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Wade H. Berrettini, MD, PhD

Abramson Cancer Center

Degree and Institution


Faculty Title

Professor, Psychiatry

Administrative Title

Director, Center for Neurobiology and Behavior

Clinical Expertise

Pharmacotherapy of mood disorders

Research Expertise

Genetics of CNS disorders

Psychiatry, Jefferson Hospital, Philadelphia, PA

Psychiatry, NIMH

Board Certifications


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Contact Information

Penn address

Room 2206

125 S. 31st St.

Phila. PA 19107

Office Phone: 215-898-0092
Fax: 215-5732041

Mailing Address:
Penn Address

Room 2206

125 S. 31st St.

Phila. PA 19107

Office Phone: 215-8980092
Appointment Phone: 215-8980092
Fax: 215-5732041

Dr. Berrettini is the Karl E. Rickels Professor of Psychiatry, at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. He earned his MD (1977) degree and PhD (Pharmacology, 1979) from Thomas Jefferson University. After completing residency training in Psychiatry, he studied genetics of behavioral disorders at the National Institute of Mental Health. For the past decade, Dr. Berrettini has been the Director of the Center for Neurobiology and Behavior, a group of interdisciplinary scientists studying genetic and biologic influences on brain disorders and behavior. The author of more than 250 peer-reviewed scholarly publications, his research interests include genetics and pharmacogenetics of mood disorders, addictions, epilepsy and eating disorders. In addition to serving on the editorial boards of Neuropsychopharmacology, Molecular Psychiatry and the American Journal of Psychiatry, he has acted as a consultant to pharmaceutical companies, including GSK, J&J, Wyeth, Lilly, Novartis and Astra-Zeneca.