Paul Linde, MD - Contact Information

Title: Associate Clinical Professor


M.D. University of Minnesota Medical School

Postgraduate Training:

UCSF Psychiatric Internship and Residency

Biography Summary:

Dr. Linde has a broad set of interests as a general adult psychiatrist and enjoys working in clinically challenging settings.  He is also a nonfiction writer.  His first book, "Of Spirits and Madness: An American Psychiatrist in Africa" was published by McGraw-Hill in 2002.  He is currently finishing a second book, about my work as a psychiatrist in San Francisco, called "Danger to Self:  On the Front Line with an Emergency Psychiatrist" due to be published by University of California Press.

Clinical Expertise:

Emergency, cross-cultural, consultation-liaison, addiction psychiatry, clinical psychopharmacology.

Educational Expertise:

Experience teaching medical humanities to students, interns, and residents emphasizing skills of critical reading and writing.  Clinical supervision of all levels of training.


nonfiction writing, emergency psychiatry, addiction medicine, cross-cultural issues, clinical psychopharmacology

Campus Location: SFGH

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Leadership in research, education, psychiatric care and public service