Core Faculty

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Dr. Hung is the Director of the Adult Psychiatry Residency Training Program. He completed his medical school, psychiatry residency, and forensic psychiatry fellowship training at the University of California, San Francisco. He actively teaches in the areas of risk assessment, medical education, forensic psychiatry, and ethics and oversees the "Professionalism, Systems, and Leadership" didactic module for the residency program. His interests include primary care and mental health integration, the interface between mental health and the legal system, interprofessional training, HIV/LGBT mental health, and medical education. Outside of work, he enjoys trail running, triathlons, and finding new San Francisco restaurants to dine.

Site Directors

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 Ellen Haller, MD
Dr. Haller is the Interim Site Director at the UCSF Parnassus campus. A San Franciscan since the age of  4 and a graduate of the UCSF psychiatry residency, Dr. Haller has been a full-time UCSF faculty member since 1988. She has served as an inpatient attending, Founder and Director of a Women's Mental Health Clinic, Director of the Adult Psychiatry Clinic, and Director of the Residency Training Program. Her main areas of interest are psychiatric education, women's and LGBT mental health. When not working, she can be found enjoying life with her wife and teenage son or playing women's ice hockey, a weekly passion (or, some might say, addiction). 


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Caitlin Hasser, MD
 Dr. Hasser is the Site Director for Residency Training and the Director of the  Women's Mental Health Program at San Francisco VA Medical Center (SFVAMC). She is originally from Virginia and South Carolina, attended Harvard University as an undergraduate, UVA School of Medicine, and UCSF psychiatry residency. Dr. Hasser's interests include complex trauma, intimate partner violence, peripartum mental health, sexual trauma, primary care and mental health integration, and interprofessional training. Outside of work she is busy chasing her two little ones.


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Anna Spielvogel, MD, PhD
 Dr. Spielvogel is the Site Director for Residency Training and the Director of the High Risk Obstetric-Mental Health Integrated Services at San Francisco General Hospital (SFGH). She also serves as consulting physician with SFGH primary care clinics and Emergency Department case management programs. Her clinical specialty is in women's mental health.


Faculty Chiefs

Amin Azzam, MD, MA

 Amin Azzam, MD, MA
 Dr. Azzam is the Residency Training Faculty Chief for Trainee Professional Development. Additionally, he wears several different education hats - roles in the UCSF School of Medicine, the UCSF Academy of Medical Educators, the UC Berkeley-UCSF Joint Medical Program, and the UCSF Pathways to Discovery Program. Clinically, Dr. Azzam runs psychotherapy groups for patients living with chronic medical conditions. Originally from the mid-west and the Middle East, he is now an East Bay resident, the father of two beautiful kids, and for fun, he enjoys international travel, Bollywood films, wine and cheese. 

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Steven Batki, MD
Dr. Batki is Chief of the Substance Abuse Programs and Director of the Addiction Research Program and the Addiction Psychiatry Fellowship Program at SFVAMC. He is an active medical researcher studying addiction treatment. His research and clinical interests focus on improving the treatment for alcohol, opioid, and stimulant dependence. Dr. Batki's current work includes studies of alcohol dependence in patients with traumatic brain injury and PTSD.  

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Renée Binder, MD
Dr. Binder is the Director of the Psychiatry and the Law Program. She served as Interim Chair of the Department of Psychiatry for over three years and has been Associate Dean of Academic Affairs of the UCSF School of Medicine since 2004. She has been President of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law, the Northern California Psychiatric Society and the California Psychiatric Association. Dr. Binder also served on the Board of Trustees of the American Psychiatric Association and was Chair of the APA Council on Psychiatry and the Law. Her research has focused on violence risk assessment of patients with mental illness and the criminalization of the mentally ill.

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James Dilley, MD
Dr. Dilley is Chief of Psychiatry at SFGH and Co-Director of the UCSF-SFGH Public Psychiatry Fellowship (the first on the West Coast). He is also Executive Director of the Alliance Health Project (AHP), an HIV and LGBT mental health clinic, a position he's held (and can't quite give up!) since he co-founded AHP in 1984. Dr. Dilley was raised in the mid-west, received his undergraduate as well as his MD degree from the University of Missouri-Columbia, and completed his psychiatry residency at UCSF. He enjoys teaching medical students, residents and fellows. His primary areas of interest are LGBT/HIV mental health, public psychiatry and psychiatric administration. He lives with his long-time partner in San Francisco and enjoys playing bridge, tennis and the piano when not haggling with his seat mates over their season tickets to the SF Giants.

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Kewchang Lee, MD
Dr. Lee is the Director of the UCSF Psychosomatic Medicine Fellowship Program, the Psychiatry Consultation Unit, and Site Director for Psychiatry Medical Student Education at SFVAMC. Hailing from upstate New York, he attended Harvard University and NYU School of Medicine, and completed his psychiatry residency at UCSF. Dr. Lee is actively involved in clinical and teaching activities, focusing on consultation-liaison psychiatry and behavioral medicine. His interests include primary care and mental health integration, cross-cultural psychiatry, and medical education. Outside of work, he enjoys travel, opera, and his partner's delicious home-cooked meals.

Mangurian, Christina Christina Mangurian, MD
Dr. Mangurian is the Director of the UCSF/SFGH Public Psychiatry Fellowship and the Community Liaison for the Department of Psychiatry at SFGH. She attended UCSF for medical school and completed her psychiatry residency and public psychiatry fellowship at Columbia University. Dr. Mangurian currently holds an NIMH K23 award aimed at improving the primary care received by people with severe mental illness served in community mental health clinics. When she is not working, Dr. Mangurian enjoys spending time relaxing with her husband and two small children.
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 Carol Mathews, MD
Dr. Mathews is the Director of the Psychiatry Resident Research Training Program (RRTP) and the Residency Training Faculty Chief for Research and Scholarship. She splits her time between research, teaching, and clinical work, primarily in the area of obsessive-compulsive disorder and related phenotypes. Dr. Mathews attended Cornell University, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, and UCSF for psychiatry residency and post-doctoral fellowship, and was one of the first UCSF research track resident graduates. Outside of work, her current focus is on raising her young children, and making sure that elementary school students have exposure to a great science education. 

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Craig Nelson, MD
Dr. Nelson is the Director of Geriatric Psychiatry and the Geriatric Psychiatry Fellowship. He holds the Leon J. Epstein Chair in Geriatric Psychiatry. Dr. Nelson trained at Stanford, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health and completed psychiatry residency at Yale. He was on the faculty at Yale until 2002 when he came to UCSF. He is especially interested in treatment of late life depression and treatment resistant adult depression.

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Lowell Tong, MD
Interim Chair since September 2011, Dr. Tong has been a lead educator in the Department of Psychiatry and UCSF School of Medicine. He intends to return to education roles post-chairship. Dr. Tong is from Hawaii, went to Stanford, UVA School of Medicine, UCSF for psychiatry residency, and had a stint in a private group practice before returning to UCSF as faculty. He's a Masters Swimmer and is married to a conductor (orchestra, not railroad).

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Sophia Vinogradov, MD
Dr. Vinogradov is Vice Chair of the Department of Psychiatry and Associate Chief of Staff for the Mental Health Service at SFVAMC. She also conducts an active research program in cognitive training and neuroplasticity in schizophrenia.



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