Our Treatment Team

​Theodore A. Goodman, MD

Dr. Goodman is the Director of the Division of Interventional Psychiatry at Sutter Center for Psychiatry and President of PIMA. He has specialized in the treatment resistant patient for 30 years, utilizing interventional psychiatric techniques to help patients when other treatment modalities have failed to achieve adequate results. He received his bachelor's degree in humanities from Wesleyan University in Middletown, CT, and then went on to obtain his medical degree from the University of California in San Diego, followed by a residency in Psychiatry at the University of California at Davis. He then served as an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at UC Davis, and was the Director of Biologic Research for the Department. Subsequently, he has been the director of Interventional Psychiatry at Sutter Center for Psychiatry for the past 25 years, a Past Chief of Staff of the Department of Psychiatry, and Chairman of the Physician Wellness Committee for Sutter Hospitals in Sacramento. He is also past President of the Central California Psychiatric Association, and a Distinguished Life Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association. Currently, he is a Member of the Board of Directors of Aaken-Insight; a neurosciences company dedicated to increasing the precision of neuromodulatory treatments. In that role, he is engaged in research utilizing Magnetic Resonance Imaging techniques to improve the effectiveness of electrical neurostimulation, and specifically transcranial Direct Current Stimulation (tDCS) therapies.

Robert L. Blanco MD

Dr. Blanco is the Medical Director of the Child/Adolescent Psychiatry Unit at Sutter Center for Psychiatry. He joined Dr. Goodman in 1997 to work together providing psychiatric intervention services to treatment resistant patients. He received a bachelor degree in Humanities at Sarah Lawrence College in Bronxville, N.Y. and obtained his medical training at Hahnemann Medical College and Hospital in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He did adult psychiatry training and a child psychiatry fellowship at U.C. Davis Medical Center in Sacramento, California and subsequently attended the San Francisco Psychoanalytic Institute for the following six years. Family and the need to practice full time precluded finishing the psychoanalytic training but the experience was invaluable in developing a deeper understanding of the whole patient. At Sutter Center for Psychiatry he has been a past medical director of the Intensive Care Unit and a past Chief of Staff of the Department of Psychiatry. He is Board Certified in both Adult Psychiatry and Child Psychiatry. In addition to his work in interventional psychiatry, inpatient adult, adolescent and child psychiatry, he has a part time private practice in midtown Sacramento working in long term individual psychoanalytic psychotherapy as well as couples therapy and family therapy. He has been practicing Psychiatry for thirty years.