Hung named inaugural LPPI Director of Education

As part of the Department of Psychiatry's ongoing reorganization to integrate key missions that cut across the department's diverse clinical and research sites, Erick Hung, MD, has been named as the first Langley Porter Psychiatric Institute Director of Education, effective Wednesday, July 1.

A faculty member since 2009, Hung currently serves as director of the UCSF Adult Psychiatry Residency Training Program, the Director of Curricular Affairs for the UCSF School of Medicine’s Graduate Medical Education Program, and is a member of the Haile T. Debas Academy of Medical Educators (AME). On July 1, he will also begin a five-year term as the AME's Endowed Chair in Psychiatry Medical Student Education. Hung completed his medical school, psychiatry residency and forensic psychiatry fellowship training at UCSF before joining the department as a faculty member. He has also held past leadership positions as the associate chief of the Mental Health Service and director of the Telemental Health Program at the San Francisco VA Medical Center.

Hung will inherit stewardship of the department's education mission from outgoing Vice Chair for Education Lowell Tong, MD, who will continue as the department's Executive Vice Chair. Tong has been selected to serve as the faculty lead on the development of the Department of Psychiatry’s recently announced future home in Mission Bay, a project which will help shape the future of the department and mental health in the Bay Area for years to come.

About UCSF Psychiatry

The UCSF Department of Psychiatry and the Langley Porter Psychiatric Institute are among the nation's foremost resources in the fields of child, adolescent, adult, and geriatric mental health. Together they constitute one of the largest departments in the UCSF School of Medicine, with a mission focused on research (basic, translational, clinical), teaching, patient care and public service. UCSF Psychiatry has an organizational structure that crosses all major UCSF sites - Parnassus, Mission Bay, Laurel Heights, Mt. Zion, San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center, the San Francisco VA Medical Center, and UCSF Fresno.

About UCSF

The University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) is the nation’s leading university exclusively focused on health. UCSF is dedicated to transforming health worldwide through advanced biomedical research, graduate-level education in the life sciences and health professions, and excellence in patient care. It includes top-ranked graduate schools of dentistry, medicine, nursing and pharmacy; a graduate division with world-renowned programs in the biological sciences, a preeminent biomedical research enterprise and top-tier hospitals, UCSF Medical Center and UCSF Benioff Children's Hospitals.