Dr. Ben Medrano
Dr. Ben Medrano is a board certified psychiatrist specializing in Integrative Psychiatry, Ketamine Assisted Therapy and Psychedelic Harm Reduction and Integration. He received his MD from the University of Colorado School of Medicine with additional training in their Urban Underserved Track. He completed his psychiatric residency training within the Mount Sinai Hospital system in New York City and spent years working for the urban underserved particularly in East Harlem Assertive Community Treatment performing daily home visits for high risk consumers before focusing on the use of psychedelics in mental health.
He’s a graduated fellow in Integrative Psychiatry through the Integrative Psychiatry Institute’s Fellowship where he also received additional training through their Ketamine for Medical Providers program with sponsorship and certification from the American Society of Ketamine Physicians. He has trained with numerous leaders in the field of ketamine assisted therapy, including Phil Wolfson, MD and has joined him in leading clinician education at The Ketamine Training Center.
His clinical practice has been strongly influenced by an ongoing interest in consciousness, psychedelics, and integrative medicine. He is a graduate of Vajrayana Buddhist seminary and is a rigorously trained meditation instructor with over 20 years of ongoing intensive training. He continues to study psychedelic therapy modalities within the community of senior students of Ralph Metzner, PhD who was a leader in the field of consciousness expanding therapies.
Dr. Medrano is most known for his work with ketamine assisted therapy and was the national Medical Director of Field Trip Health – one of the largest in-office ketamine assisted therapy practices to date. Following this he served as Chief Medical Officer at Nue.Life a large scale home-based ketamine assisted therapy and integrative mental health provider.
In addition to multiple conference speaking engagements, he lectures on the utility of ketamine and psychedelics for mental health at Naropa University. He currently serves on the HealingMaps.com Medical Advisory. His work, insight and advice have been covered in a number of articles including The New York Times, The New Yorker, Forbes, Business Insider, The New York Post, Cheddar, Bloomberg, The Houston Chronicle, HealthLine, VeryWellMind, YahooFinance, The Dales Report, The Zoe Report, and numerous others.
Dr. Medrano is the Practice Owner and serves as the Medical Director of the Marpa Mind’s Spravato Treatment Centers.