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Pilar Cristancho, MD

Assistant Professor, Psychiatry

Specialty Areas

Adult Psychiatry
Depression
Mood Disorders

Board Certifications

Psychiatry

Languages

Spanish

Areas of Clinical Interest

Treatment of mood disorders, particularly targeting resistant depression with psychopharmacology and neuromodulation interventions including Electro Convulsive Therapy (ECT), Vagus Nerve Stimulation (VNS), Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS), and Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS)

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Maps & Directions

Barnes-Jewish Hospital

1 Barnes-Jewish Hospital Plaza
St. Louis, MO 63110

Floor: 15
Office Phone: 314-286-1700

Education

Education

Medical Degree: Universidad Industrial de Santander, Colombia 2000
BS: Colegio de la Presentacion. Colombia 1993
Fellowship: Mood Disorders and Neuromodulation, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA 2010
Residency: Psychiatry, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA 2008

Publication & Research

Publication & Research

Treatment Emergent Suicidal Ideation in depressed older adults.
Cristancho P, O'Connor B, Lenze EJ, Blumberger DM, Reynolds CF 3rd, Dixon D, Mulsant BH
Int J Geriatr Psychiatry. 2017 Jun; 32(6)596-604. doi: 10.1002/gps.4498.

PMID:
    27162147
    [PubMed - in process]
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Use of the Temperament and Character Inventory to Predict Response to Repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation for Major Depression.
Siddiqi SH, Chockalingam R, Cloninger CR, Lenze EJ, Cristancho P
J Psychiatr Pract. 2016 May; 22(3)193-202. doi: 10.1097/PRA.0000000000000150.

PMID:
    27123799
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Trajectories of depressive symptoms after hip fracture.
Cristancho P, Lenze EJ, Avidan MS, Rawson KS
Psychol Med. 2016 May; 46(7)1413-25. doi: 10.1017/S0033291715002974.

PMID:
    27032698
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Clinical characteristics and management of treatment-resistant depression.
Conway CR, Gebara MA, Walker MC, Lessov-Schlaggar CN, Janski AM, Chibnall JT, Cristancho P, Sheline YI, Gott BM, Svrakic DM
J Clin Psychiatry. 2015 Nov; 76(11)1569-70. doi: 10.4088/JCP.14l09462.

PMID:
    26646033
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Nitrous Oxide for Treatment-Resistant Major Depression: A Proof-of-Concept Trial.
Nagele P, Duma A, Kopec M, Gebara MA, Parsoei A, Walker M, Janski A, Panagopoulos VN, Cristancho P, Miller JP, Zorumski CF, Conway CR
Biol Psychiatry. 2015 Jul 1; 78(1)10-18. doi: 10.1016/j.biopsych.2014.11.016.

PMID:
    25577164
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Transcranial magnetic stimulation in a 15-year-old patient with autism and comorbid depression.
Cristancho P, Akkineni K, Constantino JN, Carter AR, O'Reardon JP
J ECT. 2014 Dec; 30(4)e46-7. doi: 10.1097/YCT.0000000000000156.

PMID:
    24979652
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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rTMS bimodal treatment for patients with subjective idiopathic tinnitus: a pilot study of high-dose stimulation.
Cristancho P, Wilson MB, Kallogjeri D, Nicklaus J, Cornell M, Piccirillo JF
Brain Stimul. 2014 May-Jun; 7(3)489-91. doi: 10.1016/j.brs.2014.01.010.

PMID:
    24556368
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Electroconvulsive therapy after maxillofacial metallic implants.
Freeman GM Jr, Perry MT, Manatt GS, Cristancho P
J ECT. 2014 Mar; 30(1)3-4. doi: 10.1097/YCT.0b013e3182a2706f.

PMID:
    24553317
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Other therapeutic psychiatric uses of superficial brain stimulation.
Cristancho MA, Cristancho P, O'Reardon JP
Handb Clin Neurol. 2013; 116415-22. doi: 10.1016/B978-0-444-53497-2.00034-6.

PMID:
    24112913
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Successful use of right unilateral ECT for catatonia: a case series.
Cristancho P, Jewkes D, Mon T, Conway C
J ECT. 2014 Mar; 30(1)69-72. doi: 10.1097/YCT.0b013e31829a01d3.

PMID:
    23859978
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Transcranial magnetic stimulation maintenance as a substitute for maintenance electroconvulsive therapy: a case series.
Cristancho MA, Helmer A, Connolly R, Cristancho P, O'Reardon JP
J ECT. 2013 Jun; 29(2)106-8. doi: 10.1097/YCT.0b013e31827a70ba.

PMID:
    23519219
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Effectiveness of transcranial magnetic stimulation in clinical practice post-FDA approval in the United States: results observed with the first 100 consecutive cases of depression at an academic medical center.
Connolly KR, Helmer A, Cristancho MA, Cristancho P, O'Reardon JP
J Clin Psychiatry. 2012 Apr; 73(4)e567-73. doi: 10.4088/JCP.11m07413.

PMID:
    22579164
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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An open label pilot study of transcranial magnetic stimulation for pregnant women with major depressive disorder.
Kim DR, Epperson N, Paré E, Gonzalez JM, Parry S, Thase ME, Cristancho P, Sammel MD, O'Reardon JP
J Womens Health (Larchmt). 2011 Feb; 20(2)255-61. doi: 10.1089/jwh.2010.2353.

PMID:
    21314450
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Effectiveness and safety of vagus nerve stimulation for severe treatment-resistant major depression in clinical practice after FDA approval: outcomes at 1 year.
Cristancho P, Cristancho MA, Baltuch GH, Thase ME, O'Reardon JP
J Clin Psychiatry. 2011 Oct; 72(10)1376-82. doi: 10.4088/JCP.09m05888blu.

PMID:
    21295002
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Acute and maintenance electroconvulsive therapy for treatment of severe major depression during the second and third trimesters of pregnancy with infant follow-up to 18 months: case report and review of the literature.
O'Reardon JP, Cristancho MA, von Andreae CV, Cristancho P, Weiss D
J ECT. 2011 Mar; 27(1)e23-6. doi: 10.1097/YCT.0b013e3181e63160.

PMID:
    20562638
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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A case of delayed onset of threatened premature labor in association with electroconvulsive therapy in the third trimester of pregnancy.
Pesiridou A, Baquero G, Cristancho P, Wakil L, Altinay M, Kim D, O'Reardon JP
J ECT. 2010 Sep; 26(3)228-30. doi: 10.1097/YCT.0b013e3181c3aef3.

PMID:
    20375702
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Psychiatric consultation of patients with hyperemesis gravidarum.
Kim DR, Connolly KR, Cristancho P, Zappone M, Weinrieb RM
Arch Womens Ment Health. 2009 Apr; 12(2)61-7. doi: 10.1007/s00737-009-0064-7.

PMID:
    19263196
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Acute coronary syndrome (Takotsubo cardiomyopathy) following electroconvulsive therapy in the absence of significant coronary artery disease: case report and review of the literature.
O'Reardon JP, Lott JP, Akhtar UW, Cristancho P, Weiss D, Jones N
J ECT. 2008 Dec; 24(4)277-80. doi: 10.1097/YCT.0b013e31815fa4ab.

PMID:
    18955900
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Electroconvulsive therapy in a 96-year-old patient with severe aortic stenosis: a case report and review of the literature.
O'Reardon JP, Cristancho MA, Cristancho P, Fontecha JF, Weiss D
J ECT. 2008 Mar; 24(1)96-8. doi: 10.1097/YCT.0b013e31814da9d5.

PMID:
    18379343
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Patients with a major depressive episode responding to treatment with repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) are resistant to the effects of rapid tryptophan depletion.
O'Reardon JP, Cristancho P, Pilania P, Bapatla KB, Chuai S, Peshek AD
Depress Anxiety. 2007; 24(8)537-44.

PMID:
    17131353
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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