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Hoehn-Saric Professorship for OCD and Anxiety

Hoehn-Saric.Evanne and RudolphDr. RUDOLF HOEHN-SARIC received his medical degree from the Karl Franzens University in Graz, Austria. He served residencies in psychiatry at McGill in Montreal, neurology in Vienna and a fellowship in Clinical Psychopharmacology at Hopkins. Dr. Rudolf Hoehn-Saric joined the psychotherapy research group of Dr. Jerome Frank in 1961 and was particularly interested in the interaction between emotions, cognition and behavior. After the retirement of Dr. Frank he established one of the first research groups in the country that focused on anxiety and obsessive-compulsive disorders and led the clinical, research and education initiatives in anxiety disorders at Johns Hopkins until his retirement in 2007. His name is synonymous with this domain in academic medicine. Dr. Hoehn-Saric also shepherded the clinical programs and has been a key figure worldwide in numerous areas of study related to the neurobiology of anxiety disorders, particularly obsessive compulsive disorders, generalized anxiety disorders and panic disorders. He has been a pioneer in advancing our understanding of the neuropharmacologic, psychophysiologic and neuroanatomic substrates of anxiety disorders as well as the forefront of advances in neuroimaging methods. In addition to his many scientific contributions, Dr. Hoehn-Saric has been a superb teacher and mentor to hundreds of students and junior faculty members while at Hopkins. He is also considered an extraordinary clinician. He has authored several books, including The Anxiety Disorders (Concepts in Clinical Psychiatry) with Russell Noyes Jr., MD; Biology of Anxiety Disorders (Progress in Psychiatry) with Daniel McLeod, PhD; and Effective Ingredients of Successful Psychotherapy with Dr. Jerome D. Frank.

Dr. EVANNE HOEHN-SARIC has been cited by her colleagues and the Division leadership as one of the most talented, thoughtful and committed supervisors in the Division. Her impact on the residents who trained with her continues to guide and inform future generations. Her professional interests include treatment of mood disorders, anxiety disorders and oppositional disorders in children and adolescents. Family therapy is regarded as an essential component of treatment, especially in children.