Dr. Noah DeGaetano is a Board Certified psychiatrist with a strong background in both teaching and using technology to improve the patient experience. He has received extensive training in psychopharmacology and both cognitive behavioral and psychodynamic approaches to therapy.
Dr. DeGaetano applies an integrative medicine approach and works with modalities that address the physical body as well as the mind and brain. In addition to medications, his approach may include mindfulness and lifestyle changes to help patients support health and reduce symptoms.
Dr. DeGaetano has a passion for psychiatric work and an intuitive sense of how to ask questions and listen to patients. He also found a path where in addition to helping patients with current illness, he could gain an understanding of root causes and treat that as well.
He recognizes that magnetic stimulation, including TMS, will continue to grow and be a big part of brain health in the future as this cuts across psychology and neurology. He joined TMS Health Solutions in May of 2017.
Dr. DeGaetano is a devoted surfer, learning originally to surf as a child on the East Coast and now enjoying the year-round accessibility of West Coast waves. He has begun to extend his passion into kiteboarding and kitesurfing. He has been practicing yoga for many years and believes in the benefits of the mat.
Dr. DeGaetano completed his medical degree and psychiatric residency at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York City, where he also served as Chief Resident. He completed a Medical Ethics Fellowship at King’s College in London and a Psychoanalytic Fellowship at the New York Psychoanalytic Society and Institute in New York.
He served as Resident Clinic Director at the VA Palo Alto Healthcare System, where he honed his talent for teaching. He was a clinical instructor at the Stanford School of Medicine in the Department of Psychiatry for five years.
After co-founding the Stanford-VA Palo Alto Telehealth and Technology Workgroup, he continued to promote scholarship in the area through his role as co-chair of the Stanford-VA Telehealth and Technology Workgroup. He served as the Medical Director of the Telemental Health Program at the VA Palo Alto and also directed the Stanford Psychiatry resident telehealth clinic. He was a member of the COMMEND Development Team at the VA Palo Alto Healthcare System and a consultant to “PTSD Coach” Mobile App Development Team, at the National Center for PTSD, VA Pal Alto Healthcare System, where he helped with interface design and how to integrate technology in a way that reflected patient behavior.
Rozen D, DeGaetano NP. Perioperative Anesthetic Considerations for Opioid Tolerant Chronic Pain Patients Undergoing Pain and Non-Pain Related Surgical Procedures, Journal of Opioid Management. 2006 Nov-Dec;2(6):353-363.
DeGaetano N, Shapira RY. Diagnosing PTSD: Does it help us heal?, CNS Spectrums. 2008 May; 13(5):385-392.
DeGaetano N, Greene CJ, Dearaujo N, Lindley SE. A Pilot Program in Telepsychiatry for Residents: Initial Outcomes and Program Development. Academic Psychiatry. 2015 Feb;39(1):114-118.
Landes SJ, Carlson EB, Ruzek JI, Wang D, Hugo E, DeGaetano N, Chambers JG, Lindley SE. Provider-Driven Development of a Measurement Feedback System to Enhance Measurement-Based Care in VA Mental Health. Cognitive and Behavioral Practice. 2015; 22: 87-100.
DeGaetano N, Shore JH. Performing a Telehealth Needs Assessment. In: Tuerk PW, Shore P, eds. The Behavioral Telehealth Series Volume One: Clinical Videoconferencing Program Development and Practice. Springer; 2015: 23-54.