Aaron Besterman

Title(s)Associate Clinical Professor, Psychiatry
SchoolVc-health Sciences-schools
Address9500 Gilman Drive #
La Jolla CA 92093
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    University of California Los AngelesPostdoc06/2020Medical Genetics
    University of California Los AngelesFellowship06/2018Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
    University of California San FranciscoResidency06/2016Psychiatry
    New York Medical CollegeMD06/2012Medicine
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    2018 Rare Disease Clinical Research Network Scholar
    2018Savant Fellowship in Developmental Neurogenetics
    2017AACAP Pilot Research Award for Junior Faculty and Child Psychiatry
    2017American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Young Leaders Conference Travel Award
    2016World Congress of Psychiatric Genetics Early Career Investigator Poster Award
    2016Edwin F. Alston Award for Distinguished Leadership and Achievement in Psychiatric Practice
    2016UCSF Trainee Research Award for Outstanding Accomplishments in Research during Residency
    2015American Association of Directors of Psychiatric Residency Training BRAIN Conference Scholar
    2014National Institute of Mental Health Outstanding Resident Award, Honorable Mention
    2012New York Medical College Stephen P. Jewett Award for Outstanding Accomplishments in Psychiatry
    2011Howard Hughes Medical Institute – National Institutes of Health Research Scholarship
    2009New York Medical College Sidney E. Frank Summer Fellowship in Psychiatry

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    1. Correction: The diagnostic journey of genetically defined neurodevelopmental disorders. J Neurodev Disord. 2023 Nov 11; 15(1):38. Simon J, Hyde C, Saravanapandian V, Wilson R, Schneider B, Distefano C, Besterman A, Jeste S. PMID: 37951895; PMCID: PMC10638818.
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    2. A genetics-guided approach to the clinical management of schizophrenia. Schizophr Res. 2023 Oct 07. Besterman AD. PMID: 37813777.
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    3. Catatonia in autism and other neurodevelopmental disabilities: a state-of-the-art review. Npj Ment Health Res. 2022 Sep 14; 1(1):12. Moore S, Amatya DN, Chu MM, Besterman AD. PMID: 38609506.
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    4. The diagnostic journey of genetically defined neurodevelopmental disorders. J Neurodev Disord. 2022 05 02; 14(1):27. Simon J, Hyde C, Saravanapandian V, Wilson R, Distefano C, Besterman A, Jeste S. PMID: 35501684; PMCID: PMC9059413.
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    5. Neurodevelopmental and neuropsychiatric disorders in cobalamin C disease: a case report and review of the literature. Cold Spring Harb Mol Case Stud. 2022 02; 8(2). Nguyen MG, Tronick L, Modirian F, Mardach R, Besterman AD. PMID: 35105663; PMCID: PMC8958916.
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    6. Development and Implementation of a Chief Resident for Research Role in a Psychiatry Residency Training Program. Adv Med Educ Pract. 2021; 12:1231-1236. Hwong AR, Morgan S, Young CA, Besterman AD, Jacob M, Williams J, Reus VI, Mathews CA, Hung E, Voglmaier S. PMID: 34720606; PMCID: PMC8549966.
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    7. Dual orexin receptor antagonists for insomnia in youth with neurodevelopmental disorders: a case series and review. Eur Child Adolesc Psychiatry. 2023 Mar; 32(3):527-531. Besterman AD, Jeste SS. PMID: 34611728; PMCID: PMC10038945.
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    8. Functional and structural analyses of novel Smith-Kingsmore Syndrome-Associated MTOR variants reveal potential new mechanisms and predictors of pathogenicity. PLoS Genet. 2021 07; 17(7):e1009651. Besterman AD, Althoff T, Elfferich P, Gutierrez-Mejia I, Sadik J, Bernstein JA, van Ierland Y, Kattentidt-Mouravieva AA, Nellist M, Abramson J, Martinez-Agosto JA. PMID: 34197453; PMCID: PMC8279410.
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    9. The Feasibility and Outcomes of Genetic Testing for Autism and Neurodevelopmental Disorders on an Inpatient Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Service. Autism Res. 2020 09; 13(9):1450-1464. Besterman AD, Sadik J, Enenbach MJ, Quintero-Rivera F, DeAntonio M, Martinez-Agosto JA. PMID: 32662193.
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    10. Dr Nurnberger and Colleagues Reply. J Clin Psychiatry. 2019 04 09; 80(3). Nurnberger JI, Austin J, Berrettini WH, Besterman AD, DeLisi LE, Grice DE, Kennedy JL, Moreno-De-Luca D, Potash JB, Ross DA, Schulze TG, Zai G. PMID: 30997963; PMCID: PMC7578536.
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    11. 21st-Century Genetics in Psychiatric Residency Training: How Do We Get There? JAMA Psychiatry. 2019 03 01; 76(3):231-232. Besterman AD, Moreno-De-Luca D, Nurnberger JI. PMID: 30601877; PMCID: PMC8404972.
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    12. What Should a Psychiatrist Know About Genetics? Review and Recommendations From the Residency Education Committee of the International Society of Psychiatric Genetics. J Clin Psychiatry. 2018 11 27; 80(1). Nurnberger JI, Austin J, Berrettini WH, Besterman AD, DeLisi LE, Grice DE, Kennedy JL, Moreno-De-Luca D, Potash JB, Ross DA, Schulze TG, Zai G. PMID: 30549495; PMCID: PMC6480395.
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    13. Psychiatric Pharmacogenomics: How Close Are We? Biol Psychiatry. 2016 10 15; 80(8):e63-5. Hirschtritt ME, Besterman AD, Ross DA. PMID: 27663067; PMCID: PMC5371713.
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    14. The Role of Regional Conferences in Research Resident Career Development: The California Psychiatry Research Resident Retreat. Acad Psychiatry. 2017 Apr; 41(2):272-277. Besterman AD, Williams JK, Reus VI, Pato MT, Voglmaier SM, Mathews CA. PMID: 27178277; PMCID: PMC5107358.
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    15. Psychopharmacological Management of Problem Behaviors in Mowat-Wilson Syndrome. J Child Adolesc Psychopharmacol. 2015 Oct; 25(8):656-7. Besterman AD, Hendren RL. PMID: 26402313; PMCID: PMC4615772.
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    16. Persistent perceptual disturbances after lithium toxicity: a case report and discussion. Psychosomatics. 2015 May-Jun; 56(3):306-10. Feldman WB, Besterman AD, Yu JP, Devido JJ, Bourgeois JA. PMID: 25624181.
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    17. Towards an Understanding of Neuropsychiatric Manifestations in Fragile X Premutation Carriers. Future Neurol. 2014 Mar; 9(2):227-239. Besterman AD, Wilke SA, Mulligan TE, Allison SC, Hagerman R, Seritan AL, Bourgeois JA. PMID: 25013385; PMCID: PMC4086747.
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    18. Neuregulin 1-ErbB4-PI3K signaling in schizophrenia and phosphoinositide 3-kinase-p110δ inhibition as a potential therapeutic strategy. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2012 Jul 24; 109(30):12165-70. Law AJ, Wang Y, Sei Y, O'Donnell P, Piantadosi P, Papaleo F, Straub RE, Huang W, Thomas CJ, Vakkalanka R, Besterman AD, Lipska BK, Hyde TM, Harrison PJ, Kleinman JE, Weinberger DR. PMID: 22689948; PMCID: PMC3409795.
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    19. The ethics of genetic testing in psychiatry. Virtual Mentor. 2012 Jun 01; 14(6):460-3. Besterman AD. PMID: 23351260.
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    20. The prevalence of multiple sclerosis in the Middle East. Neuroepidemiology. 2008; 31(2):129-37. Al-Hashel J, Besterman AD, Wolfson C. PMID: 18716409.
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    21. Gaseous metabolism of the chicken embryo and hatchling during post-hypoxic recovery. Respir Physiol Neurobiol. 2007 May 14; 156(2):212-9. Mortola JP, Besterman AD. PMID: 17081809.
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