Thomas C. Neylan, MD - Contact Information

Neylan, Thomas

Title: Professor In Residence; Director of PTSD Research; Deputy Associate Chief of Staff for Research at VAMC


Rush Medical College, MD

Postgraduate Training:

University of Pittsburgh, Research Fellowship; University of Pittsburgh, Psychiatry Residency; University of Pennsylvania, Psychiatry Residency

Biography Summary:

Dr. Neylan is the Director of the Posttraumatic Stress Disorders (PTSD) Program at the San Francisco Veterans Affairs Medical Center. He has been an active researcher in the study of sleep, neuroendocrinology, neuroimaging, electrophysiology, gene expression, and treatment of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder for the past 14 years. He has been the Principal Investigator on multiple funded projects sponsored by the National Institutes of Health, the National Institute of Justice, the Department of Defense, and the Department of Veterans Affairs.

Clinical Expertise:

PTSD, sleep disorders, psychopharmacology, adult psychiatry

Educational Expertise:

PTSD, sleep disorders and clinical neuroscience

Research Areas:

PTSD neurobiology and treatment research, sleep-wake physiology, daytime fatigue and performance, neuroendocrinology, gene microarray, brain imaging, and Phase II & III clinical trials.


PTSD, Sleep, brain imaging, gene expression, hormones, cortisol, corticotropin releasing factor, hypocretin/orexin, psychopharmacology, cognitive behavior therapy, electrophysiology, psychophysiology

Administrative Assistant: Maryann Lenoci, Lab Manager

Campus Location: VAMC

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Leadership in research, education, psychiatric care and public service