C. Raymond Lake, M.D., Ph.D.

Tenured Professor
Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

C. Raymond Lake, M.D., Ph.D., has been a tenured full Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the University of Kansas Medical Center since 1993. He served as Professor and Chair of the Department of Psychiatry from January 1993 until March 1996. At present, he is a member of the Residency Review Committee and the Committee for the Protection of Human Subjects.

Dr. Lake teaches third- and fourth-year medical students and psychiatry Residents about Diagnostic Interview Techniques, Psychopharmacology and Mood Disorders. He currently follows about 30 of his private patients a week and leads a psychotherapy group weekly. He supervises senior Residents with their patients in the Adult Outpatient clinic two days per week.

Since January 1993, he has been a Research Professor of Psychiatry, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USUHS), F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine, Bethesda, Md., where he was a tenured professor from 1980-1993. He was a staff Psychiatrist and Research Associate at NIMH from 1974-1980 where he collaborated with Irv Kopin, Fred Goodwin, Bob Post, Dennis Murphy, Mike Ebert, Julie Axelrod and Judy Rapport. His lab established techniques to evaluate sympathetic nervous system function in humans.

He has published over 250 articles in peer-reviewed journals, chapters and books and given hundreds of presentations at national and international meetings. His undergraduate studies were at Tulane University where he received BS and MS degrees with majors in Biology and Insect Physiology. He received his M.D. and Ph.D. degrees (in Physiology and Pharmacology) at Duke University where he began his Residency in Psychiatry. He completed residency training in Psychiatry in 1977 at the National Institute of Mental Health, NIH, in Bethesda.

Current research interests include OTC and food stimulants that can cause mania, seizures, stroke and death and he writes about the mis-diagnosis of schizophrenia.

Last modified: Jul 29, 2015



C. Raymond Lake, M.D., Ph.D.
Tenured Professor

Professor of Psychiatry
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