Charles R. Conway, MD

Dr. Conway’s clinical interests include phenomenology of and novel treatments for treatment-resistant depression, vagus nerve stimulation for treatment-resistant depression, bipolar disorder and mood disorders.

Pilar Cristancho, MD

Dr. Cristancho joined Washington University School of Medicine as assistant professor of Psychiatry in July 2011. She came to St. Louis after nine years at the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, where she completed her residency and fellowship and was a faculty member.

During her fellowship, she trained in the treatment of major depressive disorder and bipolar disorder with novel neuromodulation interventions. These include using specific medical devices to target brain circuits thought to be altered in mood disorders. She has expertise in the use of transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS), vagus nerve stimulation (VNS) and electro convulsive therapy (ECT).

Dr. Cristancho has also ample experience  treating patients with mood and anxiety disorders and has worked in the academic setting supervising psychiatry residents. She has participated as a co-investigator in diverse multicenter studies that have include the use of TMS, VNS and the novel investigational deep brain stimulation treatment for depression. She has authored and co-authored several scientific articles in the area of neuromodulation treatments.

Dragan M. Svrakic, MD, PhD

Dr. Svrakic’s clinical interests include adolescent medicine, depression, treatment resistant depression, personality disorders and schizophrenia.