Victor I. Reus, MD - Contact Information

Reus, Victor

Title: Professor In Residence


University of Maryland School of Medicine, MD

Postgraduate Training:

University of Wisconsin, Psychiatry Residency; National Institute of Mental Health, Clinical Associate

Biography Summary:

Dr. Reus is a Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine and an Investigator in the Center for Neurobiology and Behavior and the Program for Pharmacogenomics. He is a former Medical Director of the Langley Porter Hospital and is currently the Principal Investigator of a NIMH sponsored grant, “Training the Next Generation of Mental Health Researchers,” as well as Principal Investigator or Co-investigator of a number of research grants focused on the genetics of bipolar disorder, the pharmacogenetics of anti-depressant treatment, the behavioral effects of neurosteroids, and the pharmacology of smoking cessation. He has published over 215 peer reviewed papers and chapters, and has received the Warren Barlow Smith Award from the West Coast College of Biological Psychiatry and the J. Elliott Royer Award from the UC Regents. Dr. Reus is a Director of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, the current Chair of the Residency Review Committee for the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education, a former President of the West Coast College of Biological Psychiatry, and has been listed in successive editions of The Best Doctors in American and America’s Top Doctors. In addition to his research and educational activities at UCSF, Dr. Reus also serves as Chairman of the UCSF Investigational Review Board, and is actively involved in identification and oversight of ethical issues in human medical research.

Clinical Expertise:

bipolar mood disorder, major depression, psychopharmacology and behavioral endocrinology

Educational Expertise:

mood disorders, psychopharmacology, psychoneuroendocrinology, genetics of mental disorders, and ethical issues and informed consent

Research Areas:

behavioral endocrinology, particularly endocrine effects of stress and behavioral effects of CRF, ACTH and glucocorticoids, genetics of bipolar mood disorder, genetics of Tourette Disorder; pharmacogenetics and psychopharmacology

Administrative Assistant: Margarite Salinas - Contact Information

Campus Location: Parnassus

Publications on PubMed »

Neurosciences and Schizophrenia Fellowship
Affective Science Predoctoral Training Program


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