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Brandon J. Cornejo M.D., Ph.D.

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    • Adjunct Assistant Professor of Psychiatry School of Medicine

Dr. Brandon Cornejo is focused on inpatient care within the VA system. He is deeply involved in the education of both residents and medical students and is currently the Acute Psychiatry Rotation Director. He is involved in efforts to expand services for intensive outpatient programming for Veterans. From a research perspective, he is interested in the application of repetitive transmagnetic stimulation in the treatment of Methamphetamine Use Disorder.  

Books and Book Chapters:

Cornejo, BJ. Mindfulness, Zen and Flow in Exercise: an integration of concepts in the treatment of affective disorders. Sports Psychiatry. Eds. Baron, D., Baron, S. , Reardon, C. Wiley-Blackwell, New York. April, 2013.

Peer Reviewed Publications:

Cornejo BJ. Management of depressive sequelae following mild traumatic brain injury in athletes. Case Report. American Journal of Psychiatry Resident’s Journal, 2012. February 7(2); 7-10.

Cornejo BJ. The potential benefit of combining mindfulness and physical exercise. American Journal of Psychiatry Resident’s Journal.2011. July 7(6); 9-11.

Stevens KE, Cornejo B, Adams CE, Zheng L, Yonchek J, Hoffman KL, Christians U, Kem WR. Continuous administration of a selective alpha-7 nicotinic partial agonist, DMXBA, improves sensory inhibition without causing tachyphylaxis or receptor upregulation in DBA/2 mice. Brain Res. 2010 Sep 17;1352:140-6. 

Cornejo BJ, Mesches M, and Benke TA. A single early life seizure impairs short-term memory but does not alter spatial learning, recognition memory, or anxiety. Epilepsy Behav. 2008 Nov;13(4):585-92.

Cornejo BJ, Mesches M, Browning M Coultrap SA, Benke TA. A single episode of neonatal seizures permanently alters glutamatergic synapses. Ann Neurol. 2007 May;61(5):411-26.

Cornejo BJ.  A single early life seizure permanently alters working memory, hippocampal plasticity and glutamate receptor localization. Thesis. Dept. of Pharmacology. University of Colorado Health Sciences Center. May, 2006.

Linseman DA, Cornejo BJ, Le SS, Meintzer MK, Laessig TA, Bouchard RJ, and Heidenreich, KA.  A myocyte enhancer factor 2D (MEF2D) kinase activated during neuronal apoptosis is a novel target inhibited by lithium. J Neurochem. 2003. June 85(6);1488-99.

Brown MD, Cornejo BJ, Kuhn TB, Bamburg JR. Cdc-42 stimulates neurite outgrowth and formation of growth cone filopodia and lamellipodia. J Neurobiol. 2000 Jun 15;43(4):352-64.

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  • Ph.D., University of Colorado 2006
  • M.D., University of Colorado Health Science Center 2008
  • Residency:

    • Psychiatry, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Hospitals and Clinics, June 2012
  • Certifications:

    • Diplomat, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, September, 2012


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