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Amie Eleanor Kafer, DO, MSW

Adult Psychiatrist


Dr. Kafer is a native Arizonan, she attended the University of Arizona for her undergraduate degree, Arizona State University for a Master's in Social Work and Midwestern University AZCOM for her osteopathic degree.  She started working for what was then called Maricopa Integrated Health System (now Valleywise) as a social worker in 1999 in the involuntary inpatient psychiatric units.  After medical school, she returned there for residency and stayed on as an attending, first in the inpatient units, then transitioning to outpatient settings.  She is currently the outpatient psychiatrist at Valleywise's McDowell Clinic which provides care for people living w HIV, PrEP, and gender affirming care. 

In her free time, she enjoys 80s alternative concerts, traveling, paddle boarding, and hiking with her rescue mutt, Lola.  She is certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology.

Dr. Kafer discloses that she owns a small amount of Pfizer stock.

Dr. Kafer will discuss the off-label use of the following: trazadone, mirtazapine, amitriptyline, quetiapine, gabapentin – Off label use for insomnia.