Clinical Council

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