Director's Welcome

Steve Koh Welcome to the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) Department of Psychiatry's Community Psychiatry Program. Funded in part by California Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development and San Diego County Behavioral Health Services, it encompasses General Adult Psychiatry Residency Track, Adult Community Psychiatry Fellowship, Community Psychiatry Child and Adolescent Fellowship Track, and Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner Clinical Program.

Under the leadership of our Departmental Chair, Dr. Igor Grant, the Program endeavors to train future public sector psychiatric leaders be advocates in the mental health environment, develop quality improvement and outcomes research projects, expand the workforce in public mental health, collaborate with our partners in the community, and create innovative partnerships and programs.

Our role in the community is to be the academic hub for future mental health clinicians, educators, researchers, and leaders in the public sector. We strive to not only observe, but to actively participate in the ongoing healthcare reform in our Country and State. Our involvement with our partners is not only crucial for our success, but is integral to our existence. As the only academic program in San Diego focused on public sector issues, we welcome all disciplines to participate in our projects and programs.

The Program is constantly growing and evolving. We welcome you to contact us with any questions or ideas. We look forward to developing continued relationships with our partners.

Thank You,

Steve Koh, MD, MPH, MBA

Medical Director, Outpatient Psychiatric Services, Hillcrest
Associate Professor, Dept of Psychiatry
Director, Community Psychiatry Program
Director, TeleMental Health Program
University of California, San Diego
(office) 619- 543-6652
(fax) 619-543-7013