Kim Bullock, MD

Kim Bullock, MD

Psychiatrist, Neuropsychiatrist, Psychotherapist

Bio:   Dr. Kim 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. She completed an internship in internal medicine at Washington Hospital in D.C. and then a psychiatry residency at Stanford University. She is a diplomat in the subspecialty of Behavioral Neurology and Neuropsychiatry and is 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 and is a Cambridge and Oxford Press author on the subject of functional neurological disorders. Her primary area of research is exploring multimodal treatments for illnesses that involve disruption of bodily sensations and function experience. She is currently focusing on the use of technology to augment physiotherapy, psychotherapy, skills acquisition, and treatment dissemination in 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 (SPITC).

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

Professional Education

  • MD, George Washington University, Medicine (1994)
  • Residency, Stanford University, Psychiatry (2002)
  • Residency: Stanford University School of Medicine Registrar (2002) CA
  • Board Certification: Behavioral Neurology and Neuropsychiatry, United Council for Neurologic Subspecialties
  • BA, University of California, Animal Physiology (1989)
  • BA, University of California, Psychology (1989)
  • Internship, Washington Hospital Center, Internal Medicine (1995)

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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