Three new faculty members join department, Woodard takes on new role

Miller, Samelson-Jones, Seritan, and Woodard
Three new faculty members will officially begin their academic appointments with the Department of Psychiatry on Thursday, October 1, as well as one current faculty member transitioning to a new position. Please join us in welcoming these new colleagues to our faculty ranks.

Janet B. Miller, JD, PhD, will join the department as an Associate Health Sciences Clinical Professor and work as a clinical psychologist in the department’s Autism Clinic. She received her PhD in clinical psychology from the Wright Institute and also holds a JD from the UCLA School of Law. Miller previously served as the clinical director of the Autism Genetic Resource Exchange (AGRE) and as an ADOS-2/ADI-R instructor for Western Psychological Services.

Emma Samelson-Jones, MD, will serve as an Assistant Health Sciences Clinical Professor and attending psychiatrist in the LPPH&C Adult Assessment Clinic, as well as psychiatric consult in Internal Medicine. She completed her medical training at UCSF, a psychiatry residency at the New York Presbyterian Hospital of Columbia and Cornell Universities, and a public psychiatry fellowship at Columbia University. Most recently, she has served as staff psychiatrist and clinical instructor with SFGH's Psychiatric Emergency Services and Division of Citywide Case Management Programs.

Andreea L. Seritan, MD, will join the faculty as a Health Sciences Clinical Professor and director of the LPPH&C Adult Assessment Clinic. She received her MD from the Carol Davila University of Medicine and Pharmacy in Bucharest, Romania, completed a general psychiatry residency at the Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, and served as geriatric psychiatry fellow at UCLA. Since 2004, Seritan has served as a faculty member in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at UC Davis. In 2009, she founded the Office of Student Wellness and became the Assistant (later Associate) Dean for Student Wellness in the UC Davis School of Medicine in 2010.

Eric Woodard, MD, will continue his appointment as an Associate Health Sciences Clinical Professor, but begin a new role as an attending psychiatrist with LPPH&C's Adult Partial Hospitalization Program, Adult Psychiatry Clinics, and Adult Intensive Outpatient Program. Woodard has been at UCSF since 2000, serving as the director of Forensic Services at SFGH from 2000-2007 and medical director of SFGH's Psychiatric Emergency Services and Crisis Resolution Team from 2007-2012. He is also currently an outpatient psychiatrist at the Eisenhower Medical Center in Palm Springs, as well as the president and CEO of a forensic psychiatric services company he founded in 2012.