About the Department

The UCSF Department of Psychiatry is among the nation's foremost resources in the field of child, adolescent and adult mental health. Psychiatry faculty members are recognized for their leadership roles in state-of-the-art, comprehensive and compassionate patient care, pioneering research, excellence in training the next generation of leaders, advancing public policy to advance mental health, and commitment to diversity. Department programs are active at all major UCSF campuses including San Francisco General Hospital Medical Center, the San Francisco Veterans Affairs Medical Center, and UCSF Fresno.

The Department of Psychiatry strives to promote diversity through the recruitment of educators and trainees, caring for patients of varied backgrounds, and extending research to a wider pool of participants. Read more about our commitment to diversity.

Contact Us

UCSF Department of Psychiatry
Langley Porter Psychiatry Institute (LPPI)
Langley Porter Psychiatric Hospital and Clinics (LPPHC)
401 Parnassus Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94143
(415) 476-7500

San Francisco General Hospital (SFGH)
Department of Psychiatry/Administration
1001 Potrero Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94110
(415) 206-8426

San Francisco Veterans Affairs Medical Center (SFVAMC)
Mental Health & Substance Abuse Services
4150 Clement Street
San Francisco, CA 94121
(415) 750-6674

History of the Department

LPPI: Historical Notes and Photos

Biography of Robert Langley Porter (1870-1965)

Robert Langley Porter's Role in Building UCSF Medical School from A History of the UCSF Medical School website


A world class institution, UCSF has been a part of the University of California since 1873. It is distinguished as the only campus in the ten-campus UC system that is devoted exclusively to the life sciences. UCSF is dedicated to promoting health worldwide through biomedical research, graduate-level education in the life sciences and health professions, and excellence in patient care.


Matthew State, MD, PhD

Matthew W. State, MD, PhD 

Chair, Department of Psychiatry
Lowell Tong, MD

Lowell Tong, MD 

Executive Vice Chair and Vice Chair, Education
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Nancy Adler, PhD 

Vice Chair
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Scott Ahles, MD 

Vice Chair, Fresno

James Bourgeois, OD, MD 

Interim Vice Chair, Clinical Affairs
Dilley, Jim

James Dilley, MD 

Vice Chair, SFGH
Dilley, Jim

Allison Doupe, MD, PhD 

Vice Chair, Basic Science Research
Hendren, Robert

Robert Hendren, DO 

Vice Chair, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Stephen Hinshaw, PhD

Stephen Hinshaw, PhD 

Vice Chair, Psychology
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Alicia Lieberman, PhD 

Vice Chair, Academic Affairs
Sophia Vinogradov, MD

Sophia Vinogradov, MD 

Vice Chair, VAMC
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Kristine Yaffe, MD 

Vice Chair, Clinical and Translational Research
Marie Caffey

Marie Caffey, MBA 

Associate Chair
Administration and Finance
UCSF Department of Psychiatry
University of California, San Francisco
401 Parnassus Avenue, Box 0984-ADM
San Francisco, CA 94143-0984


Leadership in research, education, psychiatric care and public service