Natalie L. Rasgon


Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences (General Psychiatry and Psychology-Adult) and, by courtesy, of Obstetrics and Gynecology (Maternal Fetal Medicine) at the Stanford University Medical Center
Bio:   Dr. Rasgon is a Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and Obstetrics and Gynecology in the Stanford School of Medicine. Dr. Rasgon has been involved in longitudinal placebo-controlled neuroendocrine studies for over two decades, and she has been involved in neuroendocrine and brain imaging studies of estrogen effects on depressed menopausal women for over 10 years. In addition to her duties as a Professor of Psychiatry and Obstetrics & Gynecology, Dr. Rasgon is also the Director of the Stanford Center for Neuroscience in Women’s Health and Associate Dean of Academic Affairs for the School of Medicine. She has an extensive history of teaching and mentoring, and many of her trainees have secured independent faculty positions in academia.

Outpatient Psychiatry Clinic

Professional Education

  • Board Certification: Psychiatry, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (1998)
  • Fellowship: UCLA Medical Center (1996) CA
  • Residency: Cedars-Sinai Medical Center (1995) CA
  • Internship: Harbor-UCLA Medical Center (1993) CA
  • Medical Education: Odessa Medical Institute (1980) Russia
  • PhD, Academy of Medical Sciences, Pathological Physiology (1988)
  • PhD, Academy of Medical Sciences, Obstetrics & Gynecology (1988)
  • MD, Odessa Medical Institute, Diploma with Highest Honors (1980)

Honors & Awards

  • First Prize, Student Research Work, Soviet Union Scientific Student Competition (1978)
  • Diploma with Highest Honors, Odessa Medical Institute (1980)
  • Leo G. Rigler, M.D. Award for Academic Achievement, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center (1995)
  • International Scientist of the Year, International Biographical Centre of Cambridge, England (2002)
  • Lila A. Wallis Award, American Medical Women’s Association (2010)
  • Elected to Database, Best Doctors in America (November 2012)
  • Fellowship, Stanford Clayman Institute for Gender Research (2011)

Administrative Appointments

  • International Medical Graduates Committee, Southern California Psychiatric Society (1993 - 2001)
  • UCLA Liver Transplant Committee, UCLA School of Medicine (1997 - 2002)
  • Search Committee for the Norman Cousins Psychoneuroimmunology Chair, UCLA School of Medicine (1998 - 1998)
  • Chair, Search Committee for the Elizabeth Blackwell Award, UCLA School of Medicine (1999 - 2003)
  • Chair, Women’s Wellness Seminars Program, Stanford University (2003 - Present)
  • Medical School Admissions Panel, Stanford University (2003 - 2005)
  • Women's Cardiovascular Health Committee, Stanford Cardiovascular Institute (2004 - Present)
  • Co-Chair, Faculty Women’s Forum, Stanford University (2004 - Present)
  • Alternate Senator, Stanford School of Medicine (2004 - 2006)
  • Member, Scholar Universe Neuroscience (2004 - Present)
  • Advisory Board on Women’s Health, Stanford Unviversity (2004 - Present)
  • Administrative Panel on Human Subjects in Medical Research, Stanford University (2004 - 2009)
  • Chair of the SOM Senate, Stanford School of Medicine (2009 - 2012)
  • Director, Center for Neuroscience in Women’s Health, Stanford University (2007 - Present)
  • Director, Faculty Mentoring Program, Department of Psychiatry, Stanford University (2009 - Present)
  • Director, Stanford Women’s Health Component, Ph.D. Program, Pacific Graduate School of Psychology (2009 - Present)
  • Member, Appointments and promotions committee SOM (2009 - 2012)
  • Director, Stanford Center for Neuroscience in Women's Health (2002 - Present)
  • Associate Dean, Office of Academic Affairs (2012 - 2013)

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