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Monmouth Medical Center Lecture on Tourette Syndrome Features Yale University Expert on TS and Associated Disorders


Grand Rounds with Dr. King
The New Jersey Center for Tourette Syndrome & Associated Disorders (NJCTS) hosted “Tourette Syndrome,” a grand rounds presentation featuring Robert King, M.D., of the Yale University Tourette Syndrome & OCD Clinic, April 11 at Monmouth Medical Center’s Borden Auditorium. Dr. King is shown here, fourth from left, with, from left, Monmouth Medical Center internist Jeffrey Lederman, D.O., NJCTS staff Dyan Yu, R.N., executive director Faith Rice, and Martha Butterfield, and visiting scholar Theordora Hera Potauiaus and Alan Tunkel, M.D., chairman of the Department of Medicine at Monmouth Medical Center.

LONG BRANCH, N.J. – Monmouth Medical Center presented a teaching program on a common inherited psychiatric disorder characterized by physical and vocal tics led by a widely renowned expert in psychiatry who leads the Tourette Syndrome/OCD Clinic at Yale University School of Medicine.

Yale psychiatry professor Robert Alan King, M.D., was the featured speaker during the Medical Grand Rounds lecture on Tourette Syndrome on Thursday, April 11 from 8 to 9 a.m. at Monmouth Medical Center — one of New Jersey’s largest academic medical centers.

Medical Grand Rounds are presented monthly at Monmouth for all Internal Medicine resident and attending physicians, nurses, psychologists, social workers, family practice residents, medical students and other health-care providers. Dr. King, the medical director at the Yale clinic and the Yale University Child Study Team, discussed the signs and symptoms of TS and associated disorders such as OCD, ADHD, anxiety and depression. He identified the latest treatment methods, including medication and how to properly implement them using appropriate treatment plans.

Dr. King has more than 40 years of expertise in the area of psychiatry, including roles at the nation’s most prestigious academic and medical institutions such as the Child Research Branch/Laboratory of Development Psychology for the National Institute of Mental Health; Inpatient Psychiatry United at the Children’s Hospital National Medical Center at George Washington University Medical School; and the Western New England Psychoanalytic Institute.

A widely renowned expert in psychiatry, Dr. King has authored hundreds of published articles, case reports, books and chapters – many of which examine Tourette Syndrome. He has also served as an investigator on several nationally funded research projects aimed at identifying the genetic link related to Tourette Syndrome.

After attending Harvard Medical School, where he also completed his residency in psychiatry and a fellowship in child psychiatry, Dr. King completed a second fellowship in child psychiatry at George Washington University Medical School in Washington, D.C. He received certification in child psychoanalysis from Washington Psychoanalytic Institute.

Among his many professional affiliations, Dr. King is a member of the Tourette Syndrome Association International Consortium for Genetics. He also collaborates with NJCTS on behalf of the Genetics Sharing Program at Rutgers University’s Cell and DNA Repository. For more information on that program, visit For more information on NJCTS, visit or call 908-575-3750.

About Monmouth Medical Center
Located in Long Branch, N.J., Monmouth Medical Center, a Barnabas Health facility, along with The Children's Hospital at Monmouth Medical Center, is one of New Jersey's largest academic medical centers and has been a teaching affiliate of Philadelphia's Drexel University College of Medicine for more than 40 years. From its earliest days, Monmouth Medical Center has been a leader in surgical advancement and has introduced many technological firsts to the region, including robotic surgery and other minimally invasive techniques. The hospital is routinely recognized by HealthGrades, the nation's largest premier independent health care quality company, for excellence in both emergency medicine and maternity care. U.S. News & World Report has recognized Monmouth as a regional leader in cancer, geriatrics, gynecology, neurology and neurosurgery. For more information on Monmouth Medical Center, visit

April 11, 2013

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