dr_brauer_lgAlan P. Brauer, M.D.

Dr. Brauer is a Diplomate of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology in both Adult and Geriatric Psychiatry and a Diplomate of the American Board of Anti-Aging Medicine. Additionally, he has Certifications in Psychopharmacology and in Addictionology. The Founder and first Director of Stanford University's Biofeedback and Stress Reduction Clinic, he is currently Adjunct Clinical Associate Professor at Stanford in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences. At Stanford he has been teaching Introduction to Psychiatry courses to medical students for 16 years. He is also an active member of the Medical Staff at Stanford Medical Center.

A well-known expert in the field of stress control, anti aging medicine, and a pioneer in the use of biofeedback, Dr. Brauer has hosted his own television show on health issues, and has been an invited guest on more than 250 television and radio programs in the U.S. and other countries. He has been the subject of many international newspaper and magazine reports.

Dr. Brauer is an internationally published author, with his ESO book series on enhancing relationships having sold almost a million copies worldwide He has conducted numerous seminars on subjects of stress management, relationship improvement, aging, and expanding human potential. Within the scientific community, he has often lectured to professional groups and has written articles on the treatment of stress disorders and the mind's effect on health, and has been a past Contributing Editor of several publications.

Dr. Brauer obtained his M.D. at the University of Michigan, served a Medical Internship at New York University Medical Center, and did his psychiatric residency training at Stanford University. After being awarded a 1 year Fellowship from the National Institute of Mental Health, he founded and directed Brauer TotalCare Medical Center, one of the first holistic multidisciplinary medical centers in the U.S. He is a member of more than ten professional organizations, including serving on the Advisory Boards of the Non Profit organizations, Society for Orthomolecular Health Medicine. & Silicon Valley Health Institute.

A detailed resume of Dr. Brauer is also available.


Identifying Data

Birthdate: April 4, 1943

Birthplace: Jersey City, New Jersey

Fieldston School, Ethical Culture School System, Riverdale, New York

Graduated, 1961

University of Rochester

Major: Biology, Minor: Psychology

Bachelor of Arts, 1965

University of Michigan, School of Medicine

Doctor of Medicine, 1969

Bellevue Hospital, New York University Medical Center

Psychiatric - Medical Internship, 1969-1970

Stanford University Medical School, Stanford, California

Dept. of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences

Resident of Psychiatry, 1973-1976

National Institute of Mental Health Research Fellow

Stanford University Medical School

Department of Psychiatry, 1976-1977

New York State Regents' Scholarship, 1961-1965

Richard M. Stills Award, University of Rochester, 1965

"Most Significant Contribution to Campus Affairs"

B.A. - 1965 cum laude

National Register of Prominent Americans, 1985 - Present

Who's Who in California - 1988

Who's Who in the West - 1990

Who's Who in America - 1994


Adjunct Clinical Associate Professor

Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Stanford University, Stanford, California



Instructor, Geriatrics Review Courses for American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology

Osler Institute, Terra Haute, Indiana

1993 - 1996

Outstanding Teacher Award - 1994


National Center for Pharmacological Alternatives Research

Palo Alto, California



Department of Family, Community and Preventive Medicine

Stanford University, Stanford, California

1972 - 1980

Core Faculty, Stress & Health Professional Training Seminars for Health Practitioners

Pro-Seminars Institute, San Francisco, California

1982 - 1985

Deputy Governor

National Institute of Electromedical Information

1985 - 1988

Instructor, Psychiatric Residency Training Program

Chope Hospital, San Mateo, California

1986 - 1988


Courtesy Medical Staff,

Stanford University Medical Center, Stanford, California

1977 - Current

Medical Staff

El Camino Hospital, Mt. View, California

1983 - 2003

National Institute of Mental Health

St. Elizabeth's Hospital, Washington, D.C.

Public Health Service

Rank: Senior Assistant Surgeon

Assignment: Psychiatric Chief, 55 Bed Admission Unit

1970 - 1972

The Drug Abuse Rehabilitation Center,

Washington D.C., Medical Director,

1971 - 1972

Santa Clara County Dept. of Mental Health,

Chief, Drug Abuse Services, 1972 - 1973

Addiction Consultation and Evaluation, Inc.

Washington D.C., Western Regional Consultant

1972 - 1974

The Santa Clara County Department of Mental Health

Mountain View Methadone Clinic

Medical Director, 1973 - 1974

The Biofeedback Clinic of California, Oakland, CA.,

Medical Director, 1974 - 1978

Stanford University Biofeedback and Stress Reduction Clinic

Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences

Founder and Director, 1976 - 1981

Brauer TotalCare Medical Center

Palo Alto, California

Founder and Director, 1979 - Current

San Mateo County

Psychiatric Consultant, Substance Abuse Programs

1991 - Current

The GeroPsych Consultation Service

Palo Alto, California


Contracted Services to 20 Nursing Home

Facilities, 1996-1999

"Epidemiological Characteristics of P.K.U. in Two Israeli Towns",

Journal of the Tel Hashomer Hospital, tel Aviv., Sept. 1969. Supported by an NIH Childrens Bureau. Medical Student Award

"Relaxation Therapy for Essential Hypertension: A Veterans Adminstration Outpatient Study", Journal of Behavioral Medicine, Vol. 2, No. 1, 1979

"The New Promise of Pleasure for Couples in Love; ESO." N.Y.,

Warner Books, 1983

ESO Ecstasy Program. Warner Books. 1991, 2001

ESO for You & Your Lover. Warner Books, 2001

Archives of Internal Medicine. Consultant Reviewer, 1982 - 1987

"Mind as Healer: The New Heresy." Insights and Sources, Publishers,

Fremont, CA, 1987

The California Health Review Journal. Advisory Board, 1983 - 1989

Stress and Pain Manager Newsletter, Kansas City, MO.

Contributing Editor, 1983 - 1990

"Alternative Therapies in Psychiatry: Biofeedback and Anxiety",

Psychiatric Times; A Continuing Medical Education Publication

February, 1999

Contributing Consultant: "Blended Medicine", Michael Castleman, Editor,

Rodale Press, 2000

Organizer, Moderator, or Speaker for more than 120 Symposia and Seminars on Pain, Stress, Geriatrics, Managed Care, Health Promotion, and Integrative/Complementary Medicine

State Medical Licenses:

California License # C 34281, Current

Michigan License # 48926, Current

Virginia License # 21458, 1971-1975

Drug Enforcement Administration Controlled Substances: # AB5930474

American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology

Diplomate in Psychiatry, April 1978

Certificate # 17823

American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology

Added Qualifications in Geriatric Psychiatry

December, 1995

Certificate #1305

American Academy of Pain Management

Certified Pain Practitioner

Diplomate, January, 1992

Certificate # 4185

American College of Forensic Examiners

Certified Forensic Examiner

Diplomate, February, 1996

American Board of Forensic Medicine

Certified in Forensic Medicine, May, 1996

Certificate # 888

American Board of Disibility Analysis

Diplomate, November, 1996

Certificate #3648

American Board of Anti-Aging Medicine

Diplomate, December, 1997

Certificate #3016

American Academy of Experts in Traumatic Stress

Certified in Traumatic Stress, August, 1998

California State Biofeedback Society

Biofeedback Practitioner Certificate # 037

November, 1976

Biofeedback Certification Institute of America

Certified Practitioner, September, 1981

Recertification, 1988

Certificate # 647

American Council of Hypnotist Examiners

Certified Hypnotherapist, December, 1986

Certification # HT 885-296

Academy of Holistic Practitioners

Certified Holistic Practitioner, June, 1990

Certificate # HP 1124-B

American Board of Psychological Specialties

Certified in Psychopharmacology, June, 1997

Certificate #1328

American Board of Psychological Specialties

Diplomate, Substance Abuse Psychology

Certificate # 1328, October, 1998

Board of Advisors

Society for Orthomolecular Health Medicine


Advisory Council Member

City University of Los Angeles, School of Electromedical Sciences,

Los Angeles, California


Board of Advisors

Neurotechnologies Research Institute (A Non-Profit Foundation)

San Francisco, California


Board of Advisors

Silicon Valley Health Institute


Biofeedback Research Society of America

California State Biofeedback Society

American Association of Biofeedback Practitioners, Charter Member

Society for Behavioral Medicine

American Association of Behavioral Therapists

World Congress of Professional Hypnotists, Fellow

American Pain Society

Association of Sexologists

San Mateo County Psychiatric Society

Medical Society of Santa Clara County, Physician Well-Being Committee Member

American Holistic Medical Association

International Society for the Study of Subtle Energies & Energy Medicine

Founding member

American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry

American College of Forensic Examiners

Society for Scientific Study of Sex

Stanford University Clinical Faculty Association, Department of Psychiatry, Treasurer

Impotence Institute of America, Advisor