Amit Etkin, MD, PhD
Associate Professor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
VA Sierra-Pacific Mental Illness Research Education and Clinical Center (MIRECC) at the Palo Alto VA
Amit Etkin, MD, PhD, is an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University and at the Palo Alto VA. He is trained as both a neuroscientist and psychiatrist. The overarching aim of the Etkin Lab is to understand the neural basis of emotional disorders and their treatment, and to leverage this knowledge to better understand how the brain works and to develop novel treatment interventions. In support of this goal, he also co-directs a new initiative from the Stanford Neurosciences Institute called NeuroCircuit, which brings together neuroscientists, engineers, psychologists, physicians, and others to establish a new intellectual, scientific, and clinical paradigm for understanding and manipulating human brain circuits in healthy individuals and for treating psychiatric disease.