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Department of Psychiatry Faculty

Photo: Ziad Kronfol, M.D. (Emeritus)

Ziad Kronfol, M.D. (Emeritus)

Contact Information



  • Research Fellow, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
  • Resident in Psychiatry, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA
  • Medical Intern, American University of Beirut Hospital, Lebanon
  • Medical Doctor, American University of Beirut, Lebanon

Clinical Interest:

  • Mood disorders
  • Depression associated with medical illness
  • Depression associated with treatment with cytokines
  • Treatment-resistant depression

Research Interest:

  • Psychoneuroimmunology
  • Psychoneuroendocrinology
  • Cytokines and mental health
  • Mind-body interactions

Academic Appointment:

  • Associate Professor Emeritus, Department of Psychiatry

Recent or Representative Publications:

  • Kronfol Z, Remick D: Cytokines and the Brain: Implications for Clinical Psychiatry. American Journal of Psychiatry, 157:683-694, 2000.
  • Kronfol Z, Nair MPN, Zhang O, Hill E and Brown MB: Circadian immune measures in healthy volunteers: Relationship to hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis hormones and sympathetic neuro-trans-mitters. Psychosomatic Medicine, 59: 42-50, 1997.
  • Kronfol Z, Starkman M, Schteingart DE, Singh VK, Zhang Q and Hill E: Immune regulation in Cushing's syndrome: Relationship to hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis hormones. Psycho-neuro-endocrinology 21: 599-608, 1996.
  • Kronfol Z, Nair MPN, Hill E, Kroll P, Brower K and Greden JF: Immune function in alcoholism: a controlled study. Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research 17:279-283, 1993.