Director, Women's Mood & Hormone Clinic
Lynne and Marc Benioff Endowed Chair in Psychiatry
Clinical Professor, Department of Psychiatry
Louann Brizendine, M.D. was the dinner speaker on May 31, 2011.
Dr. Brizendine is a practicing clinician, best-selling author,
public speaker and media
commentator who specializes in the relationship dynamics that result from the neurobiology of male
and female brains. 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 clinic's director.