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Lenox Hill TMS Psychiatric Associates

2000 Van Ness Avenue
Suite 405
San Francisco, CA 94109

415-944-0919

www.lenoxhilltms.com

Physicians:

  • Roberto Estrada, MD
  • Bryan Bruno, MD
  • Douglas Anderson, MD
  • Girish Subramanyan, MD
  • Peter Forster, MD

Practice Highlights

We are pleased to announce that we have experienced tremendous growth in Lenox Hill TMS this past year, which has led to more recent developments that include:

  • New Office- we relocated to a much larger office space with 4 offices and 2 treatment rooms.
  • New TMS System- we recently had a 2nd NeuroStar system installed in the new office to better accommodate the volume and schedule of our patients and doctors.
  • Staff Growth- we now have 2 TMS coordinators and a registered nurse as part of our TMS Clinical team and better serve the needs of our patients and doctors.
  • Partnerships- we are now serving as a site for UCSF Psychiatry residents to rotate as part of a TMS/ Neuromodulation elective.

Contracted Insurance Companies: We have successfully negotiated contracts with Anthem Blue Cross and Kaiser Permanente to provide TMS services for their members. We have seen a significant increase in referrals from these two carriers. 


Physicians

Roberto Estrada, MD

Dr. Estrada is Chief of ECT (Electroconvulsive Therapy) in the Department of Psychiatry at Lenox Hill Hospital and Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at the New York University School of Medicine. He is Board Certified as a Diplomate by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. Dr. Estrada's area of interest and expertise include Psychopharmacology, Geriatric Psychiatry, Psychosomatic Medicine and Brain Stimulation, with more than 14 years of experience treating patients with diverse psychiatric conditions, including Major Depression, Anxiety Disorders and Alzheimer's Dementias.His experience in Brain Stimulation and Neuromodulation include training in the use of Vagal Nerve Stimulation (VNS), as well as completion of the prestigious Columbia University Fellowships in ECT and TMS.

Dr. Estrada completed his medical training in the Department of Psychiatry at NYU Medical Center, where he served as Chief Resident. After completing a Fellowship in Geriatric Psychiatry at NYU Medical Center he joined the Attending Staff at Lenox Hill Hospital. He has previously served as the Assistant Director of Inpatient and Emergency Psychiatry at Lenox Hill Hospital and continues to treat patients on the Inpatient Psychiatry Unit and works with physicians of all other specialties in treating patients with psychiatric issues who are hospitalized at Lenox Hill Hospital on medical and surgical units.

Bryan Bruno, MD

Dr. Bruno is an Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at the New York University School of Medicine. He is Board Certified as a Diplomate by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. Dr. Bruno served as the Acting Chairman of the Department of Psychiatry at Lenox Hill Hospital from 2010—2013, and as Director of the Inpatient and Emergency Psychiatry Service at Lenox Hill Hospital from 2010—2013, and as Director of the Inpatient and Emergency Psychiatry Service at Lenox Hill Hospital from 2001—2010. Dr. Bruno completed his residency training program in Psychiatry at New York University Medical Center, where he served as Chief Resident. He is honored to have received the Distinguished Teacher Award from the Psychiatry Residency Training Program at New York University School of Medicine in 2006.

Dr. Bruno has more than 20 years of clinical experience in the management of a wide range of psychiatric disorders. He is recognized as an expert in psychopharmacology and the treatment of complex, refractory Mood Disorders, including Major Depression.

Dr. Bruno has completed the Columbia University Fellowship in TMS.

Doug B. Anderson, MD

Dr. Doug B. Anderson is an established private practitioner of general psychiatry in San Francisco, with a major emphasis in depressive disorders. He is Board Certified as a Diplomat by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, and is currently on the consulting staff at California Pacific Medical Center. Dr. Anderson's career treating depression has led him to explore effective treatments, in addition to psychotherapy and antidepressant medication. He finds TMS therapy to be a valuable addition to traditional treatment.

Dr. Anderson completed his medical school education at the University of Oregon Health and Sciences School of Medicine. He completed his psychiatric residency at the University of California Medical School, San Francisco, Langley Porter Institute. In addition to maintaining an active general practice of psychiatry, he has served as the Chairman of the Department of Psychiatry at the McAuley Institute, St. Mary's Medical Center in San Francisco. While at St. Mary's Medical Center, he was the Chairman of the Medical Ethics committee and helped establish ethical guidelines for the practice of delivering health care. Before entering his residency in Psychiatry, Dr. Anderson worked as a general physician in the orthopedic department of Kaiser Hospital, San Francisco which taught him much about what people experience with illness, either physical or psychological. A more recent interest has been in geriatric psychiatry. Dr. Anderson completed his Board Certification in Geriatric Psychiatry and is an active consultant in geropsychiatry. He is currently an active member of San Francisco Medical Society, and has served on the Board of Directors.

Girish Subramanyan, MD

Dr. Girish Subramanyan is a psychiatrist in full-time private practice in San Francisco specializing in the treatment of adults with mood and anxiety disorders, including treatment-resistant mood and anxiety disorders. He is Board Certified as a Diplomat by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. Dr. Subramanyan's areas of interest and expertise include the pharmacotherapy of more severe, medication-resistant Major Depressive Disorder, Bipolar Disorders and Generalized Anxiety Disorder. He is interested in the evolving therapies and technologies in the treatment of these conditions, including brain stimulation technologies, such as repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation, and novel pharmacotherapies.

Dr. Subramanyan has had a long-standing interest in the field of mental health. He studied psychology and biochemistry at Case Western Reserve University where he graduated summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa. He received his medical degree at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Subramanyan completed his residency training in General Adult Psychiatry at the University of California, San Francisco (U.C.S.F.), where he focused on the psychotherapy and pharmacotherapy of mood and anxiety disorders. There, he received the Edwin Alston Award for Distinguished Achievement by a Physician in the Integration of Psychiatry Practice.

In his private practice, Dr. Subramanyan focuses on close collaboration with area psychotherapists who practice evidence-based treatments for mood and anxiety disorders. 

Peter Forster, MD

Dr. Peter Forster is a Clinical Director of Gateway Psychiatric Services and was previously the Medical Director of Community Mental Health Services for the City and County of San Francisco, and Chairman of the Department of Psychiatry at John George Psychiatric Pavilion in Alameda. For the last four years, he has been recognized as one of the Best Doctors in America. Dr. Forster is currently a Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at University of California, San Francisco and a Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association.

Dr. Forster specializes in the assessment of the standard of care in suicidal and crisis patients. An internationally respected expert, he has written many articles on: psychiatric emergencies, mood disorders, anxiety, somatization and managed care. In his private practice, he specializes in the evaluation and treatment of adult depression, bipolar disorder (manic-depression), anxiety, panic disorders, phobias and stress reactions.

Dr. Forster graduated from the University of California, San Diego, School of Medicine in 1985, and completed his residency in psychiatry at the University of California, San Francisco.