Potkin, Steven

Director, Brain Imaging Center
Division: UCI
Phone: 949-824-8040
Email: sgpotkin@uci.edu
Fax: 949-824-7873
Research Layer: Digitally Enabled Medicine

Bio: Steven G. Potkin, MD, has been a Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior at the University of California, Irvine (UCI) for the past 15 years. Dr. Potkin received his medical degree from Washington University in St. Louis. Trained as a psychiatrist at Duke University, Dr. Potkin spent nine years at the National Institutes of Mental Health (NIMH) as a clinical research psychiatrist before coming to UCI in 1985. Dr. Potkin’s career has been devoted to understanding the causes of, and developing new treatments for, schizophrenia. Dr. Potkin’s scientific work has established that schizophrenia is a biological illness. In addition to his academic appointment at UCI, Dr. Potkin has served for the past 14 years as the Director of Clinical Research at the UCI Neuropsychiatric Center and the Robert R. Sprague Director of the UCI Brain Imaging Center for the past few years.

Research: Psychiatry & Human Behavior