Dr. Stephen M. 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.
Dr. Stahl has held faculty positions at Stanford University, the University of California at Los Angeles, the Institute of Psychiatry London, the Institute of Neurology London, and, currently, at the University of California at San Diego. Dr. Stahl was also Executive Director of Clinical Neurosciences at the Merck Neuroscience Research Center in the UK for several years. Dr. Stahl’s major interests are dedicated to producing and disseminating educational information about diseases and their treatments in psychiatry and neurology, with a special emphasis on multimedia, the internet, and teaching how to teach.
Dr. Stahl currently serves as editor-in-chief of CNS Spectrums. He is also associate editor of Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica, is a former clinical field editor for the International Journal of Neuropsychopharmacology, and is on numerous editorial boards of other leading journals including the ACNP's journal Neuropsychopharmacology. He serves as a fellow of the ACNP (American College of Neuro-psychopharmacology), of the British Association of Psychopharmacology (BAP), and of the CINP, where he was formerly vice president and is a Distinguished Life Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association (APA).
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