Dr. Steven Levine is a board-certified psychiatrist and therapist based in Princeton, NJ.  In 2010, dissatisfied with the current state of psychiatric medication treatment, Dr. Levine founded Ketamine Treatment Centers. This was the world’s first, and now largest and most experienced, group of centers dedicated to rapidly-acting, cutting edge treatment of depression, anxiety, and pain disorders.  We have now changed our name to Actify Neurotherapies to reflect our mission to improve mental health through the safe delivery of researched, proven, and innovative care. 

Education and Medical Training

Fellowship:  Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center and New York Presbyterian Hospital – Weill Cornell Medical Center, New York, NY, Psychosomatic Medicine/Psycho-Oncology

Residency:  New York Presbyterian Hospital – Weill Cornell Medical Center, New York, NY, Psychiatry

Doctor of Medicine:  Tulane University School of Medicine, MD, 4 year academic scholarship

Undergraduate Degree:  The Johns Hopkins University, BA, with Honors, Phi Beta Kappa

Professional Activities

Ketamine Treatment Centers , Founder, President and CEO

Solo Private Practice:  Princeton Health Psychiatric, LLC, Princeton, NJ

Licensure and Certifications

  • Board Certified, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
  • New Jersey License
  • Maryland License
  • Colorado License
  • North Carolina License
  • Florida License
  • New York License
  • Pennsylvania License

Professional Memberships

American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, Diplomate, 2008
American Society of Ketamine Physicians, Vice President


  • New Jersey Monthly, Top Doc, 2014 and 2016
  • SJ Magazine, Top Doc, 2013
  • Weill/Cornell Alumni Association, Resident Teaching Award, 2007
  • Tulane University School of Medicine, Academic scholarship, 1999-2003
  • The Johns Hopkins University, Phi Beta Kappa, 1999

Institutional/Hospital Affiliations

  • Trinity Counseling Service, Princeton, NJ, Board of Trustees
  • Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, Clinical Assistant Professor

Research and Publications

Peer Reviewed Articles (Abstracts and popular press not listed)

Barnea ER, Simon J, Levine SP, Coulam CB, Taliadouros GS, Leavis PC. Progress in characterization of preimplantation factor in embryo cultures and in vivo. American Journal of Reproductive Immunology 1999; Aug; 42(2): 95-9.

Book Chapters

Levine SP (chapter author).  The IV Ketamine Experience.  In The Ketamine Papers.  Editor:  Philip Wolfson.  MAPS Publications.  2016.

Barnea ER, Levine SP (chapter authors). Maternal Immune Response in Trophoblast, GTD, and Cancer. Cancer and Autoimmunity. New York, NY: Elsevier Science, Ltd. 1999; Editors:  Yehudah Schoenfeld and Eric Gershwin.

Levine SP. Comprehensive Care in Schizophrenia. In The Approach to the Psychiatric Patient. Barnhill JW, editor. American Psychiatric Association Press. 2008.

Lectures (recent selected)

The Permanente Medical Group 2017 conference:  Ketamine: Transforming the Treatment of Depression, “The Awe Experience of Ketamine…So What?”, April 28-29, 2017

Grand Rounds – University of Maryland School of Medicine, 11/17/16

Grand Rounds- Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, “Ketamine at the End of Life”, 6/24/16

Icahn School of Medicine at Mt. Sinai, invited speaker, Mood and Anxiety Disorders Seminar, 4/6/16

The Permanente Medical Group, Kaiser Permanente Ketamine Infusion Conference, invited speaker, “Bridging the Evidence-Based and the Anecdotal in an Outpatient Ketamine Clinic”, 3/11/16

Grand Rounds – Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, “5 Years and 500 patients:  Thoughts on the use of Ketamine for Depression,  2/11/16

Banbury Center, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, Cold Spring Harbor, New York, invited speaker for the Therapeutic Use of Ketamine for Treating Severe Depression: Risks and Potential conference, September 20-22, 2015

Grand Rounds – Princeton House, University Medical Center of Princeton, “Beyond SSRIs:  Strategies for Treatment Refractory Mood Disorders”, 12/9/13,

Grand Rounds – State University of New York – Buffalo, “Ketamine Infusion Therapy for Depression”, 4/19/13

Grand Rounds – Princeton House, University Medical Center of Princeton, “Ketamine Infusion Therapy for Depression”, 1/9/12