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Chair, Department of Psychiatry
Faculty, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health

Dr. Ned Kalin earned his medical degree at Jefferson Medical College and completed his residency at University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics. He completed a fellowship at the National Institutes of Mental Health. Dr. Kalin is the Chair of the Department of Psychiatry.

Dr. Kalin serves as chair of the UW-Madison Department of Psychiatry. He has a patient care and research focus on anxiety, and is interested in emotions and health. For the last 15 years, Dr. Kalin has hosted, with Richard Davidson, PhD, of the UW-Madison Department of Psychology, the annual Wisconsin Symposium on Emotion, which highlights progress in various research avenues in health and emotion.



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Psychiatric Institute and Clinic
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Hospital Affiliation(s)

University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics (primary)

UW School of Medicine and Public Health

Department of Psychiatry

Professional Certifications and Education

Board Certification Psychiatry
Fellowship National Institutes of Mental Health
Residency University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics, Madison, WI
Medical School Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia, PA, 1976

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Our doctors provide a wide range of services. The following list represents some, but not all, of the procedures offered by this physician.

  • Family Psychotherapy
  • Psychiatric Diagnostic Evaluations
  • Psychotherapy
PubMed Articles
Motzkin JC Philippi CL Oler JA Kalin NH Baskaya MK Koenigs M . Ventromedial prefrontal cortex damage alters resting blood flow to the bed nucleus of stria terminalis. Cortex. 2015 Mar;64:281-8
[PubMed ID: 25569763]
Caldwell JZ Armstrong JM Hanson JL Sutterer MJ Stodola DE Koenigs M Kalin NH Essex MJ Davidson RJ . Preschool externalizing behavior predicts gender-specific variation in adolescent neural structure. PLoS One. 2015;10(2):e0117453
[PubMed ID: 25658357]
Williams LE Oler JA Fox AS McFarlin DR Rogers GM Jesson MA Davidson RJ Pine DS Kalin NH . Fear of the Unknown: Uncertain Anticipation Reveals Amygdala Alterations in Childhood Anxiety Disorders. Neuropsychopharmacology. 2014 Dec 15;
[PubMed ID: 25502633]
Roseboom PH Nanda SA Fox AS Oler JA Shackman AJ Shelton SE Davidson RJ Kalin NH . Neuropeptide Y receptor gene expression in the primate amygdala predicts anxious temperament and brain metabolism. Biol Psychiatry. 2014 Dec 1;76(11):850-7
[PubMed ID: 24342924]
Alisch RS Chopra P Fox AS Chen K White AT Roseboom PH Keles S Kalin NH . Differentially methylated plasticity genes in the amygdala of young primates are linked to anxious temperament, an at risk phenotype for anxiety and depressive disorders. J Neurosci. 2014 Nov 19;34(47):15548-56
[PubMed ID: 25411484]
Fox AS Kalin NH . A translational neuroscience approach to understanding the development of social anxiety disorder and its pathophysiology. Am J Psychiatry. 2014 Nov 1;171(11):1162-73
[PubMed ID: 25157566]
Ruttle PL Klein MH Slattery MJ Kalin NH Armstrong JM Essex MJ . Adolescent adrenocortical activity and adiposity: differences by sex and exposure to early maternal depression. Psychoneuroendocrinology. 2014 Sep;47:68-77
[PubMed ID: 25001956]
Zakszewski E Adluru N Tromp do PM Kalin N Alexander AL . A diffusion-tensor-based white matter atlas for rhesus macaques. PLoS One. 2014;9(9):e107398
[PubMed ID: 25203614]
Heller AS Johnstone T Peterson MJ Kolden GG Kalin NH Davidson RJ . Increased prefrontal cortex activity during negative emotion regulation as a predictor of depression symptom severity trajectory over 6 months. JAMA Psychiatry. 2013 Nov;70(11):1181-9
[PubMed ID: 24173657]
Shackman AJ Fox AS Oler JA Shelton SE Davidson RJ Kalin NH . Neural mechanisms underlying heterogeneity in the presentation of anxious temperament. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2013 Apr 9;110(15):6145-50
[PubMed ID: 23538303]
Christian BT Wooten DW Hillmer AT Tudorascu DL Converse AK Moore CF Ahlers EO Barnhart TE Kalin NH Barr CS Schneider ML . Serotonin transporter genotype affects serotonin 5-HT1A binding in primates. J Neurosci. 2013 Feb 6;33(6):2512-6
[PubMed ID: 23392679]
Heller AS Johnstone T Light SN Peterson MJ Kolden GG Kalin NH Davidson RJ . Relationships between changes in sustained fronto-striatal connectivity and positive affect in major depression resulting from antidepressant treatment. Am J Psychiatry. 2013 Feb;170(2):197-206
[PubMed ID: 23223803]
Rosenkranz MA Davidson RJ Maccoon DG Sheridan JF Kalin NH Lutz A . A comparison of mindfulness-based stress reduction and an active control in modulation of neurogenic inflammation. Brain Behav Immun. 2013 Jan;27(1):174-84
[PubMed ID: 23092711]
Burghy CA Stodola DE Ruttle PL Molloy EK Armstrong JM Oler JA Fox ME Hayes AS Kalin NH Essex MJ Davidson RJ Birn RM . Developmental pathways to amygdala-prefrontal function and internalizing symptoms in adolescence. Nat Neurosci. 2012 Dec;15(12):1736-41
[PubMed ID: 23143517]
Fox AS Oler JA Shelton SE Nanda SA Davidson RJ Roseboom PH Kalin NH . Central amygdala nucleus (Ce) gene expression linked to increased trait-like Ce metabolism and anxious temperament in young primates. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2012 Oct 30;109(44):18108-13
[PubMed ID: 23071305]
Oler JA Birn RM Patriat R Fox AS Shelton SE Burghy CA Stodola DE Essex MJ Davidson RJ Kalin NH . Evidence for coordinated functional activity within the extended amygdala of non-human and human primates. Neuroimage. 2012 Jul 16;61(4):1059-66
[PubMed ID: 22465841]
Adluru N Zhang H Fox AS Shelton SE Ennis CM Bartosic AM Oler JA Tromp do PM Zakszewski E Gee JC Kalin NH Alexander AL . A diffusion tensor brain template for rhesus macaques. Neuroimage. 2012 Jan 2;59(1):306-18
[PubMed ID: 21803162]
Light SN Heller AS Johnstone T Kolden GG Peterson MJ Kalin NH Davidson RJ . Reduced right ventrolateral prefrontal cortex activity while inhibiting positive affect is associated with improvement in hedonic capacity after 8 weeks of antidepressant treatment in major depressive disorder. Biol Psychiatry. 2011 Nov 15;70(10):962-8
[PubMed ID: 21867991]
Essex MJ Shirtcliff EA Burk LR Ruttle PL Klein MH Slattery MJ Kalin NH Armstrong JM . Influence of early life stress on later hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis functioning and its covariation with mental health symptoms: a study of the allostatic process from childhood into adolescence. Dev Psychopathol. 2011 Nov;23(4):1039-58
[PubMed ID: 22018080]
Ferrarelli F Peterson MJ Sarasso S Riedner BA Murphy MJ Benca RM Bria P Kalin NH Tononi G . Thalamic dysfunction in schizophrenia suggested by whole-night deficits in slow and fast spindles. Am J Psychiatry. 2010 Nov;167(11):1339-48
[PubMed ID: 20843876]