Roth joins UCSF faculty as attending psychiatrist and behavioral health medical director for San Francisco jails

Staff reports

Forensic psychiatrist Loren Roth, MD, has joined the UC San Francisco Department of Psychiatry faculty as a health sciences clinical associate professor, effective March 1, 2018. In addition to her duties as an attending psychiatrist, she will also serve as the medical director for the City and County of San Francisco's Jail Behavioral Health Services.

Roth received her medical degree from Tufts University, then completed her residency in psychiatry and a fellowship in forensic psychiatry at the New York University School of Medicine. She is a member of the American Psychiatric Association and the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law.

Since 2009, she has worked as an attending psychiatrist in the forensic psychiatry inpatient service at New York's Bellevue Hospital Center. For the past six years, she has also served as a unit chief in charge of a 29-bed acute care unit. In addition to her supervisory duties, Roth also treated the severely mentally ill population of Rikers Island and other facilities operated by the New York City Department of Corrections.

About UCSF Psychiatry

The UCSF Department of Psychiatry and the Langley Porter Psychiatric Institute are among the nation's foremost resources in the fields of child, adolescent, adult, and geriatric mental health. Together they constitute one of the largest departments in the UCSF School of Medicine and the UCSF Weill Institute for Neurosciences, with a mission focused on research (basic, translational, clinical), teaching, patient care and public service.

UCSF Psychiatry conducts its clinical, educational and research efforts at a variety of locations in Northern California, including UCSF campuses at Parnassus Heights, Mission Bay and Laurel Heights, UCSF Medical Center, UCSF Benioff Children's Hospitals, Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center, the San Francisco VA Health Care System and UCSF Fresno.

About the UCSF Weill Institute for Neurosciences

The UCSF Weill Institute for Neurosciences, established by the extraordinary generosity of Joan and Sanford I. "Sandy" Weill, brings together world-class researchers with top-ranked physicians to solve some of the most complex challenges in the human brain.

The UCSF Weill Institute leverages UCSF’s unrivaled bench-to-bedside excellence in the neurosciences. It unites three UCSF departments—Neurology, Psychiatry, and Neurological Surgery—that are highly esteemed for both patient care and research, as well as the Neuroscience Graduate Program, a cross-disciplinary alliance of nearly 100 UCSF faculty members from 15 basic-science departments, as well as the UCSF Institute for Neurodegenerative Diseases, a multidisciplinary research center focused on finding effective treatments for Alzheimer’s disease, frontotemporal dementia, Parkinson’s disease, and other neurodegenerative disorders.

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UC San Francisco (UCSF) is a leading university dedicated to promoting health worldwide through advanced biomedical research, graduate-level education in the life sciences and health professions, and excellence in patient care. It includes top-ranked graduate schools of dentistry, medicine, nursing and pharmacy; a graduate division with nationally renowned programs in basic, biomedical, translational and population sciences; and a preeminent biomedical research enterprise. It also includes UCSF Health, which comprises top-ranked hospitals – UCSF Medical Center and UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospitals in San Francisco and Oakland – and other partner and affiliated hospitals and healthcare providers throughout the Bay Area.