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Robert Cotes, MD

Associate Professor
Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Associate Director
Psychiatry Residency Education

Phone: 404-727-3755



Robert O. Cotes, MD, is an Associate Professor at Emory University School of Medicine in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences. He serves as Director of the PSTAR Clinic (Persistent Symptoms: Treatment, Assessment and Recovery), Project ARROW (Achieving Recovery through Resilience, Optimism, and Wellness) and Open Dialogue Atlanta at Grady's Outpatient Behavioral Health Clinic. The PSTAR Clinic provides evidence-based, recovery-oriented care for individuals with persistent symptoms of psychosis, specializing in the use of clozapine.  Project ARROW is a coordinated specialty care team for people experiencing first episode psychosis, offering comprehensive, person-centered care using a multidisciplinary approach.  His research focuses on clozapine, cardiometabolic side effects of antipsychotic medications, and first episode psychosis. Dr. Cotes is the principal investigator for multiple clinical trials focused on treatment options for psychosis.  He is also the Associate Director of Psychiatry Residency Education in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Emory. His interests within psychiatry education focus on curriculum development and the use of simulated patients to teach agitation management.