Michael Jarvis

Professor of Psychiatry

Additional Titles & Roles


  • Vice Chairman for Clinical Affairs, Psychiatry
  • Director, Inpatient Psychiatry, BJH-Pavilion
  • WUMS Committee on Admissions

Education & Training


  • Residency: Washington University School, St. Louis, MO, 1990
  • MD: Washington University School, St. Louis, MO, 1985
  • PhD: University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, IL, 1982
  • MS: University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, IL, 1980
  • BS: University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, 1977

Major Awards


  • Resident Mentoring Award, Washington University, 2014, 2016, 2017
  • Distinguished Educator- Housestaff Teaching Award, Washington University, 2016
  • Excellence in Teaching Award, 2011
  • Clinical Teacher Of The Year, 2007
  • St Louis Magazine’s Best Doctor List, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017
  • Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association, 2003

Areas of Clinical Interest


Forensic Psychiatry
General Psychiatry

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.
  • Isenberg KE, Dinwiddie S, Heath AC, Osborne V, Jarvis MR, Spitznagel EL, Zorumski CF, North CS: Effect of electrical parameters on ECT convulsive threshold and duration, Ann.Clin. Psychiatry 2016; 28:105-116
  • Duma A, Pal S, Johnston J, Helwani MA, Bhat A, Gill B, Rosenquist J, Cartmill C, Brown F, Miller JP, Scott MG, Sanchez-Conde F, Jarvis M, Farber N, Zorumski CF, Conway C, Nagele P: High-Sensitivity Cardiac Troponin Elevation after Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT) A prospective, observational cohort study, Anesthesiology April 2017: V 126 No 4