Dr Michael Vivian

a dedicated psychiatrist

Dr. Michael R. P. Vivian, M.D., is a dedicated psychiatrist with a lifelong commitment to advancing mental health care. His journey began with academic excellence at the University of California, Los Angeles, where he earned a B.S. in Psychobiology with Summa Cum Laude honors, followed by an M.D. with honors thesis distinction from UCLA’s School of Medicine.

Dr. Vivian’s passion for psychiatry led him to the Langley Porter Psychiatric Institute at the University of California, San Francisco, where he completed his residency training. Throughout his illustrious career, he has demonstrated exceptional leadership as the Founder, CEO, and Program Administrator of the Reward Path Recovery Center, and through pivotal roles in various psychiatric treatment centers.

With a focus on general psychiatry, addiction psychiatry, and eating disorders, Dr. Vivian’s expertise is truly comprehensive. His contributions extend beyond clinical practice, as he actively shares his insights through michaelvivian.com, fostering open dialogues about mental health and encouraging a deeper understanding of the human mind. His work has earned him recognition, awards, and respect within the psychiatric community and beyond.

Professional Credentials

Education & Clinical Experrise

  • Education
    • B.S. in Psychobiology, University of California, Los Angeles (Summa Cum Laude)
    • M.D., University of California, Los Angeles, School of Medicine (with honors thesis distinction)
    • Residency in Psychiatry, Langley Porter Psychiatric Institute, University of California, San Francisco
  • Clinical Expertise
    • General Psychiatry
    • Addiction Psychiatry
    • Eating Disorders

Professional Accomplishments

  • Founder, CEO, and Program Administrator of the Reward Path Recovery Center
  • Leadership roles in various psychiatric treatment centers
  • Extensive experience in clinical practice, research, and program development

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