Dr. Michael Joshua Ostacher MD Psychiatrist

Dr. Michael Ostacher is a psychiatrist in Palo Alto, California. He received his medical degree from Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and has been in practice for 26 years.

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Specialty & Clinical Interests

Psychiatrist: Addiction, Forensic, Geriatric

Clinical Interests: Mood Disorders, Substance-Related Disorders

Education & Medical Training

Cambridge Hospital - Cambridge Health All
Residency, Psychiatry, 1989–1992

Cambridge Hospital - Cambridge Health All
Internship, Transitional Year, 1988–1989

Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
Class of 1988

Wesleyan University
Other Training, 1978–1982

Harvard School of Public Health
Other Training, 1994

Harvard Medical School
Other Training, 2010

Harvard Medical School Cambridge Hospital
Fellowship, Public Psychiatry, 1992–1994

Harvard Medical School Cambridge Health Alliance
Fellowship, Geriatric Psychiatry, 1996–1997

Certifications & Licensure

American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
Certified 21 years in Psychiatry

American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
Certified 17 years in Addiction Psychiatry

American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
Certified 16 years in Geriatric Psychiatry

American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
Certified 9 years in Forensic Psychiatry

CA State Medical License
Active through 2015

Awards, Honors & Recognition

Scholars in Clinical Science Program, Harvard Medical School

Honors in the College of Letters, Wesleyan University, Middletown, Connecticut

Publications & Presentations

Association between bipolar spectrum features and treatment outcomes in outpatients with major depressive disorder.
Perlis, R. H., Uher, R., Ostacher, M., Goldberg, J. F., Trivedi, M. H., Rush, A. J., Fava, M.

Long-term implications of early onset in bipolar disorder: data from the first 1000 participants in the systematic treatment enhancement program for bipolar disorder (STEP-BD).
Perlis, R. H., Miyahara, S., Marangell, L. B., Wisniewski, S. R., Ostacher, M., DelBello, M. P., Bowden, C. L., Sachs, G. S., Nierenberg, A. A.

Retrospective age at onset of bipolar disorder and outcome during two-year follow-up: results from the STEP-BD study.
Perlis, R. H., Dennehy, E. B., Miklowitz, D. J., Delbello, M. P., Ostacher, M., Calabrese, J. R., Ametrano, R. M., Wisniewski, S. R., Bowden, C. L., Thase, M. E., Nierenberg, A. A., Sachs, G.

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