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Phil Wolfson MD was Principal Investigator for the ÊMAPS sponsored Phase 2, FDA approved 18-person study of MDMA Assisted Psychotherapy for individuals with significant anxiety due to life threatening illnesses. His clinical practice with ketamine has informed his leadership role in the development of Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy.Ê PhilÕs bookÊThe Ketamine PapersÊhas been published by MAPS and is the seminal work in the burgeoning ketamine arena.Ê Phil is a sixties activist, psychiatrist/psychotherapist, writer, practicing Buddhist and psychonaut who has lived in the Bay Area for 39 years. He is the author of ÊNoe Ð A Father/Son Song of Love, Life, Illness and DeathÊ(2011, North Atlantic Books).Ê In the 1980s, he participated in clinical research with MDMA (Ecstasy). He is a journalist and author of numerous articles on politics, transformation, psychedelics, consciousness and spirit, and was a founding member of the Heffter Research Institute. Phil has taught in the graduate psychology programs at JFK University, CIIS and the UCSF School of Medicine Department of Psychiatry.