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Chad Sylvester, MD, PhD

Current Position
Instructor in Psychiatry (Child)

Education and Training
B.S. : University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, Indiana, 2001
MD: Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri, 2009
PhD: Neuroscience, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri, 2009
Residency: Psychiatry, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri, 2012
Fellowship: Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri, 2014

Major Awards
AACAP Robinson Cunningham Award, For best manuscript written by a child and adolescent psychiatrist during residency training, American Acad. of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, 2013

Eli Robins Award, For excellence in clinical psychiatry, teaching, and research and in recognition of potential for leadership in academic medicine, Washington University School of Medicine, 2013

Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society, Washington University School of Medicine, 2012

Spencer T. and Ann W. Olin Fellow, For past achievement and the promise of a distinguished career in the biomedical sciences, Washington University School of Medicine, 2009

Peter Halstead Hudgens Award, For excellence in research and clinical psychiatry, Washington University School of Medicine, 2009

Areas of Clinical Interest
Childhood Anxiety Disorders


Areas of Research Interests
Functional Brain Networks in Childhood Anxiety Disorders


More articles and abstracts at the National Library of Medicine

Key Publications
Sylvester CM, Hudziak JJ, Gaffrey MS, Barch DM, Luby JL (2015 Feb 24). Stimulus-Driven Attention, Threat Bias, and Sad Bias in Youth with a History of an Anxiety Disorder or Depression. J Abnorm Child Psychol.   Full Article ->

Sylvester CM, Barch DM, Corbetta M, Power JD, Schlaggar BL, Luby JL (2013 Dec). Resting state functional connectivity of the ventral attention network in children with a history of depression or anxiety. J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry. 52(12): 1326-1336.e5.  Full Article ->

Sylvester CM, Corbetta M, Raichle ME, Rodebaugh TL, Schlaggar BL, Sheline YI, Zorumski CF, Lenze EJ (2012 Sep). Functional network dysfunction in anxiety and anxiety disorders. Trends Neurosci. 35(9): 527-35.  Full Article ->

Rogers CE, Barch DM, Sylvester CM, Pagliaccio D, Harms MP, Botteron KN, Luby JL (2014 Nov). Altered gray matter volume and school age anxiety in children born late preterm. J Pediatr. 165(5): 928-35.  Full Article ->

Bressler SL, Tang W, Sylvester CM, Shulman GL, Corbetta M (2008 Oct 1). Top-down control of human visual cortex by frontal and parietal cortex in anticipatory visual spatial attention. J Neurosci. 28(40): 10056-61.  Full Article ->

Sylvester CM, Shulman GL, Jack AI, Corbetta M (2007 Dec 26). Asymmetry of anticipatory activity in visual cortex predicts the locus of attention and perception. J Neurosci. 27(52): 14424-33.  Full Article ->