Meet the Doctor
Dr. Peter Kass attended Pomona College, where he played varsity basketball and majored in Neuroscience. After obtaining a bachelor’s degree, Dr. Kass joined Teach For America, where he taught high school science and coached varsity basketball in downtown Los Angeles. Dr. Kass also received his Masters of Urban Education at Loyola Marymount University while teaching and coaching. While he loved working with students, Dr. Kass eventually left teaching and coaching to enroll at UC-San Diego School of Medicine.
He completed his adult psychiatry training at UC-San Francisco, where he received rigorous training in psychiatric evaluation/treatment planning, medication management, individual talk therapy, and group therapy. In addition to his residency training, Dr. Kass completed an additional two-year psychodynamic psychotherapy training program at the San Francisco Center For Psychoanalysis.
Dr. Kass is a board certified psychiatrist. He has extensive professional training from top institutions in evaluating, diagnosing, and treating a wide array of psychiatric and psychological conditions.
Medical Degree, University California-San Diego School of Medicine, 2016
Masters of Urban Education w/ Focus on Administration and Policy, Loyola Marymount University, 2011
Bachelors of Arts in Neuroscience, Pomona College, 2009
Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship, University of California-San Diego Medical Center, 2020-2022
Psychodynamic Psychotherapy Training Program, San Francisco Center for Psychoanalysis, 2018-2020
Adult Psychiatry Residency, University of California-San Francisco Medical Center, 2016-2020
Honors and Awards
Outstanding Educator Award, Adult Psychiatry Residency Training Program, University of California-San Francisco, 2020
Residency Teaching Award, Adult Psychiatry Residency Training Program, University of California-San Francisco, 2019
Chief Resident of Education, Adult Psychiatry Residency Training Program, University of California-San Francisco, 2019-2020
Research and Publications
- Meza, J.I., Friedman, L., Kass, P., Chhabra, D., Pfiffner, L. Outcomes of School-Home Intervention for Attention and Behavior Problems: Teacher Adherence Matters. Paper submitted to School Mental Health, Feb 2020
- Meza, J.I., Friedman, L., Kass, P., Chhabra, D., Pfiffner, L. Teacher Adherence Predicts School-Home Intervention Outcomes for ADHD. Poster presented at Association for Psychological Science (APS), May 2018, San Francisco, CA
- Meza, J.I., Friedman, L., Kass, P., Chhabra, D., Pfiffner, L. Outcomes of school-home intervention for ADHD: Teacher Adherence Matters. Poster presented at Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (ABCT). November, 2017, San Diego, CA
- Vilke, G., Kass, P., Retroperitoneal Hematoma Following Femoral Arterial Catheterization. Journal of Emergency Medicine. 2015, May; Pub Status: Published
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