Patient Care

Welcome to the Department of Psychiatry. The department has been at the forefront of psychiatric care for decades. We welcome your interest in our exceptional department, our clinical programs and our faculty of outstanding and compassionate clinicians.


To better the lives of patients and families affected by mental illness through providing state-of-the-art, evidence-based, personalized, and compassionate mental health care.


  • To establish and support treatments that optimizes a person’s physical, emotional, and psychological well-being.
  • To become the national and international destination of choice for patients and families seeking mental health treatment.
  • To become a leader in clinical and translational psychiatry by linking research into the causes, treatment, and prevention of mental illness to innovative clinical care while training the next generation of outstanding practitioners and investigators.

Faculty Members of the Clinical Council 2014-2015

Igor Grant, MD, Ex Officio Scott Irwin, MD PhD Jeff Rowe, MD
Robert Anthenelli, MD, Ex Officio Valeri Ivanov Sanjaya Saxena, MD
Robert Heaton, PhD, Ex Officio David Janowsky, MD Daniel Sewell, MD
William Perry, PhD, Chair Dilip Jeste, MD Mounir Soliman, MD
Clark Allen, MD Pat Judd, PhD Steven Thorp, PhD
Sandy J Brown, PhD Walter Kaye, MD Maria Tiamson-Kassab, MD
Nancy Downs, MD Steve Koh, MD, MPH, MBA Annette Witt, LCSW
Ashraf Elmashat, MD Tom Marcotte, PhD Sid Zisook, MD
David Feifel, MD, PhD Jeff Max, MD Athina Markou, PhD
Vincent Filoteo, PhD Ben Maxwell, MD Murray Stein, MD, MPH
David Folsom, MD Arpi Minassian, PhD Neal Swerdlow, MD, PhD
Jay Giedd, MD Judith Pfeiffer, RN, PhD Greg Light, PhD
Alison Hadley, MD Neil Richtand, MD, PhD