Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital
River Forest, Illinois, United States
My career goal is to improve treatments for individuals with complex neuropsychiatric conditions, particularly those with traumatic brain injury (TBI) and co-occurring psychiatric sequelae. A better understanding the of the neuroscience underlying these illnesses will allow us to create better treatments to improve the lives of many and advance the field of psychiatry. I am a neuropsychiatrist with advanced training in the clinical care of those with complex neuropsychiatric conditions. I completed a Psychiatry Residency followed by a Clinical Neuroscience and Neuropsychiatry research fellowship at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine.
I am a full time employee of the Hines VA. I work as a clinician 25% of the time, splitting my time between the neuromodulation service (performing electroconvulsive and transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) therapies) and outpatient clinic. I also serve as the team psychiatrist on the Hines VA polytrauma team, the team that caters to the complex needs of Veterans with TBI. 75% of my time is devoted to research endeavors. I maintain a position in the Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences at Northwestern University as an Adjunct Research Assistant Professor with ad hoc clinical duties in the Consult Liaison service. I teach psychiatry residents at the Feinberg School of Medicine at Northwestern University and the Stritch School of Medicine at Loyola University. I serve as an early career investigator at the Hines VA and was recently awarded a CDA1 grant for my project titled “Establishing Relationships and Developing a Therapeutic Target for Impulsivity and Suicidality Among Veterans with Traumatic Brain Injury and Co-Occurirng Conditions,” wherein I am attempting to establish a link between suicidality and impulsivity in Veterans with TBI.
I do not have any relevant financial / non-financial relationships with any proprietary interests.
Tuesday, November 8, 2022
8:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Wednesday, November 9, 2022
10:45 AM – 12:00 PM