Visiting Professor Lecture Series: Recent Advances in Noninvasive Brain Stimulation – Paul Croarkin, DO, MS
Recent advances with noninvasive brain stimulation in child and adolescent psychiatry
- Participants will demonstrate the ability to discuss the applications and dosing of transcranial magnetic stimulation (single-pulse, paired-pulse, high frequency, low frequency, theta burst stimulation).
- Participants will review recent findings from studies examining transcranial magnetic stimulation as a neurophysiological probe and therapeutic tool in adolescents with depression and autism spectrum disorder.
- Participants will demonstrate the ability to discuss the ethical, pragmatic, and study design challenges related to work with brain stimulation and children and adolescents.
About the Professor
Paul Croarkin, DO, MS
- Professor of Psychiatry, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science
- Director of the Mayo Clinic Depression Center
Dr. Croarkin is Director of the Mayo Clinic Depression Center and holds the academic rank of Professor of Psychiatry, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science. Dr. Croarkin completed medical school at the University of North Texas Health Science Center. He completed an internship and residency in psychiatry at Naval Medical Center San Diego where he served as chief resident. Dr. Croarkin served as a US Navy psychiatrist in an academic role at Walter Reed Army Medical Center and in an operational setting as a psychiatrist embedded with the 24 Marine Expeditionary Unit in North Babil during Operation Iraqi Freedom. He returned for clinical and research training in child and adolescent psychiatry at UT Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, again serving as chief resident. He earned a Master of Science degree with distinction in clinical science at the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences at UT Southwestern Medical Center. Thereafter, he was recruited to Mayo Clinic for a research focused position.
An expert in child and adolescent mood disorders, early life adversity, and psychopharmacology, Dr. Croarkin conducts research to help find innovative diagnostic and treatment approaches for children and adolescents. His research has been funded by the National Alliance for Research on Schizophrenia and Depression, National Institutes of Health, and Industry partnerships. His findings have been published in numerous peer-reviewed journals such The American Journal of Psychiatry, JAMA Psychiatry, and Neuropsychopharmacology. Dr. Croarkin has mentored many students and residents. He holds full faculty privileges in Clinical and Translational Science, Mayo Clinic Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences. Dr. Croarkin has received many awards and honors. In 2017, he received a National Institute of Mental Health Biobehavioral Research Award for Innovative New Scientists (NIMH BRAINS). He is also a Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association.
The Child Mind Institute Visiting Professor Lecture Series invites leaders in the field of child and adolescent mental health to talk about the latest research and treatment protocols. These lectures are open to the public and are available live via webinar, but are not available for viewing after the event. Continuing medical education credits (CME) are offered for medical professionals through our partnership with Northwell Health.