Allison Hadley MD to head Neuropsychiatric and Behavioral Services Hillcrest

Allison Hadley, MDAnnouncement from our Chair, Dr. Igor Grant:


Dear Colleagues,

Please join me in welcoming Allison Hadley, MD as new Medical Director of our Neuropsychiatric and Behavioral Services (NBMS) - Hillcrest. In her new role Dr. Hadley will oversee our adult inpatient service (NBMU), our psychiatric consultation-liaison service, and psychiatric services to the Emergency Department at Hillcrest. Dr. Hadley assumes her position July 1, 2015.

Dr. Hadley is an HS Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry. Dr. Hadley received her MD from Loma Linda University and completed her Psychiatry residency training in 2009 from UC San Diego. In her final year of training she served as the Chief Psychiatry Resident at UC San Diego Medical Center.

Since graduation from the residency, she has been the lead attending physician of the Hillcrest Psychiatry hospitalist team, residency training site director for Hillcrest, and the Consult Liaison and Emergency Department psychiatry attending physician. She has done an excellent job leading the Hillcrest team and enhancing Psychiatry's relationship with the other hospital services. In addition, she has been an effective clinician teacher on rounds and in the classroom.

Dr. Hadley's current research projects include serving as a co-investigator on the NIMH-funded study “Human and Animal Models of Bipolar Disorder” and as a co-investigator on the UC Office of the President Center for Health Quality Innovation grant funded project, “Patient Centered Recovery Program and Community Placement Project.”

Dr. Hadley has received the following UCSD faculty awards: Department of Psychiatry Excellence in Medical Student Teaching Award in 2009, Excellence in Residency Teaching in 2011, Best Faculty Role Model Award in 2012, Most Admired Faculty Award in 2013, and Most Supportive Faculty Award in 2014. She has also been recognized for her excellent clinical acumen by the larger San Diego community in San Diego Magazine’s “Physicians of Exceptional Excellence Survey” by being named “Top Doctor” in 2012-2014.

On behalf of the Department of Psychiatry, and the UCSD Health System I would also like to thank Dr. David Feifel who has for the past 20 years spearheaded the development of our Hillcrest psychiatric services in providing excellent clinical care to some of the most seriously mentally ill patients in our community; and for overseeing an outstanding teaching program, and initiating numerous clinical research programs. Dr. Feifel will be focusing his efforts on the development of innovative ambulatory programs for treatment resistant mood disorders, as well as advanced evaluation of persons with ADHD. A separate announcement will detail these new programs.

Igor Grant, MD