Dr. Bentzley received his bachelors in physics from The College of New Jersey. Upon graduating he spent a year conducting plasma physics research in a joint project between Princeton University and NASA. Brandon then turned his interests to neuroscience and began his training in the Medical Scientist Training Program (MD/PhD) at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC). At MUSC Brandon completed his dissertation research with Gary Aston-Jones, PhD, studying the behavioral economics and neuroeconomics of substance use disorders. Simultaneously, he conducted clinical research on buprenorphine maintenance therapy, focusing on how patient perspectives influence treatment. Dr. Bentzley is now a psychiatrist and Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University School of Medicine. His current research interests focus on the role of dopamine in economic decisions and developing neurostimulation-based treatments for severe depression and suicidality.
- Substance use disorders
- Treatment resistant depression
Clinical Assistant Professor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Residency: Stanford University Adult Psychiatry Residency (2020) CA
Medical Education: Medical University of South Carolina Registrar (2016) SC