Victor I. Reus, MD


  • Professor of Psychiatry, UCSF Weill Institute for Neurosciences


  • MD, University of Maryland
  • Residency in psychiatry, University of Wisconsin
  • Postdoctoral fellowship in biological psychiatry, National Institute of Mental Health

Research focus

Genetics of bipolar disorder; genetic underpinning of comorbidity between bipolar disorder and substance usage; biomarkers of depression and response to treatment, including measures of cellular aging, inflammation, and oxidative stress

Clinical focus

Treatment of bipolar disorder; treatment-resistant major depressive disorder

Teaching focus

Psychopharmacology of mood disorders; differential diagnosis of mood disorders; endophenotypes; mentorship in research training