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C. Robert Cloninger, MD

Current Position
Wallace Renard Professor, Psychiatry
Professor, Genetics
Professor, Psychology
Director, Center for Psychobiology of Personality

Specialty Areas
Psychological Testing

Patients Seen At
Barnes-Jewish Hospital (south) - Renard Building
4940 Children's Place, Room 3308
St. Louis, MO  63110
Fax:   314-362-5594
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Mailing Address
Washington University School of Medicine
Department of Psychiatry
660 South Euclid Avenue, Campus Box: 8134
St. Louis, MO  63110

Areas of Clinical Interest
General psychology, personality testing. Research Interests: Genetic epidemiology, genetics of alcohol abuse, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder

Board Certification
Psychiatry -- Certified

This physician is not able to accept new patients at this time.

Medical Education
B.A.: Philosophy, Psychology, Anthropology, University of Texas, Austin, Texas, 1966
Fellowship: Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri, 1969
Medical Degree: Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri, 1970
Hospital Affiliations
Barnes-Jewish Hospital


Charles E. Smith Lecturer, National Institute for Psychobiology in Israel, Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel, March 1998
Plenary Lecturer, Japanese Society of Psychosomatic Medicine, Kyoto, Japan, 1996
Plenary Lecturer, Research Society on Alcoholism, June 1988
NIH Centennial Lecturer, Washington, DC, September 1987

Editorial Responsibilities

Associate Editor
Human Heredity
Field Editor
American Journal Medical Genetics
Neuropsychiatric Genetics
Editorial Boards
American Journal of Medical Genetics
Archives of General Psychology
Comprehensive Psychiatry
International Journal of Neuropsychopharmacology
Journal of Psychiatric Research
Psychiatric Genetics

Honors and Awards

Listed in America's Top Doctors, Castle Connolly Medical Ltd, 2002-2010
Listed in Best Doctors in America,, Best Doctors, Inc, 2002
ASAM Award, American Society of Addiction Medicine, 2000
Samuel Hamilton Award, American Pychopathological Association, 1993
Mortimer Goodman Memorial Award, The Alliance for the Mentally Ill of Metro St. Louis, 1992
Edgehill Newport Scientific Recognition Award, 1990

Books and Chapters

Cloninger CR. The Shifting Balance: Psychobiology of Personality & Its Disorders. Oxford University Press: New York, NY, In preparation

Cloninger C. Genetics of Substance Abuse, In: Textbook of Substance Abuse Treatment (Second Edition). Galanter M and Kleber HD (eds) American Psychiatric Press, Inc.: Washington, DC, 1999

Cloninger CR (ed). Personality & Psychopathology. American Psychiatric Press, 1999

Journal Articles

Constantino JN, Cloninger CR, Clarke AR, Hashemi B, Przybeck T. Application of the seven-factor model of personality to early childhood. Psychiatry Res 2002; Apr 15;109(3):229-43

Cloninger CR. Samuel B. Guze, MD, 18 October 1923-19 July 2000. Am J Med Genet 2001; Jan 8;105(1):1-3

Vedeniapin AB, Anokhin AP, Sirevaag E, Rohrbaugh JW, Cloninger CR. Visual P300 and the self-directedness scale of the Temperament and Character Inventory. Psychiatry Res 2001; Mar 25;101(2):145-56

Johnson BA, Cloninger CR, Roache JD, Bordnick PS, Ruiz P. Age of onset as a discriminator between alcoholic subtypes in a treatment-seeking outpatient population. American Journal on Addictions 2000; 9:17-27

Wetzel RC, Clayton PJ, Cloninger CR, Brim J, Martin RL, Guze SB, Yutzy SH, North C. Diagnosis of posttraumatic stress disorder with the MMPI: PK scale scores in somatization disorder. Psychological Reports 2000; 87:535-541

Peirson AR, Heuchert JW, Thomala L, Berk M, Plein H, Cloninger CR. Relationship between serotonin and the temperament and character inventory. Psychiatry Research 1999; 89:29-37

Cloninger CR, Bayon C, Svrakic DM. Measurement of temperament and character in mood disorders: A model of fundamental states as personality types. Journal of Affective Disorder 1998; 51:21-32

For more articles and abstracts, take this off-site link to the National Library of Medicine Pub Med page for Dr. C. Robert Cloninger


1993-present, World Health Organization, Advisory Group on Diagnosis and Classification of Mental Disorders, and Alcohol/Drug-Related Problems, Consulting Psychiatrist
1997-present, Association for Personality Disorder, Science Advisory Board for Treatment and Research Advancements

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