ECT in the 21st Century: Challenges and Opportunities
Charles H. Kellner, MD, is Professor of Psychiatry and Director of the Division of Geriatric Psychiatry at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine and Director of the ECT service at the Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City.Dr. Kellner received his MD from Cornell University Medical College. He did his internship at Los Angeles County Medical Center and his Psychiatry residency at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. He did a fellowship in Biological Psychiatry at the National Institute of Mental Health in Bethesda, Maryland. He was on the faculty of the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston from 1984-2002, where he directed the ECT service. He was Chair of the Department of Psychiatry at New Jersey Medical School from 2002-2008 and director of the ECT service at University Hospital in Newark. He has dedicated his career to the study of ECT and was the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of ECT from 1994-2004. He has led the collaborative ECT research group CORE (Consortium for research in ECT) for the past decade in the performance of NIMH-sponsored multi-site research protocols.He has over 200 publications, most related to ECT and mood disorders. He has authored the APA published text, Handbook of ECT, and the soon-to-be published text, Brain Stimulation in Psychiatry. He is a member of the APA Task Force on ECT, currently revising the APA recommendations on ECT.