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  • Debra Safer

    Debra Safer

    Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences (General Psychiatry and Psychology-Adult)) at the Stanford University Medical Center

    Current Research and Scholarly Interests Primary research interests include the nature and treatment of eating disorders
    (particularly bulimia nervosa and binge eating disorder), the development and treatment of obesity, and the development and treatment of problematic eating patterns in patients following bariatric surgery.

  • Katherine Sanborn

    Katherine Sanborn

    Clinical Associate Professor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

    Bio Dr Katherine Sanborn specializes in the treatment of psychiatric inpatients. She has practiced Psychiatry for more than 15 years. Dr. Sanborn has a special interests in residency education, psychotherapy training, administration and developmental psychopathology.

  • Vidushi Savant

    Vidushi Savant

    Clinical Assistant Professor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

    Current Research and Scholarly Interests Neural networks and AI for behavioral health applications

  • Alan F. Schatzberg

    Alan F. Schatzberg

    Kenneth T. Norris, Jr. Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

    Current Research and Scholarly Interests Biological bases of depressive disorders;, glucocorticoid/dopamine interactions in delusional depression;, pharmacologic treatment of depressive disorders.

  • Mariana Schmajuk

    Mariana Schmajuk

    Clinical Assistant Professor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

    Bio Mariana Schmajuk received her medical school education at Boston University School of Medicine in 2012. She completed her General Adult Psychiatry Residency program Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York in 2016, serving as Chief Resident with a focus on the early transition from medical school to residency. She went on to complete her Consult-Liaison fellowship at New York-Presbyterian Hospital Columbia University Medical Center in 2017.

    Dr. Schmajuk joined Stanford University CLP team in 2017. She is a primary member of the emergency medicine consultations, working collaboratively with a nurse practioner, social worker and residents. Clinically, Dr. Schmajuk focuses on treating patients with terminal neurological disorders and oncological processes. Dr. Schmajuk is the director of the Psychosomatic Continuity clinic where residents and fellows are able to assess and longitudinally treat patients with psychiatric sequela in the context of complex medical illness. She has a particular interest in brief psychotherapeutic interventions. She enjoys teaching medical students about CL psychiatry and interviewing skills. At present, Dr. Schmajuk is using techniques of applied improvisation to educate psychiatry residents and others about the building blocks of communication. She also is an active member of the bioethics committee.

  • Shebani Sethi Dalai MD

    Shebani Sethi Dalai MD

    Clinical Instructor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

    Current Research and Scholarly Interests Clinical and academic interests are in the management of psychiatric disorders with co-morbid obesity and treatment of eating disorders, particularly binge eating disorder and bulimia nervosa. Improving metabolic and mental health through dietary interventions, pharmacological optimization, and other lifestyle means in those with severe mental illness is another major focus of her research.

  • Ripal Shah

    Ripal Shah

    Clinical Assistant Professor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

    Bio Ripal Shah, M.D., M.P.H. is a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences. She specializes clinically in reproductive psychiatry (the Women's Wellness Clinic - pregnancy, postpartum, breastfeeding, infertility, PMDD, sexual health disorders), lifestyle and integrative approaches to health (the Stanford Center for Integrative Medicine - vitamins, minerals, supplements, exercise, behavioral modifications), and in physician wellness (the WellConnect program - serving Stanford resident and fellow physicians).

    Her research areas of focus are on women's reproductive psychiatry, integrative approaches to mental health, diversity & inclusion program development, the intersection of race and sexuality, ethnicity-dependent variability in mental health treatment response, and minority stress. Outside of consultations, she specializes in psychotherapy for LGBTQ and minority populations, particularly those struggling with issues related to identity (religious identification, racial/ethnic minority stress, racial trauma, professional transitions, changes in family structure or relational status), as well as cognitive-behavioral therapy for ADHD and anxiety disorders.

    While in training at Stanford, she served as Chief Resident and led Community Partnerships and Diversity & Inclusion efforts. She consistently ranked #1 in the entire Stanford residency (and top 1% in the nation) on the annual knowledge-based examination (PRITE). She is a Disaster Mental Health Responder both domestically and internationally, most recently in California after the wildfires, in Florida after Hurricane Irma and Maria, and in Kathmandu following the Nepal earthquake. She founded and led the Diversity & Inclusion Advisory Council (DIAC) for psychiatry faculty and residents which is now a model organization for training programs across the country, built and then graduated from a Diversity & Health Equity track in the residency training program, and created the first known Diversity & Health Equity Grand Rounds series. She served as Chair of the Chief Residents? Council, representing over a thousand physicians to the Stanford Health Care leadership. Before her time at Stanford, she completed an M.P.H. at the Harvard School of Public Health in Health Care Management and Policy, an M.D. from the Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York, and a B.S. from Duke University in Economics and Biochemistry. She is board certified in Adult Psychiatry and board eligible in Addiction Medicine. She pursued additional training in the fields of Emergency Medicine and Internal Medicine, which has informed her evidence-based approach to integrative medicine.

  • Yelizaveta Sher

    Yelizaveta Sher

    Clinical Associate Professor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

    Bio Dr. Sher received her BA from UC Berkeley and MD from Washington University in St. Louis. She completed Residency in Psychiatry and Fellowship in Psychosomatic Medicine at Stanford University Medical Center. She has been a part of Psychosomatic Medicine Faculty at Stanford since 2013. Her areas of clinical and research interests include psychiatric comorbidities in patients with pulmonary disorders. In particular, she specializes in mental health of patients with cystic fibrosis as well as lung and heart transplant patients. She consults on patients hospitalized on medical and surgical units as well as sees patients in outpatient clinics. She serves as a Mental Health Coordinator for the Adult Cystic Fibrosis Clinic.

  • Hugh Brent Solvason PhD MD

    Hugh Brent Solvason PhD MD

    Clinical Professor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

    Current Research and Scholarly Interests My work is focused on novel interventional treatment approaches for treatment resistant unipolar and bipolar depression. We are currently enrolling patients with treatment refractory bipolar depression for a radiosurgical neuromodulation study. We are awaiting the start of enrollment for a DBS in unipolar depression study.
    I am also working with children in Sub Saharan Africa. Primarily I am focused on methods to assess well-being, and long term outcomes for these vulnerable children.

  • Barbara Sommer

    Barbara Sommer

    Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the Stanford University Medical Center, Emerita

    Current Research and Scholarly Interests I am interested in the clinical investigation of cognitive stresses during younger adulthood that may give rise to frank intellectual impairment with older age. Examples may include specific kinds of chronically taken medications.

  • Trisha Suppes, MD, PhD

    Trisha Suppes, MD, PhD

    Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences (General Psychiatry and Psychology-Adult)

    Current Research and Scholarly Interests Long-term treatment strategies for bipolar disorder, treatment for bipolar II disorder, use of treatment algorithms, and treatment of major depression.

  • Julie Half Sutcliffe

    Julie Half Sutcliffe

    Clinical Assistant Professor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

    Bio Dr. Julie Sutcliffe is a licensed psychologist specializing in athlete mental health and sport and performance psychology. She began at Stanford in 2018. Prior to Stanford, she was employed by Northwestern University as a clinical and sport psychologist.

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