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Thomas W. Uhde MD

Chair, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

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  • Professor
  • College of Medicine
  • Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Academic Focus
  • Anxiety & Depression
  • Sleep and Sleep Disturbances
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Dr. Uhde is the Chair of the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and holds faculty appointments in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences as well as the Department of Neuroscience.

Prior to Dr. Uhde's current leadership positions at MUSC, he served as the Founding Chief of the Section on Mood & Anxiety Disorders [Biological Psychiatry Branch (Intramural Program)] at the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH); Chair of the Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Neurosciences, Assistant Dean for Neurosciences and Associate Dean for Research at Wayne State University; Founding Director of the Penn State Hershey Medical Center Neuroscience Research Institute, Chair of the Department of Psychiatry and Director of the Central Pennsylvania Psychiatric Institute (Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine) and Co-Director of the Pennsylvania State Neurosciences Institute.

He was born in Louisville, KY, obtained his Bachelor of Science (BS) degree in psychology at Duke University and his medical degree (MD) from the University of Louisville. Dr. Uhde completed a psychiatry residency at Yale University and was a Clinical Research Fellow at the National Institute of Mental Health.

Dr. Uhde has made substantial and significant research contributions in the field of mood, anxiety, and sleep disturbances. He has won numerous awards and international recognition for his professional accomplishments. He has over thirty years of experience conducting both pre-clinical and clinical research on anxiety, fear, arousal, and stressor-related syndromes and their relationship to sleep and sleep disturbances.  Experience includes serving as PI, lead consultant, and/or primary mentor.  Over the past 10 years, his primary focus has been the investigation of fearful arousals and insomnia across a spectrum of neuropsychiatric and medical disorders.