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Michael R. Jarvis, MD, PhD

Current Position
Professor of Psychiatry

University Roles
Vice Chairman for Clinical Affairs
Director, Inpatient Psychiatry

Education and Training
B.S.: University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota, 1977
M.S.: University of Illinois, Urbana, Illinois, 1980
Ph.D.: University of Illinois, Urbana, Illinois, 1982
M.D.: Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri, 1985
Chief Resident: Psychiatry, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri, 1990

Major Awards
WUMS 2014 Distinguished Educator- Housestaff Teaching Award
Excellence in Teaching Award, Psychiatry Resident Class of 2011
Clinical Teacher Of The Year, WUMS Class of 2007
St Louis Magazine's Best Doctor List 2006-2013
America's Top Psychiatrists, 2007
Fellow of the American Psychiatric Assoc. 2003
Listed in Best Doctors in America, 2002, 2003 (Best Doctors, Inc)
Barnes-Jewish Hospital Quality Leadership Award, 1995
Osler Institute Teaching Award, 1995
Sidney I. Schwab Prize in Psychiatry, 1985
R. Emerson Memorial Grant for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching Within the School of Life Sciences, University of Illinois, 1981, 1982

Areas of Clinical Interest
Forensic Psychiatry
Adult and Geriatric Psychiatry


Areas of Research Interests
My research interests involve suicide and treatments for significant psychiatric illness such as Electroconvulsive Therapy and Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation.


Key Publications
Jarvis MR, Todd RD, Hickok JM, Ackerman KE, Sherman WR: Analysis of Myo-Inositol Monophosphatase from Transformed Human Lymphocytes. Lithium 1992; 3:49-54.

Jarvis MR, Zorumski CF, Goewert A, Rasmussen KG: Maintenance electroconvulsive therapy and seizure duration. Convulsive Therapy 1993; 9:8-13.

Rasmussen KG, Zorumski CF, Jarvis MR: Possible impact of stimulus duration on seizure threshold in ECT. Convulsive Therapy 1994; 10:177-180.

Isenberg K, Kormos TC, Downs D, Pierce K, Svrakic D, Garcia K, Jarvis M, North C: Low Frequency rTMS Stimulation of the Right Frontal Cortex is as Effective as High Frequency rTMS Stimulation of the Left Frontal Cortex for Antidepressant-Free, Treatment-Resistant, Depressed Patients. Ann. Clin. Psychiatry, 2005; 17(3): 153-159.