Dr. Steven Batki, MD

Consulting Physician: Psychiatry, Addiction Psychiatry, and Addiction Medicine

Dr. Steven Batki is listed in US News and World Report as one of the top doctors in the field of Addiction Psychiatry. Through a peer nomination process, he currently ranks in the top 10% for the entire United States, and is also listed as one of the top psychiatrists in San Francisco.

As our primary addiction psychiatrist since 2012, Dr. Steven Batki is responsible for the psychiatric and addiction medicine needs for Alta Mira clients. Dr. Batki has 30 years of medical and psychiatric experience and is triple board-certified in Psychiatry, Addiction Psychiatry, and Addiction Medicine. He is currently a professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) School of Medicine and Chief of the Substance Abuse Programs at the San Francisco VA Medical Center. Dr. Batki is also the Director of the Addiction Research Program and the Addiction Psychiatry Fellowship Program.

Dr. Batki earned his undergraduate degree from Columbia University and received his medical degree from the State University of New York Upstate Medical University. He completed both his psychiatry internship and residency at the UCSF School of Medicine. He is a diplomate of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, and is board-certified in both Psychiatry and Addiction Psychiatry. Dr. Batki is also a diplomate of the American Board of Addiction Medicine.

A national addiction expert, Dr. Batki is an active medical researcher studying addiction treatment and relapse prevention medications. He has received funding from the National Institute on Drug Abuse, the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, and the Department of Defense. Dr. Batki’s research and clinical interests focus on improving the treatment for alcohol, opioid, and stimulant dependence. His current work includes studies of alcohol dependence in patients with traumatic brain injury and PTSD.

Dr. Batki is listed in San Francisco Magazine’s 2019 Top Doctors for Addiction Psychiatry and Castle & Connolly’s 2019 Best Doctors in Psychiatry.

Read More about Dr. Batki

The Value of Relapse Prevention Medication in Addiction Treatment: An Interview with Dr. Steven L. Batki

How Medications Ease Withdrawal Symptoms and Fortify Recovery: An Interview with Dr. Steven L. Batki

New Research on PTSD and Alcohol Use Disorder Brings Hope: An Interview with Dr. Steven L. Batki

Reflecting on the Impact of Dr. Steven L. Batki, Alta Mira’s Consulting Addiction Psychiatrist and Recent Award Recipient

Dr. Steven L Batki, Addiction Psychiatrist at Alta Mira