Kim Norman, MD - Contact Information

Kim Norman, MD, HS

Title: Health Sciences Clinical Professor of Psychiatry; Director, Young Adult and Family Center


Albert Einstein College of Medicine, MD

Postgraduate Training:

Pediatric Internship, Bronx Lebanon HospitalPsychiatry Residency, University of California, San Francisco

Biography Summary:

Dr. Norman joined the UCSF faculty as the Assistant Director of the Inpatient Adolescent Psychiatry Service at the Langley Porter Psychiatric Institute in 1981. He has been an attending physician in the outpatient departments at Langley Porter for twenty-eight years focusing much of his practice on developing innovative clinical programs for adolescents and young adults. In July 2004, Dr. Norman established the Young Adult and Family Center at UCSF that includes the Eating Disorders Clinic, the Dialectical Behavioral Therapy Program, the Intensive Family Therapy Program, the Adolescent Assessment Clinic, and the Consultation Liaison program between Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and the Department of Pediatrics’ Adolescent Medicine Program.

Dr. Norman volunteers as a faculty preceptor in the UCSF Medical Student Homeless Health Project where for the past eighteen years he has co-facilitated a weekly support group with medical students at the Fifth and Bryant homeless shelter. He and his students also established and run a smoking cessation program for homeless men, women and teens.

Dr. Norman has received numerous teaching awards, including the prestigious Henry J Kaiser Award for Clinical Teaching. He has been nominated by UCSF medical students to receive an American Association of Medical Colleges award for Humanism in Medicine. In 2001, Dr. Norman was honored to present the White Coat Ceremony keynote speech to incoming medical students. He is included in each edition of Best Doctors in America and America’s Top Doctors.

Dr. Norman will dedicate the remainder of his career to leading and expanding the Young Adult and Family Center at UCSF. He, and the other physicians, psychologists, social workers and researchers working with him, aspire to build a center of national prominence where troubled young people and their families receive the best available clinical care, irrespective of their ability to pay. Families and teachers will be supported and informed. Innovative clinical treatment methods will be developed and introduced to clinicians in the larger community. A $5,000,000 gift from the Charles and Helen Schwab Foundation provides the anchor endowment for this effort and ensures its sustainability.

Clinical Expertise:

Eating disorders, substance abuse/dual diagnosis, treatment of adolescents, young adults and families, CBT, DBT, IPT, PTSD, and dynamic psychotherapy.

Educational Expertise:

Eating disorders, treatment of adolescents, young adults and families, CBT, DBT.

Research Areas:

The Young Adult and Family Center is investigating parental efficacy as a treatment outcome of family therapy. In addition, the Center is working to establish an innovative e-therapeutics program using technology to make health care more accessible to teenagers and young adults.

YAFC Program Administrator: Christina Vega

Child and Adolescent Psychiatry General Phone Number:
(415) 476-7231

Campus Location: Parnassus

Publications on PubMed »

Depression Specialty Clinic
Intensive Family Therapy Clinic
Young Adult and Family Center
Adolescent Assessment Clinic
Bridge Clinic
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Program
Eating Disorder Program
Telemedicine Project


Leadership in research, education, psychiatric care and public service