Haller, Bourgeois tapped for department leadership roles

Saturday, March 01, 2014

Ellen Haller, MD, and James Bourgeois, OD, MD, have both been named to new leadership roles within the Department of Psychiatry, effective March 1.

Haller will serve as the Director of the Adult Psychiatry Clinics (APC) in Langley Porter Psychiatric Hospital and Clinics. A faculty member since 1988, she has held numerous leadership positions in the department and across the university, including directorships of the General Adult Psychiatry Residency Training Program, UCSF Center for Lesbian Health and Research, WomenCare Mental Health Program, and previously leading APC from 2003-2007. She is a past president of the Northern California Psychiatric Society and has been one of the leading voices in residency training, improving detection and treatment of depression and anxiety disorders in primary care, women’s mental health, and LGBT issues at UCSF for more than a quarter of a century.

Bourgeois will become the new Interim Vice Chair for Clinical Affairs and be responsible for clinical services at UCSF’s Parnassus, Mission Bay, and Mt. Zion campuses. He joined the department in 2012 following previous academic appointments at UC Davis, University of Texas Health Sciences Center at San Antonio, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, and McMaster University. His academic interests focus on the integration of medical and psychiatric illness, psychopharmacology, medical education, models of service delivery in psychosomatic medicine, and neuropsychiatry. Bourgeois 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.


Leadership in research, education, psychiatric care and public service