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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.



UW Health Clinics

Psychiatric Institute and Clinic
(608) 232-3171 | (888)703-2778 | Map

Hospital Affiliation(s)

University Hospital (primary)
Veterans Hospital - Wm. S. Middleton Memorial (secondary)

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 Thomas Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia, PA, 1976

Medical interpreters are available to help patients communicate with hospital and clinic staff. For more information, please contact interpreter services at (608) 262-9000.


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
Bogdan R Salmeron BJ Carey CE Agrawal A Calhoun VD Garavan H Hariri AR Heinz A Hill MN Holmes A Kalin NH Goldman D . Imaging Genetics and Genomics in Psychiatry: A Critical Review of Progress and Potential. Biol Psychiatry. 2017 Aug 1;82(3):165-175
[PubMed ID: 28283186]
Block T Petrides G Kushner H Kalin N Belanoff J Schatzberg A . Mifepristone Plasma Level and Glucocorticoid Receptor Antagonism Associated With Response in Patients With Psychotic Depression. J Clin Psychopharmacol. 2017 Jul 13;
[PubMed ID: 28708736]
Kalin NH . Mechanisms underlying the early risk to develop anxiety and depression: A translational approach. Eur Neuropsychopharmacol. 2017 Jun;27(6):543-553
[PubMed ID: 28502529]
Oler JA Tromp DP Fox AS Kovner R Davidson RJ Alexander AL McFarlin DR Birn RM E Berg B deCampo DM Kalin NH Fudge JL . Connectivity between the central nucleus of the amygdala and the bed nucleus of the stria terminalis in the non-human primate: neuronal tract tracing and developmental neuroimaging studies. Brain Struct Funct. 2017 Jan;222(1):21-39
[PubMed ID: 26908365]
Kalin NH Fox AS Kovner R Riedel MK Fekete EM Roseboom PH Tromp do PM Grabow BP Olsen ME Brodsky EK McFarlin DR Alexander AL Emborg ME Block WF Fudge JL Oler JA . Overexpressing Corticotropin-Releasing Factor in the Primate Amygdala Increases Anxious Temperament and Alters Its Neural Circuit. Biol Psychiatry. 2016 Sep 1;80(5):345-55
[PubMed ID: 27016385]
Dantzer R Kalin NH . The cortisol awakening response at its best. Psychoneuroendocrinology. 2016 Jan;63:412-3
[PubMed ID: 26604094]
Kennis M van Rooij SJ Tromp do PM Fox AS Rademaker AR Kahn RS Kalin NH Geuze E . Treatment Outcome-Related White Matter Differences in Veterans with Posttraumatic Stress Disorder. Neuropsychopharmacology. 2015 Sep;40(10):2434-42
[PubMed ID: 25837284]
Fox AS Oler JA Shackman AJ Shelton SE Raveendran M McKay DR Converse AK Alexander A Davidson RJ Blangero J Rogers J Kalin NH . Intergenerational neural mediators of early-life anxious temperament. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2015 Jul 21;112(29):9118-22
[PubMed ID: 26150480]
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. 2015 May;40(6):1428-35
[PubMed ID: 25502633]
Fox AS Oler JA Tromp do PM Fudge JL Kalin NH . Extending the amygdala in theories of threat processing. Trends Neurosci. 2015 May;38(5):319-29
[PubMed ID: 25851307]
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]
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]
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]
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]
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]