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ASKP Officers / Members 2018-01-04T21:40:59+00:00
Steven Mandel, M.D.
Steven Mandel, M.D.Founding Member - President
Steven L. Mandel, MD is the founder of Ketamine Clinics of Los Angeles. He holds a master’s degree in psychology and is a board-certified anesthesiologist with over 35 years with extensive experience in the provision of anesthesia. He has become an internationally recognized pioneer in the treatment of depression, other mood disorders, and chronic pain conditions with IV Ketamine Infusion Therapy. To date, Dr. Mandel has personally administered over 4,000 infusions to over 600 patients. He has been featured on the hit TV show The Doctors, on PBS, and written about in Anesthesiology News, Yahoo News, San Francisco Daily, and more.

Dr. Mandel completed his undergraduate education at New York University, a master’s in psychology at the University of Cincinnati Graduate School, medical school at University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine, and Massachusetts General Hospital and UCLA.

Steven Levine, M.D.
Steven Levine, M.D.Founding Member - Vice President
Steven Levine, MD pioneered a protocol for the clinical use of ketamine infusions and was the first physician to administer ketamine on an outpatient basis for the treatment of depression. The founder of Actify Neurotherapies, he is a board-certified psychiatrist and has directly supervised the administration thousands of infusions.

Dr. Levine completed his undergraduate education at Johns Hopkins University, medical school at Tulane University, residency at New York Presbyterian Hospital, and fellowship at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center.

 Sandhya Prashad, M.D.
Sandhya Prashad, M.D.Founding Member - Secretary
Sandhya Prashad, M.D. is a board-certified psychiatrist and the founder and medical director of Houston Ketamine Therapeutics. She has a special interest in treatment-resistant mood disorders.

Dr. Prashad completed her undergraduate education in biochemistry at the University of Texas at Austin and both medical school and residency at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas.

Dr. Carl Bonnett, M.D.
Dr. Carl Bonnett, M.D.Founding Member - Treasurer
Carl Bonnett, MD is a Board Certified emergency physician as well as a Fellow in the American Academy of Pain Management. Dr. Bonnett has also been actively engaged with raising awareness among lawmakers to understand the potential benefit of ketamine infusions for veterans.

Dr. Bonnett completed his undergraduate education at the University of Iowa, medical school at the University of Iowa College of Medicine, transitional internship at Presbyterian/St. Luke’s Hospital in Denver, Colorado, residency at Denver Health Medical Center, and a one-year fellowship in Emergency Medical Services / Disaster Medicine at Denver Health Medical Center.

Jake Hollingsworth, D.O.
Jake Hollingsworth, D.O.Founding Member - Webmaster
Jake Hollingsworth, DO, is a board-certified psychiatrist, and osteopathic physician. He is the founder of Ketamine For Life (2015), and Pacific Psychiatry & Anesthesia Associates (2017) in San Diego, and Orange County California. He completed his undergraduate education at the University of California, Davis, and medical school at Western University of Health Sciences in Pomona, California. He went on to complete his psychiatric residency training while on Active Duty in the U.S. Air Force at the University of Texas Health Sciences Center, San Antonio (UTHSCSA), and immediately following his residency training, he served 4 additional years as an active duty AF psychiatrist. He has personally administered over 1000 intravenous (IV) ketamine infusions. At his clinics, he also provides intramuscular (IM) ketamine injections, Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation, Theta Burst Stimulation, and psychiatric medication management.
Megan Oxley, M.D.
Megan Oxley, M.D.Founding Member-Membership Chair
Megan Oxley, MD is board certified in Emergency Medicine and is the founder of Michigan Progressive Health. She completed her undergraduate education at Michigan State University, and both medical school and residency at Wayne State University.