Amelia L Versace, MD

Amelia L Versace, MD

Associate Professor of Psychiatry

Contact Details

3811 O'Hara St.

Education & Training

University of Verona, School of Medicine
Psychiatry, University of Verona School of Medicine
Internal Medicine, University of Verona
Psychiatry, University of Verona, School of Medicine
Neuroimaging, University of Pittsburgh

Research Interests

Neural correlates of bipolar disorder course; Neuroimaging in adolescents with mTBI; Neural correlates of ADHD
Selected Research Publications & Products
  1. Versace A, Sharma V, Bertocci MA, Bebko G, Iyengar S, Dwojak A, Bonar L, Perlman SB, Schirda C, Travis M, Gill MK, Diwadkar VA, Sunshine JL, Holland SK, Kowatch RA, Birmaher B, Axelson D, Frazier TW, Arnold LE, Fristad MA, Youngstrom EA, Horwitz SM, Findling RL, Phillips ML. Using Machine Learning and Surface Reconstruction to Accurately Differentiate Different Trajectories of Mood and Energy Dysregulation in Youth. PLoS One. 2017 Jul 6;12(7).
  2. Versace A, Acuff H, Bertocci MA, Bebko G, Almeida JR, Perlman SB, Leemans A, Schirda C, Aslam H, Dwojak A, Bonar L, Travis M, Gill MK, Demeter C, Diwadkar VA, Sunshine JL, Holland SK, Kowatch RA, Birmaher B, Axelson D, Horwitz SM, Frazier TW, Arnold LE, Fristad MA, Youngstrom EA, Findling RL, Phillips ML. White matter structure in youth with behavioral and emotional dysregulation disorders: a probabilistic tractographic study. JAMA Psychiatry. 2015;72(4):367-76. Epub 2015/02/26. doi: 10.1001/jamapsychiatry.2014.2170. PubMed PMID: 25715064; PMCID: PMC4415624.
  3. Versace A, Andreazza AC, Young LT, Fournier JC, Almeida JR, Stiffler RS, Lockovich JC, Aslam HA, Pollock MH, Park H, Nimgaonkar VL, Kupfer DJ, Phillips ML. Elevated serum measures of lipid peroxidation and abnormal prefrontal white matter in euthymic bipolar adults: toward peripheral biomarkers of bipolar disorder. Mol Psychiatry. 2014;19(2):200-8. Epub 2013/01/30. doi: 10.1038/mp.2012.188. PubMed PMID: 23358158; PMCID: PMC3640681.
  4. Versace A, Thompson WK, Zhou D, Almeida JR, Hassel S, Klein CR, Kupfer DJ, Phillips ML. Abnormal left and right amygdala-orbitofrontal cortical functional connectivity to emotional faces: state versus trait vulnerability markers of depression in bipolar disorder. Biol Psychiatry. 2010;67(5):422-31. Epub 2010/02/18. doi: 10.1016/j.biopsych.2009.11.025. PubMed PMID: 20159144; PMCID: PMC2835157.
  5. Versace A, Ladouceur CD, Romero S, Birmaher B, Axelson DA, Kupfer DJ, Phillips ML. Altered development of white matter in youth at high familial risk for bipolar disorder: a diffusion tensor imaging study. J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry. 2010;49(12):1249-59, 59.e1. Epub 2010/11/26. doi: 10.1016/j.jaac.2010.09.007. PubMed PMID: 21093774; PMCID: PMC2996850.

Clinical Interests

Bipolar disorder; Mild traumatic brain injury; ADHD

Education Interests

Research mentorship; Medical student education & mentorship