Core Faculty


Alissa Peterson, MD

Dr. Peterson is the interim director of the Adult Psychiatry Residency Training Program. She has been on faculty at UCSF since 2009 and her clinical work is focused at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center on the inpatient psychiatry units. Dr. Peterson received her undergraduate degree from UCLA and her MD from UCSF. She also is a proud graduate of the UCSF Adult Psychiatry Residency Training Program. Her interests include emergency psychiatry, trauma, chronic mental illness in underserved populations, and medical education. Outside of work she enjoys spending time with her husband and two children, seeing live theater, and reading.


John Chamberlain, MD

Dr. Chamberlain is the site director for residency training at Langley Porter Psychiatric Hospital and the Pritzker Building. He is also the associate director of the UCSF Program in Psychiatry and the Law. After earning his BS in biology at Stanford University, he attended medical school at UC San Diego. Dr. Chamberlain then completed three years of general surgery residency at the University of Michigan Medical Center. He transferred to UCSF and finished a residency in adult psychiatry and a fellowship in forensic psychiatry. As a faculty member, he has worked on the inpatient unit, the UCSF consultation-liaison service, and the partial hospitalization program, as well as in the adult outpatient clinics. He previously served as the director of the UCSF Consultation-Liaison Service. He is responsible for the criminal forensic psychiatry curriculum for the fellows in the Program in Psychiatry and the Law. He maintains an outpatient practice in clinical psychiatry providing consultation liaison services, medication management services, and psychotherapy services. Outside of work he enjoys spending time with his family, reading, and volunteering.


Andrew Halls, MD

Dr. Halls is the associate program director for the didactic curriculum. He is also the associate director for the psychiatry clerkship and a consultation-liaison psychiatrist at the Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center. He studied neuroscience, psychology, and women, gender, and sexuality studies at Johns Hopkins University, where he also attended medical school. He completed his general psychiatry residency and a consultation-liaison psychiatry fellowship at UCSF. In addition to education and curriculum development, his interests include complex psychopharmacology in the medically ill, psychological factors affecting other medical conditions, and LGBTQ+ mental health. He enjoys traveling and trying out new foods and restaurants with his family.


Brian Mohlenhoff, MD

Dr. Mohlenhoff is the director of pharmacotherapy for the PTSD program and the residency site director at the San Francisco VA Medical Center. He studied the history and sociology of medicine at the City University of New York, earned his MD at UCSF, and then stayed at UCSF for his residency in general adult psychiatry. He completed a VA Advanced Fellowship in Mental Illness Research and Treatment, researching PTSD, sleep, and cognition with Dr. Thomas Neylan and the Stress and Health Research Program, and working in the neuroimaging lab of Dr. Michael Weiner. His clinical and research interests include PTSD, the use of dogs in the treatment of PTSD, and the contribution of sleep problems to the symptoms and sequelae of PTSD.


Lucy Ogbu-Nwobodo, MD

Dr. Ogbu-Nwobodo is the Associate Program Director for Diversity, Equity Inclusion (DEI), Advising, and Assessment in the Adult Psychiatry Residency Training Program. She graduated from U.C. Davis School of Medicine and completed her psychiatry residency in the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH)/McLean Harvard Psychiatry Program. She serves as a Co-Editor of the Racism and Mental Health Equity column with the Psychiatric Services Journal, which is a monthly peer-reviewed medical journal of the American Psychiatric Association (APA). Her interests include public psychiatry, medical education, pre-health pipeline program development, mentorship, justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion and health services delivery in disenfranchised communities. She is an avid reader, runner, a lover of public radio and stand-up comedy.


Peter Ureste, MD

Dr. Ureste is the site director for residency training at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center. After earning a BA in community health at Portland State University, he went to medical school at the University of Illinois at Chicago. He completed his adult psychiatry residency at the University of Southern California and his geriatric psychiatry fellowship at UCSF. His interests include public psychiatry, geriatric psychiatry, medical education, mentoring, and diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Susan Voglmaier, MD, PhD

Susan Voglmaier, MD, PhD

Dr. Voglmaier is the director of the Psychiatry Resident Research Training Program (RRTP). She splits her time between research, teaching, and clinical work, primarily in the areas of schizophrenia and depression. Dr. Voglmaier's laboratory studies synaptic vesicle trafficking and neurotransmitter release. Dr. Voglmaier obtained her BA, MD, and a PhD in neuroscience from Johns Hopkins, and trained at UCSF for her psychiatry residency and postdoctoral fellowship. She was one of the first UCSF RRTP graduates, and is interested in fostering the integration of biological and psychological approaches to neuropsychiatric disease.


Joseph Zamaria, PsyD

Dr. Zamaria is the associate program director for psychotherapy. He is also an attending psychologist at Langley Porter Psychiatric Hospital, providing supervision for psychiatry residents and psychology fellows and maintaining an outpatient psychotherapy practice. After earning a BA in psychology and philosophy at Rutgers University, Dr. Zamaria went on to obtain a doctorate in clinical psychology at the California School of Professional Psychology. He completed an internship in clinical psychology at California Pacific Medical Center’s Department of Psychiatry, and a postdoctoral fellowship at UCSF. He is a founding member of the American Arab, Middle Eastern, and North African Psychological Association (AMENA-PSY) and his interests include psychotherapy education, integration of psychodynamic and cognitive/behavioral therapies, and research into novel psychotherapy approaches such as psychedelic-assisted psychotherapy.



Department leadership

Matthew State, MD, PhD

Matthew W. State, MD, PhD

Dr. State has been the chair of the UCSF Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and director of the Langley Porter Psychiatric Institute since 2013. No stranger to California, he received his undergraduate and medical degree from Stanford University and completed his residency and a fellowship at UCLA, before moving to Yale in 2001 for a PhD in genetics where he also served as co-director of the Program on Neurogenetics. He is a leading child psychiatrist and internationally recognized expert on the genetics and genomics of autism, Tourette syndrome, and other neurodevelopmental syndromes.


Dan Becker, MD

Dr. Becker is serves as the department's vice chair for strategy and interim vice chair for adult psychiatry. He specializes in adolescent psychiatry and addiction psychiatry. He received his bachelor’s degree in Humanities from Stanford University and his medical degree from the University of Wisconsin, then completed residency training at Yale University. Dr. Becker’s research interests are primarily in the areas of adolescent and young adult psychopathology, and include substance use disorders, eating disorders, personality disorders, the psychiatric sequelae of trauma exposure, gender and ethnic differences in the expression of psychopathology, adolescent mothers, and integrated behavioral health care.


Bryan King, MD, MBA

Dr. King is the department’s vice chair for child and adolescent psychiatry and vice president for child behavioral health services at UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospitals. A graduate of the Medical College of Wisconsin and the George Washington University School of Business, King has previously held faculty appointments and key clinical leadership positions at the UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine, Dartmouth Medical School, University of Washington, and Seattle Children’s Hospital. King is also a highly accomplished researcher, having authored more than 120 academic publications on autism and neurodevelopmental disorders, pediatric psychology and behavioral medicine, mood disorders, and disruptive behavior disorders.


Andrew Krystal, MD, MS

Dr. Krystal is the department's vice chair for research, as well as an internationally recognized expert in the areas of mood and sleep disorders with over 25 years of clinical and research experience to his credit. His work has focused on developing new treatments for these conditions and the identification of biomarkers for improving treatment effectiveness. After completing undergraduate and master’s degrees in biomedical engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and earning a medical degree from the Duke University School of Medicine, Krystal served as a faculty member and clinician at Duke University Medical Center for over two decades.



Fellowship directors

Caitlin Costello, MD

Caitlin Costello, MD

Dr. Costello is the director of the UCSF Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship. She completed medical school at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and residency in general psychiatry at Johns Hopkins Hospital. She completed a fellowship in child and adolescent psychiatry at the New York Presbyterian Hospital of Columbia and Cornell Universities and a fellowship in forensic psychiatry at UCSF. She has interests in OCD and tic disorders, medical education and curriculum development, and child and adolescent forensic psychiatry.


Tammy Duong, MD

Dr. Duong is the director of the UCSF Geriatric Psychiatry Fellowship. She is also the UCSF Ambulatory executive medical director for outpatient psychiatry and behavioral health. She completed her adult psychiatry residency at the University of Southern California and geriatric psychiatry fellowship at UCSF. She is a graduate of the University of Kansas for her medical and undergraduate degrees. Her interests include geriatric psychiatry, neurodegenerative disorders, ethics, medical education, diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Kewchang Lee, MD

Kewchang Lee, MD

Dr. Lee is the director of the UCSF Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry Fellowship Program, the Psychiatry Consultation Unit, and site director for psychiatry medical student education at SFVAMC. Hailing from upstate New York, he attended Harvard University and NYU School of Medicine, and completed his psychiatry residency at UCSF. Dr. Lee is actively involved in clinical and teaching activities, focusing on consultation-liaison psychiatry and behavioral medicine. His interests include primary care and mental health integration, cross-cultural psychiatry, and medical education. Outside of work, he enjoys travel, opera, and his partner's delicious home-cooked meals.


Tauheed Zaman, MD

Dr. Zaman is an addiction psychiatrist at the San Francisco VA Health Care System, where he founded and now leads the Addiction Consult Service as medical director. He is an associate clinical professor at UCSF and program director of the Addiction Psychiatry Fellowship Program. He serves in several leadership roles at the California Society of Addiction Medicine, including its board of directors, and on the American Psychiatric Association's Council on Addictions. His research includes the impact of cannabis and opioid use among chronic pain patients. He completed his addiction training at UCSF and his psychiatry residency at Harvard Medical School/Cambridge Health Alliance.

Renée Binder, MD

Renée Binder, MD

Dr. Binder is the director of the Psychiatry and the Law Program. She served as interim chair of the Department of Psychiatry for over three years and has been associate dean of academic affairs for the UCSF School of Medicine since 2004. She is a past president of the American Psychiatric Association (APA), American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law, the Northern California Psychiatric Society, and the California Psychiatric Association. Dr. Binder also served on the APA Board of Trustees and was chair of the APA Council on Psychiatry and the Law. Her research has focused on violence risk assessment of patients with mental illness and the criminalization of the mentally ill.

Christina Mangurian, MD, MAS

Christina Mangurian, MD, MAS

Dr. Mangurian is a professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences & epidemiology and biostatistics, and is core faculty at the UCSF Center for Vulnerable Populations. She has been the founding director of the UCSF Public Psychiatry Fellowship since 2011. She also is the founding director of the UCSF Mid-Career Development Program for Research Faculty. She attended UCSF for medical school and completed her psychiatry residency and public psychiatry fellowship at Columbia University. Dr. Mangurian is a physician scientist whose NIH-funded research aims to improve integration of care for people with serious mental illness mental illness. She also is a champion for workforce equity in academic medicine, publishing work on gender equity in high-impact journals including NEJM, JAMA, and BMJ. She was awarded the 2017 UCSF Chancellor’s Award for the Advancement of Women. When she is not working, Dr. Mangurian enjoys spending time relaxing with her husband and two children.


Bibhav Acharya, MD

Dr. Acharya is an assistant professor and the founding director of UCSF Psychiatry HEAL Fellowship in Global Mental Health, which trains psychiatrists as leaders in clinical practice and capacity building in low-resource settings in the United States and abroad. His research focuses on developing, implementing and assessing models to expand access to mental health services in low-resource settings. His work examines the processes and outcomes of engaging generalist health workers to provide high-quality, culturally-sensitive and evidence-based mental health services under guidance from specialists like psychiatrists. Dr. Acharya co-founded Possible, a non-profit that operates two district-level hospitals and oversees 150 community health workers in rural Nepal in partnership with the Nepali government. He was born and raised in Nepal and arrived in the United States to attend Haverford College on a full scholarship. He received his MD from Yale University and completed residency training in general adult psychiatry at UCSF.