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Board Member

Dr. Martha B. Koo, M.D., DLFAPA, FCTMSS

A pioneer in the development and application of Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS), Dr. Koo opened the South Bay TMS Therapy Center in 2009, and she was a founding member of the Clinical TMS Society (CTMSS). She currently serves on the CTMSS Board of Directors and the Executive Council as VP-President Elect. Dr. Koo completed undergraduate studies at Princeton University and medical training at the UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine. She obtained psychiatry residency training at the UCLA Resnick Neuropsychiatric Institute and subsequent psychoanalytic training at the New Center for Psychoanalysis. Dr. Koo is Board Certified in Psychiatry and in Addiction Medicine. The South Bay TMS Center evolved into the Neuro Wellness Spa, where Dr. Koo is Founding CEO. Neuro Wellness Spa is an in-network psychiatry practice with six outpatient clinics across the greater LA area that offer medication management, TMS and ketamine therapy. Additionally, Dr. Koo is the Medical Director at Clear Recovery Center, which provides the full continuum of in-network behavioral health treatment— from detox, dual diagnosis and mental health residential programs to outpatient treatment (PHP, IOP & OP) for teens and adults. Dr. Koo is the author of several peer-reviewed articles on the application and efficacy of TMS. Dr. Koo is a distinguished Fellow of the CTMSS and the American Psychiatric Association. With a strong background in human psychodynamics, psychological theory, psychiatric medicine, and neuroscience, Dr. Koo has dedicated her career to community, academic and professional advocacy for the advancement of psychiatric treatment and to increase access and awareness to the most effective, personalized mental health interventions.