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Professional Profile: Thomas W. Uhde, M.D.

Thomas W. Uhde, M.D., is Professor and the Chair of the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and Executive Director of the Institute of Psychiatry at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC). Dr. Uhde also holds appointments as clinical professor at both Wayne State University and the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USUHS). Dr. Uhde’s previous appointments include positions as Chair of Psychiatry & Behavioral Neurosciences and Associate Dean for Research at Wayne State University, Co-Director of the Penn State Neuroscience Institute at University Park, and Founding Director of the Penn State Hershey Neuroscience Research Institute at Pennsylvania State College of Medicine.

Dr. Uhde is a Distinguished Life Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association, a Fellow of the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology, and a member of the American College of Psychiatrists, Society of Biological Psychiatry, and the International Brain Research Organization. He is a founding member of the Society of Clinical Psychopharmacology and an honorary member of the Anxiety Disorders Association of Argentina. He was the Founding Editor of Anxiety (1994-1996) and then served as Co-Editor-in-Chief (1996-2002) and Editor-in-Chief (2002-2008) of Depression and Anxiety. Dr. Uhde entered the Public Health Service in 1979 and retired in 1993 at the rank of Captain. Among his awards and honors are the Ackerly Award, the National Research Service Award, the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology Travel Fellowship, the A.E Bennett Neuropsychiatric Research Foundation Award, and the Meritorious Service Medal. He has also been recognized by the Institute for Scientific Information (ISI) as a Highly-Cited Researcher (Psychology/Psychiatry), He has authored or co-authored more than 325 publications and 460 abstracts/presentations.

Academically, Dr. Uhde received his Bachelor of Science degree from Duke University (1971) and his medical degree from the University of Louisville (1975). He completed a rotating internship in psychiatry (1975-1976) and a residency in psychiatry (1976-1979) at Yale University. Dr. Uhde was a Medical Staff Fellow (1979-1981) and served in several scientific leadership positions, including Founding Chief of the Section on Anxiety and Affective Disorders in the Biological Psychiatry Branch at the National Institutes of Mental Health from 1981-1993.