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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


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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

Barzman DH, Mossman D, Appel K, Blom TJ, Strawn JR, Ekhator NN, Patel B, Delbello MP, Sorter M, Klein D, Geracioti TD Jr. The Association Between Salivary Hormone Levels and Children’s Inpatient Aggression:  A Pilot Study. Psychiatr Q. 2013 Dec;84(4):475-84.

Barzman D, Mossman D, Sonnier L, Sorter M. Brief Rating of Aggression by Children and Adolescents (BRACHA):  A Reliability Study. J Am Acad Psychiatry Law. 2012;40(3):374-82.

Barzman DH, Brackenbury L, Sonnier L, Schnell B, Cassedy A, Salisbury S, Sorter M, Mossman D. Brief Rating of Aggression by Children and Adolescents (BRACHA): Development of a Tool for Assessing Risk of Inpatients’ Aggressive Behavior. J Am Acad Psychiatry Law. 2011;39(2):170-9.

King KA, Strunk CM, Sorter MT. Preliminary Effectiveness of Surviving the Teens Suicide Prevention and Depression Awareness Program on Adolescents’ Suicidality and Self-Efficacy in Performing Help-Seeking Behaviors. J Sch Health. 2011 Sep;81(9):581-90.

Sorter, Michael T. Adolescents in crisis: When to admit for self-harm or aggressive behavior. Current Psychiatry. 9(1) 35-46.

Malloy E, Butt S, Sorter M. Physician Leadership and Quality Improvement in the Acute Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Care Setting. Child Psychiatric Clinics of North America. 2010 January; 19(1):1-19.

DelBello MP, Chang K, Welge JA, Adler, CM, Rana M, Howe M, Brian H, Vogel D, Sampang S, Delgado SV, Sorter M, Strakowski, SM. A double-blind, placebo-controlled pilot study of quetiapine for depressed adolescents with bipolar disorder. Bipolar Disord. 2009 Aug; 11(5):483-93.

Kowatch RA, Strawn JR, Sorter MT. Clinical trials support new algorithm for treating pediatric bipolar mania. Current Psychiatry. Nov 2009; v8 i11 p19(9).

Patel NC, Leckinger MM, Matias-Akhtar M, Sorter MT, Barzman DH, Morrison JA, Strakowski SM, DelBello MP: Body Mass Indices and Lipid Profiles in Hospitalized Children and Adolescents Exposed to Atypical Antipsychotics. J Child Adolesc Psychopharmacol. 2007 June; 17(3): 303-11.

Nassr N, von Richter O, Jin L, Nebert DW. Search for an association between the human CYP1A2 genotype and CYP1A2 metabolic phenotype. Pharmacogenet Genomics. 2006 May; 16(5):359-67.