Adult and Geriatric Clinical and Research Psychiatrist in Santa Monica, CA

January 2021

The Pacific Neuroscience Institute (PNI) is seeking to hire a full-time board certified/board eligible adult and geriatric psychiatrist to work full time at our Pacific Brain Health Center ( The position covers a unique blend of clinical work and research with a focus on middle-aged and older adults with memory loss and associated mood/anxiety disorders.


This is an exceptional opportunity for a physician with a strong clinical and research interest in Alzheimer’s Disease and related memory disorders and a desire to better understand the role of preventive medicine in memory and mood disorders. Under the direction of Institute Director David Merrill, MD, PhD, the Pacific Brain Health Center has a substantial clinical and academic track record in the multi-disciplinary management of patients with all stages of memory loss (including subjective memory change, mild cognitive impairment, and all stages of AD and related dementias), and depression (from major depressive disorder, bipolar disorder, and/or secondary to behavioral disturbance due to dementing illness).  


Interested candidates should have a demonstrated clinical expertise and academic track record in treating patients with memory loss and mood/anxiety disorders, and experience with clinical trials. It is anticipated that the position will be approximately 50% clinical and 50% research time and effort.  


PNI Medical Group is part of Providence Health and is based at Saint John’s Health Center in Santa Monica, CA. Currently, PNI is comprised of nine Centers of Excellence that includes 36 physicians across 10 specialties, 15 advanced practice providers, and 8 PhDs. Many of the PNI faculty are also faculty in the Department of Translational Neurosciences and Neurotherapeutics at Providence Saint John's Health Center Cancer Institute ( PNI has a neurosurgical fellowship training program in endoscopic and minimally invasive brain tumor surgery and has many visiting international fellows and scholars each year. PNI has an active teaching program that involves students (both undergrad, graduate, and post-doctoral fellows), as well as a robust CME program and long-standing patient education efforts in brain health, as well as Skull Base and Endoscopic Microdissection Laboratory.


For additional information on this opportunity, please email your CV and a letter of interest to:


David Merrill, M.D., Ph.D.
Director, Pacific Brain Health Center
Associate Professor of Neurosciences and Neurotherapeutics
Providence Saint John's Health Center Cancer Institute
1301 20th St., STE 150
Santa Monica, CA 90404

Phone: 310-582-7641
Fax: 310-315-4069