Rochester, Minnesota


VandeVoort.Jennifer@mayo.edu Clinical Profile


Jennifer L. Vande Voort, M.D., is a clinician-researcher whose work spans child, adolescent and adult psychiatry. Her research primarily surrounds mood disorders with the goal to personalize treatment and pursue novel therapeutics.

Focus areas

  • Ketamine use for treatment-resistant depression in adults
  • Impact of ketamine on suicidal ideation
  • Use of pharmacogenomics testing in adolescent depression
  • Childhood mental illness impacting functional outcomes and resource utilization

Significance to patient care

Depression can be a difficult-to-treat illness. As a field, novel treatment approaches are needed; Dr. Vande Voort's work strives to find the right treatment for the each patient.

In adults dealing with treatment-resistant depression, ketamine can be an effective treatment, but much more needs to be learned about this medication and its long-term side effects. The goal of Dr. Vande Voort and her colleagues is to find a personalized approach to mood disorder treatment and research novel approaches that are emerging in the field.


Primary Appointment

  1. Consultant, Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Psychology, Department of Psychiatry & Psychology
  2. Co-Chair, Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Psychology, Department of Psychiatry & Psychology

Academic Rank

  1. Associate Professor of Psychiatry


  1. Research Fellowship National Institutes of Health, National Institute of Mental Health Clinical Research Fellowship
  2. Residency - General Psychiatry and Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship Mayo School of Graduate Medical Education, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
  3. MD Mayo Medical School, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
  4. Iowa State University of Science and Technology, Bachelor of Science in Biology with Honors

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