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Christian Kohler, MD

Christian Kohler, MD Physician

Associate Professor of Psychiatry at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry in Neurology

Dr. Kohler is a Penn Medicine employed physician.

About Dr. Christian Kohler

Recognized in Philadelphia Magazine's May 2002 Top Docs issue

Clinical Specialties


  • Psychiatry

Programs & Centers:

Board Certification:

  • Psychiatry, 1992

Practice Locations and Appointments

  • Psychiatry

    Penn Behavioral Health 3535 Market Street Philadelphia, PA 19104 866-301-4PBH (4724)

    A facility of the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna US Healthcare
  • Cigna
  • Cigna HealthSpring
  • CVS Health
  • Devon Health Services (Americare)
  • Gateway Health Plan
  • Geisinger Health Plan
  • HealthAmerica / HealthAssurance, a Coventry Plan
  • HealthPartners
  • HealthPartners Medicare
  • HealthSmart
  • Highmark Blue Shield
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • Humana / Choicecare
  • Independence Blue Cross (Keystone East)
  • Intergroup
  • Keystone First
  • Multiplan
  • NJ Medicaid
  • NJ Qualcare
  • Oxford Health Plan
  • PA Medicaid
  • PA Medicare
  • Preferred Health Care/LGH
  • Rail Road Medicare / Palmetto GBA
  • Remedy Partners at Penn Medicine
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
  • UnitedHealthcare Community Plan
  • US Family Health Plan

Education and Training

Medical School: University of Innsbruck
Residency: Wright-Patterson Medical Center
Residency: University of Cincinnati Medical Center
Fellowship: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania


American Epilepsy Society, American Neuropsychiatric Association,

Hospital Affiliation

Dr. Kohler is a Penn Medicine employed physician.

Hospital Privileges:

  • Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.
  • Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.
  • Penn Presbyterian Medical Center: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.
  • Pennsylvania Hospital: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.


Selected Publications:

Bilker WB, Brensinger C, Kurtz MM, Kohler CG, Gur RC, Siegel SJ, Gur RE: Development of an abbreviated Schizophrenia Quality of Life Scale using a new method. Neuropsychopharmcology, in press. : 2003.

Gelber EI, Kohler CG, Bilker WB, Gur RC, Brensinger C, Siegel SJ, Gur RE.: Symptom and Demographic Profiles in First-Episode Schizophrenia. Schizophrenia Research, in press. : 2003.

Carran MA, Kohler CG, O’ Connor M, Bilker WB, Sperling MR.: Mania following temporal lobectomy. Neurology, in press. : 2003.

Weiss EM, Nolan K, Volavka J, Loughead J, Gur RE, Gur RC, Kohler CG: Discrimination of Facial Expressions in violent and non-violent patients with schizophrenia. Schizophrenia Research: in press. (Presented at the International Congress on Schizophrenia Research Meeting, 2003) : 2003.

Gur RE, McGrath C, Chan RM, Schroeder L, Turner T, Turetsky BI, Kohler C, Alsop D, Maldjian J, Ragland JD, Gur RC.: An fMRI study of facial emotion processing in schizophrenia. American Journal of Psychiatry 159 : 1992-1999,2002.

Kohler CG, Bilker W, Gur RE: Short term outcome of depression in schizophrenia. Biological Psychiatry, (Presented at the Society of Biological Psychiatry Meeting, 2002) 51 : 23S,2002.

Kohler CG, Lallart EA: Post-psychotic depression in schizophrenia patients. Current Psychiatry Reports 4 : 273-8,2002.

Kohler CG, Moberg PJ, Gur RE, O’Connor MJ, Sperling MR, Doty RL: Olfactory Dysfunction in Schizophrenia and Temporal Lobe Epilepsy. Neuropsychiatry, Neuropsychology, Behavioral Neurology 14 : 83-88,2001.

Kohler CG, Carran MA, Bilker W, O’Connor MJ, Sperling MR: Association Of Fear Auras With Mood And Anxiety Disorders Following Temporal Lobectomy. Epilepsia 42 : 674-81,2001.

Ragland JD, Gur RC, Raz J, Schroeder L, Smith RJ, Kohler CG, Alavi A, Gur RE.: Effect of Schizophrenia on Frontotemporal Activity During Word Encoding and Recognition: A PET Cerebral Blood Flow Study. American Journal of Psychiatry 158 : 1114-25,2001.

Academic Contact Info

Neuropsychiatry Program
3400 Spruce Street
10th Floor, Gates Pavilion

Philadelphia, PA 19104
Phone: (215) 614-0161
Fax: (215) 662-7903
Patient appointments: 866-301-4PBH (4724)

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