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Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences


The Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences

Under the auspices of UCLA's Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences, and in close collaboration with the Neuropsychiatric Research Institute, members of the Neuropsychiatric & Behavioral Health Services (NPBHS) practice group provide patient care through various outpatient, inpatient, and partial hospitalization programs for children, adolescents, adults, and the elderly. Highly trained clinicians evaluate each patient, and develop and implement an individually designed treatment plan using all available forms of appropriate medical and psychosocial treatments.

Through Neuropsychiatric & Behavioral Health Services, the faculty of the Department of Psychiatry are available to perform outpatient assessments and provide ongoing care for children and adolescents, adults, and elderly patients with psychiatric illness. The clinics of NPBHS operate Monday through Friday, and appointments can be scheduled with individual faculty of NPBHS. In addition, the consultation and evaluation service is staffed to provide assistance to physicians and patients who require psychiatric emergency services, including hospitalization.

Hospital services are provided in collaboration with the award-winning Stewart & Lynda Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital at UCLA, which is an integral part of the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center at the Westwood Campus.

Telephone Number
(310) 825-9989 Information and referral (800-825-9989 from outside 310)

Chair Specialty
Whybrow, Peter MD Psychiatry

Altshuler, Lori MD Psychiatry
Asarnow, Joan PhD Psychology, Child / Adolescent
Braslow, Joel MD, PhD Psychiatry
Bromley, Elizabeth MD, PhD Psychiatry
Brooks, John MD, PhD Psychiatry
Bystritsky, Alexander MD Psychiatry
Cagigas, Xavier E. PhD Neuropsychology
Caplan, Rochelle MD Psychiatry; Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
Casaus, Laurie MD Psychiatry
Chen, Stephen MD Geriatric Psychiatry
Cook, Ian MD Psychiatry
DeAntonio, Mark MD Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
Espinoza, Randall MD, MPH Psychiatry; Geriatric Psychiatry
Feinberg, David MD Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
Feusner, Jamie MD Psychiatry
Fong, Timothy MD Psychiatry
Freimer, Nelson MD Psychiatry
Fuster, Joaquin MD Psychiatry
Gitlin, Michael MD Psychiatry
Guze, Barry MD Psychiatry
Irwin, Michael MD Psychiatry
Kagan, Bruce MD Psychiatry
Kataoka, Sheryl MD Psychiatry
Kaufman, Aaron MD Geriatric Psychiatry
Krantz, David MD, PhD Psychiatry
Lavretsky, Helen MD Geriatric Psychiatry
Lester, Patricia MD Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
Leuchter, Andrew MD Psychiatry
Liberman, Robert MD Psychiatry
Luo, John MD Psychiatry
Marder, Stephen MD Psychiatry
McCracken, James MD Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
McGough, James MD Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
Merrill, David MD, PhD Geriatric Psychiatry
Miklowitz, David PhD Psychology, Child / Adolescent
Miotto, Karen MD Addiction Psychiatry
Piacentini, John PhD Psychology, Child / Adolescent
Pynoos, Robert MD Psychiatry
Small, Gary MD Psychiatry; Geriatric Psychiatry
Spar, James MD Psychiatry; Geriatric Psychiatry
Specter, S.E. MD, PhD Psychiatry
Stoessel, Paula PhD Psychology, Geriatrics
Strober, Michael PhD Psychology
Strouse, Thomas MD Psychiatry; Pain Medicine
Stuber, Margaret Lois MD Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
Suddath, Robert MD Psychiatry
Walshaw, Patricia PhD Psychology, Child / Adolescent
Wells, Kenneth MD Psychiatry
Whybrow, Peter MD Psychiatry
Zima, Bonnie MD Psychiatry

UCLA Dept. of Psychiatry & Biobehavioral Sciences
Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital at UCLA
150 UCLA Medical Plaza
Los Angeles, CA 90095