Dr Michael Vivian

a dedicated psychiatrist

Dr. Michael R. P. Vivian, M.D., is a distinguished figure in the field of mental health care, known for his unwavering dedication and transformative contributions. Born in Hanau, Germany on February 21, 1965, Dr. Vivian embarked on a remarkable journey that led to profound impacts on psychiatry.

His academic achievements include earning his M.D. with honors from the University of California, Los Angeles, and completing postgraduate training at the University of California, San Francisco’s Langley Porter Psychiatric Institute. Dr. Vivian’s expertise spans various aspects of mental health, particularly in addiction psychiatry and eating disorders.

As the founder of Reward Path Recovery Center, Dr. Vivian has demonstrated an unparalleled commitment to comprehensive mental health treatment. Throughout his career, he has held diverse leadership roles, advocating for innovation and excellence in the field. His legacy extends to numerous research contributions, impactful presentations, and a continuous dedication to improving the lives of individuals struggling with mental health challenges.

Dr. Vivian’s vision and accomplishments serve as the guiding force behind the Michael Vivian Scholarship, a testament to his commitment to fostering the next generation of mental health professionals. The scholarship stands as a tribute to his legacy and an opportunity to empower those who share his passion for elevating mental health care to new heights.

Professional Credentials

Education & Clinical Experrise

  • Education
      • M.D. with honors from the University of California, Los Angeles
      • Postgraduate training at the University of California, San Francisco’s Langley Porter Psychiatric Institute
  • Expertise
      • General and addiction psychiatry
      • Specialization in eating disorders
      • Substance use disorder treatment
      • Academic accomplishments with published research papers
      • Leader in innovative mental health care approaches

Professional Accomplishments

  • Founder, CEO, and Program Administrator of Reward Path Recovery Center
  • Self-owned and self-managed private psychiatric outpatient practices
  • Medical Director roles in various treatment centers
  • Inpatient and outpatient psychiatric roles in respected institutions

At the Dr. Michael Vivian Scholarship, we are dedicated to fostering excellence and innovation in the field of mental health care.

Driven by the legacy of Dr. Michael R. P. Vivian, we invite you to be a part of our mission. Whether you’re an aspiring mental health professional, a supporter of our cause, or someone seeking to make a positive impact, your involvement matters. Together, we can create a world where comprehensive mental health care thrives.


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