Ascend Wellness Group is co-founded by Dr. Ahmed Khan, MD, MPH and Dr. Jeffrey Chen, MD. They have been close friends and colleagues for close to a decade. They trained together during their adult residency, after which Dr. Khan went to Stanford University and Dr. Chen to University of Washington for their respective fellowships in child and adolescent psychiatry.
After their fellowships, they separately created thriving private practices in the bay area, which they both enjoyed thoroughly. Over time, they were caught in the midst of a major mental health crisis in that there were not enough quality clinicians to serve the population in this region. The supply shortage of psychiatric clinicians became overwhelming, and this bottleneck led to a variety of problems, ranging from patients being unable to receive quality psychiatric care to patients suffering from escalations of their mental health issues. After both were asked by numerous therapists and pediatricians to expand their respective practices, they created Ascend Wellness Group.
We serve the Silicon Valley, South Bay and the San Francisco Bay Area, including Palo Alto, Menlo Park, Atherton, Portola Valley, Woodside, Los Altos, Los Altos Hills, Redwood City, Mountain View, Cupertino, Campbell, Santa Clara, Sunnyvale, Saratoga, San Jose, and Los Gatos.