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Tatiana Mefford, MD


Tatiana Mefford

Dr. Tatiana Mefford is a Bay Area native and attended UC Berkeley for her undergraduate degree in Public Health. She is currently a Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Fellow at Stanford University after having completed her medical training at UC Irvine and San Mateo County. She is passionate about providing high quality, evidence-based psychotherapy and medication management to children, teens, adults and families. She enjoys working with individuals and families in a compassionate, nonjudgmental and collaborative way. In her free time she loves being out in nature enjoying the beauty of the Bay Area with family and friends.


  • Stanford University Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship (current)
  • San Mateo Behavioral and Recovery Services Psychiatry Residency 2019
  • University of California Irvine School of Medicine 2016
  • University of California Berkeley Bachelor of Public Health 2009


  • Medical Board of California

Professional Affiliations

  • American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
  • American Psychiatric Association


  • Medical Education and Research Foundation Scholar, California Society of Addiction Medicine 2019
  • National Neuroscience Curriculum Initiative Scholar 2017
  • Medical Education Student Service Award, UC Irvine 2014

Recent Presentations

  • “Introduction to brain stimulation for depression.” 2018 Grand Rounds San Mateo Medical Center.
  • “Myxedema Madness.” 2018 Northern California Psychiatric Society Annual Conference. Awarded best resident presentation.
  • “Research Domain Criteria: the card game” 2018 BRAIN Conference.
  • “Emergency Department Bouncebacks: Patient perception of Return Visits.” 2016 Western Regional Society of Academic Emergency Medicine. Awarded best medical student presentation.


  • Effect of general anesthesia in infancy on long-term recognition memory in humans and rats. 2014. PMID 24910347
  • Distinct long-term neurocognitive outcomes after equipotent sevoflurane or isoflurane anesthesia in immature rats. 2013. PMID 23592692