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About Dr. Apfel

I am an optimistic and hopeful person. I know that life can change and that conditions don’t last forever. In my 30 years of experience, I know people can positively shift their perspective, their behavior, and their belief system. As a result, I find deep joy in helping patients like you get better and thrive.


Physician and Surgeon (M.D.)

Medical Board of California

Board Certification in Psychiatry

American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology


American Psychiatric Association


Subspecialty Certification in Psychotherapy 

Ärztekammer Bayern, Germany

Board Certification in Occupational Medicine

Ärztekammer Hessen, Germany

Board Certification in Medicine/Pulmonology

Ärztekammer Baden-Württemberg, Germany


Medical License

Medical Board Baden-Württemberg, Germany


VA Medical Center San Francisco

Fellowship, PTSD Research 

University of California San Francisco

Residency Psychiatry 

Bezirkskrankenhaus Werneck

Residency Psychiatry

Justus Liebig Universität Giessen

Residency, Occup. Health and Environm. Medicine


Rupprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg 

Residency Pulmonology 


Rupprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg

Medical School, Doctor of Medicine - MD

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