Andrew Leuchter, M.D.
Work Phone Number:
760 Westwood Plaza, Room 37-452
Los Angeles, CA 90095
Quantitative Electroencephalography (QEEG) Laboratory
Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences
Brain Research Institute
A Short Biography:
Andrew F. Leuchter, MD, is a Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Science at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior at UCLA. He also is Director of the Laboratory of Brain, Behavior, and Pharmacology and Senior Research Scientist at the Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior at UCLA.
A graduate of Stanford University, Dr. Leuchter earned his medical degree from Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas. He completed internships in Medicine/Neurology at the Wadsworth Veterans Administration Medical Center and in Geroneuropsychiatry/Neurology at the UCLA Neuropsychiatric Institute. He then served a residency in Psychiatry at the UCLA Neuropsychiatric Institute and a Robert Wood Johnson Fellowship in the UCLA Department of Medicine.
Dr. Leuchter?s research focuses on the enhancement of treatment outcomes in depression. He uses brain-imaging techniques, such as quantitative electroencephalography (QEEG), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), and positron emission tomography (PET), to examine brain function and predict which treatments are most likely to benefit individual patients. His research program combines clinical trials with neurophysiologic and brain-imaging studies to inform clinical practice in the treatment of depression.
Dr. Leuchter is a Diplomate of the American Board of Electroencephalography and Neurophysiology and a Diplomate in Psychiatry and Neurology with Added Qualifications in Geriatric Psychiatry. He is a member of several professional organizations, including the American Psychiatric Association, American Psychiatric Electrophysiology Association, and the American Medical EEG Association. A frequently published author, he is a reviewer for a number of scientific journals, such as Archives of General Psychiatry, International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, and the Journal of the American Psychiatric Association.
Awards and Honors:
UCLA Neuropsychiatric Hospital
UCLA School of Medicine
UCLA Neuropsychiatric Hospital
Leuchter Andrew F, Cook Ian A, Hamilton Steven P, Narr Katherine L, Toga Arthur, Hunter Aimee M, Faull Kym, Whitelegge Julian, Andrews Anne M, Loo Joseph, Way Baldwin, Nelson Stanley F, Horvath Steven, Lebowitz Barry D
Biomarkers to predict antidepressant response.
Current psychiatry reports,
Warden Diane, Trivedi Madhukar H, Wisniewski Stephen R, Kurian Benji, Zisook Sidney, Kornstein Susan G, Friedman Edward S, Miyahara Sachiko, Leuchter Andrew F, Fava Maurizio, Rush A John
Early adverse events and attrition in selective serotonin reuptake
inhibitor treatment: a suicide assessment methodology study report.
Journal of clinical psychopharmacology,
Leuchter Andrew F, Cook Ian A, Marangell Lauren B, Gilmer William S, Burgoyne Karl S, Howland Robert H, Trivedi Madhukar H, Zisook Sidney, Jain Rakesh, McCracken James T, Fava Maurizio, Iosifescu Dan, Greenwald Scott
Comparative effectiveness of biomarkers and clinical indicators for
predicting outcomes of SSRI treatment in Major Depressive Disorder:
results of the BRITE-MD study.
Leuchter Andrew F, Cook Ian A, Gilmer William S, Marangell Lauren B, Burgoyne Karl S, Howland Robert H, Trivedi Madhukar H, Zisook Sidney, Jain Rakesh, Fava Maurizio, Iosifescu Dan, Greenwald Scott
Effectiveness of a quantitative electroencephalographic biomarker for
predicting differential response or remission with escitalopram and
bupropion in major depressive disorder.
Leuchter Andrew F, Lesser Ira M, Trivedi Madhukar H, Rush A John, Morris David W, Warden Diane, Fava Maurizio, Wisniewski Stephen R, Luther James F, Perales Mercedes, Gaynes Bradley N, Stewart Jonathan W
An open pilot study of the combination of escitalopram and
bupropion-SR for outpatients with major depressive disorder.
Journal of psychiatric practice,
Fava Maurizio, Rush A John, Alpert Jonathan E, Balasubramani G K, Wisniewski Stephen R, Carmin Cheryl N, Biggs Melanie M, Zisook Sidney, Leuchter Andrew, Howland Robert, Warden Diane, Trivedi Madhukar H
Difference in treatment outcome in outpatients with anxious versus
nonanxious depression: a STAR*D report.
The American journal of psychiatry,
Claassen Cynthia A, Trivedi Madhukar H, Rush A John, Husain Mustafa M, Zisook Sidney, Young Elizabeth, Leuchter Andrew, Wisniewski Stephen R, Balasubramani G K, Alpert Jonathan
Clinical differences among depressed patients with and without a
history of suicide attempts: findings from the STAR*D trial.
Journal of affective disorders,
Venneman Sandy, Leuchter Andrew, Bartzokis George, Beckson Mace, Simon Sara L, Schaefer Melodie, Rawson Richard, Newton Tom, Cook Ian A, Uijtdehaage Sebastian, Ling Walter
Variation in neurophysiological function and evidence of quantitative
electroencephalogram discordance: predicting cocaine-dependent
The Journal of neuropsychiatry and clinical neurosciences,
Lesser Ira M, Leuchter Andrew F, Trivedi Madhukar H, Davis Lori L, Wisniewski Stephen R, Balasubramani G K, Petersen Timothy, Stegman Diane, Rush A John
Characteristics of insured and noninsured outpatients with depression
Psychiatric services (Washington, D.C.),
Cook Ian A, Leuchter Andrew F, Morgan Melinda L, Dunkin Jennifer J, Witte Elise, David Steven, Mickes Laura, O'Hara Ruth, Simon Sara, Lufkin Robert, Abrams Michelle, Rosenberg Susan
Longitudinal progression of subclinical structural brain disease in
The American journal of geriatric psychiatry : official journal of the American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry,
Cook Ian A, Leuchter Andrew F, Morgan Melinda L, Conlee Elise Witte, David Steven, Lufkin Robert, Babaie Ashkan, Dunkin Jennifer J, O'Hara Ruth, Simon Sara, Lightner Amy, Thomas Susan, Broumandi David, Badjatia Neeraj, Mickes Laura, Mody Rajal K, Arora Sanjaya, Zheng Zimu, Abrams Michelle, Rosenberg-Thompson Susan
Cognitive and physiologic correlates of subclinical structural brain
disease in elderly healthy control subjects.
Archives of neurology,