Biography

Lawrence Genen, MD, MBA
Founder, Director of Psychiatry

Dr. Genen is a Board-Certified Psychiatrist and Diplomate of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. He has been licensed by the medical boards of both California and Hawaii.

Dr. Genen’s training includes subspecialty child & adolescent fellowship training as a member of the University of Southern California’s (USC) Department of Psychiatry. Prior to his fellowship, Dr. Genen completed an adult psychiatry residency at the University of Hawaii and engaged in a surgical internship as a member of the Department of Surgery, at Cedars Sinai Medical Center in Beverly Hills. Dr. Genen earned his medical degree (M.D.) as well as a master’s in business (M.B.A.) from the prestigious Tufts University School of Medicine in Boston. Working at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston with colleagues at the Institute for Technology Assessment (ITA), Dr. Genen completed nationally-recognized award-winning healthcare and economic policy research focused on the evaluation of emerging medical technology. He continues to publish scholarly articles and is recognized as an expert in substance abuse, contributing regularly to online references such as Medscape. Before Dr. Genen decided to immerse himself in psychiatry training, he worked for several years as an investment banker, advising management teams of some of the world’s largest healthcare companies. Dr. Genen continues to remain active in entrepreneurial endeavors as both a founder and advisor to several companies.

Qualifications

Education & Training

Emory University

Dr. Genen earned his Bachelor’s Degree (B.A.) from Emory University

Tufts University School of Medicine

Dr. Genen earned his Master’s Degree in Business (M.B.A.) and Medical Degree (M.D.) from the prestigious Tufts University and Tufts University School of Medicine

Cedars-Sinai Medical Center

Surgical Internship at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center

University of Hawaii

Adult Psychiatry Residency at the University of Hawaii

University of Southern California

Subspecialty Child & Adolescent Fellowship Program training as a member of the University of Southern California, Department of Psychiatry

A Message from Dr. Lawrence

Happiness is…

“Happiness means different things to different people. I have heard it defined by Buddhist monks as well as my own father, as the absence of suffering. Perhaps happiness is commensurate with health – physical, spiritual, financial health. Or maybe happiness is best defined as success – where successful relationships are paramount to career or financial success, for while both are critical, without the former, the latter inevitably ring hollow and empty. Perhaps happiness is simply a peaceful, restful night of sleep, a day with less conflict, a more intimate closeness to your partner, a lunchtime without bullying, a work or school task unimpaired by distractions, a peaceful feeling of satisfaction and appreciation for what you have and who you already are. No matter how you define happiness, I believe our most basic drive – is to seek it. I am very passionate about the work I do with clients and their families and define my professional success in relative terms to how effective we are at helping you be more successful, more satisfied, healthier and happier. I look forward to working with you.”