Brandon M. Kitay, MD, PhD

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Brandon M. Kitay, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Neuromodulation Division

Brandon M. Kitay, MD, PhD is an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry Behavioral Sciences in the Neuromodulation Division since 2020. Prior to joining the faculty at Emory, he was an Assistant Professor at the Yale School of Medicine and Director of Education/attending physician at the Yale-Interventional Psychiatry Service (IPS) and has been administering ECT, ketamine/esketamine, rTMS since 2017 having served as the Yale-IPS Chief Resident prior to joining the faculty. He has served as a research fellow at the Yale-Depression Research Program under the mentorship of Dr. Gerard Sanacora and participated in both industry and NIMH/PCORI sponsored clinical trials investigating ECT, ketamine, esketamine and other experimental compounds. He has received funding to develop content for undergraduate medical education in ECT (ADMSEP) and has developed several CME programs teaching “Interventional Psychiatry” for early and established practitioners. He has recently published the impact of these training interventions on the attitudes of medical and nursing students towards ECT and is collaborating with colleagues at Yale investigating determinants of ECT accessibility from the provider perspective.

Brandon Kitay, MD, PhD