Theodote K. Pontikes, MD, FAPA

Psychiatry and Behavioral Neurosciences

Pediatrics, General Pediatrics
Assistant Professor

Languages Spoken

English, French, Greek, Spanish (intermediate)

Clinical Expertise

  • Adolescent Psychiatry
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Grief/Bereavement
  • Medication Management in Children/Adolescents
  • Mood Disorders
  • Psychological Issues Related to Medical Illness
  • Psychopharmacology Consults
  • Transitions/Adjustment Disorders
  • Child Psychiatry

About Dr. Pontikes

Study of Ethics, Study of Foreign Languages, Folk Dancing/Music/Theatre, Poetry/Creative Writing

Medical Education

Medical School
University of Illinois College of Medicine, Chicago
University of Chicago Medical Center - General and Adult Psychiatry
Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School - Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
University of Chicago/MacLean Center for Clinical Medical Ethics - Clinical Medical Ethics, Cambridge Health Alliance/Harvard Medical School - Psychosomatic Medicine

Board Certification

American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology


  • Electroconvulsive therapy in a patient with multiple sclerosis and recurrent catatonia Pontikes, T. K.; Dinwiddie, S. H., The journal of ECT
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(1) Pontikes T, Dinwiddie S. “ECT in a Patient with Multiple Sclerosis and Recurrent Catatonia.” The Journal of ECT. Volume 24, Issue 4, December 2010, pages 270-271.

(2) Flora K, Raftopoulos A, Pontikes T. “A Look at the Evolution of the Self-Help Movement.” Journal of Groups in Addiction and Recovery. Volume 5, Issue 3 & 4, July 2010, pages 214-225.

(3) Flora K, Raftopoulos A, Pontikes T.
“Current Status of Narcotics Anonymous and Alcoholics Anonymous in Greece: Factors Influencing Member Enrollment.” Journal of Groups in Addiction and Recovery. Volume 5, Issue 3 & 4, July 2010, pages 226-239.