Bio

Clinical Focus


  • Psychiatry

Academic Appointments


Administrative Appointments


  • Associate Chair, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences (2013 - Present)
  • Director of Education, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences (2012 - Present)

Honors & Awards


  • Parker J. Palmer Courage to Teach Award, Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (2012)
  • The Gold Humanism Honor Society, The Arnold P. Gold Foundation (2012)
  • Teaching Award, San Mateo Psychiatric Residency Training Program (2012)
  • Irma Bland Award for Excellence in Teaching Residents, American Psychiatric Association (2011)
  • Nancy C.A. Roeske, M.D., Certificate of Excellence in Medical Student Education, American Psychiatric Association (2009)
  • Excellence in Teaching, Patient Care, and Research, Anxiety and Affective Disorders Program, Langley Porter Psychiatric Institute (2008)
  • Outstanding Teaching Award, Anxiety and Affective Disorders Program, Langley Porter Psychiatric Institute (2007)
  • Commendation from the San Mateo County Board of Supervisors, San Mateo County (2007)
  • Excellence in Innovative Curricular Design and Program Development, UCSF Academy of Medical Educators (2006)
  • Star Award, UCSF (2006)
  • Resident Teaching Award, San Mateo Psychiatric Residency Program (2006)
  • Editorial Service Award, Academic Psychiatry (2005)
  • Distinguished Fellow, American Psychiatric Association (2003)
  • Special Recognition Award, UCSF Association of the Clinical Faculty (2000)
  • Teacher of the Year Award, San Mateo Psychiatric Residency Program (2000)

Professional Education


  • Fellowship:University of California San Francisco (1985) CA
  • Board Certification: Psychiatry, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (1987)
  • Residency:University of Chicago Hospitals (1984) IL
  • Internship:Stanford University Medical Center (1981) CA
  • Medical Education:Harvard Medical School (1980) MA

Research & Scholarship

Current Research and Scholarly Interests


Medical Education

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