Scott Hunter, M.D., M.H.S. is a board-certified child, adolescent, and adult psychiatrist specializing in the treatment of adolescents and their families affected by substance use. Dr. Hunter’s expertise is based on rigorous training, extensive knowledge, and a commitment to the highest ethical standards.
Dr. Hunter has a reputation for compassionate, thoughtful and insightful care. In addition to providing psychiatric consultation and medication management services at Resolutions Teen Center, Dr. Hunter is an addiction psychiatrist with the UCLA Nathanson Family Resilience Center and the Greater Los Angeles Veteran’s Healthcare System. He also has a private practice in Westwood where he serves children and adults with mood disorders, anxiety disorders, obsessive-compulsive disorder, attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, neurodevelopmental disorders and a host of other clinical concerns including stress and sleep problems.
In addition to his clinical work, Dr. Hunter is an author, researcher, invited speaker, community partner and teacher. He has been recognized by national and state organizations, including the American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry, the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, and the California Society of Addiction medicine, as a leader in training other physicians in the practice of addiction medicine, and for his commitment to systems- and family-based care.
Dr. Hunter received his B.A. from Columbia University where he majored in English and Comparative Literature and Pre-Medical Studies. He then taught 8th grade math and science in a south Texas public school before moving on to the Yale School of Medicine where he completed a joint MD-Master’s program. For internship and residency, Dr. Hunter trained at the UCLA Semel Institute and the Greater Los Angeles Veteran’s Healthcare System, where he served as Chief Resident in the Adult Psychiatry Training Program. Committed to life-long learning, Dr. Hunter then continued with advanced fellowship training, first in child and adolescent psychiatry, and then in addiction psychiatry.