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James K Rustad, MD

Assistant Professor of Psychiatry


University of Florida, B.S. 2002

University of Vermont College of Medicine, M.D. 2007

Jackson Memorial Hospital (in affiliation with the Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine at the University of Miami), Residency in Adult Psychiatry, 2007-2011

Harvard Medical School/Massachusetts General Hospital, Fellowship in Psychosomatic Medicine/Consultation Psychiatry, 2011-2012

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Professional Interests

Mental Health Care for Veterans
Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry
Mood and anxiety disorders
Opioid use disorder

Courses Taught

Caring for Veterans
History of Psychiatry
Treatment Resistant Depression
Mood Disorders
Anxiety, trauma, and dissociation: Differential Diagnosis and Management of PTSD
Assessment and Treatment of Traumatic Brain Injury
Introduction to Fellowships


Dr. Rustad joined the Dartmouth faculty as a psychiatrist on the Mental Health and Behavioral Sciences Service at the White River Junction VA Medical Center in 2016. He is a Psychiatrist and Acting Director of Mental Health Services at the Burlington Lakeside Community Based Outpatient Clinic and works on the Consultation-Liaison Service at the White River Junction VA Medical Center. He was awarded Fellowship in the Academy of Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry (ACLP) by the Fellowship and Awards Subcommittee and the ACLP Board of Directors reflecting recognition by peers of abilities, talents, and contributions to the profession of Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry.

Dr. Rustad serves as a didactics lecturer, clinical supervisor, and psychodynamic psychotherapy supervisor for psychiatric residents in the Dartmouth-Hitchcock program. He was awarded the 2019 Teacher of the Year award for the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Department of Psychiatry in appreciation of excellent teaching.

Dr. Rustad is the WRJ Site Principal Investigator for the VA-BRAVE study (a VA cooperative study comparing oral and injectable Buprenorphine for the treatment of Opioid Use Disorder).

Dr. Rustad has presented workshops at the American Psychiatric Association and Academy of Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry annual meetings. He recently presented at APA 2024 in New York City on "Financial Abuse of Older Adults: Screening, Prevention, and Interventions” and "The Missing Face of Catatonia: An Overview of Catatonia in the Context of Addiction." He also gave a lecture ("Treatment-Resistant Depression: Psychopharmacology Update") at the 2024 New Hampshire Psychiatric Society Annual Meeting.

Selected Publications


Neuropsychiatric Complications of Hypervitaminosis D: Diagnosis, Evaluation, and Treatment.
Rustad JK, Spitz AZ, Wilson BC, Felde A, Neu N, Stern TA
Prim Care Companion CNS Disord. 2024 Jun 13;26(3) pii: 23f03680. doi: 10.4088/PCC.23f03680. Epub 2024 Jun 13.
PMID: 38875102

Neuropsychiatric Sequelae of Thyroid Dysfunction: Evaluation and Management.
Rasmussen MJ, Robbins H, Fipps DC, Rustad JK, Pallais JC, Stern TA
Prim Care Companion CNS Disord. 2023 Dec 26;25(6) pii: 23f03570. doi: 10.4088/PCC.23f03570. Epub 2023 Dec 26.
PMID: 38198705

Using Academic Consultation-Liaison Telepsychiatry to Meet the Mental Health Needs of Complex, Medically Ill Patients in Underserved Areas: A Case Report.
Goodman ZS, Gardner SM, Rustad JK, Finn CT, Landsman HS, Ho PA
Telemed J E Health. 2024 Mar;30(3):895-898. doi: 10.1089/tmj.2023.0352. Epub 2023 Nov 3.
PMID: 37917927

An Alternative Proposal for Teaching Medical Students About Psychiatry: Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry Rotations That Consult to Medical and Surgical Services.
Rustad JK, Schlozman SC, Chen J, Stern TA
Acad Psychiatry. 2024 Feb;48(1):81-85. doi: 10.1007/s40596-023-01834-1. Epub 2023 Aug 8.
PMID: 37550476

Dynamic Evolution of Catatonia in the Context of Cerebral Venous Sinus Thrombosis.
Gardner SM, Pavisian B, Ho PA, Rustad JK, Kasick DP, Stern TA
Prim Care Companion CNS Disord. 2023 Aug 3;25(4) pii: 22f03471. doi: 10.4088/PCC.22f03471. Epub 2023 Aug 3.
PMID: 37549431

Treatment of Opioid Use Disorder in the General Hospital.
Funk MC, Nash S, Smith A, Barth K, Suzuki J, Rustad JK, Buonocore S, Khandai AC, Smith MA, Jin S, Drexler K, Renner JA Jr
Am J Psychiatry. 2023 Aug 1;180(8):594-596. doi: 10.1176/appi.ajp.23180008.
PMID: 37525604

Financial Abuse of Older Adults: Screening, Prevention, and Interventions by Primary Care Providers.
Singh BK, Rustad JK, McWilliams G, Gaston E, Poole S, Stern TA
Prim Care Companion CNS Disord. 2023 Jun 13;25(3) pii: 22f03434. doi: 10.4088/PCC.22f03434. Epub 2023 Jun 13.
PMID: 37347679

Developing, Losing, and Regaining Trust in the Doctor-Patient Relationship.
Rustad JK, Schlozman SC, Hendler RA, Rasmussen MJ, Rader GL, Stern TA
Prim Care Companion CNS Disord. 2022 Jun 21;24(3) pii: 21f03184. doi: 10.4088/PCC.21f03184. Epub 2022 Jun 21.
PMID: 35768017

COVID-Associated Exacerbation of Acute Psychosis in a Patient With Schizoaffective Disorder.
Evenson S, Burgess J, Rustad JK
Prim Care Companion CNS Disord. 2022 Jun 28;24(4) pii: 22cr03253. doi: 10.4088/PCC.22cr03253. Epub 2022 Jun 28.
PMID: 35768014

Non-Alcohol-Related Wernicke's Encephalopathy: Diagnosis and Treatment.
Ho PA, York A, Rustad JK, Felde A, Stern TA
Prim Care Companion CNS Disord. 2021 Oct 14;23(5) pii: 21f02968. doi: 10.4088/PCC.21f02968. Epub 2021 Oct 14.
PMID: 34651469

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