Dr. Lawrence Choy was born and raised in San Francisco. He stayed in the SF Bay Area for college, attending UC Berkeley, where he graduated Magna Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa, earning a bachelor’s degree with Honors in Molecular & Cell Biology. Desiring to explore life outside Northern California, he left for the Northeast to study Medicine at Boston University School of Medicine. After receiving his medical degree, he returned home to the SF Bay Area to complete his medical and psychiatry training at Stanford University Hospital & Clinics, where he was selected as Chief Resident. Following residency, he completed additional psychoanalytic psychotherapy training to better his skills as a psychotherapist.
After finishing his schooling and training, he learned that he himself has ADHD. Since finding out about his diagnosis, he has made it his personal and professional commitment to educating and helping others learn to manage the lifelong condition. His treatment approach incorporates the most up-to-date medication strategies for ADHD, while combining his expertise in clinical neuroscience, psychotherapy, and wellness practices.
He attended and participated as a Delegate at the prestigious TEDMED conference in 2016. The annual event, whose purpose is to influence progress in health, medicine, and technology, brings together visionaries and thought leaders from around the world to spread their inspiring stories, innovative ideas, and cutting-edge research.
Dr. Choy is a member of the Mental Wellness Initiative of the Global Wellness Institute, whose mission is to empower wellness worldwide by educating the public and private sectors about preventative health and wellness. Specifically, his aim is to help educate others in gaining a better understanding of brain plasticity throughout the lifespan.
Dr. Choy lives in Silicon Valley with his lovely wife and wonderful son. He is diligent in incorporating wellness into his everyday life, practicing daily mindfulness meditation and yoga. He loves to golf and stay active in CrossFit. He enjoys traveling the world to immerse himself in different cultures and has visited various countries and regions in Asia, Australia, Europe, and South America. Lastly, he is passionate about lifelong learning and dedicates himself to cultivating the well-being of others to make our world a better place. It is especially gratifying for him to see the direct positive impact of treatment in improving the quality of life for his patients.