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Rick Trautner, MD

Board Member

Dr. Trautner is a Board-Certified Psychiatrist who received his undergraduate degree in English Literature from UC Irvine and his MD from Case Western Reserve University. He did his Psychiatry Residency at UCLA Neuropsychiatric Institute and had additional training at the Los Angeles Psychoanalytic Institute. His work has included a variety of settings including psychiatric hospitals and outpatient clinics. In addition, he has held a number of leadership roles including President of Bay Psychiatric Associates in Berkeley, California and Medical Director and Chair of the Department of Psychiatry at numerous facilities. Dr. Trautner has served on the teaching faculty of the UCLA Psychiatry Residency program and at UC Berkeley Extension. In order to bring an innovative new treatment to his community, he founded the TMS service at Bay Psychiatric Associates in 2009 and served as the Director of Interventional Services. He was a founding Director of the Clinical TMS Society and served as Secretary and Treasurer as well as on its Executive Committee for several terms. Dr. Trautner has received numerous awards for his clinical and administrative work and is a Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association and the Clinical TMS Society.