John Horton, MD



I have the privilege of serving as a staff psychiatrist at the Simms Mann Center. I aim to collaborate with patients, their families, and the many UCLA and Simms Mann clinicians in evaluating and treating psychological distress that emerges related to one's cancer diagnosis and its treatment. With each patient, I strive to build a comprehensive treatment plan that is rooted in the medical evidence base and incorporates the unique attributes of each person's physical, mental, and social life.

Training and Professional Experience

I completed medical school at the UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine where I graduated with distinction for my commitment to humanism. I continued on at UCLA, completing Adult Psychiatry residency training at the UCLA Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior and a fellowship in Hospice and Palliative Medicine. In addition to working with patients at the Simms Mann Center, I also attend on the inpatient Palliative Care Consult services at UCLA Ronald Reagan Medical Center and UCLA Santa Monica Hospital.

Selected Professional Publications and Presentations

Personal Interests

A native Californian, I enjoy being outside finding new trails to hike, soccer, golf, spending time with my family, and the incredible food Los Angeles offers.