Michael Bauer, Prof. Dr. med. Dr. rer. nat.

Director and Executive Chair, Physician-in-Chief VCF

Michael Bauer

Contact information

University Hospital Carl Gustav Carus
Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, Psychiatric Hospital and Outpatient Clinics

Technische Universität Dresden
Fetscherstr. 74, 01307 Dresden

Phone: +49 (0)351 458-2772
E-Mail: michael.bauer@uniklinikum-dresden.de

Scientific Education

2001Habilitation (venia legendi) in Psychiatry, FUB
1990 – 1994Resident and research fellow in psychiatry & neurology, Benjamin Franklin Medical Center, Free University Berlin (FUB)
1993Dr. med., Dpt. of Psychiatry, FUB
1982 – 1989School of Medicine, FUB
1987Dr. rer. nat., Institute of Molecular Biology & Biochemistry, FUB
1977 – 1982Diploma in Biology, University of Constance, Germany

Professional Experience

Since 2007Director and Chair (W3), Dpt. of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, University Hospital Carl Gustav Carus, TU Dresden
2004 – 2006Professor of Psychiatry (C3), Charité Universitätsmedizin Berlin
2002 – 2004Privatdozent (C2), Department Deputy Head and Director, Mood Disorders Clinics and Research Program, Dpt. of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, Charité Medical Center, Humboldt University Berlin
1998 – 2002Visiting Professor of Psychiatry, University of California Los Angeles (UCLA), Neuropsychiatric Research Institute & Hospital, Dpt. Of Psychiatry & Biobehavioral  Sciences, USA
1997 – 1998Assistant Clinical Professor (C1), Oberarzt, Dpt. of Psychiatry, Benjamin Franklin Medical Center, FUB, Germany
1994 – 1998Associate Director, Berlin Lithium Clinic and Research Group of Clinical Psychopharmacology, Dpt. of Psychiatry, FUB
1983 – 1987Research Fellow Molecular Biology & Biochemistry, Freie Universität Berlin, Institute of Mol Biology & Biochemistry

Other Scientific Activities, Honors, Awards

Since 2011Member Editorial Board: Translational Psychiatry, Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry
Since 2010Editor, Der Nervenarzt, Editor, Pharmacopsychiatry
Since 2009Member Editorial Board: Bipolar Disorders, World Journal of Biological Psychiatry
Since 2007Project leader, S3 Treatment Guidelines for Bipolar Disorders, funded by DGBS & DGPPN
Since 2007Chairman, Task Force on the Biological Treatment Unipolar Depressive Disorders, World Federation of Societies of Biological Psychiatry (WFSBP)
2007 – 2011Chairman, German Society for Bipolar Disorders (DGBS)
2005National Alliance for Research on Schizophrenia and Depression (NARSAD) Independent Investigator Award
2002 – 2009Advisory Board Pharmacopsychiatry
Since 2002President, International Group for the Study of Lithium-Treated Patients (IGSLI) (www.igsli.org)
1999 – 2001National Alliance for Research on Schizophrenia and Depression (NARSAD) Young Investigator Award
2000 – 2002Judson Braun Research Scholarship, University of California Los Angeles, Dpt. Psychiatry & Biobehavioral Sciences, USA
1998 – 2000Research Scholarship, Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG)
(Ba 1504/3-1)

Selected Publications

Bauer, M., Silverman, D.H., Schlagenhauf, F., London, E.D., Geist, C.L., Van Herle, K., Rasgon, N., Martinez, D., Miller, K., Van Herle, A., Berman, S.M., Phelps, M.E., Whybrow, P.C. (2009). Brain glucose metabolism in hypothyroidism: a positron emission tomography study before and after thyroid hormone replacement therapy. Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism, 94(8), 2922-2929.

Bauer, M., London, E.D., Rasgon, N., Berman, S.M., Frye, M.A., Altshuler, L., Mandelkern, M.A., Bramen, J., Woods, R., Mazziotta, J.C., Whybrow, P.C. (2005). Supraphysiological doses of levothyroxine alter regional cerebral metabolism and improve mood in women with bipolar depression. Molecular Psychiatry, 10, 456-469.

Bermpohl, F., Dalanay, U., Kahnt, T., Sajonz, B., Heimann, H., Ricken, R., Stoy, M., Hägele, C., Schlagenhauf, F., Adli, M., Wrase, J., Ströhle, A., Heinz, A., Bauer, M. (2009). A preliminary study of increased amygdala activation to positive affective stimuli in mania. Bipolar Disorders, 11, 70–75.

Bauer, M., Glenn T, Whybrow PC, Grof P, Rasgon N, Alda M, Marsh W, Sagduyu K, Schmid R, Adli M (2008) Changes in self-reported sleep duration predict mood changes in bipolar disorder. Psychological Medicine, 7, 1069-1071.

Bauer, M., Grof P, Rasgon N, Bschor T, Glenn T, Whybrow PC (2006) Temporal relation between sleep and mood in patients with bipolar disorder. Bipolar Disorders, 8, 160-167.