Kim Bullock, MD

Kim Bullock, MD

Psychiatrist, Neuropsychiatrist, Psychotherapist

Bio:   Dr. Bullock received her undergraduate degree with honors and distinction in physiology and psychology from the University of California, San Diego, Revelle College and her medical degree from George Washington University in Washington, DC. She completed an internship in internal medicine at Washington Hospital in D.C. and psychiatry residency at Stanford University. She is a diplomat in the subspecialties of Behavioral Neurology and Neuropsychiatry and Lifestyle Medicine. She is currently appointed as Clinical Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences within Stanford’s School of Medicine. Dr. Bullock is the founder and Director of Stanford's Neurobehavioral Clinic and the Virtual Reality & Immersive Technologies (VRIT) program and laboratory. She has published many peer-reviewed articles. She is a Cambridge and Oxford Press author on the subject of functional neurological disorders. Her primary interest is exploring sensorymotor treatments for psychiatric illnesses that involve disruption of bodily perception and function. She is currently focused on the use and dissemination of immersive technology to augment physiotherapy, psychotherapy, skills and acquisition. She treats a multitude of illness domains including trauma, phobias, anxiety, pain, and somatic symptom related disorders. She is a leader in providing support and connecting researchers, providers, and developers of immersive technology treatments thru the Stanford Psychiatry Immersive Technology Consortium (SPIT-C) and Virtual Reality and Immersive Technology (VR-IT) Program and Departmental Initiative.

Dr. Bullock currently sees patients, teaches, and performs research. She takes a holistic, customized, and personal approach to each patient and encourages family and community involvement in the treatment process. She is intensively trained and teaches both cognitive behavior therapy and dialectical behavior therapy (DBT). She runs weekly DBT groups for friends and family, neuropsychiatric patients, and DBT graduates as well as delivers individual comprehensive DBT and CBT and virtual reality psychotherapies. She presents and speaks on the subject of virtual reality and DBT internationally and locally.

Stanford Neuroscience Health Center

Comprehensive Epilepsy Program

Outpatient Psychiatry Clinic in Palo Alto

Professional Education

  • Internship: Medstar Health Washington Hospital Center Obstetrics and Gynecology Residency (1995) DC
  • Residency: Stanford University Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences (2002) CA
  • Medical Education: George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences (1994) DC
  • Certification, American Board of Lifestyle Medicine, Lifestyle Medicine (2017)
  • Board Certification: Behavioral Neurology and Neuropsychiatry, United Council for Neurologic Subspecialties
  • Residency, Stanford University, Psychiatry (2002)
  • Internship, Washington Hospital Center, Internal Medicine (1995)
  • MD, George Washington University, Medicine (1994)
  • BA, University of California, Animal Physiology (1989)
  • BA, University of California, Psychology (1989)

Honors & Awards

  • Special Thanks and Recognition Award, Palo Alto Veterans Administration (July 1998)

Administrative Appointments

  • Director, Neurobehavioral Clinic (2012 - Present)
  • Director, Virtual Reality Clinic (2016 - Present)
  • Senator, School of Medicine (2015 - Present)

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