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Past, Present & Future of Psychedelic-Assisted Therapy: A New Dawn for Mental Health and Neuroscience

Thu, September 16, 2021
Dinner Program
Daniel F. Kelly '82

Daniel Kelly, M.D. '82, a neurosurgeon and neuroscientist, will discuss the history, current state and future opportunities of psychedelic-assisted therapies for a wide spectrum of mental health, and other neuroscience disorders including depression, anxiety, addiction, and PTSD. He will provide an overview of ongoing clinical trials with psilocybin, MDMA and other psychedelics and describe current clinical trials at Pacific Treatment & Research in Psychedelics (TRIP) program.

Daniel F. Kelly, M.D. ‘82 is director of Pacific Neuroscience Institute (PNI) at Providence Saint John’s Health Center and professor of neurosurgery at Saint John’s Cancer Institute in Santa Monica, California. He is internationally recognized for advancing techniques of minimally invasive “keyhole” and endoscopic brain tumor surgery. He has also overseen development of innovative programs at PNI including the launch of Pacific Brain Health Center in 2018 focused on cognitive, memory and mood disorders, and has been the creative force behind PNI’s Treatment & Research in Psychedelics (TRIP) program.

Kelly is a 1982 graduate of Claremont McKenna College where he studied biology and chemistry. He attended Georgetown University School of Medicine and completed a neurosurgical residency training in 1993 at George Washington University Medical Center. He was professor of neurosurgery and vice-chief of clinical affairs for the UCLA Division of Neurosurgery until 2007 when he joined JWCI and Providence Saint John’s Health Center, where he currently serves on the Saint John’s Board of Directors and is chief of neurosurgery.


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