Erick H. Cheung, MD

Erick H. Cheung, MD

  • Psychiatry
Adult & Geriatric Psychiatry | 300 Medical Plaza, Suite 2200, Los Angeles, CA 90095




Medical Board Certification

Psychiatry, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, 2011


Psychiatry, UCLA School of Medicine, 2011


Psychiatry, UCLA School of Medicine, 2008


MD, Albany Medical College, 2007


  • Super Doctors® Southern California Rising Stars, 2021, 2023
  • Distinguished Service Award, Southern CA Psychiatric Society, 2021
  • Distinguished Fellow of the APA, American Psychiatric Association, 2020
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Hospital Affiliations

Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center

UCLA Santa Monica Medical Center



  • Mental Health Policy
  • Hospital Administration
  • Quality Improvement
  • Emergency Psychiatry
  • Ethics and Neuroethics


  • Soderlund P, Cheung EH, Cadiz M, Siddiq H, Yerstein M, Lee S, Wells K, Heilemann M. “Bridging the Gap: A Qualitative Study of Providers’ Perceptions of a Partnered Crisis Follow-up Program for Suicidal Patients Post-Emergency Department Discharge.”  BMC Psychiatry, Nov 2023, 23:854, 
  • Cheung, EH., Petersen E., Zhang L., Wilerson C., Barcelo N., Soderlund P., Yerstein M., Wells LK.., “Drivers of shared decision making in inpatient psychiatry: an exploratory survey of patients and multidisciplinary team members perspectives”. General Hospital Psychiatry, Nov-Dec 2022, 79:7-14.
  • Cheung, EH, “Q/A with the Expert: Decisional Capacity”, The Carlat Report Hospital Psychiatry, June 2021, Vol 1, Issue 3&4, page 1-4.
  • Arevian, et al., “Mental Health Community and Health System Issues in COVID-19: Lessons from Academic, Community, Provider, and Policy Stakeholders.” Ethnicity and Disease, Fall 2020, Vol 30 (4), 695-700
  • Li L., Black W., Cheung E.H., Fisher W., Wells K., “Building Psychiatric Quality Programs and Defining Quality Leadership Roles at Four Academic Medical Centers.” Academic Psychiatry, 2020 September, available online at
  • Heldt, J.P., Zito M.F., Seroussi A., Wilson S., Schneider P., Strouse T., Cheung E.H., “A Medical Incapacity Hold Policy Reduces Inappropriate Use of Involuntary Psychiatric Holds While Protecting Patients From Harm.” Psychosomatics, 2019 Jan-Feb, 60 (1), 37-46
  • Chen, J. Unverferth, K., Cheung, E.H., “Delayed-onset seizure in a mild quetiapine overdose: report of a case and review of the literature,” Case Reports in Psychiatry, Volume 2018, Article ID 7623051, 3 pages,
  • Cheung, E.H., Heldt, J., Strouse T., Schneider P., “The Medical Incapacity Hold: A Policy on the Involuntary Medical Hospitalization of Patients who Lack Decisional Capacity.” Psychosomatics, 2018 March-April, 59 (2), 169-176.
  • Blair, T., Weiner, Z., Seroussi, A., Tang, L., O’hara, J., Cheung, E.H., “Resident Workflow and Psychiatric Emergency Consultation: Identifying Factors for Quality Improvement in a Training Environment.” Journal of Academic Psychiatry, 2016 December (41); 377-380
  • Cheung, E.H., Pierre, J.M., “The Medical Ethics of Cognitive Neuroenhancement”, AIMS Neuroscience, 2015 July, (3): 105-122. Doi: 10.3934/Neuroscience.2015.3.105
  • Cheung, E.H., “Psychiatry in the era of neuroethics: ethical questions at the intersection of technology and psychiatry”, Psychiatric Times, 2010 June; 26 (6): 35-38.
  • Cheung, E.H., “A new ethics of psychiatry: neuroethics, neuroscience, and technology.” Journal of Psychiatric Practice, 2009 September; 15 (5): 391-401


  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross
  • Blue Shield of California
  • Centivo
  • Cigna
  • First Health
  • Health Net of California
  • Interplan (part of HealthSmart)
  • L.A. Care
  • MultiPlan
  • UFCM Health System
  • Prime Health Services
  • Private Healthcare Systems (PHCS)
  • UnitedHealthcare

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  • Super Doctors® Southern California Rising Stars, 2021, 2023
  • Distinguished Service Award, Southern CA Psychiatric Society, 2021
  • Distinguished Fellow of the APA, American Psychiatric Association, 2020
  • Presidential Award, Southern CA Psychiatric Society, 2019
  • Special Commendation Award for Organizational Committment to EMS and Acute Care, Southern CA Psychiatric Society, 2017
  • Fellowship, Ginsberg / American Association of Directors of Psychiatry Residency Training Programs, 2011
  • Fellowship, American Psychoanalytic Association, 2010, 2011
  • Residents' Award, American Association for Emergency Psychiatry, 2011
  • Presidential Award, SCPS, 2010
  • Resident Paper of the Year, Journal of Psychiatric Practice, 2009
  • Outstanding Resident Award, SCPS, 2009
  • 21st Century Psychiatry Prize for "best scholarly paper", UCLA Psychiatry Clinical Faculty Association, 2008
  • Commendation for Excellence in Medical Student Teaching, UCLA Department of Internal Medicine, 2008
  • Walter Van Alstyne Memorial Scholarship for "service to the underserved", AMC, 2007
  • Roy L. Leak Alumni Memorial Scholarship in Psychiatry, AMC, 2007
  • The Arthur Wright Award, for "outstanding public service to Albany Medical College", AMC, 2007
  • The Dr. and Mrs. William J. Tommy Thompson annual prize in Psychiatry, AMC, 2007
  • The "Bubba" Foundation Award, for "a career founded on acts of kindness", AMC, 2007
  • Angela Pappanikou Award for "promoting unity, motivating others, maintaining a positive image as viewed by mentors and peers", AMC, 2007
  • Richard Edmonds PhD Award for "leadership in student government", AMC, 2007
  • Ian Casimir Memorial Scholarship in Psychiatry, AMC, 2007
  • Lee Vosburgh, MD, Award in Biomedical Ethics, AMC, 2005, 2007
  • Michael Addison Award for Most Distinguished Independent Research Paper, "Human Consciousness: Unifying the Sciences", UCSD, 2000
  • Paul D. Saltman Award for Teaching Excellence, UCSD Dept of Biology, 1999