Bio


Douglas L. Noordsy, MD, is Clinical Professor, Director of Sports Psychiatry, and psychiatrist on the INSPIRE Early Psychosis Clinic in the Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University School of Medicine. Dr. Noordsy was previously Professor of Psychiatry, Director of Psychosis Services and Investigator in the Psychopharmacology Research Group at the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth. His research interests include medication and psychosocial treatments for individuals with psychotic disorders, including those with co-occurring substance use disorders; methods to facilitate recovery and promote achievement of optimal outcomes for people with schizophrenia and bipolar disorder; rehabilitation and recovery interventions (including cognitive behavioral therapy and physical exercise); and methods to prevent progression of early psychotic disorders. He is particularly interested in the role of physical exercise for prevention of progression of early psychosis and for potentiating learning in CBTp and supported employment and education. Dr. Noordsy is a member of the Schizophrenia International Research Society, the International Early Psychosis Association, the American Medical Athletic Association, and the American Association of Community Psychiatrists, and is a fellow of the American Psychiatric Association. He is a member of the editorial advisory boards for Community Mental Health Journal, Case Reports in Psychiatry, American Medical Athletic Association Journal, and The Journal of Dual Diagnosis. Dr. Noordsy was recognized with the Exemplary Psychiatrist Award from the National Alliance on Mental Illness in 2001.

Clinical Focus


  • Psychiatry
  • Early psychosis
  • Sports Psychiatry
  • Lifestyle medicine

Academic Appointments


  • Clinical Professor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Administrative Appointments


  • Associate Chair of Clinical Integration and Coordination, Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences (2016 - Present)
  • Director of Sports Psychiatry, Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences (2015 - Present)

Professional Education


  • Board Certification: Psychiatry, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (1990)
  • Residency:Darmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center (1989) NH
  • M.D., Washington University School of Medicine, Medicine (1985)
  • B.S., St. Lawrence University, Chemistry (1981)

2017-18 Courses


All Publications


  • An RCT Evaluating the Effects of Skills Training and Medication Type on Work Outcomes Among Patients With Schizophrenia PSYCHIATRIC SERVICES Glynn, S. M., Marder, S. R., Noordsy, D. L., O'Keefe, C., Becker, D. R., Drake, R. E., Sugar, C. A. 2017; 68 (3): 271-277
  • Risperidone versus olanzapine among patients with schizophrenia participating in supported employment: Eighteen-month outcomes Journal of Psychiatric Research Noordsy, D. L., Glynn, S. M., Sugar, C. A., O'Keefe, C. D., Marder, S. R. 2017
  • Ethical Issues in the Care of People with Schizophrenia Focus: The Journal of Lifelong Learning in Psychiatry Noordsy, D. L. 2016; 14 (3): 349-353