Matthew W. State, M.D., Ph.D.

Matthew W. State, M.D., Ph.D.


Oberndorf Family Distinguished Professor
Chair, Department of Psychiatry
Director, Langley Porter Psychiatric Institute and Hospital
UCSF Weill Institute for Neurosciences
University of California, San Francisco

Matthew State received his MD from Stanford University, completed a residency in psychiatry and fellowship in child psychiatry at UCLA, and earned a PhD in genetics from Yale University, where he joined the faculty in 2001. In 2013, he moved to UCSF as the Oberndorf Family Distinguished Professor and Chair of the Department of Psychiatry. Dr. State’s lab studies the genetics and genomics of childhood neuropsychiatric disorders.

He co-leads several international genomics collaborations, including the NIH-funded Autism Sequencing Consortium and has been the recipient of multiple awards, including recent induction into the Institute of Medicine and The AACAP George Tarjan Award for Contributions in Developmental Disabilities.

Foundation Prizes: 2012 Ruane Prize for Outstanding Achievement in Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Research