Scott Zeller, MD
Dr. Zeller is CEP America’s Vice President of Acute Psychiatry. He is the former Chief of Psychiatric Emergency Services of the Alameda Health System, Oakland, CA, and in his 29 years in Emergency Psychiatry, he has personally cared for over 80,000 patients. Dr. Zeller is an Assistant Clinical Professor at both the University of California-Riverside and Touro University medical schools, and is Past-President of the American Association for Emergency Psychiatry. He is the author of multiple textbooks and numerous peer-reviewed articles and book chapters, and lectures internationally as a keynote speaker. He led development of both the USA and International Guidelines on Evaluation of Treatment of Agitation, and has published research on innovative designs for emergency mental health care, which he has also helped to implement in multiple centers; these works led his being named the National Council on Behavioral Health's 2015 "USA Doctor of the Year". He is a known as a leading expert in psychiatric emergencies across the nation and around the world.