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Andrew D. Krystal, MD, Professor of Psychiatry , UCSF

Andrew D. Krystal, M.D., M.S.
Professor of Psychiatry 
University of California at San Francisco

San Francisco, CA




Dr Krystal is Professor of Psychiatry and Executive Vice Chair at the Langley Porter Psychiatric Institute at UCSF. He was previously also Director of the Brain Stimulation Program,Director of the Sleep Research Laboratory,the Insomnia Clinic and the Quantitative EEG Laboratory at D.U.M.C.

He is an internationally-recognized expert in the areas of mood and sleep disorders. He has more than 25 years of clinical and research experience in these areas. The main foci of his work have been the development of means to improve the risk-benefit ratio of brain stimulation therapies for mood disorders and studies on the pathophysiology of treatment of sleep disorders.

Dr Krystal obtained his B.S. and M.S.E. from M.I.T. followed by an M.D. from Duke University in Durham N.C.He completed his psychiatric residency at the Duke University Medical Center followed by a fellowship in sleep disorders and clinical neurophysiology.

He is the recipient of several awards including the APA residents scholarship, Laughlin fellow from the American College of Psychiatrists, NARSAD Young Investigator Award, NIMH Scientist Development Award for clinicians and the  APA Research Mentorship award.He currently serves as the Deputy Editor of the journal SLEEP,Chairman of the Research Committee of the Sleep Research Society,and on the Board of Directors of the International Society of ECT and Neurostimulation.

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