Gil Hoftman, M.D., Ph.D.

CAPPS Medical Co-Director and Child & Adolescent Psychiatrist Lecturer on Medications for Treating Psychosis Risk and Comorbidities

Dr. Gil Hoftman is a Child & Adolescent Psychiatrist and the CAPPS Medical Co-Director at our clinic. He earned a PhD from the University of Pittsburgh/Carnegie Mellon University and an MD from the University of Pittsburgh. Dr. Hoftman completed his psychiatry residency and child & adolescent psychiatry fellowship training at Western Psychiatric Hospital in Pittsburgh and UCLA, and he is board certified both in General Adult Psychiatry and Child & Adolescent Psychiatry. Dr. Hoftman has received prestigious research awards including the National Institute of Mental Health K23 Career Development Award, Burroughs Wellcome Fund Career Award for Medical Scientists, and Brain and Behavior Research Foundation NARSAD young investigator award.

Driven by a passion for developing innovative approaches to understand and treat psychosis risk states, Dr. Hoftman remains deeply connected with his patients and their families. He is dedicated to educating the next generation of behavioral health professionals and is recognized as an esteemed lecturer on medications for treating psychosis risk and comorbidities. What sets Dr. Hoftman apart in his approach to patient care is his integration of holistic and compassionate personalized care. He appreciates the significance of developmental and neurobiological principles while also acknowledging the impact of environmental and psychological factors on distressing symptoms and experiences. This comprehensive approach ensures that each patient receives tailored care that addresses their unique needs.

Beyond his professional commitments, Dr. Hoftman finds enrichment in visiting tidepools and interacting with octopuses, if he can find them.