James Bourgeois, OD, MD - Contact Information

James Bourgeois, OD, MD

Title: Clinical Professor and Interim Vice Chair, Clinical Affairs


The New England College of Optometry, OD; The Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, MD

Postgraduate Training:

Wright State University, Residency in Psychiatry

Biography Summary:

Dr. Bourgeois is the author of over 135 peer-reviewed publications and 30 books or book chapters, most of which pertain to general adult psychiatry, psychopharmacology, and/or psychosomatic medicine.  He has held previous academic appointments at University of California, Davis, University of Texas Health Sciences Center at San Antonio, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, and McMaster University.  He retired as a Colonel from the United States Air Force Reserve. His academic interests are in the integration of medical and psychiatric illness, psychopharmacology, medical education, models of service delivery in psychosomatic medicine, and neuropsychiatry.  He is a member of Alpha Omega Alpha, a Fellow of the Academy of Psychosomatic Medicine and the American Psychiatric Association, and a member of the American Neuropsychiatric Association and the Association of Military Surgeons of the United States. He serves on the Editorial Boards of American Psychiatric Publishing and Academic Psychiatry.

Clinical Expertise:

Consultation-Liaison/Psychosomatic Medicine, Neuropsychiatry

Educational Expertise:

Medical Student, resident, fellowship teaching; teaching psychiatry to other specialties and health professionals; integration of psychiatry and other specialties.

Research Areas:

Fragile X associated conditions, decisional capacity determinations, psychosomatic medicine, models of care delivery.


Psychosomatic medicine, neuropsychiatry, fragile X, medical education

Campus Location: Parnassus

Publications on PubMed »


Leadership in research, education, psychiatric care and public service