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Russell Tobe, M.D.

Russell Tobe, M.D.

Department Director
Clinical Evaluation Center

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Russell Tobe, MD, serves as head of the Clinical Evaluation Center.  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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Ely BA, Nguyen TNB, Tobe RH, Walker AM, Gabbay V. Multimodal Investigations of Reward Circuitry and Anhedonia in Adolescent Depression. Front Psychiatry. 2021 Jul 23;12:678709. doi: 10.3389/fpsyt.2021.678709. PMID: 34366915; PMCID: PMC8345280.

Martínez A, Tobe R, Dias EC, Ardekani BA, Veenstra-VanderWeele J, Patel G, Breland M, Lieval A, Silipo G, Javitt DC. Differential Patterns of Visual Sensory Alteration Underlying Face Emotion Recognition Impairment and Motion Perception Deficits in Schizophrenia and Autism Spectrum Disorder. Biol Psychiatry. 2019 Oct 1;86(7):557-567. doi: 10.1016/j.biopsych.2019.05.016. Epub 2019 May 29. PubMed PMID: 31301757; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC7197738.

Van Dam NT, O'Connor D, Marcelle ET, Ho EJ, Cameron Craddock R, Tobe RH, Gabbay V, Hudziak JJ, Xavier Castellanos F, Leventhal BL, Milham MP. Data-Driven Phenotypic Categorization for Neurobiological Analyses: Beyond DSM-5 Labels. Biol Psychiatry. 2017 Mar 15;81(6):484-494. doi: 10.1016/j.biopsych.2016.06.027. Epub 2016 Jul 19. PubMed PMID: 27667698; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5402759.

Tobe RH, Corcoran CM, Breland M, MacKay-Brandt A, Klim C, Colcombe SJ, Leventhal BL, Javitt DC. Differential profiles in auditory social cognition deficits between adults with autism and schizophrenia spectrum disorders: A preliminary analysis. J Psychiatr Res. 2016 Aug;79:21-27. doi: 10.1016/j.jpsychires.2016.04.005. Epub 2016 Apr 16. PubMed PMID: 27131617; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC7314624.

Nooner KB, Colcombe SJ, Tobe RH, Mennes M, Benedict MM, Moreno AL, Panek LJ, Brown S, Zavitz ST, Li Q, Sikka S, Gutman D, Bangaru S, Schlachter RT, Kamiel SM, Anwar AR, Hinz CM, Kaplan MS, Rachlin AB, Adelsberg S, Cheung B, Khanuja R, Yan C, Craddock CC, Calhoun V, Courtney W, King M, Wood D, Cox CL, Kelly AM, Di Martino A, Petkova E, Reiss PT, Duan N, Thomsen D, Biswal B, Coffey B, Hoptman MJ, Javitt DC, Pomara N, Sidtis JJ, Koplewicz HS, Castellanos FX, Leventhal BL, Milham MP. The NKI-Rockland Sample: A Model for Accelerating the Pace of Discovery Science in Psychiatry. Front Neurosci. 2012;6:152. doi: 10.3389/fnins.2012.00152. eCollection 2012. PubMed PMID: 23087608; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3472598.