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Bruce Kagan, MD

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Bruce Kagan, MD

UCLA Physician Bruce Kagan, MD specializes in Psychiatry.
Specialty
Psychiatry
Gender
Male
Language Spoken
English
Hospital Affiliation
Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital at UCLA
Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center
State License Number
G51023
Contact
(800) 825-9989 Appointments and referral
(310) 206-2372 Office
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MEDICAL BOARD CERTIFICATION
Psychiatry, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, 1989
EDUCATION
Residency
Psychiatry, UCLA Neuropsychiatric Hospital, 1983 - 1986
Internship
Rotating, UCLA Neuropsychiatric Hospital, 1982 - 1983
Degree
MD, Albert Einstein College of Medicine / Yeshiva Univ, 1982
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Bruce L. Kagan is a psychiatrist and neurophysiologist who joined the UCLA faculty in 1986. He became a full professor in 1998 and served as Director of the Psychiatry Research Residency Track from 1994-2004. He has chaired the Medical Institutional Review Board for Neuropsychiatry since 2004.

He is currently Chief of Staff of the Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital.

Dr. Kagan earned his BA cum laude in Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry from Yale University. He received the MD and Ph.D. (physiology) degrees from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine.

His laboratory research centers on channel forming toxins. He is currently studying channels formed by amyloid peptides in Alzheimer's and Parkinson's disease to elucidate the pathogenesis of these illnesses. He is also screening chemical libraries for channel blockers that could be used as therapeutic agents.

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