Ottavio V. Vitolo, M.D.

Physician Investigator (Cl)
Psychiatry, Mass General Research Institute
Lecturer on Psychiatry, Part-time
Harvard Medical School
Psychiatry, Massachusetts General Hospital
MD University of Rome La Sapienza 1998
MMSc Harvard Medical School 2012
amyloid beta-peptides; cyclic amp; cyclic amp response element-binding protein; cyclic amp-dependent protein kinases; deoxyribonucleases, type ii site-specific; depressive disorder, major; drug evaluation; drug therapy, combination; ginkgolides; lactones; synaptic transmission Dr. Ottavio Vitolo is a neuropsychiatry fellow at Massachusetts General Hospital and Brigham and Women’s hospital and a research fellow in the DCRP. After receiving his medical degree from the University of Rome “La Sapienza” in Italy, he joined the Center for Neurobiology and Behavior at Columbia University in New York for a post-doctoral training program. There he studied the neurobiology of synaptic dysfunction in Alzheimer’s disease. He then completed a psychiatry residency program at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Washington University in St. Louis. During his residency he was awarded the Outstanding Resident Award from the NIMH and the Eli Robins Award for excellence in academic psychiatry at Washington University. In July 2008 Dr. Vitolo joined the DCRP as part of his neuropsychiatry fellowship. He is interested in researching the mechanisms that underlie cognitive dysfunction in depression using both basic science tools and clinical research.
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