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Michael Edward Thase, MD

Michael Edward Thase, MD Physician

Director, Mood and Anxiety Section Professor of Psychiatry

Dr. Thase is employed by Penn Medicine.

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About Dr. Michael E. Thase

Recognized by America's Top Doctors, 2007 - 2010, 2012 - 2018

Recognized by Best Doctors in America 2011, 2012, 2015 - 2018

Recognized in Philadelphia magazine's annual Top Docs issues, 2008, and 2010 - 2019

Clinical Specialties


  • Psychiatry

Programs & Centers:

Board Certification:

  • Psychiatry, 1984

Practice Locations and Appointments

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna US Healthcare
  • Clover Health Plan
  • CVS Health
  • eLAP Services
  • Gateway Health Plan
  • HealthSmart
  • Highmark Blue Shield
  • Homestead Smart Health Plans
  • Magellan Behavioral Health
  • NJ Medicaid
  • Oscar Health Plan of PA
  • PA Health and Wellness (Centene) Medicare
  • PA Medicaid
  • PA Medicare
  • Preferred Health Care/LGH
  • Provider Partners Health Plan
  • Rail Road Medicare / Palmetto GBA
  • Remedy Partners at Penn Medicine
  • Veterans Choice Program

Education and Training

Medical School: Ohio State University - College of Medicine
Residency: UPMC Presbyterian


American College of Neuropsychopharmacology, National American College of Psychiatrists, National American Medical Association, National American Psychiatric Association, National American Society of Clinical Psychopharmacology, National Association for Advancement of Behavior Therapy, National International Association for Cognitive Psychotherapy, International Pennsylvania Psychiatric Society, Local Scientific Advisory Board NDMDA, National Society of Biological Psychiatry, National

Hospital Affiliation

Dr. Thase is employed by Penn Medicine.

Hospital Privileges:

  • Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.


Selected Publications:

Nierenberg AA., Fava M., Trivedi MH., Wisniewski SR., Thase ME., McGrath PJ., Alpert JE., Warden D., Luther JF., Niederehe G., Lebowitz B., Shores-Wilson K., Rush AJ.: A comparison of lithium and T(3) augmentation following two failed medication treatments for depression: a STAR*D report.[see comment] American Journal of Psychiatry 163 (9): 1519-30; quiz 1665,2006.

Rush AJ., Kraemer HC., Sackeim HA., Fava M., Trivedi MH., Frank E., Ninan PT., Thase ME., Gelenberg AJ., Kupfer DJ., Regier DA., Rosenbaum JF., Ray O., Schatzberg AF., ACNP Task Force.: Report by the ACNP Task Force on response and remission in major depressive disorder. [Review] [138 refs] Neuropsychopharmacology 31 (9): 1841-53,2006.

Brown C., Battista DR., Sereika SM., Bruehlman RD., Dunbar-Jacob J., Thase ME.: How can you improve antidepressant adherence? Journal of Family Practice 56 (5): 356-63,2007.

Najavits LM., Harned MS., Gallop RJ., Butler SF., Barber JP., Thase ME., Crits-Christoph P.: Six-month treatment outcomes of cocaine-dependent patients with and without PTSD in a multisite national trial Journal of Studies on Alcohol 68 (3): 353-61,2007.

Thase ME., Friedman ES., Biggs MM., Wisniewski SR., Trivedi MH., Luther JF., Fava M., Nierenberg AA., McGrath PJ., Warden D., Niederehe G., Hollon SD., Rush AJ.: Cognitive therapy versus medication in augmentation and switch strategies as second-step treatments: a STAR*D report American Journal of Psychiatry 164 (5): 739-52,2007.

Wisniewski SR., Fava M., Trivedi MH., Thase ME., Warden D., Niederehe G., Friedman ES., Biggs MM., Sackeim HA., Shores-Wilson K., McGrath PJ., Lavori PW., Miyahara S., Rush AJ.: Acceptability of second-step treatments to depressed outpatients: a STAR*D report American Journal of Psychiatry 164 (5): 753-60,2007.

Miklowitz DJ., Otto MW., Frank E., Reilly-Harrington NA., Wisniewski SR., Kogan JN., Nierenberg AA., Calabrese JR., Marangell LB., Gyulai L., Araga M., Gonzalez JM., Shirley ER., Thase ME., Sachs GS.: Psychosocial treatments for bipolar depression: a 1-year randomized trial from the Systematic Treatment Enhancement Program Archives of General Psychiatry 64 (4): 419-26,2007.

Nemeroff CB., Thase ME., EPIC 014 Study Group.: A double-blind, placebo-controlled comparison of venlafaxine and fluoxetine treatment in depressed outpatients Journal of Psychiatric Research 41 (3-4): 351-9,2007.

Sachs GS., Nierenberg AA., Calabrese JR., Marangell LB., Wisniewski SR., Gyulai L., Friedman ES., Bowden CL., Fossey MD., Ostacher MJ., Ketter TA., Patel J., Hauser P., Rapport D., Martinez JM., Allen MH., Miklowitz DJ., Otto MW., Dennehy EB., Thase ME.: Effectiveness of adjunctive antidepressant treatment for bipolar depression.[see comment] New England Journal of Medicine 356 (17): 1711-22,2007.

Stewart JW., Thase ME.: Treating DSM-IV depression with atypical features. [Review] [16 refs] Journal of Clinical Psychiatry 68 (4): e10,2007.

Rush AJ., Trivedi MH., Wisniewski SR., Nierenberg AA., Stewart JW., Warden D., Niederehe G., Thase ME., Lavori PW., Lebowitz BD., McGrath PJ., Rosenbaum JF., Sackeim HA., Kupfer DJ., Luther J., Fava M.: Acute and longer-term outcomes in depressed outpatients requiring one or several treatment steps: a STAR*D report American Journal of Psychiatry 163 (11): 1905-17,2006.

Thase ME., Corya SA., Osuntokun O., Case M., Henley DB., Sanger TM., Watson SB., Dube S.: A randomized, double-blind comparison of olanzapine/fluoxetine combination, olanzapine, and fluoxetine in treatment-resistant major depressive disorder Journal of Clinical Psychiatry 68 (2): 224-36,2007.

Siegle GJ., Thompson W., Carter CS., Steinhauer SR., Thase ME.: Increased amygdala and decreased dorsolateral prefrontal BOLD responses in unipolar depression: related and independent features Biological Psychiatry 61 (2): 198-209,2007.

Thase ME.: Bipolar depression: diagnostic and treatment considerations. [Review] [108 refs] Development & Psychopathology 18 (4): 1213-30,2006.

Rapaport MH., Thase ME.: Translating the evidence on atypical depression into clinical practice. [Review] [29 refs] Journal of Clinical Psychiatry 68 (4): e11,2007.

Grant MM., Friedman ES., Haskett RF., Riso LP., Thase ME.: Urinary free cortisol levels among depressed men and women: differential relationships to age and symptom severity? Archives of Women's Mental Health 10 (2): 73-8,2007.

Academic Contact Info

Department of Psychiatry
Mood and Anxiety Disorders Treatment and Research Program
3535 Market Street
Suite 670

Philadelphia, PA 19104-3309
Phone: (215) 746-6680
Patient appointments: 866-301-4PBH (4724)

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