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Owen Wolkowitz


Co-director, Depression Clinic, Langley Porter Psychiatric Hospital and Clinics
Lover of art, music, dogs and cooking

About me

Dr. Owen Wolkowitz is an attending psychiatrist at the UCSF Depression Clinic, which he co-directs.

In his research, Wolkowitz studies how stress and hormones affect the brain.

Wolkowitz earned his medical degree from the University of Maryland School of Medicine. He completed a psychiatry residency at Stanford Health Care, followed by a fellowship in psychopharmacology at the National Institute of Mental Health.

Wolkowitz serves on the board of directors of the National Network of Depression Centers.

  • Education

    University of Maryland School of Medicine, 1979

  • Residencies

    Stanford Health Care, Psychiatry, 1983

  • Fellowships

    National Institute of Mental Health, Psychopharmacology, 1986

  • Board Certifications

    Psychiatry, American Board of Psychiatry/Neurology-Psychiatry

  • Academic Title


I look for new approaches to treating vexing psychiatric problems and to understanding mental illnesses as whole-body problems.
Decorative Caduceus

Cellular Aging and Neurobiology of Depression Study