Alan Zametkin, MD
Alan Zametkin, MD is an internationally recognized authority on ADHD who has worked as a psychiatrist in private practice for the past 32 years in Bethesda, MD, while also serving as a clinical investigator at the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) where he evaluated, studied and treated children and adults with ADHD for 30 years. Most recently, he spent three years treating military families at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center and Ft. Meade.
Dr. Zametkin has lectured nationally, and has made international appearances in Hong Kong, Singapore, Ireland, England, Holland and Italy and Venezuela. He is perhaps best known for his four clinical research studies published in The New England Journal of Medicine. His most widely cited work was on adult ADHD, which at the time was essentially an unknown entity. His work was publicized on the front page of both the Washington Post and The New York Times.
Dr. Zametkin provides the full range of treatment in his work with children, adolescents and adults with ADHD. He actively involves parents in the treatment process, providing parent training and family therapy when called for, and provides individual therapy to patients across the lifespan. He works collaboratively with parents, educators and other care providers to coordinate the treatment of his patients.
Education and Training:
Dr. Zametkin’s education includes earning a bachelor’s degree from Amherst College, his medical degree at Brown University, followed by a pediatric internship at Stanford University and adult psychiatry training at UCLA. His child psychiatry fellowship was done at Washington, DC’s Children’s National Medical Center.
Areas of Interest Include:
> Childhood Obesity
> Fragile X Syndrome
> Medically ill children and adolescents
Dr. Zametkin is Board Certified in both Adult and Child Psychiatry and Licensed to practice in the State of Maryland.
Dr. Zametkin is a popular lecturer on issues related to ADHD. Please contact The Chesapeake Center if you are interested in having him speak at your local school or organization.