Robert Hendren, DO

Psychiatrist

Dr. Robert L. Hendren, director of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, treats patients at the UCSF Autism Clinic. In addition to autism, he specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of neurodevelopmental disorders such as pervasive developmental, bipolar, schizophrenia spectrum and impulse control disorders. In his research, he studies pharmacology and nutrition in treating autism, and the biological effects of alternative treatments for autism such as vitamin B12, vitamin D, Omega-3s and hyperbaric oxygen treatment.

Hendren earned a doctorate of osteopathic medicine at the Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine of the University of Utah in Salt Lake City. He completed a residency in general psychiatry at the Mayo Graduate School of Medicine and a child and adolescent psychiatry fellowship at the Yale Child Study Center. Before joining UCSF, he was on the faculty of the George Washington University School of Medicine, University of New Mexico School of Medicine, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey and University of California, Davis. He is a past president of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and has published more than 100 scientific papers and four books. At UCSF, he is a professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences and vice chair of the Department of Psychiatry.

Clinics

Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
401 Parnassus Ave.
San Francisco, CA 94143
Phone: (415) 476-7500
Fax: (415) 502-6361

STAR Center for Autism Spectrum Disorders and Neurodevelopmental Disorders
401 Parnassus Ave.
San Francisco, CA 94143
Phone: (415) 502-3500
Fax: (415) 502-6361

More about Robert Hendren

Education

Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine 1975

Residencies

Mayo Clinic, 1979

Fellowships

River Region Health System, 1981

Selected Research and Publications

  1. Dang K, Bent S, Lawton B, Warren T, Widjaja F, McDonald MG, Breard M, O'Keefe W, Hendren RL. Integrating Autism Care through a School-Based Intervention Model: A Pilot Study. J Clin Med. 2017 Oct 19; 6(10).
  2. Ness SL, Manyakov NV, Bangerter A, Lewin D, Jagannatha S, Boice M, Skalkin A, Dawson G, Janvier YM, Goodwin MS, Hendren R, Leventhal B, Shic F, Cioccia W, Pandina G. JAKEĀ® Multimodal Data Capture System: Insights from an Observational Study of Autism Spectrum Disorder. Front Neurosci. 2017; 11:517.
  3. Mitra I, Tsang K, Ladd-Acosta C, Croen LA, Aldinger KA, Hendren RL, Traglia M, Lavillaureix A, Zaitlen N, Oldham MC, Levitt P, Nelson S, Amaral DG, Hertz-Picciotto I, Fallin MD, Weiss LA. Correction: Pleiotropic Mechanisms Indicated for Sex Differences in Autism. PLoS Genet. 2017 Jun; 13(6):e1006831.
  4. Bangerter A, Ness S, Aman MG, Esbensen AJ, Goodwin MS, Dawson G, Hendren R, Leventhal B, Khan A, Opler M, Harris A, Pandina G. Autism Behavior Inventory: A Novel Tool for Assessing Core and Associated Symptoms of Autism Spectrum Disorder. J Child Adolesc Psychopharmacol. 2017 Nov; 27(9):814-822.
  5. Bent S, Dang K, Widjaja F, Lawton B, Nazneen N, Hendren RL. Examining Clinics for Children with Autism: The Autism Translating To Treatment Study. J Altern Complement Med. 2017 May; 23(5):340-347.
  6. Mitra I, Tsang K, Ladd-Acosta C, Croen LA, Aldinger KA, Hendren RL, Traglia M, Lavillaureix A, Zaitlen N, Oldham MC, Levitt P, Nelson S, Amaral DG, Hertz-Picciotto I, Fallin MD, Weiss LA. Pleiotropic Mechanisms Indicated for Sex Differences in Autism. PLoS Genet. 2016 11; 12(11):e1006425.
  7. Hendren RL, James SJ, Widjaja F, Lawton B, Rosenblatt A, Bent S. Randomized, Placebo-Controlled Trial of Methyl B12 for Children with Autism. J Child Adolesc Psychopharmacol. 2016 Nov; 26(9):774-783.
  8. Besterman AD, Hendren RL. Psychopharmacological Management of Problem Behaviors in Mowat-Wilson Syndrome. J Child Adolesc Psychopharmacol. 2015 Oct; 25(8):656-7.
  9. Bent S, Hendren RL. Complementary and alternative treatments for autism part 1: evidence-supported treatments. AMA J Ethics. 2015 Apr 01; 17(4):369-74.
  10. Choi JE, Widjaja F, Careaga M, Bent S, Ashwood P, Hendren RL. Change in plasma cytokine levels during risperidone treatment in children with autism. J Child Adolesc Psychopharmacol. 2014 Dec; 24(10):586-9.
  11. Burton B, Grant M, Feigenbaum A, Singh R, Hendren R, Siriwardena K, Phillips J, Sanchez-Valle A, Waisbren S, Gillis J, Prasad S, Merilainen M, Lang W, Zhang C, Yu S, Stahl S. A randomized, placebo-controlled, double-blind study of sapropterin to treat ADHD symptoms and executive function impairment in children and adults with sapropterin-responsive phenylketonuria. Mol Genet Metab. 2015 Mar; 114(3):415-24.
  12. Myers CA, Vandermosten M, Farris EA, Hancock R, Gimenez P, Black JM, Casto B, Drahos M, Tumber M, Hendren RL, Hulme C, Hoeft F. White matter morphometric changes uniquely predict children's reading acquisition. Psychol Sci. 2014 Oct; 25(10):1870-83.
  13. Goldani AA, Downs SR, Widjaja F, Lawton B, Hendren RL. Biomarkers in autism. Front Psychiatry. 2014; 5:100.
  14. Gimenez P, Bugescu N, Black JM, Hancock R, Pugh K, Nagamine M, Kutner E, Mazaika P, Hendren R, McCandliss BD, Hoeft F. Neuroimaging correlates of handwriting quality as children learn to read and write. Front Hum Neurosci. 2014; 8:155.
  15. Bent S, Hendren RL, Zandi T, Law K, Choi JE, Widjaja F, Kalb L, Nestle J, Law P. Internet-based, randomized, controlled trial of omega-3 fatty acids for hyperactivity in autism. J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry. 2014 Jun; 53(6):658-66.
  16. Adviento B, Corbin IL, Widjaja F, Desachy G, Enrique N, Rosser T, Risi S, Marco EJ, Hendren RL, Bearden CE, Rauen KA, Weiss LA. Autism traits in the RASopathies. J Med Genet. 2014 Jan; 51(1):10-20.
  17. Cheng JX, Widjaja F, Choi JE, Hendren RL. Considering biomedical/CAM treatments. Adolesc Med State Art Rev. 2013 Aug; 24(2):446-64, x.
  18. McBurnett K, Swetye M, Muhr H, Hendren RL. Pharmacotherapy of inattention and ADHD in adolescents. Adolesc Med State Art Rev. 2013 Aug; 24(2):391-405, viii.
  19. Hendren RL, Reeve A. Preface. Adolescent psychopharmacology update. Adolesc Med State Art Rev. 2013 Aug; 24(2):xi-xiii.
  20. Connolly CG, Wu J, Ho TC, Hoeft F, Wolkowitz O, Eisendrath S, Frank G, Hendren R, Max JE, Paulus MP, Tapert SF, Banerjee D, Simmons AN, Yang TT. Resting-state functional connectivity of subgenual anterior cingulate cortex in depressed adolescents. Biol Psychiatry. 2013 Dec 15; 74(12):898-907.

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