Michael Mithoefer, M.D. is Lead Clinical Investigator and Medical Monitor for the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS), and Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at the Medical University of South Carolina. He and his wife, Annie, completed the first phase 2 clinical trial of MDMA-assisted psychotherapy for PTSD in 2009 and a subsequent study of MDMA-assisted psychotherapy for PTSD in military veterans, firefighters and police officers. They are now leading trainings in MDMA-assisted psychotherapy for therapists interested in working on clinical trials, providing FDA-approved MDMA sessions for research therapists, and collaborating on a study with couples receiving MDMA-assisted psychotherapy in conjunction with Cognitive Behavioral Conjoint Therapy for PTSD. He is a Grof certified Holotropic Breathwork Practitioner, a Certified Internal Family Systems Therapist, and is board certified in Psychiatry, Emergency Medicine and Internal Medicine.