Division of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine
College Human Medicine

Image of Aaron Plattner, MD Dr. Plattner, MD completed his undergraduate education at Kansas State University with a BS in Nutritional Sciences. While at KSU, he published two journal articles on the effects of minerals on the bones of rats. This research also provided him with the opportunity to present his findings at the annual Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology.

Dr. Plattner completed medical school at Wayne State University School of Medicine. In between his first and second year of medical school he participated in the Student Research Training Program in Diabetes and Endocrinology where he conducted clinical research on diabetes. His work on this project was presented at the Annual Medical Student Research Symposium. He was also the Vice President of the local Christian Medical Dental Association and co-chair of the Pediatric Interest Group, as Dr. Plattner was originally planning to be a pediatrician.

Dr. Plattner, completed his psychiatric residency at Rush University Medical Center, where he was Chief Resident. While at Rush, he gave two grand round presentations, one on Tricyclic Antidepressants and the other on comparing CS Lewis and Sigmund Freud’s understanding of pain and suffering. He also published three articles with Bezalel Dantz, MD regarding Tricyclic Antidepressants.

In August 2011, Dr. Plattner began as a psychiatrist at Pine Rest Christian Mental Health Services, working in inpatient psychiatry treating the chronically mentally ill. In addition to his Pine Rest position, Dr. Plattner accepted the MSU College of Human Medicine Psychiatry Clerkship Director position in 2012. Dr. Plattner also provides Transmagnetic Stimulation Care, sits on the committee at Pine Rest that organizes monthly case presentations, provides supervision for the new residency program, and works one afternoon a week providing tele-psychiatry care.

Dr. Plattner is a member of the APA and CMDA where he gives a yearly presentation about the relationship of psychiatry and spirituality to area physicians. Dr. Plattner is married with 3 kids, enjoys running, and teaches Sunday school to middle school aged children.

Publications

Curriculum Vitae