Stephen V. Sobel M. D.



Diplomate, American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology
Qualified Medical Evaluator
Ph. (858) 292-0567 Fax (858) 292-0143

3760 Convoy Street
Suite 118
San Diego,California 92111


1207 Carlsbad Village Drive
Suite "R"
Carlsbad, California 92008


Diplomate, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology California License No.: G052545 Qualified Medical Evaluator, State of California Division of Industrial Accidents, Ind. Med. Council # 913671

Professional Credentials:


1986 - Present

Private Practice of Adult and Adolescent Psychiatry, specializing in the psychotherapeutic and pharmacologic treatment of Depression, Anxiety, Panic, Anorexia, Bulimia, ADD, Chemical Dependency, and Behavioral Medicine with nineteen years of experience in the evaluation and treatment of Industrially-Related Psychiatric Disabilities (AME/QME). Offices in San Diego and Carlsbad, California.

2001 - Present

Clinical Instructor, University of California, San Diego School of Medicine.

2003 - Present

Consulting Psychiatrist, NFL San Diego Chargers and NFL Player Assistance Program.

1997 - Present

Medical Director, Advancing Solutions Medical Research Institute.

1996 - 1998

Principle Investigator in Psychiatry, The Health Advance Institute.

1986 - Present

Lecturer on Psychiatric Issues throughout the United States, including diagnosis, anxiety, depression, panic, OCD, eating disorders, psychopharmacology and treatment within the managed care system - see attached list.

1995 - Present

Expert Medical Reviewer, Medical Board of California

1990 - Present

Guest Lecturer, U.C. San Diego School of Medicine

1989 - 1991

Chief of Staff Charter/Alvarado Parkway Institute La Mesa, California

1986 - 2005

Consulting Psychiatrist, Student Counseling Center University of San Diego San Diego, California

1986 - 1989

Educator, Graduate Department of Psychology San Diego State University (Psychiatric Diagnosis and Psychopharmacology)

1993 - 1996

Chairman, Wellness Committee, CPC San Luis Rey Hospital Encinitas, California

1986 - 1995

Medical Director, Eating Disorders Treatment Program Charter/Alvarado Parkway Institute La Mesa, California

1988 - 1991

Member of Executive Committee, Chairman of the Case Management Conference Charter/Alvarado Parkway Institute La Mesa, California


Member of the Internal Medicine Special Services Supervisory Committee Charter/Alvarado Parkway Institute La Mesa, California



1983 - 1986

Residency, Department of Psychiatry, University of California San Diego, California

Special Advanced Training in Consultation, Liaison and Emergency Psychiatry

98th Percentile Psychiatric Residents in Training Examination (PRITE)

Supervision of Residents in Emergency Room

Special Liaison to Departments of Neurology and Nephrology

1982 - 1983

Internship, Department of Medicine, Georgetown University Washington, D.C., Based at District of Columbia General Hospital

Primary responsibility for Patient Evaluation, Diagnosis, Management and Treatment

1978 - 1983

Vanderbilt University School of Medicine Honors: Recipient of Beauchamp Award for Outstanding Performance and Promise in Psychiatry

Advanced Training in Adult Psychiatry, St. Bartholomew’s Medical Center, London, England

1974 - 1978

Duke University B.S. in Zoology and Psychology Honors: Phi Beta Kappa, National Merit Scholar, Magna Cum Laude



Principle Investigator, Buspirone, Protocol CN 101-095, An Open-label, long-term, safety study of Transdermal Buspirone in the treatment of Anxious Outpatients, Bristol Myers-Squibb Company, 1997-1998.

Investigator – “Lilly’s Emotional and Physical Symptoms of Depression Study – Cymbalta.” Eli Lilly & Company, 2003-2005.

Investigator, Examining Clinical Experience with Escitalopram in Depression Trial, Forrest Laboratories, 2002-2003.

Investigator, Citalopram HBR Clinical Experience Trial, Forrest Laboratories, 1998.

Co-Investigator, Wellbutrin SR, Protocol 208, An open, multi-site evaluation of Bupropion HCL Sustained Release to determine the clinical response, functional status and incidence of serious adverse events, Burroughs Wellcome Company, 1993.

Sobel, SV, Faiman C., Kripke DF:

Effect of haloperidol on sleep apnea. American Journal of Psychiatry, 142 (6): 775, 1985.

Sobel, Stephen V.

Depression and Bipolar Disorder: Practical Principles for Pharmacologic Management. Behavioral Health Trends Journal. Vol. 18. May 2006, 7-16.

Sobel, Stephen V.

Anxiety Disorders: Using Medications to Maximal Advantage. Behavioral Health Trends Journal. Vol. 17. June 2005, 17-25.

Sobel, Stephen V.

“Psychopharmacology for the Psychotherapist.” Effective Approaches to Psychotherapy in the 21st Century Course., CME Inc., 2005.

Sobel, Stephen V.

“Psychopharmacology of Anxiety Disorders.” Anxiety Disorders: Assessment, Diagnosis and Treatment Course., CME Inc., 2005.

Sobel, Stephen V.

“Psychopharmacology of Depression and Bipolar Disorders.” Recognizing and Resolving Depressive Disorders Across the Life Cycle Course., CME Inc., 2005.

Sobel, Stephen V.

A Fresh Way to Manage Trauma. Current Psychiatry, 2004; 3(11), 100.

Sobel, Stephen V.

“Eating Disorders,” CME Resource 2004 – 15 credit hour course.

Sobel, Stephen V.

“Pharmacology of Depression and Bipolar Disorder.” Recognizing and Resolving Depressive Disorders Across the Life Cycle Course., CME, Inc., 2004.

Sobel, Stephen V.

“Pharmacology of Psychoses and ADHD” Psychopharmacology: An Update on Current Treatment Options Course. CME, Inc,. 2004.

Sobel, Stephen V.

Perplexing Psychiatric Problems, Audio-Digest, Family Practice, Vol. 51, Number 3, January 21, 2003.

Sobel, Stephen V.

Are We Undertreating Depression? Audio-Digest, Internal Medicine, Vol. 46, Number 16, August 21, 1999.

Sobel, Stephen V.

Anxiety and Depression: Beyond Prozac. Anxiety Disorders: The Great Medical Impostor. Audio-Digest, Internal Medicine, Vol. 45, Number 20, October 15, 1998.

Sobel, Stephen V.

Discussion on Depression. Journal watch, Vol. 9, Number 13, July 1, 1998.

Sobel, Stephen V.

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. CME Online. http:/, July 1998.

Sobel, Stephen V.

Psychiatrists’ Approach to Mental Illness, Depression, Panic Disorder, and OCD. Audio-Digest, Family Practice, Vol. 46, Number 8, February 8, 1998.

Sobel, Stephen V.

What’s New in the Treatment of Anorexia Nervosa and Bulimia. Http:/ health 9/96.

Sobel, Stephen V.

Eating Disorders. Audio-Digest, Obstetrics/Gynecology, Vol. 42, Number 20, October 17, 1995.

Sobel, Stephen V.

The Multidisciplinary managed behavioral health care team model guidelines for successful collaboration. Managed Behavioral Health Care, Volume II, 1994.




American Psychiatric Association

California Psychiatric Associations

San Diego Society of Psychiatric Physicians

Multiple PPO Panels

References and further information/documentation available upon request.

Office Locations

3760 Convoy Street, Suite 118, San Diego, California 92111

1207 Carlsbad Village Drive, Suite "R", Carlsbad, California 92008

Telephone: (858) 292-0567 | Fax (858) 292-0143