M.D, PhD, Psychiatrist. An internationally recognized authority in psychiatry.
Dr. Stephen M. Stahl is an internationally recognized clinician, researcher, and teacher in psychiatry with subspecialty expertise in psychopharmacology and the current Adjunct Professor of Psychiatry at the University of California, San Diego.
Dr. Stahl has conducted numerous research projects awarded by the National Institute of Mental Health, the Veterans Administration, and the pharmaceutical industry. He is the author of over 500 scientific papers, edited 12 textbooks and personally written 35 textbooks including the two best-selling textbooks in the field of psychiatry and psychopharmacology over the past twenty years. He has contributed significantly to the field of psychopharmacology through his research in the 70s, 80s and 90s, especially in the area of serotonin, schizophrenia and depression.
Dr. Stahl has held faculty positions at Stanford University, the University of California at Los Angeles, the Institute of Psychiatry London and the Institute of Neurology London. Dr. Stahl was also Executive Director of Clinical Neurosciences at the Merck Neuroscience Research Center in the UK for several years.
Dr. Stahl received his undergraduate and medical degrees from Northwestern University in Chicago, as a member of the honors program in Medical Education and his Ph.D. degree in pharmacology and physiology from the University of Chicago. Dr. Stahl has trained in three specialties: internal medicine at the University of Chicago; neurology at the University of California in San Francisco; and psychiatry at Stanford University. He is board certified in psychiatry.