Alejandro Alva, MD, is the founder, chief medical officer, and CEO of Pacific Neuropsychiatric Specialists (PNS). He sees psychiatric patients of all ages at the practice’s three offices in Costa Mesa, Orange, and Huntington Beach, California, with a focus on substance abuse and chemical dependency treatment and general psychiatric disorders.
Dr. Alva earned his bachelor’s degree from California State University, Fullerton, and completed medical school at Universidad Autónoma de Guadalajara School of Medicine in Mexico. He then returned to California, where he completed his psychiatric residency at the University of California, Irvine.
To keep up with the latest advancements in psychiatric care, Dr. Alva maintains active membership in a number of professional medical organizations, including the American Medical Association, the Orange County Medical Association, the American Psychiatric Association, and the California Psychiatric Association, as well as multiple others.
He is also a member of several specialty organizations and boards, including the American Board of Forensic Medicine, the American College of Forensic Examiners, and the American Board of Psychopharmacology.
Like most of the PNS staff, Dr. Alva is bilingual, speaking English and Spanish, and bicultural. He believes that it is his duty to reach out to the Latino community as well as the general community. To help him understand the mental health barriers facing different ethnic populations, Dr. Alva is active in the California Hispanic American Medical Association and the American Association of Hispanic Professionals.
Dr. Alva offers Psychiatry in both English and Spanish. Dr. Alva enjoys working as anxiety psychiatrist and a mental health provider for: children, adults, and seniors. He is exceptional gifted when working with PTSD, ADD ADHD, psychotherapy, transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS), bipolar, depression, and men's health. He is routinely recognized as one of the top psychiatrists in the country.
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