Michael Mithoefer, M.D.

Michael Mithoefer, M.D., is a psychiatrist who practices in Charleston, SC, where he divides his time between clinical research and outpatient clinical practice specializing in treating posttraumatic stress disorder with an emphasis on experiential methods of psychotherapy. He is a Grof certified Holotropic Breathwork Facilitator and is trained in EMDR and Internal Family Systems Therapy. He and his wife, Annie Mithoefer, recently completed a MAPS- sponsored Phase II clinical trial testing MDMA-assisted psychotherapy for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). They will soon begin a second trial with veterans who have PTSD resulting from service in the US Armed Forces, and are conducting psychotherapy training programs for MAPS researchers. He is medical monitor for MAPS-sponsored clinical trials in Europe, the Middle East and Canada. Before going into psychiatry in 1995 he practiced emergency medicine for ten years, served as medical director of the Charleston County and Georgetown County Emergency Departments and has held clinical faculty positions at the Medical University of South Carolina. He is currently board certified in Psychiatry, Emergency Medicine and Internal Medicine.