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Dr. Matthew Gunther graduated with a BA in psychology from the University of Southern California in 2009. Afterwards, he pursued training as a Marriage and Family Therapist, earning a Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology at Pepperdine University in 2011. His career goals shifted from a focus on psychotherapy towards medicine, subsequently graduating from medical school from the University of California, Irvine in 2018. Dr. Gunther completed his general adult psychiatry residency at the University of Southern California/LAC+USC Medical Center in 2022 where he served as Chief Resident for the inpatient service. He subsequently completed his Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry fellowship at Stanford University in 2023.Dr. Gunther has a passion for teaching and mentorship of medical trainees at all levels. Throughout all stages of training, he was actively involved in admissions, as well as program development. During residency, his particular focus was on curriculum development for inpatient psychiatry, as well as quality improvement projects focused on staff safety and accessibility of psychiatry services for the Los Angeles County population. His work on these areas, in addition to teaching efforts and scholarly work, earned him the Excellence in Residency award for each year of residency training.Dr. Gunther joined the faculty as a Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at the Stanford University School of Medicine in July 2023. His interests in psychiatry include critical care psychiatry, neuropsychiatry, medical education, psychopharmacology in the medically ill, and integrated care. Dr. Gunther works in the Integrated Behavioral Health program where he is Director of Education, with particular focus on resident-based primary care clinics. In addition, he is an attending on the Critical Care and Inpatient Consult-Liaison Psychiatry services.