Margaret Distler, MD
Dr. Distler is a psychiatrist and helps patients in the UCLA OCD IOP with medication management. She earned her MD and PhD from the University of Chicago. Her PhD studies focused on the genetic and molecular basis of anxiety. She completed her psychiatry residency at UCLA, where she was the chief resident in the Anxiety Disorders Clinic and participated in clinical and basic research on anxiety and depression. Dr. Distler has several clinical duties in addition to her work in the OCD IOP. She directs the Anxiety Disorders Clinic, an outpatient program, treats college students with mental illness, and is the medical director of the UCLA Aftercare program, where she treats patients with first-episode schizophrenia.