Dr. Price is a general adult psychiatrist with special interests in neuromodulation, psychedelic-assisted psychotherapy, and the management of complex mood disorders. He earned bachelor’s degrees in biology and psychology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, completing an honors thesis in biology. His undergraduate education was followed by two years of neuroimaging research at Stanford University. Dr. Price then attended the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA on a full scholarship as a David Geffen Medical Scholar. He participated in the Discovery Area of Concentration Program, focusing on basic, clinical, and translational research and global health.
After medical school, Dr. Price remained at UCLA for his residency in psychiatry. He sought advanced clinical training in neuromodulation techniques through the residency program’s neuromodulation concentration; these techniques included repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation and electroconvulsive therapy. Dr. Price served as chief resident of the neuromodulation service and as managing editor of Pulse, UCLA’s monthly newsletter on advances in neuromodulation research. Dr. Price also completed the psychodynamic psychotherapy concentration, which sparked his interest in psychotherapy.
Along with his role as a Max Gray Fellow in the Adult Mood Disorders Clinic, Dr. Price will work as a research study physician at the West Los Angeles VA. He will help to conduct a Phase II clinical trial of MDMA-assisted psychotherapy for post-traumatic stress disorder.