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  • UC San Diego Health Psychiatry – La Jolla
    8:00 AM - 5:00 PM 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM 8:00 AM - 5:00 PMClosed Today Closed Today
    8950 Villa La Jolla Drive
    Suite C101
    La Jolla, CA 92037
    US
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About Alejandro Meruelo, MD, PhD

Alejandro Meruelo, MD, PhD, is a board-certified psychiatrist who delivers compassionate, expert care to people with bipolar disorder, depression, schizophrenia and anxiety disorders. He also cares for individuals with treatment-resistant depression using transcranial magnetic stimulation.

His research examines the interrelationship between mood and substance use disorders, using neuroimaging, statistical and computational methods.

As an assistant professor in the Department of Psychiatry, Dr. Meruelo is involved in training medical students, resident and fellows in psychiatry at UC San Diego School of Medicine.

Prior to joining UC San Diego Health in 2019, Dr. Meruelo was a fellow in biological psychiatry research at UC San Diego School of Medicine. He completed residency training in psychiatry research at UC San Diego School of Medicine. He earned his medical degree and doctorate in molecular and structural biology at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. Dr. Meruelo is board certified in psychiatry.

He is a member of the American Psychiatric Association.

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Insurance Information
UC San Diego Health accepts most major health insurance plans, but you should verify that your plan covers this provider and all services and locations. The information in the link below does not apply to affiliate providers, who are not employed by UC San Diego Health.
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Medical Degree

  • David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, Los Angeles, CA

Residency

  • UC San Diego, School of Medicine, San Diego, CA

Postdoctoral Fellowship

  • UC San Diego School of Medicine, San Diego, CA

Doctoral Degree

  • University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA

Gender

  • Male

Date Joined Staff

  • 2019-07-01

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
  • Psychiatry

Conditions and Treatments

  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Depression
  • Schizophrenia
  • Anxiety
  • Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation
Insurance Information
UC San Diego Health accepts most major health insurance plans, but you should verify that your plan covers this provider and all services and locations. The information in the link below does not apply to affiliate providers, who are not employed by UC San Diego Health.
Health Insurance Plans Accepted