Education

Residency
Psychiatry, UCLA Neuropsychiatric Hospital, 1986
Internship
Rotating, UCLA Neuropsychiatric Hospital, 1983
Degree
MD, Albert Einstein College of Medicine / Yeshiva Univ, 1982

Medical Board Certifications

Psychiatry
American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, 1989

Gender

Male

State License

G51023
  • About Me

    About Me

    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.

  • Education

    Medical Board Certifications

    Psychiatry
    American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, 1989

    Education

    Residency
    Psychiatry, UCLA Neuropsychiatric Hospital, 1986
    Internship
    Rotating, UCLA Neuropsychiatric Hospital, 1983
    Degree
    MD, Albert Einstein College of Medicine / Yeshiva Univ, 1982
  • Research

    Publications