Alexander Herman, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Alexander Herman

Contact Info

Office Phone 612-625-1194

Fax 612-273-9774

Administrative Assistant Name
Teneshia Collins

Administrative Email

MD, University of California, San Francisco, 2015

Research Resident, University of Minnesota, 2019

Research Resident, University of California, San Francisco, 2017

PhD, Neural Engineering, University of California, San Francisco/Berkeley, 2013

BA, Wesleyan University


I obtained my M.D. and Ph.D. in Bioengineering from the University of California, San Francisco as part of the prestigious NIH Medical Scientist Training Program. Prior to that, I studied complex systems at the Santa Fe Institute. I obtained my B.A. in Physics with High Honors from Wesleyan University.

I am an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Minnesota Medical School and member of the Medical Discovery Team on Addiction. My human neuroscience lab studies neural mechanisms of decision making that are impaired in addiction and amenable to treatment with neuromodulation. My lab combines invasive and non-invasive methods including intracranial electrophysiology, direct brain stimulation, magnetoencephalography and transcranial magnetic stimulation.

Clinically, I am developing a speciality practice in refractory mood and anxiety co-morbid with addiction and chronic pain disorders.


  • TMS
  • TRD
  • ECOG

Awards & Recognition

  • APA Research Colloquium, 2019
  • Brain and Behavior NARSAD Young Investigator Award, 2019
  • NIDA LRP Award, 2019
  • SOBP Travel Award, 2019
  • MNDrive Neuromodulation Fellowship, 2018
  • UCSF Psychiatry Chair’s Research Fellowship, 2016
  • UC Berkeley JGGB IFM Stipend Award, 2011