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Photo of Dr. Zametkin Alan Zametkin is a Senior Clinical Staff Physician in the Section on Neuroadaptation and Protein Metabolism in the Intramural Research Program of the National Institute of Mental Health, National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland. A graduate of Amherst College, Brown University Program in Medicine, Dr. Zametkin completed his training at Stanford University Medical Center (pediatric internship), U.C.L.A. (adult psychiatry), and the Children’s National Medical Center (child psychiatry). Dr. Zametkin interests include brain imaging in teen suicide, childhood onset obesity, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), and fragile X syndrome. Dr. Zametkin is a major collaborator of the Section on Neuroadaptation and Protein Metabolism.
Selected Publications:

Bishu S, Schmidt KC, Burlin TV, Channing MA, Conant S, Huang T-J, Liu Z-H, Qin M, Unterman A, Xia Z, Zametkin A, Herscovitch P, Smith CB. Regional rates of cerebral protein synthesis measured with L-[1-11C]leucine and PET in conscious, young adult men: normal values, variability, and reproducibility. J Cereb Blood Flow Metab 2008, 28:1502-1513 [pdf].

Zametkin AJ Alter MR Yemini T. Suicide in Teenagers: Assessment, Management, and Prevention. JAMA, 286, 3120-3125, 2001.

Ernst, M., Zametkin, AJ., Matochik, JA., et. al. High midbrain DOPA decarboxylase in with ADHD. Am J. Psychiatry, 156 :1209-12-15, 1999 .

Zametkin AJ , Ernst M. Current Concepts: Problems in the Management and Treatment of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. New England Journal of Medicine, 340 (1) 40-48, 1999.

Ernst, M., Zametkin, A.J., Matochik, J.A., et. al. Low Presynaptic dopamine activity in Lesch-Nyhan disease. An 18 Fluorodopa Positron Emission Tomography study. The New England Journal of Medicine, 334: 1568- 1572, 1996.

Hauser, P., Zametkin, A.J., Martinez, P., Vitiello, B., Matochik, J.A., Mixson, J., Weintraub, B.D. Attention Deficit-Hyperactivity Disorder in People with Generalized Resistance to Thyroid Hormone, The New England Journal of Medicine, 328:997-100, 1993.

Zametkin, A.J., Nordahl, T.E., Gross, M., King, A.C., Semple, W., Rumsey, J., Hamburger, S., Cohen, R.M., Brain Metabolism in Hyperactive Adults with Childhood Onset, The New England Journal of Medicine, * 323:1361-1366, 1990. *Reported on page 1 Washington Post and page 1 N.Y. Times (California edition)


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