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Bruce L. Kagan, MD

Psychiatry
Primary Location
Behavioral Wellness Center
10833 Le Conte Avenue
Chs 17-253
Los Angeles, California 90095
Phone
Fax
310-825-3839

About

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.

Languages

English

Education

Medical Board Certification

Psychiatry, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, 1989

Residency

UCLA Neuropsychiatric Hospital, 1986

Internship

UCLA Neuropsychiatric Hospital, 1983

Degree

Albert Einstein College of Medicine/Yeshiva University, MD, 1982

Recognition

Hospital Affiliations

Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center

Research

Awards

  • 2018 Los Angeles Magazine Top Doctors