Alan Newman, MD
Chair of the Department of Psychiatry and Director of the Residency Training Program
Dr. Alan Newman joined California Pacific Medical Center July 1, 2014. A native of Little Rock, AR, Dr. Newman joins CPMC from Georgetown University Medical Center in Washington, D.C., where he was Associate Professor of Clinical Psychiatry, Director of the Psychiatry Residency Program, and Director of the Forensic Psychiatry Program. Dr. Newman was previously at Tulane University, where he served as the Director of the Forensic Psychiatry Fellowship and Director of Medical Student Education in Psychiatry. Dr. Newman completed medical school and psychiatry residency at the University of Arkansas, and fellowship training in Forensic Neuropsychiatry at Tulane University.
Dr. Newman is a nationally-known educator in forensic psychiatry. In addition to his roles as Department Chair and Program Director, Dr. Newman provides training to CPMC residents in criminal and civil forensic psychiatry, risk management, and treatment of suicidal behaviors.
Joule Adler, MD
Attending psychiatrist and member of the core faculty.
Dr. Adler attended medical school at the University of California, Irvine and residency at Boston Medical Center. Dr. Adler is a leader in the development and implementation of electronic health records. Dr. Adler heads the consult service at CPMC Davies Campus, a service that focuses on neuropsychiatric, geriatric, and addiction disorders. Areas of expertise include psychosomatic medicine and cross-cultural psychiatry.
Jeremy E. Bornstein, PhD
Director, Health Psychology Program
Dr. Bornstein is the director of the Health Psychology Program, a team of clinicians specializing in the integration of psychological services into existing medical teams. The program provides integrated training experiences with clinicians specializing in breast cancer recovery, cardiac rehabilitation, neurogastroenterology, and radiation oncology.
H. Paul Chin, MD
Vice Chair, Department of Psychiatry
Dr. Chin is a member of the Core Faculty and Attending psychiatrist on the Inpatient service. He teaches didactic teaching in Emergency Psychiatry, Psychosomatics, Cross-Cultural Psychiatry. He is a Caseload Supervisor for the PGY-4 residents. Dr. Chin received his BS at Stanford University, his Medical Degree at the University of California at San Francisco and UCSF Department of Psychiatry (Residency).
Winston Chung, MD
Director, Medical Student Education
As an attending psychiatrist and member of the core faculty, Dr. Chung supervises resident and psychology interns on the inpatient unit, consultation service and provides outpatient caseload supervision for PGY3 residents. Dr. Chung is the psychiatry clerkship site director for Dartmouth Medical School. Dr. Chung attended graduate and medical school at the University of Illinois, and adult psychiatry residency and adolescent psychiatry fellowship at the University of California at San Francisco. Dr. Chung directs a comprehensice course on the neurobiology of psychopharmacotherapies.
Kathleen Fahrner, PhD
Director, Child & Family Psychology Training
Dr. Fahrner runs the Child/Adolescent program for the psychology interns.
Prapti Mehta, MD
Attending psychiatrist and member of the core faculty.
Dr. Mehta received her medical degree from the University of Alabama in 2003. She completed her residency at New York Presbyterian Hospital, Cornell in 2007 and subsequently worked as the director of Bellevue Hospital clinic. She moved to the Bay Area in 2009 and took a position at the Oakland VA setting up a PTSD clinic. She joined the faculty at CPMC in January 2011. She has a number of interests in psychiatry, including Women’s health, psychodynamic psychotherapy, prolonged exposure therapy and resident education. She currently teaches the first year interviewing course. Dr. Mehta is the lead faculty in consultation service with OB/GYN.
Robert A. Root, MD
Associate Director, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Dr. Root trained at the Yale University School of Medicine and then the New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center for his psychiatry residency. Dr. Root completed a fellowship in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at the Seattle Children’s’ Hospital. Dr. Root is currently the medical director of the training program for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. He also teaches a weekly seminar. He works closely with the Department of Pediatrics and is a consultant to the Child Development Center at CPMC. He supervises residents and psychology interns in child and adult psychiatry.
Jeanne St. Pierre, MD
Associate Director, Residency Training Program
Dr. St. Pierre graduated from the UCSF School of Medicine and completed residency training at Langley Porter Psychiatric Institute with an emphasis in HIV Psychiatry, severe personality disorder and women’s mental health. Dr. St. Pierre was the Team leader unit chief on the HIV/LGBT Focus Unit at San Francisco General Hospital from 2004-2008 before joining the Department of Psychiatry at CPMC. Other professional interests include emergency psychiatry, dialectical behavior therapy, and substance dependence. As the director of the CPMC Psychiatric Emergency Service, she supervises resident consultation to the emergency department. Dr. St. Pierre provides teaching in psychopharmacology, emergency psychiatry, and dialectical behavior therapy.
Sharon Tyson, PhD
Chief Psychologist / Director of Psychology Training
Dr. Tyson attended the University of Michigan, B.A. in Honors College, California School of Professional Psychology, Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology. She is the Director of the Psychology Internship program.
Michael N. Valan, MD
Director, Consultation Psychiatry Service
Dr. Valan is the Medical Director of the Psychosomatic Medicine, and course director of the Psychosomatic Medicine seminar.
Dongmei Yue, MD
Staff psychiatrist and member of the Core Faculty
Dr. Yue supervises residents on a weekly basis for their outpatient cases. She teaches child psychiatry courses for PGY-2 and 3 residents and supervises PGY-2 residents for their child psychiatry rotation at the Child Development Center at CPMC.
Janos Zahajszky, MD
Medical Director and Service Chief, Outpatient Mental Health Clinic
As an attending psychiatrist and member of the core faculty, Dr. Zahajszky supervises residents in the Outpatient Department, is the intake supervisor and caseload supervisor for PGY3 residents. In addition, Dr Zahajszky is the chief resident supervisor as well as an instructor for PGY2 and PGY3 Psychopharmacology courses. Dr. Zahajszky graduated from Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York after receiving his B.A. from Harvard in Cambridge, Massachusetts.