Brent R Carr

Brent R Carr, M.D.

Assistant Professor

Department: MD-PSYCHIATRY
Business Phone: (352) 265-4357
Business Email: brcarr@ufl.edu

About Brent R Carr

Brent Carr, MD, is a native of Louisiana. Before arriving at the University of Florida, Dr. Carr served as a faculty member at Tulane University in New Orleans for 20 years. He obtained his bachelor’s degree in zoology, physiology and philosophy from Louisiana State University in 1992. He also received his medical degree from LSU in 1996. He then completed an internship and residency at Tulane University. Dr. Carr completed a fellowship in electroconvulsive therapy at Emory University and another fellowship in transcranial magnetic stimulation at Duke University.  He is the Chief of ECT services at UF, the department’s psychiatric deep brain stimulation programmer, and has joint faculty appointment in the department of anesthesiology.

At Tulane, Dr. Carr was the director of ECT, and other areas of expertise included college/campus health, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, anxiety disorders and affective disturbances. Dr. Carr also served at the Veteran’s Hospital in New Orleans, where he treated people with post-traumatic stress disorder and directed the affective disorders/bipolar disorder clinic. 

Dr. Carr enjoys teaching, mentoring medical students and training residents and is an advocate for arts and humanities in medicine, rapport building, ethics, compassionate and empathic care and team building within clinical practice. He has a specific interest in neuromodulation and interventional psychiatry and its effectiveness for those with refractory psychiatric illnesses.

Accomplishments

Exemplary Teacher Award
2020 · UF College of Medicine
Exemplary Teacher Award
2019 · UF College of Medicine

Board Certifications

  • Psychiatry
    American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology

Clinical Profile

Specialties
  • Psychiatry
Areas of Interest
  • Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Deep brain stimulation
  • Depression
  • Electroconvulsive therapy
  • Generalized anxiety disorder
  • Obsessive-compulsive disorder
  • Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder
  • Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS)

Research Profile

Research in the use of interventional tools for treatment resistant psychiatric illnesses, including electroconvulsive therapy, deep brain stimulation in OCD, ketamine infusion therapy, transcranial magnetic stimulation, direct cortical stimulation and novel psychopharmacotherapeutics.

Open Researcher and Contributor ID (ORCID)

0000-0001-7771-4886

Publications

2021
Inflorescence of Mistrust.
The Journal of medical humanities. 42(1) [DOI] 10.1007/s10912-021-09687-1. [PMID] 33704616.
2021
Wayfinding
American Medical Association Journal of Ethics. 23(7):582-583 [DOI] 10.1001/amajethics.2021.582.
2021
‘Lone travelers’ – psychiatry in pictures
The British Journal of Psychiatry. 218(4):216-216 [DOI] 10.1192/bjp.2020.235.
2020
Full Collection of Personal Narratives.
Narrative inquiry in bioethics. 10(3):186-215 [DOI] 10.1353/nib.2020.0076. [PMID] 33583841.
2020
The Little Yellow Paper and The Street.
Narrative inquiry in bioethics. 10(3):197-200 [DOI] 10.1353/nib.2020.0058. [PMID] 33583846.
2020
Within the Outside yet Outside the Within: The Way Art Creates a Liminal Space
INTIMA: Journal of Narrative Medicine. (Spring)

Grants

Sep 2020 ACTIVE
1/2 Genetics at an extreme: an efficient genomic study of individuals with clinically severe major depression receiving ECT
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding: NATIONAL NETWORK OF DEPRESSION CENTERS via NATL INST OF HLTH NIMH

Education

Residency – Psychiatry
2000 · Tulane University
Internship – Psychiatry
1997 · Tulane University
Medical Degree
1996 · Louisiana State University

Teaching Profile

Courses Taught
2018
MDT7840 Elect Top/Psychiatry
2018
MDC7830 Psychiatry Clerkship

Contact Details

Phones:
Business:
(352) 265-4357
Emails:
Business:
brcarr@ufl.edu