About Us


Dr. Sherif El Asyouty is a board certified psychiatrist and also certified by the American Board of Addiction Medicine (To view Dr. El Asyouty's CV, please click here.)

Dr. El Asyouty started his medical career as a resident in General and Neuro Surgery where he was exposed to a wide array of medical and surgical experiences. He then switched to Psychiatry and joined the program at the University of Louisville, KY, where he finished his training in General Psychiatry. He then went to the University of Vanderbilt for additional training in Addiction Psychiatry. There he trained under nationally recognized physician in the field of addiction, Dr. Andy Spickard , III.  Dr. El Asyouty practiced in Kentucky as a staff psychiatrist in both inpatient and outpatient settings. He last served in Kentucky as the Medical Director of West Lake Behavioral Health Program. Dr. Sherif El Asyouty moved to Santa Barbara in 2003 and joined the staff of Cottage Hospital. It was also at this time that he opened his private practice at 3 West Carrillo Street, where he continues to see patients with Psychiatric, Chemical Dependency and Chronic Pain conditions. Dr El Asyouty is also licensed to prescribe Suboxone and is  able to administer Vivitrol

Dr. El Asyouty was a winner of the Patients' Choice Award in 2008, 2013 and 2015 and is very involved in the community, and has media appearances to talk about awareness concerning drug use among adolescents. Patients of Dr. El Asyouty are treated with respect and compassion, and those with chemical dependency conditions are treated from a medical standpoint.  Dr. El-Asyouty is also the co-director of Recovery Road Medical Center in Santa Barbara with Dr. Joseph Frawley, where the highest quality treatment is provided for patients with alcohol and drug addiction, mental health disorders, and/or chronic pain in an outpatient setting.

To learn more about Recovery Road Medical Center, please visit: http://www.recoveryroadmc.com

To learn more about Recovery Road Medical Center's new Eating Disorder program, please visit: http://www.recoveryroadeatingdisorders.com/

Dr. Sherif El Asyouty treats patients with a variety of diagnoses:

Alcohol dependence
Bipolar depression
Bipolar disorder
Cognitive behavioral therapy
Major depression
Medication management
Opiate dependence
Panic attacks
Postpartum depression
Suboxone treatment
Trauma recovery (PTSD)
Xanax dependence