Robert Hendren, DO

Psychiatrist

Dr. Robert L. Hendren is a psychiatrist. He specializes in caring for patients with autism as well as in diagnosing and treating neurodevelopmental disorders, including pervasive developmental, bipolar, schizophrenia spectrum and impulse control disorders.

In his research, Hendren studies the use of pharmacological and nutritional therapies in treating autism. He also examines the biological effects of alternative treatments for autism, such as vitamin B12, vitamin D and omega-3 fatty acid supplements, and hyperbaric oxygen therapy.

Hendren earned his doctor of osteopathic medicine degree at the A.T. Still University. He completed a residency in general psychiatry at the Mayo Clinic School of Graduate Medical Education and a fellowship in child and adolescent psychiatry at the Yale Child Study Center.

Before joining UCSF, Hendren was on the faculty of the George Washington University School of Medicine & Health Sciences, University of New Mexico School of Medicine, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, and University of California, Davis School of Medicine. A past president of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, he has published more than 100 scientific papers and four books. He serves as vice chair of the UCSF 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

A.T. Still University 1975

Residencies

Mayo Clinic, General Psychiatry 1979

Fellowships

Yale Child Study Center, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry 1981

Selected Research and Publications

  1. Haft SL, Duong PH, Ho TC, Hendren RL, Hoeft F. Anxiety and Attentional Bias in Children with Specific Learning Disorders. J Abnorm Child Psychol. 2018 Jul 24.
  2. Bent S, Lawton B, Warren T, Widjaja F, Dang K, Fahey JW, Cornblatt B, Kinchen JM, Delucchi K, Hendren RL. Identification of urinary metabolites that correlate with clinical improvements in children with autism treated with sulforaphane from broccoli. Mol Autism. 2018; 9:35.
  3. Hendren RL, Haft SL, Black JM, White NC, Hoeft F. Recognizing Psychiatric Comorbidity With Reading Disorders. Front Psychiatry. 2018; 9:101.
  4. Caverzasi E, Mandelli ML, Hoeft F, Watson C, Meyer M, Allen IE, Papinutto N, Wang C, Gandini Wheeler-Kingshott CAM, Marco EJ, Mukherjee P, Miller ZA, Miller BL, Hendren R, Shapiro KA, Gorno-Tempini ML. Abnormal age-related cortical folding and neurite morphology in children with developmental dyslexia. Neuroimage Clin. 2018; 18:814-821.
  5. 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).
  6. 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.
  7. 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 06; 13(6):e1006831.
  8. 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.
  9. Bent S, Ailarov A, Dang KT, Widjaja F, Lawton BL, Hendren RL. Open-Label Trial of Vitamin D3 Supplementation in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder. J Altern Complement Med. 2017 May; 23(5):394-395.
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. Aman MG, Findling RL, Hardan AY, Hendren RL, Melmed RD, Kehinde-Nelson O, Hsu HA, Trugman JM, Palmer RH, Graham SM, Gage AT, Perhach JL, Katz E. Safety and Efficacy of Memantine in Children with Autism: Randomized, Placebo-Controlled Study and Open-Label Extension. J Child Adolesc Psychopharmacol. 2017 Jun; 27(5):403-412.
  13. 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.
  14. Besterman AD, Hendren RL. Psychopharmacological Management of Problem Behaviors in Mowat-Wilson Syndrome. J Child Adolesc Psychopharmacol. 2015 Oct; 25(8):656-7.
  15. 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.
  16. 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.
  17. 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.
  18. Goldani AA, Downs SR, Widjaja F, Lawton B, Hendren RL. Biomarkers in autism. Front Psychiatry. 2014; 5:100.
  19. 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.
  20. 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.

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