Amy L. Christianson, MD, MS, MBA


Amy L. Christianson, MD, MS, MBA is a psychiatrist specializing in transplant psychiatry in the Department of Psychiatry at Cedars-Sinai. 

Dr. Christianson’s research has focused on several areas of psychiatric medicine, including diagnosing depression in older adults, chronic headache, life stress and repression like behavior.  She has lectured on psychiatric issues at national conferences and has co-authored and published abstracts and research papers.

Dr. Christianson is a member of several professional organizations including the Academy of Psychosomatic Medicine,  the International Society of Heart and Lung Transplant, both the American and Southern California Psychiatric Societies, the American Medical Association, the American Society of Clinical Hypnosis, the International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation and the American Academy of Psychoanalysis and Dynamic Psychiatry.

After graduating with a bachelor’s degree in biology from the University of Cincinnati (UC), Dr. Christianson went on to earn a second bachelor’s degree in psychology from that school.  She continued at UC earning a master’s in business administration with a triple concentration in marketing, finance and international business.  She earned a master’s in biomedical science and then her medical degree at the Medical College of Ohio in Toledo, Ohio.  Throughout Dr. Christianson’s academic career, she was the recipient of numerous academic awards and tuition scholarships.