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Department of Psychiatry Faculty

Brian Martis, M.D.

Contact Information


Primary Programs/Services:
VA Medical Center


  • Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard University, Boston, MA
  • University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL
  • J.I.P.M.E.R., Pondicherry, India
  • St. Johns National Institute of Medical Sciences, Bangalore, India

Clinical Interest:

  • Stress and Anxiety Disorders
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorders (PTSD)
  • Refractory Obsessive Compulsive Disorders (OCD)
  • Reduction of stigma and improved access to psychiatric healthcare

Research Interest:

  • Neurobiology of emotion
  • Neurobiology of Stress and Anxiety disorders
  • Neural substrates of PTSD and OCD
  • Integrative neuroimaging modalities to study stress and anxiety disorders

Academic Appointment:

  • Medical Director, PTSD Clinic, Ann Arbor VAHS
  • Attending Psychiatrist, UM Anxiety Disorders Clinic and Depression Center
  • Clinical Associate Professor of Psychiatry

Recent or Representative Publications:

  • Martis B, Wright CI, McMullin KG, Shin LM, Rauch SL. Functional magnetic resonance imaging evidence for a lack of striatal dysfunction during implicit sequence learning in individuals with animal phobia. Am J Psychiatry. 2004;161(1):67-71
  • Wright CI, Martis B, McMullin K, Shin LM, Rauch SL. Amygdala and insular responses to emotionally valenced human faces in small animal specific phobia. Biol Psychiatry. 2003; 54(10):1067-76
  • Martis B, Alam D, Dowd SM, Hill SK, Sharma RP, Rosen C, Pliskin N, Martin E, Carson V, Janicak PG (2003) Neurocognitive effects of repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation in severe major depression. Clin Neurophysiol. 114 (6):1125-32
  • Wright CI, Martis B, Schwartz C, Shin LM, Fischer H, McMullin KG, Rauch SL (2003). Novelty Responses and Differential Effects of Order in the Amygdala, Substantia Innominata and Inferior Temporal Cortex. NeuroImage, 18 (3):660-9