Jessica C Kettel, MD, PhD
Education & Training
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UPMC Western Psychiatric Hospital Names Four New Medical Directors
(Pictured L-R: Justin Shuster, MD, Laima Spokas, MD, Camila Aponte, MD, Jessica Kettel, MD, PhD) We are delighted to recognize the achievements of the clinician-educator faculty members below, who have recently been appointed to medical director roles at UPMC Western Psychiatric Hospital (WPH). Camila Aponte, MD (Medical Director: UPMC Center for Eating Disorders) Dr. Aponte joined the Department of Psychiatry...
Dr. Benjamin Handen Reports in the Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry that Metformin Decreases Weight Gain in Autistic Children Taking Atypical Antipsychotic Medications
Disruptive behaviors, including aggression, tantrums, and self-injury, are estimated to occur in 20% to 50% of individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Atypical antipsychotic medications are one of the most common pharmacologic treatments for such behaviors in the ASD population, but significant increases in weight are frequently reported. There also is evidence of an increased risk of diabetes in children...
Jessica C. Kettel, MD, PhD Appointed to Department of Psychiatry Faculty
The Department of Psychiatry welcomes Jessica Kettel, MD, PhD to the faculty. Dr. Kettel, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, completed the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine Medical Scientist Training Program under the mentorship of Dr. Olivera Finn. She is a graduate of the General Psychiatry residency training program at Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic, where she was a fellow in the Child and...