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Director, Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics


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My Biography & Research

Clinical Interests

Training; pediatric psychopharmacology; residential and inpatient treatment of adolescents; intellectual disabilities; developmental disorders

Academic Affiliation

Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics


22Q-VCFS, Psychiatry, Psychiatry

My Locations

My Education

BS: Zoology, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, 1981.

MD: University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio, 1985.

Residency: Psychiatry, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH, 1988.

Fellowship: Child Psychiatry, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH, 1990.

Certification: General Psychiatry, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, 1992; Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, 1993.

My Publications

Psychiatric Readmission of Children and Adolescents: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. Edgcomb, JB; Sorter, M; Lorberg, B; Zima, BT. Psychiatric Services. 2020; 71:269-279.

Emotion Regulation Intensive Outpatient Programming: Development, Feasibility, and Acceptability. Shaffer, RC; Wink, LK; Ruberg, J; Pittenger, A; Adams, R; Sorter, M; Manning, P; Erickson, CA. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders. 2019; 49:495-508.

Implementation of Pharmacogenetics at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center: Lessons Learned Over 14 Years of Personalizing Medicine. Ramsey, LB; Prows, CA; Zhang, K; Saldana, SN; Sorter, MT; Pestian, JP; Wenstrup, RJ; Vinks, AA; Glauser, TA. Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics. 2019; 105:49-52.

Automated Risk Assessment for School Violence: a Pilot Study. Barzman, D; Ni, Y; Griffey, M; Bachtel, A; Lin, K; Jackson, H; Sorter, M; DelBello, M. Psychiatric Quarterly. 2018; 89:817-828.

A Machine Learning Approach to Identifying Future Suicide Risk. Pestian, J; Santel, D; Sorter, M; Bayram, U; Connolly, B; Glauser, T; DelBello, M; Tamang, S; Cohen, K. 2018.

An atypical presentation of pediatric acute neuropsychiatric syndrome responding to plasmapheresis treatment. Barzman, DH; Jackson, H; Singh, U; Griffey, M; Sorter, M; Bernstein, JA. Case Reports in Psychiatry. 2018; 2018:8189067-5.

A Medicaid Quality Improvement Collaborative on Psychotropic Medication Prescribing for Children. Thackeray, J; Crane, D; Fontanella, C; Sorter, M; Baum, R; Applegate, M. Psychiatric Services. 2018; 69:501-504.

Discharge against medical advice in pediatric psychiatry: A case study. Bachtel, AA; Barzman, DH; Delgado, SV; Sorter, MT. The American journal of forensic psychology. 2018; 36:47-52.

Suicidality in psychiatrically hospitalized children and adolescents: Demographics, treatment, and outcome. Dobson, ET; Keeshin, BR; Wehry, AM; Saldana, SN; Mukkamala, LR; Sorter, MT; DelBello, MR; Blom, TJ; Strawn, JR. Annals of Clinical Psychiatry. 2017; 29:258-265.

A Pilot Study on Developing a Standardized and Sensitive School Violence Risk Assessment with Manual Annotation. Barzman, DH; Ni, Y; Griffey, M; Patel, B; Warren, A; Latessa, E; Sorter, M. Psychiatric Quarterly. 2017; 88:447-457.