Dr. Smolar is a triple-board-certified Adult, Child and Adolescent and Addiction psychiatrist.
Dr. Smolar completed his residency training in adult and child psychiatry at the Oregon Health Sciences University in Portland, Oregon. He also completed a two-year research and clinical fellowship in Addiction Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco.
Dr. Smolar received his medical degree from the University of New England. He chose an osteopathic (DO) course of training due to its emphasis on preventative health and wellness. Treating the individual as a whole by taking into account physical, social, emotional and spiritual aspects is fundamental in his course of training and in his practice of medicine. Dr. Smolar has previously been on the board of directors of the American Society of Addiction Medicine, assistant clinical professor at the University of California San Francisco and has worked at San Francisco General Hospital, the San Francisco VA medical center and Kaiser Permanente in Oakland, California. In the past Dr. Smolar spent two years working on a Native American reservation with adolescents with both psychiatric and substance-abuse disorders.
Dr. Smolar utilizes multiple modalities of treatment including medications, psychotherapy and dietary supplements in his practice of psychiatry. Dr. Smolar also refers patients for Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, 12-step support groups, accupunture and neuromodulation therapies like Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation when appropriate.