Marcin tapped as new LPPHC adult outpatient medical director

By Nicholas Roznovsky

UCSF Health Vice President for Adult Behavioral Health Services and UCSF Department of Psychiatry Vice Chair for Adult Psychiatry Maga Jackson-Triche, MD, MSHS, announced today that Michael Marcin, MD, MSCR, has been selected to become the new Medical Director for Adult Outpatient Services at Langley Porter Psychiatric Hospital and Clinics (LPPHC) following an exhaustive national search process. He will officially begin his appointment on July 1, 2018.

In this newly created position, Marcin will provide leadership, guidance, and clinical oversight to LPPHC’s various adult outpatient programs – including its specialty clinics, continuing care clinics, group therapy services, and Electroconvulsive Therapy Program – while continuing to provide direct patient care. As an educator with more than a decade of experience in teaching and mentoring, he will also work with UCSF training directors in psychiatry and other disciplines to develop and implement innovative clinical curricula involving mental health delivery.

Marcin is a graduate of the University of Florida and received his medical degree from the Saint Louis University School of Medicine. He completed a master’s degree in clinical research and residencies in general psychiatry and child/adolescent psychiatry at Emory University, followed by fellowships with the American Psychoanalytic Association and Yale University’s Psychoanalytic Research Training Program. He is currently in the final year of a three-year fellowship with the Academy of Communication in Healthcare’s Faculty-in-Training (FIT) Program.

Throughout his career, Marcin has held a variety of clinical leadership roles across a wide range of service environments with diverse patient populations. Following three years as a child and adolescent psychiatrist at the Children’s Farm Home in Corvallis, Oregon, he co-founded and operated a network of successful youth-focused therapy centers in Oregon before moving to the Bay Area to serve as the medical director of the San Francisco Department of Public Health’s O.M.I. Family Center for three years.

In 2015, Marcin joined UCSF as a clinical professor of psychiatry and assistant medical director of the LPPHC Adult Inpatient Program (AIP), where he has become an integral part of the clinical leadership team and a key figure in the hospital’s quality improvement efforts. Among his important contributions has been the creation of the LPPHC Patient Experience Team and the AIP Patient Experience team, both dedicated to improving patient experiences and outcomes through continuous process analysis and transformation. In addition to his work at UCSF, Marcin is also a faculty member of the American Society of Clinical Oncologists’ Quality Training Program, where he works with oncologist quality improvement teams on effective team development and communications skills.

“Michael’s work with our Adult Inpatient Program over the past three years has been crucial in our efforts to focus on the patient experience,” said Jackson-Triche. “I am excited that we will be able to utilize his enthusiasm and expertise in education, research, and clinical care to help refine and enhance our outpatient operations as well.”

Marcin is a member of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP), the Northern California Regional Organization of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, and the Academy on Communications in Healthcare. He has received numerous plaudits for his work, including the AACAP Presidential Scholars Award (2004), Skobba Memorial Award (2005), Elaine Schlosser Lewis ADHD Pilot Research Award (2003), National Institute on Drug Abuse Research Scholars Award (2004), American Psychiatric Association/Lilly Resident Research Award (2005), and multiple teaching awards from UCSF and Emory University.

About UCSF Psychiatry

The UCSF Department of Psychiatry, UCSF Langley Porter Psychiatric Hospital and Clinics, 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 and the UCSF Weill Institute for Neurosciences, with a mission focused on research (basic, translational, clinical), teaching, patient care, and public service.

UCSF Psychiatry conducts its clinical, educational and research efforts at a variety of locations in Northern California, including UCSF campuses at Parnassus Heights, Mission Bay and Laurel Heights, UCSF Medical Center, UCSF Benioff Children's Hospitals, Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center, the San Francisco VA Health Care System, and UCSF Fresno.

About the UCSF Weill Institute for Neurosciences

The UCSF Weill Institute for Neurosciences, established by the extraordinary generosity of Joan and Sanford I. "Sandy" Weill, brings together world-class researchers with top-ranked physicians to solve some of the most complex challenges in the human brain.

The UCSF Weill Institute leverages UCSF’s unrivaled bench-to-bedside excellence in the neurosciences. It unites three UCSF departments—Neurology, Psychiatry, and Neurological Surgery—that are highly esteemed for both patient care and research, as well as the Neuroscience Graduate Program, a cross-disciplinary alliance of nearly 100 UCSF faculty members from 15 basic-science departments, as well as the UCSF Institute for Neurodegenerative Diseases, a multidisciplinary research center focused on finding effective treatments for Alzheimer’s disease, frontotemporal dementia, Parkinson’s disease, and other neurodegenerative disorders.

About UCSF

UC San Francisco (UCSF) is a leading university dedicated to promoting 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 nationally renowned programs in basic, biomedical, translational and population sciences; and a preeminent biomedical research enterprise.

It also includes UCSF Health, which comprises three top-ranked hospitals – UCSF Medical Center and UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospitals in San Francisco and Oakland – as well as Langley Porter Psychiatric Hospital and Clinics, UCSF Benioff Children’s Physicians, and the UCSF Faculty Practice. UCSF Health has affiliations with hospitals and health organizations throughout the Bay Area. UCSF faculty also provide all physician care at the public Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center, and the San Francisco VA Medical Center. The UCSF Fresno Medical Education Program is a major branch of the University of California, San Francisco’s School of Medicine.