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Catherine L. Harrison-Restelli

Catherine L. Harrison-Restelli M.D.

Academic Title: Assistant Professor
Primary Appointment: Psychiatry
Location: 22 S. Greene St., Box 349
Phone: (410) 328-6091
Fax: (410) 328-1757

Personal History:

Dr. Catherine Harrison-Restelli earned her BA in Economics with a minor in Women's Studies at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. She spent 5 years doing basic neuroscience research in the lab of Steven A. Goldman, MD PhD at Weill Medical College-Cornell University, then earned her M.D. at Weill-Cornell in 2004. She completed her intern year in Gynecology and Obstetrics at the Johns Hopkins Hospital, then finished her residency in General Psychiatry at the University of Maryland-Sheppard Pratt Hospital where she served as Chief Resident of Outpatient Psychiatry for the University of Maryland clinics. She completed her fellowship in Psychosomatic Medicine (Consultation Liaison Psychiatry) at the University of Maryland in 2010. As a fellow, with support from Psychiatry and ObGyn faculty, she started a small perinatal psychiatry program within one of the University's ObGyn clinics.

Research Interests:

* Women's mental health: especially the care of the pregnant and postpartum woman
* Psychiatric care of patients with serious medical illnesses (HIV, cancer, transplant)
* Delirium, confusion and agitation in medically hospitalized patients
* Psychiatric care of Veteran's, especially female veterans, patients with traumatic brain injury (TBI) and post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)

Clinical Speciality:

* Psychiatry (General Adult)
* Psychosomatic Medicine/Consultation Liaison Psychiatry Perinatal Psychiatry


Goldman, Nedergaard, Crystal, Fraser, Goodman, Harrison-Restelli, Jiang, Keyoung, Leventhal, Pincus, Shahar, Wang. 1997. Neural precursors and neuronal production in the adult mammalian forebrain. Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences 835:30-55.

Pincus, Harrison-Restelli, Barry, Goodman, Fraser, Nedergaard and Goldman. 1997. In vitro neurogenesis by adult human epileptic temporal neocortex. Clinical Neurosurgery 44:17-25.

Goldman, Kirschenbaum, Harrison-Restelli, Thaler. 1997. Neuronal precursors of the adult rat subependymal zone persist in senescence, with no decline in spatial extent or response to BDNF. Journal of Neurobiology 32(6):554-566.

Pincus, Keyoung, Harrison-Restelli, Goodman, Edgar, Fraser, Sakakibara, Okano, Nedergaard and Goldman. 1998. Fibroblast growth factor-2/brain derived neurotrophic factor-associated maturation of new neurons generated from adult human subependymal cells. Annals of Neurology 43(5):576-585.

Roy, Wang, Harrison-Restelli, Benraiss, Fraser, Gravel, Braun and Goldman. 1999. Identification, isolation and promoter-defined separation of mitotic oligodendrocyte progenitor cells from the adult human subcortical white matter. Journal of Neuroscience 19(22):9986-95.

Roy, Wang, Jiang, Kang, Benraiss, Harrison-Restelli, Fraser, Couldwell, Kawaguchi, Okano, Nedergaard and Goldman. 2000. In vitro neurogenesis by progenitor cells isolated from the adult human hippocampus. Nature Medicine 6(3):271-277

Skupski, Harrison-Restelli, Dupont. 2003. External cephalic version: an approach with few complications. Gynecologic and Obstetric Investigation 56(2):83-8.