• David Feifel, MD, PhD, Professor, Physician and Neuropsychiatrist Extraordinaire at UC San Diego

    September 22, 2016

    This week, Richard and Joe welcomed Dr. David Feifel, neuropsychiatrist specializing in adult attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and treatment-resistant mood disorders. He is the director of the Neuropsychiatry program, the Adult ADHD program, and the Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) program at UC San Diego Health.

    Dr. Feifel’s clinical focus is the diagnosis and treatment of psychiatric disorders stressing a biological orientation. He is Director of the Adult Psychiatric Services at UCSD Medical Center, which includes the Neuropsychiatry and Behavioral Medicine Unit (NBMU), an 18-bed inpatient unit and the Consult / Liaison service

    Dr. Feifel is also a trained neuroscientist and a professor in the Department of Psychiatry at UC San Diego School of Medicine, where he teaches medical students, residents and postdoctoral fellows. He runs a basic neuropsychopharmacology laboratory on the campus of the UCSD Medical Center. His laboratory develops animal models to explore the biological mechanisms underlying psychiatric conditions such as psychosis and to assess the potential of novel pharmacological treatments, particularly ones aimed at neuropeptide targets.

    Dr. David Feifel earned a Bachelors of Science, Master’s Degree and a Ph.D. from the University of Toronto, Canada, where he also earned a Medical Degree. After completing an internship in Internal Medicine at the Toronto General Hospital, Dr. Feifel completed his residency training in Psychiatry at the University of California, San Diego, where he served as Chief Resident for the UCSD Outpatient Psychiatry Services in 1994. In 1995, he joined the faculty of the Department of Psychiatry where he currently holds the rank of full Professor. Dr. Feifel is a Diplomate of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology in General Psychiatry and subspecialty of Psychosomatic Medicine and a Diplomate of the United Council of Neurologic Subspecialties in Behavioral Neurology and Neuropsychiatry. He is also a faculty member in the UCSD Neurosciences Graduate Program. Dr. Feifel is the Director of the Adult Psychiatric Services at UCSD Medical Center, and the senior attending psychiatrist on the Neuropsychiatry and Behavioral Medicine Inpatient Unit (NBMU). In addition to being a Diplomate of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology in General Psychiatry, he is also certified in the subspecialties Psychosomatic Medicine, Behavioral Neurology and Neuropsychiatry. He has authored or co-authored numerous original scientific research papers, abstracts and book chapters.

    Among his distinctions, Dr. Feifel is an elected member of the American College of Neuropharmacology. He has been elected by his peers for inclusion in ‘Best Doctors in America’ and is cited in the Castle Connelly list of “Top Doctors”

    Listen to a podcast of Dr. David Feifel’s interview!

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