Nicholas Rosenlicht, MD
Nicholas Rosenlicht, MD

Academic Background

Dr. Rosenlicht has over 30 years of experience teaching at some of the most highly regarded academic medical institutions. He has served on the faculty of The University of California at San Francisco, Davis, and Los Angeles, as well as at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey/Robert Wood Johnson Medical School.

He has conducted numerous research projects including clinical trials evaluating the efficacy of psychopharmacological agents, natural agents, and psychotherapy interventions, as well as investigating the basic science of sleep and psychiatric disorders. He has published widely in these areas and is an internationally recognized expert in Evidence Based Medicine (EBM), the critical review and examination of the objective evidence supporting treatment efficacy and safety. He has lectured on these subjects widely in this country, as well as internationally.

His current and recent research projects include studying the effectiveness of rTMS (repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation) in refractory depression, pharmacological interventions for depression, cognitive-behavioral interventions for insomnia, and examining the relationship between memory system functioning in sleep and insomnia.

He has extensive experience teaching medical students, residents (postgraduate M.D.s obtaining advanced training in Psychiatry), as well as Psychology and Social Work trainees.  He is founder of the UCSF-VAMC San Francisco Mood Disorders Clinic, and served as its director for 15 years.

He serves as a reviewer for numerous professional journals.


B.S. UC Berkeley, Biology of Natural Resources

M.D. Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine


Professional Training

Intern in Internal Medicine, UCLA School of Medicine

Resident in Psychiatry, UCLA School of Medicine

Chief Resident in Psychiatry (Affective Disorders Unit), UCLA School of Medicine



Board Certified, Psychiatry, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology

Certified in Addiction Medicine, American Society of Addiction Medicine



Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society

Haile T. Debas Academy of Medical Educators Award

Examiner, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology


Memberships in Professional Organizations

American Society of Addiction Medicine
California Society of Addiction Medicine
Sleep Research Society




Nicholas Rosenlicht, MD
1569 Solano Ave. Suite 324
Berkeley, CA. 94707



Phone: 1.510.558.3488