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Kelly N. Botteron, MD

Professor, Psychiatry (Child)
Associate Professor, Radiology

Specialty Areas

Child Psychiatry
Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

Board Certifications

Child Psychiatry

Hospital Affiliations

Barnes-Jewish Hospital
Missouri Baptist Medical Center
St. Louis Children's Hospital

Referral Information

Not Accepting New Patients

Areas of Clinical Interest

Child and adolescent psychiatry, early onset depression, schizophrenia, obsessive compulsive disorder, Tourette's disorder, bipolar affective disorder, autism, pervasive developmental disorder, neuropsychiatry

  • Education
  • Publication & Research



Fellowship: Child Psychiatry, Washington University School of Medicine at St. Louis Children's Hospital 1993
Residency: Psychiatry, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO 1991
Medical Degree: University Of Kansas School of Medicine, Kansas City, KS 1988
B.A.: Psychology, University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas 1984

Publication & Research

Publication & Research

Wolff JJ, Gu H, Gerig G, Elison JT, Styner M, Gouttard S, Botteron KN, Dager SR, Dawson G, Estes AM, Evans AC, Hazlett HC, Kostopoulos P, McKinstry RC, Paterson SJ, Schultz RT, Zwaigenbaum L, Piven J, the IBIS Network (2012 Jun 1). Differences in White Matter Fiber Tract Development Present From 6 to 24 Months in Infants With Autism. Am J Psychiatry. 169(6): 589-600.  

Luby JL, Barch DM, Belden A, Gaffrey MS, Tillman R, Babb C, Nishino T, Suzuki H, Botteron KN (2012 Feb 21). Maternal support in early childhood predicts larger hippocampal volumes at school age. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 109(8): 2854-9.  

Ducharme S, Hudziak JJ, Botteron KN, Ganjavi H, Lepage C, Collins DL, Albaugh MD, Evans AC, Karama S, Brain Development Cooperative Group (2011 Aug 1). Right anterior cingulate cortical thickness and bilateral striatal volume correlate with child behavior checklist aggressive behavior scores in healthy children. Biol Psychiatry. 70(3): 283-90.  

Brain Development Cooperative Group (2012 Jan). Total and regional brain volumes in a population-based normative sample from 4 to 18 years: the NIH MRI Study of Normal Brain Development. Cereb Cortex. 22(1): 1-12.  

Hudziak JJ, Albaugh MD, Ducharme S, Karama S, Spottswood M, Crehan E, Evans AC, Botteron KN, , (2014 Nov). Cortical thickness maturation and duration of music training: health-promoting activities shape brain development. J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry. 53(11): 1153-61, 1161.e1-2.  

Munn MA, Alexopoulos J, Nishino T, Babb CM, Flake LA, Singer T, Ratnanather JT, Huang H, Todd RD, Miller MI, Botteron KN (2007 Sep 1). Amygdala volume analysis in female twins with major depression. Biol Psychiatry. 62(5): 415-22.