Aaron Kheriaty, MD is an assistant clinical professor in the department of psychiatry at the University of California, Irvine. He is the founding director of the Psychiatry and Spirituality Forum at UCI, which is part of the Local Societies Initiative of the Metanexus Institute. Dr. Kheriaty also serves as the director of medical student education in the department of psychiatry, and is a member of the ethics committee at UCI Medical Center. He graduated with a degree in philosophy and pre-medical sciences from the University of Notre Dame, and earned his MD from Georgetown University. He has lectured internationally and published widely in the areas of psychiatry, spirituality, religion, and bioethics.