Prof. Dr. Michael Bauer
Michael Bauer, MD, PhD, is Professor of Psychiatry and Chair of the Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy at the University Hospital Carl Gustav Carus, Technische Universität Dresden, in Germany, where he is also Physician-in-Chief at the Psychiatric Hospital and Outpatient Clinics. Dr. Bauer received his medical degree from Freie Universität Berlin School of Medicine and a PhD in molecular biology and biochemistry from Freie Universität Berlin. He completed a residency in psychiatry and neurology at Benjamin Franklin Medical Center in Berlin, and a postdoctoral lecture qualification (venia legendi) in psychiatry at Freie Universität Berlin.
Dr. Bauer was Visiting Professor of Psychiatry at the Neuropsychiatric Research Institute and Hospital at the University of California Los Angeles (1998-2002). He is President of the International Group for the Study of Lithium-Treated Patients (IGSLi), and he chairs the World Federation of Societies of Biological Psychiatry’s Task Force on Treatment Guidelines for Unipolar Depressive Disorders. Dr. Bauer is Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Bipolar Disorders, of Pharmacopsychiatry and Editor of Der Nervenarzt.
Dr. Bauer’s research interests include prediction, response, and outcome in psychopharmacology; neurobiology of mood disorders (functional neuroimaging, neuroendocrinology, and genetics); treatment strategies and tactics in mood disorders; and the development of new technologies for longitudinal assessments in psychiatry. He has authored and coauthored more than 300 articles published in peer-reviewed journals, including the The American Journal of Psychiatry, Molecular Psychiatry and Lancet.