Alex Trope, MD, MSC

Dr. Alex Trope (formerly Schrobenhauser-Clonan) is a current resident in psychiatry at UCSF. He studied International Development with a focus on global health at Brown University, and continued to work in the field of global health at Partners in Health, the Foundation for Sustainable Development and the Bixby Center for Global Reproductive Health before heading to medical school at the UCSF-UC Berkeley Joint Medical Program (JMP). At the JMP, he completed a Master of Science and undertook a group-randomized controlled trial of a classroom-based yoga and mindfulness curriculum for inner-city youth, in collaboration with the Niroga Institute, with whom he later trained to become a registered yoga teacher (RYT-200).


During medical school, he took a year off to pursue his interests in writing, climate change and alternative models of development and was picked to be a UC Carbon Neutrality Initiative (CNI) Fellow (2015-2016). He sits on the Steering Committee of the Climate Psychiatry Alliance. His current research continues his interest in group functions, focusing on quantifying and describing various facets group process and social connectedness in a psilocybin-assisted group therapy trial through the UCSF Bonding and Attunement in Neuropsychiatric Disorders (BAND) Lab, where he is mentored by Josh Woolley, MD, PhD; Brian Anderson, MD, MSc; and Christopher Stauffe, MD. You can reach him at