David Arredondo, MD, Psychiatry, Menlo Park, CA, Thomas Jefferson University Hospitals


Psychiatry Menlo Park, CA

Addiction, Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, Forensic Psychiatry, Psychopharmacology

Medical Director at Applied Neuroscience

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  • David Arredondo, MD is a psychotherapist,executive coach, neuropsychiatrist, and neuropsychopharmacology consultant for adults, children, adolescents, and families serving the greater San Francisco metropolitan area, including Silicon Valley and the Peninsula. Most of his clinical services are covered by insurance. He provides high-quality, highly individualized, and very discrete services including TELEPSYCHIATRY and FORENSIC CONSULTATIONS. He is a graduate of Harvard College and Harvard Medical School and a diplomat of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. He has studied directly with five Nobel laureates and was chosen Falk Fellow of his residency class at Harvard. As a charter member of Physicians for Social Responsibility, he received a small “piece of the prize” from the Nobel Prize Committee in 1985.

    An author, forensic consultant, public speaker, and occasional expert witness, David’s work has been featured in The New York Times, The New Yorker, U.S. Newsstand Business Report and on MSNBC, PBS, and NPR (among many others). He has testified on behalf of children for the ACLU in an internationally significant impact litigation. In addition to his private practice, he has helped organizations develop effective models of service delivery for disenfranchised and underserved children and families facing multiple adversities. His primary focus is the transferring of knowledge of childhood development, autism, the effects of emotional trauma, and current thinking about the importance of human connectedness to practitioners from multiple disciplines (with a strong emphasis on the judiciary) in family, juvenile, civil, and criminal court. He is an expert in Internet and Gaming Addiction and other Cyber-Disorders including those related to the rapid emergence of Artificial Intelligence and Intelligent Machines.

    His approach is empathic, insight oriented and client centered. "The secret in caring for the patient is caring for the patient".

Education & Training

  • Massachusetts Mental Health CenterFellowship, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 1983 - 1984
  • Massachusetts Mental Health CenterResidency, Psychiatry, 1981 - 1983
  • University of Texas Health Science Center
    University of Texas Health Science CenterInternship, Transitional Year, 1980 - 1981
  • Harvard Medical School
    Harvard Medical SchoolClass of 1980
  • Harvard CollegeA.B., Cum Laude, 1973 - 1975

Certifications & Licensure

  • CA State Medical License
    CA State Medical License 1994 - 2021
  • TX State Medical License
    TX State Medical License 1981 - 1981
  • American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology Psychiatry

Awards, Honors, & Recognition

  • Falk Fellow Harvard Representing Harvard Medical School Dept.of Psychiatry Ameican Psychiatric Association, 1984

Publications & Presentations

Journal Articles

  • Publications & Presentations Journal Articles Child Development, Children's Mental Health and the Juvenile Justice System: Principles for Effective Decision Making  
    David E. Arredondo, MD, Stanford Law and Policy Review, 1/1/2005
  • Child Development, Children's Mental Health and the Juvenile Justice System: Principles for Effective Decision Making  
    David E. Arredondo, MD, Stanford Law and Policy Review, 1/1/2003
  • Juvenile Mental Health Court: Rationale and Protocols  
    David E. Arredondo, MD, Kurt Kumli, JD, Larry Soto, LCSW, Enrique Colin, JD, Jill Ornellas, BA, Judge Raymond J. Davilla, Judge Leonard P. Edwards, Judge Eugene M. Hyman, Juvenile and Family Court Journal; Fall, 1/1/2001
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Books/Book Chapters

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  • Bupropion Treatment of Adolescent Depression
    David E. Arredondo, MD, John Docherty, MD, Melissa Streeter, B.A, American Association of Private Psychiatric Hospitals, 1/1/1993
  • Pharmacotherapy of Adolescent Major Depression.
    Barbara Geller, MD, Paul Ambrosini, MD, Linda Zamvil, MD, Martin Teicher, MD, David E. Arredondo, MD, American Psychiatric Association, 1/1/1993
  • Safety and Efficacy of Bupropion in the Treatment of Adolescent Depression.
    David E. Arredondo, MD, John Docherty, MD, American Psychiatric Association, 1/1/1993
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  • Ancient Wisdom Meets Modern Neuroscience -Inter-organizational Connectedness 
  • Neuroscience and the Art of Advocating for Children 
  • The Neurobiology of the Human Heart: Introduction to Tonal Connectedness & Attunement. 
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  • Attachment, Alignment, and Attunement - Neuroscience and the Art of Living with Grace 
    David E. Arredondo, MD, University Of California at Berkley, Department Of Social Welfare Live Interactive Telecast to 9 Cal
  • CITA: A Court for the Individualized Treatment of Juvenile Offenders With Mental Illness 
    Stefany Chong, David E. Arredondo, MD, Community Mental Health Report
  • The Art of Strength-Based DSM-IV Diagnosis in Child and Family Centered Practice 
    David E. Arredondo, MD, EMQ Children & Family Services Technical Report, Outcomes and Diagnostic Training Curriculum
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Grant Support

  • Research FellowLown Cardiovascular LaboratoryPresent


  • Member, Public Affairs Steering Committee, American Psychiatric Association 1983 - 1984

Other Languages

  • Spanish

Hospital Affiliations