Oberndorf Family Distinguished Professor and
Chair, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Executive Director, UCSF Child Teen and Family Center
President, Langley Porter Psychiatric Hospital and Clinics
Weill Institute for Neurosciences

 

Dr. Matthew W. State is the Oberndorf Family Distinguished Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Chair of the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, President of the Langley Porter Psychiatric Hospital and Clinics, and member of the Weill Institute for Neurosciences at the University of California, San Francisco. He is a child and adolescent psychiatrist and human geneticist.  Over the past 15 years, his laboratory has played a leading role in illuminating the genetics of childhood-onset neurodevelopmental disorders including autism spectrum and Tourette disorders. He has been the recipient of numerous awards, including the Tarjan Award from the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, the Ruane Prize from the Brain and Behavior Research Foundation and the Rhoda and Bernard Sarnat International Prize in Mental Health from the US National Academy of Medicine. He was elected to membership in the National Academy of Medicine (NAM) in 2013.