Program Overview and Leadership

Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry Fellowship

The Fellowship Experience

Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry (CLP) encompasses the study, prevention, and management of psychiatric disorders in the context of comorbid medical conditions. Thus, our patients usually present with medical, surgical, obstetrical, and neurological conditions, who then develop behavioral or psychiatric complications – either due to the primary illness process, or as a secondary effect of medical treatment. Physicians specializing in Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry usually work within the context of more extended medical team systems, always partnering with primary or specialized treatment programs, to whom we provide acute consultation regarding specific patient presentations, or develop ongoing, long-term liaison relationships in order to enhance the quality of the care delivered.

The Consult-Liaison Psychiatry (CLP) Fellowship Training Program provides a rich learning environment for our fellows while providing a unique and specialized service to our institution. The CLP Service manages the psychiatric and psychological needs of patients, in every medico-surgical unit at SHC and affiliated facilities, in addition to providing primary psychiatric care to patients in the Emergency Department and the outpatient medico surgical specialty clinics. We provide unique psychiatric evaluation and support to organ transplant candidates, donors, and their families. We manage delirium, agitation, alcohol and substance intoxication and withdrawal, and all kinds of psychiatric emergencies throughout the medical center, in addition to providing support, counseling and psychiatric care to those with chronic medical illness (e.g., cancer, HIV, and many others) and the hospital personnel that care for them, especially after traumatic events, through our Critical Debriefing Service.

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CL Psychiatry Fellowship and Division Overview

We invite you to watch the video below for a better sense of the Stanford Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry Fellowship, as well as the Division of Medical Psychiatry. It features an overview of the fellowship itself, as well as commentary from our team regarding working in the Division of Medical Psychiatry at Stanford.

Fellowship Leadership

Associate Program Director
Assistant Program Director