Timothy W. Fong, MD

Timothy W. Fong, MD

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


Dr. Fong is a Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at the Jane and Terry Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior at UCLA.

Dr. Fong completed his undergraduate and medical school at Northwestern University in Chicago. He then came to UCLA and finished his residency in adult general psychiatry in 2002 and was the first accredited addiction psychiatry fellow at the UCLA Neuropsychiatric Institute (2002-2004).

He is the co-director of the UCLA Gambling Studies Program (UGSP). The purpose of this program is to examine the underlying causes and clinical characteristics of gambling disorder in order to develop effective, evidence-based treatment strategies.

Since 2009, he has been the director of the UCLA Addiction Psychiatry Fellowship, a one-year accredited program that provides clinical training in addiction psychiatry.

Finally, he is part of the faculty leadership of the UCLA Cannabis Research Initiative, a multidisciplinary effort to examine the full impact of cannabis on the body, mind and brain.




Medical Board Certifications

Addiction Psychiatry, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, 2006
Psychiatry, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, 2004


Addiction Psychiatry, UCLA Neuropsychiatric Hospital, 2004


Psychiatry, UCLA Neuropsychiatric Hospital, 2002


MD, McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, 1998


Hospital Affiliations

Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center

UCLA Santa Monica Medical Center


Addiction & Cannabis

In the News

Can Marijuana Replace Opioids To Treat Pain, Addiction? UCLA Researchers Want To Find Out, CBS Los Angeles, Feb. 9, 2018
"Bad beats: Why there's no such thing as a meaningless shot" (ESPN) March 15, 2016


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