and adolescent psychiatry fellowship at Columbia University Medical Center.  Dr. Tobe supervises a multidisciplinary team of psychologists, social workers, a psychiatric nurse, clinical evaluators, and research support assistants.  He is a scientific investigator on approximately 10 research studies involving understanding of neurobiology and brain development as well as treatment in numerous disorders including autism spectrum disorders. In addition to his role at NKI, he is a former President of the West Hudson Psychiatric Society and is a faculty member at Columbia University. 

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K.B. Nooner, S. Colcombe, R. Tobe, M. Mennes, M. Benedict, A. Moreno, L. Panek, S. Brown, S. Zavitz, Q. Li, S. Sikka, D. Gutman, S. Bangaru, R. Schlachter, S. Kamiel, A. Anwar, C. Hinz, M. Kaplan, A. Rachlin, S. Adelsberg, B. Cheung, R. Khanuja, C. Yan, C. Craddock, V. Calhoun, W. Courtney, M. King, D. Wood, C. Cox, C. Kelly, A. DiMartino, E. Petkova, P. Reiss, N. Duan, D. Thompsen, B. Biswal, B. Coffey, M. Hoptman, D. C Javitt, N. Pomara, J. Sidtis, H. Koplewicz, F.X. Castellanos, B. Leventhal, and M. Milham.  The NKI-Rockland Sample: A Model for Accelerating the Pace of Discovery Science in Psychiatry.  Frontiers in Brain Imaging Methods. 2012 6:152.

Di Martino A, Fair DA, Kelly C, Satterthwaite TD, Castellanos FX, Thomason ME, Craddock RC, Luna B, Leventhal BL, Zuo XN, and Milham MP. Unraveling the miswired connectome: a developmental perspective. Neuron. 2014 Sep 17;83(6):1335-53.

Beaudreau, S.A., MacKay-Brandt, A., Reynold, J. (2013). Application of a cognitive neuroscience perspective of cognitive control to late-life anxiety. Journal of Anxiety Disorders, 27(6), 559–566.

Smith RC, Boules S, Mattiuz S, Youssef M, Tobe RH, Sershen H, Lajtha A, Nolan K, Amiaz R, Davis JM. Effects of transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) on cognition, symptoms, and smoking in schizophrenia: A randomized controlled study. Schizophr Res. 2015 Oct;168(1-2):260-6.

Sokol-Hessner P, Lackovic SF, Tobe RH, Camerer CF, Leventhal BL, Phelps EA.  (2015) Determinants of Propranolol's Selective Effect on Loss Aversion.  Psychological Science. vol. 26 no. 7, p1123-1130.