Louann Brizendine, M.D. is a practicing clinician at UCSF, best-selling author, public speaker and media commentator.
She completed her degree in Neurobiology at UC Berkeley, graduated from Yale School of Medicine and did her internship and residency at Harvard Medical School. She has also served on both the faculties of Harvard University and University of California at San Francisco. Now at UCSF, Dr. Brizendine pursues active clinical, teaching, writing and research activities, where she founded the Women’s Mood and Hormone Clinic in 1994 and continues to serve as the clnic’s director. Her New York Times best-selling first book, “The Female Brain,” has been translated into 39 languages and its follow-up, “The Male Brain,” ..well, is trailing behind in only 16 languages! She is now the Lynne and Marc Benioff endowed professor of clinical psychiatry at UCSF.