Aryan Fotros, MD, MSc, is a board-certified psychiatrist at Lifespan Physician Group Psychiatry who specializes in neuropsychiatry. She completed her graduate studies in neuroscience at McGill University in Montreal and postdoctoral research fellowship at Harvard University. She earned her medical degree from Azad University Tehran Medical School in Iran. Dr. Fotros completed her psychiatry residency at the University of California Medical Center in San Diego (UCSD). In her final year of residency training, she served as the chief resident of the drug and alcohol unit at the VA hospital in San Diego. She completed her fellowship in neuropsychiatry at Stanford University School of Medicine, where she received training in complex neuro-psychopharmacology, interventional neuropsychiatry and a variety of psychotherapy orientations, including cognitive and behavioral therapy, virtual reality therapy and hypnosis and prolonged exposure. 

Dr. Fotros has produced over 20 publications and presentations at the national and international levels. Dr. Fotros has been the recipient of several awards and scholarships including UCSD Lewis Judd Resident Research Award for her research work investigating the effect of marijuana on the adolescent brain. She is interested in working with a diverse population and providing integrated patient care, using variety of talk therapy techniques as well as comprehensive medication management that meets unique and individual needs of patients. Dr. Fotros is a member of the American Psychiatric Association, the American Neuropsychiatric Association and the American Group Psychotherapy Association.



Areas of Expertise

Alzheimer's Disease
Memory Disorders

Hospital Affiliations


Medical School:Azad University, Tehran, Iran
Residency:University of California Medical Center, San Diego
Fellowship:Stanford University School of Medicine