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Itai Danovitch, MD

Associate Professor, Psychiatry & Behavioral Neurosciences

Chair, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neurosciences

Thalians Health Center
8730 Alden Drive
Suite E-137
Los Angeles, CA 90048

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310-423-2600

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310-423-8397

Itai Danovitch, MD

Associate Professor, Psychiatry & Behavioral Neurosciences

Chair, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neurosciences

  • Psychiatry

Addiction Therapy

Anxiety Disorders

Depression

Psychotherapy

The research of Itai Danovitch, MD, focuses on substance use disorders, as well as the integration of medical and mental health services. He is the author of over 40 original articles and book chapters, and was the co-editor of the 2012 Psychiatric Clinics of North America special edition on addiction. As an educator, Danovitch has been recognized with the Golden Apple Award for Excellence in Teaching. He serves as immediate past president of the California Society of Addiction Medicine. He is a Distinguished Fellow of the American Society of Addiction Medicine, and Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association. In 2016, Danovitch was appointed by Governor Jerry Brown to serve as a Commissioner on the California Mental Health Services Oversight and Accountability Commission.

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  • Medical School: UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine, 2003
  • Residency: New York-Presbyterian/Columbia Medical Center, 2007
  • Fellowship: Cedars-Sinai, 2008
  • Master's: UCLA Anderson School of Management, 2013

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  • Commissioner, California Mental Health Services Oversight and Accountability Commission, 2016
  • Distinguished Fellow, American Society of Addiction Medicine, 2016
  • Fellow, American Psychiatric Association, 2014
  • Danovitch I, Kan D. The Addiction Benefits Scorecard: A Framework to Promote Health Insurer Accountability and Support Consumer Engagement. Journal of Psychoactive Drugs. 2017
  • Dascal, J, Ishak W, Spiegel B, Reid M, Rosen B, Danovitch I. Virtual Reality and Medical Inpatients: A Systematic Review of Randomized Controlled Trials. Innov Clin Neurosci. 2017
  • Danovitch I. Post-traumatic stress disorder and opioid use disorder: A narrative review of conceptual models. J Addict Dis. 2016
  • IsHak W, Lopez E, Steiner A, Kharazi P, Cedillo P, Nimmer M, Bellete N, Benji A, Berberyan R, Smith K, Naghdechi L, Yahia Jaffer K, Parisi L, Burnes-Bolton L, & Danovitch I. Evaluating the impact of depression screening in general hospitals: a pilot study of patient reported outcomes of quality of life, functioning, and psychiatric symptom severity. International Journal of Medicine. 2016

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