Dr. Alex Alva

Medical Director

Mental Health Center of San Diego | Dr. Alejandro Alva,

Alejandro Alva, M.D., is the founder, Chief Medical Officer, Chief Executive Officer, and Medical Director of Alejandro Alva MD, Inc. (AAMD, Inc.) and Pacific Neuropsychiatric Specialists (PNS); a single-specialty psychiatric medical group with a team of medical providers who focus not only on psychiatric disorders but also on dual diagnosis conditions which include substance use disorders. Dr. Alva earned his bachelor’s degree from California State University, Fullerton, and completed medical school at Universidad Autónoma de Guadalajara School of Medicine in Mexico. He then returned to California, where he completed his psychiatric residency at the University of California, Irvine.

Prior to Dr. Alva’s formation of PNS, he was involved in multiple endeavors including detoxification and rehabilitation work both inpatient and outpatient including the VA Medical Center In Long Beach, Hoag Hospital in Newport Beach, Chapman Medical Center in Orange as well multiple rehabilitation centers. Since the formation of PNS, Dr. Alva’s focus is on the latest treatments available for psychiatric disorders and chemical dependency as well as aspects of ethnicity and gender and their correlation to pathological states. Dr. Alva has over 30 years of experience in serving the medical community in various capacities: as a patient advocate, researcher, and medical director.

Dr. Alva’s expertise in adolescent, adult, and geriatric psychiatry makes him one of the nation’s most innovative and prominent psychiatrists. Dr. Alva and his team of medical provider shave extensive experience with dual diagnosis states utilizing the latest pharmacological and non-pharmacological approaches to treat depression (RTMS), as well as the use of anti-craving interventions including oral, injectable, and implantable treatments.

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