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Stephen Stahl


Stephen Stahl is an American author and professor of psychiatry with expertise in psychopharmacology. Moreover, Stephen Stahl is currently a Professor at the University of California, San Diego, and serves as an Honorary Fellow in the psychiatry department at the University of Cambridge.

Early Life

Stephen Stahl was born on the 14th of September 1951, in Wauseon, Ohio, in the United States of America. According to his birth date, he is currently 71 years old and holds American nationality.

Moreover, he has a birth sign of Virgo and his ethical background is unknown at the moment. He is the son of Harley Orrin Staggers (father) and Ecaterina Stahl-Iencic (mother). Likewise, he grew up with his brother Gregory Stafford in Bryan, Ohio.

Education and Early Career

Talking about his academic career, he completed his B.S. degree from Northwestern University in 1973 and received his M.D. in 1975. He obtained his Ph.D. in Neuropharmacology from the University of Chicago in 1976.

Later, he completed residency programs in internal medicine at the University of Chicago, neurology at the University of California, San Francisco, and psychiatry at Stanford University. He is a board-certified psychiatrist.

And, he finished his psychiatric residency at Stanford in 1981 and went on to become the assistant director of the Stanford Mental Health Clinical Research Center and an assistant professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at Stanford University Medical School, where he stayed until 1985.

Stephen Stahl – Net Worth 2023

Working as a professor, writer, and involved in the medical field, this man has collected a good sum of money in his profession. As of 2022, Stahl’s net worth is $1.1 million which he earned from his profession, and yet to be revealed his salary and income.

Professional Career

As a Professor

Talking about his professional career, Stephen Stahl joined Stanford University in 1981 as an assistant professor of Psychiatry and Behavioural Sciences and taught there till 1985 when he became an adjunct associate professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences and pharmacology at the University of California Los Angeles.

While working and living overseas in the UK he taught at the Institute of Psychiatry, London as a Senior Lecturer and at the Institute of Neurology and the National Hospital for Nervous Diseases, London also as a Senior Lecturer. He served as an honorary consultant in psychiatry at the Maudsley Hospital, London from 1985 – 1988.

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Caption: Stephen Stahl giving his speech (Source: Facebook)

In 1988, he accepted a position as professor of psychiatry and chief of psychiatry at the San Diego Veterans Affairs Hospital at the University of California, San Diego. He is currently a part-time lecturer at the University of California, San Diego.

The University of Cambridge appointed him as an honorary senior visiting fellow in 2009. He also oversees the California Department of State Hospital System’s psychopharmacology services and academic programs, as well as their assessment and treatment initiatives to minimize violence.

Hospitals and the Pharmaceutical industry 

In 1981, he was appointed head of the Movement Disorders and Psychopharmacology Research Clinic at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Palo Alto, as well as chief of the Schizophrenia Biological Research Center, where he remained until 1985.  From 1982 to 1985, he worked for the Alza Corporation as director of clinical sciences, associate medical director, and principal scientist.

In 1985, he joined Merck & Co. Research Laboratories and shifted to their Neuroscience Research Centre outside of London, where he remained until 1988 as the director of the Laboratory of Clinical Neuropharmacology, head of a normal volunteer research unit, and executive director of research in Parkin.

Over the last 35 years, he has also worked as a scientific consultant and member of scientific advisory boards for dozens of pharmaceutical corporations, medical information businesses, and public service organizations, including California’s state Medicaid medication usage committee. He also serves on the scientific advisory board of Genomind, a psychiatric genomics company.

As an Author

He has written over 500 articles and book chapters, as well as over 1600 scientific presentations and abstracts. Moreover, he has written 35 textbooks and edited 12 others, including the best-selling and award-winning Stahl’s Essential Psychopharmacology, now in its fifth edition, and the Essential Psychopharmacology Prescriber’s Guide, now in its seventh edition.

His passion is creating and sharing instructional material about disorders and treatments in psychiatry and neurology, with a focus on multimedia and the Internet. He had a major impact on the research entitled Insufficient Mental Health Treatment in the US Army and at Fort Hood. His responsibility was to teach caregivers of injured soldiers and ensure that the present system was suitable.


Coming toward his achievements, Stephen Stahl has received the Lundbeck Foundation Award in Education from the International College of Neuropsychopharmacology (CINP) for his contributions to postgraduate education in psychiatry and neurology.

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Caption: Stephen Stahl with his books (Source: Facebook)

Relationship Status

When it comes to his personal life, Stephen Stahl is too secretive and has not shared information regarding his relationship. It seems this man is currently single.

However, in the past, he might have had at least one relationship. However, this American professor has not been a part of controversy or rumors as of now and likes to keep a distance which may harm his career.

Body Measurements

Talking about his physical appearance, he has green eyes with white hair color. Besides this, there is no other information regarding his height, weight, and other body stats.

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Caption: Stephen posing for a photo (Source: Facebook)

Stephen Stahl – Social Media

On his Twitter page, there are more than 1k followers. Likewise, there are more than 3.2 followers on his Facebook page. Besides this, Stahl is not active on other social media such as Instagram.