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Charles S. Grob, M.D.

Charles Grob, M.D, 2011

Charles S. Grob, M.D.
Chief, Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Professor of Psychiatry and Pediatrics

Contact Information:
1000 W. Carson Street
Box 498
Torrance, CA 90509

Phone: (310) 222-3112
Fax: (310) 328-7217
Email: cgrob@labiomed.org

Research Focus:
Dr. Grob's clinical interests include mood and anxiety disorders, as well as the self-medication hypothesis of substance abuse as it applies to substance abuse. He has published in the professional literature on a variety of topics, including adolescent development and psychopathology, cross-cultural models of substance use and misuse and the history of hallucinogens in psychiatry. His research has included the first FDA approved Phase 1 study of the physiological and psychological effects of MDMA (3,4-methlyenedioxymethamphetamine), a multi-national, collaborative study of the Amazonian plant hallucinogen decoction, ayahuasca, in Brazil and a pilot investigation of the safety and efficacy of psilocybin in the treatment of anxiety in adult patients with advanced-stage cancer.

Certifications:
American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology

Training:
Internship, Internal Medicine, Pacific Medical Center, San Francisco, CA
Residency, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA
Fellowship, Family, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA
Fellowship, Child Psychiatry, The Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD

Education:
M.D., State University of New York, Downstate Medical Center, Brooklyn, NY
B.S., Oberlin College and Columbia University

Selected Publications:

1. Grob, C.S. The enigma of ecstasy: implications for youth and society. Adolescent Psychiatry 29:97-117, 2005.

2. Grob, C.S. Revisiting hallucinogen research: an experimental model with advanced-stage cancer patients and anxiety. San Francisco Medicine 79(8):22- 23, 2006.

3. Walsh, R. and Grob, C.S. Early psychedelic investigators reflect on the psychological and social implications of their research. Journal of Humanistic Psychology 46:432-448, 2006.

4. Callaway, J.C, Grob, C.S, McKenna, D.J, Nichols, D.E, Shulgin, A. and Tupper, K.W. A demand for clarity regarding a case report on the injection of 5,-methoxy-N,N-dimethyltryptamine (5-MEO-DMT) in an ayahuasca preparation 30:406-407, 2006.

5. Grob, C.S. The use of psilocybin in patients with advanced cancer and existential anxiety: in Winkelman, M., and Roberts, T. (Eds.) Psychedelic Medicine: New Evidence for Hallucinogens as Treatments. Westport, CT, Praeger/Greenwood, vol. 1, pp.205-216, 2007.

6. Walsh, R. and Grob, C.S. Psychological health and growth: in Winkelman, M. and Roberts, T. (Eds.) Psychedelic Medicine: New Evidence for Hallucinogens as Treatments. Westport, CT: Praeger/Greenwood, vol. 2, pp. 213-225, 2007.

7. Grob, C.S. Substanz-unterstutzte psychotherapie am lebensende? Forschung mit
psilocybin bei krebspatienten im fortgenschrittenen stadium: in H. Jungaberle, P. Gasser, J. Weinhold and R. Verres (Eds.), Therapie mit Psychoaktiven Substanzen. Bern, Switzerland, Verlag Hans Huber, pp. 237-249, 2008.

8. Asarnow, J.R, Baraff, L.J, Berk, M, Grob, C.S, Devich-Navarro, M, Suddath, R, Piacentini, J. and Tang, L. Pediatric emergency department suicidal patients: two-site evaluation of suicide ideators, single attempters and repeat attempters. Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry 47:958-966, 2008.

9. Grof, S, Grob, C, Bravo, G. and Walsh, R. Birthing the transpersonal. Journal of Transpersonal Psychology 40: 155-177, 2008.

10. Danforth, A.L. and Grob, C.S. Ecstasy: in G.L. Fisher and N.A. Roget (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Substance Abuse Prevention, Treatment and Recovery. London, U.K, Sage Publishers, pp. 352-354, 2009.

11. Dobkin de Rios, M. and Grob, C.S. The ritual use of psychoactive drugs: in I.P. Stolerman (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Psychopharmacology. Heidleberg, Germany, Springer Publishers, in press, 2009.

12. Griffiths, R.R. and Grob, C.S. Hallucinogens as medicine. Scientific American 303: 77-79, 2010.

13. Grob, C.S, Danforth, A.L, Chopra, G.S, Hagerty, M.C, McKay, C.R, Halberstadt, A.L. and Greer, G.R. Pilot study of psilocybin treatment for anxiety in patients with advanced-stage cancer. Archives of General Psychiatry 68(1):71-78, 2011.

14. Asarnow JR, Baraff LJ, Berk M, Grob CS, Devich-Navarro M, Suddath R, Piacentini JC, Rotheram-Borus MJ, Cohen D, Tang L. An emergency department intervention for linking pediatric suicidal patients to follow-up mental health treatment. Psychiatr Serv. 2011 Nov;62(11):1303-9. PMID: 22211209

15. Anderson BT, Labate BC, Meyer M, Tupper KW, Barbosa PC, Grob CS, Dawson A, McKenna D. Statement on ayahuasca. Int J Drug Policy. 2012 Mar 27. PMID: 22459485

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