Welcome! I am a psychiatrist with over 22 years of experience in working with younger children, adolescents, adults, and families. My specialty is working with youth and young adults who have or are at risk for serious mood disorders, such as depression or bipolar disorder. I also specialize in PANS/PANDAS and related neuropsychiatric disorders. By working with children who have these complex conditions, I have also accumulated extensive experience in working with ADHD, anxiety, behavioral disorders, OCD, tic disorders, psychotic disorders, and autism spectrum disorders.
My research has focused on genetic and biological markers, particularly brain imaging, for risk for development of severe mood disorders, and interventions to prevent such disorders from occurring. These interventions have included psychotropic medications as well as family therapy and mindfulness interventions. I also have worked closely with numerous pharmaceutical companies to help design and analyze large scale studies of psychotropic medications in youth, to determine their efficacy and safety. To download my CV, please click below.
In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my family, playing basketball, cooking, and playing music. I also run a home recording studio, Shaka Studios, and enjoy producing and recording bands.
2017-Now Private Practice
1999-2017 Stanford University School of Medicine Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Director, Pediatric Bipolar Disorders Program
Co-Founder, Stanford PANS Clinic
1996-1999 Stanford University School of Medicine Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship and T-32 Research Fellowship
1993-1996 University of Cincinnati School of Medicine Psychiatry Internship and Residency
1988-1993 Tufts University School of Medicine M.D.
1984-1988 Princeton University A.B. in Molecular Biology
In the past three years I have consulted for and/or received research grants from the following companies: Sunovion, Octapharma, Allergan, Impel Neuropharma