Stuart Shipko, M.D. is a board certified psychiatrist in private practice in Pasadena, CA, who has treated over 2000 patients with panic disorder. Dr. Shipko has published original research relating panic disorder to abnormalities of bile flow that result in reflux based heartburn and sinusitis. With extensive research and clinical experience Dr. Shipko provides practical advice and effective treatment strategies.
Dr. Shipko established the Panic Disorders Institute in 1996. Since then, the PDI has hosted several conferences addressing both the medical and psychological aspects of panic disorder, as well as the social and cultural issues affecting patients' quality of life. The PDI has also pioneered Internet resources to promote education and communication within the global panic disorder community. Dr. Shipko continues to treat patients from around the world on a regular basis. His perspectives combine psychiatry, general medicine and contemporary psychology.