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Owen M. Wolkowitz


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

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 and Neurology.

  • 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