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Paul E Holtzheimer, MD
Associate Professor of Psychiatry


Paul Holtzheimer, MD, is Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Surgery and Director of the Mood Disorders Service at Dartmouth Medical School and Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, New Hampshire. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. Dr. Holtzheimer attended Pacific Lutheran University where he graduated summa cum laude with a B.S. in Biology and B.A. in Philosophy and Psychology. He then attended Dartmouth Medical School from 1995 to 1999, graduating with honors. He completed his psychiatry residency at the University of Washington School of Medicine in 2003 followed by a clinical research fellowship in transcranial magnetic stimulation from 2003 to 2004. He joined the faculty of the Department

of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the Emory University School of Medicine in 2004 where he developed further expertise in treatment-resistant mood disorders, brain imaging techniques and brain stimulation therapies (such as transcranial magnetic stimulation [TMS], electroconvulsive therapy [ECT], and deep brain stimulation [DBS]). Dr. Holtzheimer directed the Resident Psychopharmacology Clinic from 2008 to 2011. Dr. Holtzheimer's research program at Dartmouth is focused on the neurobiology and treatment of mood disorders, primarily treatment-resistant depression. Current methodologies include functional and structural neuroimaging and focal neuromodulation techniques such as transcranial magnetic stimulation and deep brain stimulation. Dr. Holtzheimer is faculty in the Neurosciences Division of the Program in Experimental and Molecular Medicine (PEMM). Clinically, Dr. Holtzheimer provides evaluation and consultation for patients with treatment-resistant mood disorders. Dr. Holtzheimer is an author on over 70 publications in psychiatry, neurosurgery and neuroimaging. He has been an investigator on several clinical trials of novel treatments for mood disorders, including transcranial magnetic stimulation and deep brain stimulation, as well as numerous studies investigating the structural and functional neuroanatomy of mood disorders. He is an Associate Member of the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology where he serves on the Liaison Committee and the Membership Task Force; he also serves as a mentor for the Travel Awardee program. He is a member of the Society of Biological Psychiatry where he currently serves on the Program Committee and the Education Task Force, and is mentor for the Mentor/Mentee Program. He is also a member of the American College of Psychiatrists, the International Society for Electroconvulsive Therapy and Neurostimulation and the Society for Neuroscience.

Additional Titles

  • Director, Mood Disorders Service
    Staff Physician, White River Junction VAMC