Karl Lanocha, MD

Psychiatrist
Director of TMS Education
Currently Seeing Patients at:

Sacramento
El Dorado Hills

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About Karl Lanocha, MD

Dr. Lanocha is a neuropsychiatrist, Board Certified in Adult Psychiatry and Sleep Medicine, with over 30 years’ experience caring for patients with Treatment-Resistant Depression. Among the first physicians in the country to offer outpatient TMS therapy, he has become a nationally recognized expert in the field and serves as the Head of TMS Education. Dr. Lanocha has lectured widely about TMS, taught professional seminars, provided hands-on training to clinicians, and coauthored several pioneering papers on the therapy’s clinical application and long-term benefits.

Following his interest in the humanities and medicine, Dr. Lanocha pursued a career in psychiatry as a way to connect with patients, develop a deep understanding of their stories, and find the most advanced, evidence-based therapies to relieve symptoms and achieve wellness.

Seeking assistance for a mental health condition can be a difficult step, and Dr. Lanocha believes it’s critical that each patient feel understood and supported in their journey to wellness. He strives to understand each person’s specific symptoms, circumstances, and body chemistry, including possible contributing factors such as sleep apnea. He develops a holistic treatment plan tailored to each patient’s needs, incorporating a broad range of evidence-based treatments including TMS, mindfulness-based techniques, and sleep therapies. When the fog of depression begins to lift, he works with the patient to correct distorted thinking and help them reconnect to their resilience, joy, and sense of purpose.

personal interests

Dr. Lanocha enjoys drawing and painting, gardening, traveling, and keeping up his proficiency in German and Polish. He also loves cooking and developing his skills in the kitchen, and is inspired by the abundance of fresh fruits and vegetables in California.

Certifications & Memberships

Northern California TMS Society

Clinical Standards Committee

TMS 360 Conferences

Faculty

Clinical TMS Society

Member

American Psychiatric Association

Member

International Society for Brain Stimulation

Member

American Academy of Sleep Medicine

Member

Center for Cognitive Liberty and Ethics

Member

education & experience

Dr. Lanocha studied psycholinguistics at Georgetown University and Jagiellonian University in Krakow, Poland, then graduated Summa Cum Laude from Towson University with a degree in biology. He completed his medical training at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, with a clinical clerkship at Guy’s Hospital in London, England.

Dr. Lanocha completed his residency training in psychiatry at the Sheppard and Enoch Pratt Hospital in Baltimore and a Fellowship in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy at the Tavistock Clinic in London, England. He has served in leadership positions at numerous hospitals and treatment programs, including Medical Director for Psychiatric Services at Concord Hospital in Concord, NH, for 20 years. During his career, Dr. Lanocha successfully ran his own practice, supervised residents, directed a psychotherapy clinic, and provided specialized therapies such as sleep medicine, ECT, and TMS. New Hampshire Magazine named him as one of the state’s “Top Docs” for four years.

Impressed by the efficacy of TMS, Dr. Lanocha trained at the Berenson-Allen Center for Noninvasive Brain Stimulation at Harvard Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in 2007. He joined TMS Health Solutions in 2013, serves as Head of TMS Education, and is a Member of the Clinical TMS Society’s Clinical Standards Committee.

Publications

Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation for Major Depressive Disorder: A Pragmatic Approach to Implementing TMS in a Clinical Practice. Derstine T, Lanocha K, Wahlstrom C, Hutton TM. Ann Clin Psychiatry. 2010 Nov;22(4 Suppl):S4-11.

Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) for Major Depression: A Multisite, Naturalistic,
Observational Study of Acute Treatment Outcomes in Clinical Practice. Carpenter LL, Janicak PG, Aaronson ST, Boyadjis T, Brock DG, Cook IA, Dunner DL, Lanocha K, Solvason HB, Demitrack MA. Depress Anxiety. 2012 Jul;29(7):587-96.

Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) for Major Depression: A Multisite, Naturalistic,
Observational Study of Quality of Life Outcome Measures in Clinical Practice. Janicak PG, Dunner DL,Aaronson ST, Carpenter LL, Boyadjis TA, Brock DG, Cook IA, Lanocha K, Solvason HB, Bonneh-Barkay D, Demitrack MA. CNS Spectr. 2013 Jul 30:1-11

A Multisite, Naturalistic, Observational Study of Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation for Patients with Pharmacoresistant Major Depressive Disorder: Durability of Benefit Over a 1-Year Follow-Up Period. Dunner DL, Aaronson ST, Sachem HA, Janicak PL, Carpenter LL, Boyadjis T, Brock DG, Bonneh-Barkay D, Cook IA, Lanocha K, Solvason HB, Demitrack MA. J Clin Psychiatry 2014 Dec 75:1394-1401

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