of the Board
Vernon Neppe, M.D., Ph.D.
M. Neppe MD, PhD, FRS(SAf) is Director of the Pacific
Neuropsychiatric Institute in Seattle; (Adjunct Full)
Professor, Department of Neurology and Psychiatry, St.
Louis University School of Medicine; and founder and
former director of the first Division of Neuropsychiatry
in the United States (at the University of Washington).
Based on publications, presentations and consultations,
Dr Neppe has contributed internationally in the specialties
of Neuropsychiatry and Behavioral Neurology (disciplines
he pioneered), Psychopharmacology and Neuropharmacology,
Forensic Psychiatry and Neuropsychiatry, Consciousness
Research, Anomalistic Psychology, Dimensional Biopsychophysics,
Epileptology and Psychogeriatrics.
Neppe was honored for his scientific contributions as
the first USA-based physician to be elected a Fellow
of the Royal Society of South Africa. He was also awarded
the Marius Valkhoff Medal for exceptional contributions.
He is also a Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric
Association, and has numerous honors including ongoing
and the most current listings in America's Top Doctors
(the only MD listed in five different specialties or
subspecialties), Marquis Who's Who in the World and
now a listing in The Leading Physicians in the World.
. He was also one of about five whose medical biography
was highlighted in Seattle Magazine under Seattle's
Top Doctors. He led the first USA and International
Delegation in Neuropsychiatry and Psychopharmacology.
He has written more than three hundred and fifty publications,
seven separate books, over sixty book chapters, published
on all six habitable continents, and lectured in a dozen
countries. He has presented at more than 90 percent
of the medical schools or affiliates in the USA. He
is an internationally sought-after public speaker.
educated in South Africa where he obtained both his
primary Medical and Ph.D. degrees, and at Cornell University.
(His additional credentials include: FRSSAf, BN&NP,
DFAPA, MMed, DPM, FFPsych, FCPsych and FRCPC-10.)
Neppe founded the Pacific Neuropsychiatric Institute
(PNI) in Seattle, Washington, USA, in 1992. His highly
acclaimed book on brain medications and social and medical
the Beloved Mind: A Voyage of Hope provides
understanding of depression; psychosis; seizures and
brain firing; the way drugs work; and how supplements
interact . He is also the world's leading authority
on déjà vu including The
Psychology of Déjà Vu, and a subsequent
trilogy of books. He has written a medical forensic
for attorneys and another on psychopharmacology
. He is also a
Neppe is currently working on the N-dimensional vortical
paradigmatic shift which involves a major contribution
to physics, biology and philosophy. He has pioneered
several areas of brain research which have impacted
on millions, defined new medical conditions and has
developed new terminology including the literary genre
of sciction. He is also an internationally renowned
consciousness researcher, phenomenologist and expert
on both very high intelligence and exceptional human
abilities. He is also working on secure internet communications
particularly HIPAA compliance.
has been married to his wife, Lis, for over 30 years,
has two children and recently became a grandfather.
He actively plays several sports and is a chess expert.