Eva Ihle, MD, PhD - Contact Information

Eva Ihle, MD, PhD

Title: Health Sciences Assistant Clinical Professor


University of Chicago Bio. Sci. Div., PhD NeurobiologyUniversity of Chicago Pritzker SOM, MD 

Postgraduate Training:

UCSF Residency, General PsychiatryUCSF Residency, Child & Adolescent Psychiatry

Biography Summary:

Dr. Ihle matriculated at the University of Southern California, obtaining a B. S. with Honors in Biology, the result of a senior thesis project investigating the influence of gonadal steroids on axonal connectivity in the developing songbird brain.  She received her MD, as well as her PhD in neurobiology, from the University of Chicago, through their Medical Scientist Training Program.  She is a board-certified adult psychiatrist, and a board-eligible child and adolescent psychiatrist, having recently graduated from the child and adolescent psychiatry fellowship program at the University of California, San Francisco.  She is currently the medical director of the Autism Clinic and a co-attending in the Adolescent Evaluation Clinic, both at UCSF.  These clinical responsibilities complement her research efforts.  She has been conducting research in the lab of Allison Doupe, MD, Ph.D,  investigating the social context-dependence of learning and courtship behavior in the songird.  She also recently started an additional project, in the lab of John Rubenstein, MD, PhD, characterizing the behavioral phenotype of the fgf17 mutant mouse (a murine model for autism).

Clinical Expertise:

Neurodevelopmental disorders; disorders presenting in adolescence

Research Areas:

Addictive Behaviors, Attention, Autistic Spectrum Disorders, Basal Ganglia, Catecholamines, Communication, Development, Language Acquisition, Learning, Motivated Behaviors, Neurodevelopmental Disorders, Neuropeptides, Reward, Salience, Social Context, Social Neuroscience

Campus Location: Parnassus

Publications on PubMed »

Young Adult and Family Center


Leadership in research, education, psychiatric care and public service