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Robert Cotes, MD

Associate Professor
Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

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 Co-Director of the PSTAR Clinic (Persistent Symptoms: Treatment, Assessment and Recovery), Director of Project ARROW (Achieving Recovery through Resilience, Optimism, and Wellness) and Co-Director of 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.  He is a member of the Clinical Expert Team for SMI Adviser.  SMI Adviser is a joint initiative of American Psychiatric Association and Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration that provides evidence-based resources to clinicians, individuals with serious mental illness, and their families.   Dr. Cotes is an investigator for multiple research studies focused on treatment options for psychosis.  His research focuses on clozapine, mitigating cardiometabolic side effects of antipsychotic medications, and first episode psychosis.