Dr. Robert Grant received a medical degree from the University of California, San Francisco, where he completed residency in internal medicine and fellowships in pulmonary medicine and molecular medicine, and then remained on the faculty. He completed the Certificate in Psychedelic Therapies and Research at the California Institute of Integral Studies, and studied ketamine assisted psychotherapy with the KRIYA Institute. He co-founded Healing Realms, a practice located in San Francisco that offers psychotherapy assisted with ketamine administered by intramuscular or sublingual routes. He is trained in eye movement desensitization and reprocessing and internal family systems, which he integrates with the ketamine practice. He has published more than 200 articles in the scientific literature on topics including depression and social connection.
Dr. Grant has 35 years of experience with HIV research and clinical care. He served on the FDA antiviral advisory committee through 2 first-in-class new drug applications. He pioneered the development of HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP). He is an elected member of the American Society of Clinical Investigators and the American Association of Physicians and was named one of the 100 most influential persons in the world by Time Magazine in 2012. He became interested in highly active treatments for mental health as a way to continue progress toward ending HIV transmission and disease.