• Board Certified in Psychiatry - American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
  • Foundations of Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy - San Francisco Center for Psychoanalysis
  • Internship & Residency in General Adult Psychiatry - University of California, San Francisco
  • Certificate in Medical Ethics - Center for Medical Ethics & Health Policy, Baylor College of Medicine & Rice University
  • Doctor of Medicine - Baylor College of Medicine (Menninger Department of Psychiatry), Houston, Texas
  • Master of Science in Molecular and Cell Biology - Brandeis University
  • Bachelor of Science, Magna Cum Laude in Biology, Psychology, and Neuroscience - Brandeis University



  • Lauglin Foundation Award for Excellence in Therapeutic Skills - University of California, San Francisco
  • Stanley Foundation Scholar - University of California, San Francisco
  • Hilde Bruch Award for Excellence in Psychiatry - Baylor College of Medicine
  • Ford Scholarship - Betty Ford Clinic
  • Staff Performance Award - Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry, University of California, San Francisco
  • Richter Award for Excellence in Research - Brandeis University
  • Psi Chi, National Honor Society in Psychology - Brandeis University
  • University Undergraduate Academic Fellow - Brandeis University


Presentations & Papers

  • Serum BDNF levels before treatment predict SSRI response in depression.
    Wolkowitz OM, Wolf J, Shelly W, Rosser R, Burke HM, Lerner GK, Reus VI, Nelson JC, Epel ES, Mellon SH.
    Prog Neuropsychopharmacol Biol Psychiatry. 2011 Aug 15;35(7):1623-30.
  • Healthcare Legislation & Mental Health Parity - Sociopolitical Conference, Northern California Psychiatric Society
  • Uses and Abuses of the Internet in Psychiatry - Annual Conference, Northern California Psychiatric Society
  • Psychiatric Care and Cultural Factors - San Francisco Community Behavioral Health Services
  • Diagnosing van Gogh - San Mateo County Behavioral Health Grand Rounds
  • Escitalopram Effects on Personality Measures & Serum BDNF - UCSF Psychiatry Annual Research Symposium
  • Integrated Approach to Psychotherapy - San Francisco VAMC Psychiatry Grand Rounds
  • Boundaries in Psychiatry: Theory & Applications - San Francisco General Hospital Psychiatry Grand Rounds
  • Focused Structural Genomics Approach - UCSF Graduate Group in Biophysics & Chemical Biology Joint Retreat