FACULTY

Core Faculty

Craig C. Campbell, MD, Program Director of Psychiatry Residency, Interim Chief of Psychiatry
Dr. Campbell currently serves as Director of the Residency Training Program, Director of University Psychiatry Associates, and Interim Chief of Psychiatry for UCSF Fresno. He is a Health Sciences Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at UCSF.  A graduate of Stanford University and The George Washington University School of Medicine, Dr. Campbell completed his residency training and served as Chief Resident at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center.  After spending two years on the teaching faculty at the University of Colorado, Dr. Campbell returned home to Fresno in 1994. He is Board Certified in General Psychiatry, and was the 2004 recipient of the Henry J. Kaiser Award for Excellence in Teaching and the 2008 recipient of the George Sarlo Prize for Excellence in Teaching.

Scott R. Ahles, MD 
Dr. Ahles is Chief of Psychiatry at Community Regional Medical Center and a Health Sciences Clinical Professor at UCSF. He received his medical training at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, then completed an Internship at the University of Southern California-LA County Hospital, Psychiatric Residency at UC San Diego, and a Research Fellowship at UCLA. Dr. Ahles has been on the UCSF Fresno faculty since 1983 and has been actively involved in teaching on the Consultation-Liaison Service at CRMC and in the didactic curriculum. Dr. Ahles is Board Certified in Psychiatry with added qualifications in Geriatric Psychiatry, and was the 1996 recipient of the Henry J. Kaiser Award for Excellence in Teaching.

Dwayne DePry, DO
Dr. DePry is a teaching attending for the inpatient service at the VA Medical Center and an Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at UCSF.  He attended medical school at the University of Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine in Kansas City, Missouri and completed his psychiatric residency at the Naval Medical Center in Portsmouth, Virginia.  Dr. DePry served as a staff psychiatrist in the U.S. Navy for several years prior to entering civilian practice and joining the faculty of UCSF Fresno.  Dr. DePry is board certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology.

 

Joanna Gedzior, MD
Dr. Gedzior received her bachelor’s degree in Political Science from Yale before attending medical school at SUNY-Upstate.  She completed her psychiatry residency at The Mount Sinai School of Medicine, followed by a fellowship in Psychosomatic Medicine at the North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System.  Dr. Gedzior is currently a full-time attending psychiatrist on the Inpatient Psychiatry Service of the Fresno VA.  She is board certified in Psychiatry and an Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry.

 

Andrew Goddard, MD

Dr. Goddard is a Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at UCSF.  A graduate of the University of Melbourne, Australia, he completed his residency in Psychiatry at Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York, followed by a postdoctoral fellowship in the Department of Psychiatry at Yale University.  Upon completion of training, Dr. Goddard joined the faculty at Yale as Director of the Yale Anxiety Disorders Clinic and the Connecticut Mental Health Center Outpatient Anxiety Program.  In 2001, Dr. Goddard joined the faculty of the Indiana School of Medicine, where he was Director of the Anxiety Program and the University Hospital Adult Psychiatry Clinic and Study Center.  He joined the faculty of UCSF Fresno in 2014, bringing extensive accomplishments as a clinician, researcher and educator in the area of Anxiety Disorders.  Dr. Goddard is board certified in General Psychiatry and is a Fellow of both the American Psychiatric Association and the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists.

 

Shawn B. Hersevoort, MD, MPH
Dr. Hersevoort is the Director of Integrated Psychiatry at the UCSF Fresno Ambulatory Care Center.  His medical training and Master’s of Public Health in International Health were completed at Tulane University School of Medicine and Public Health in New Orleans, Louisiana.  His psychiatric residency training was done at California Pacific Medical Center in San Francisco, California.   Prior to joining the faculty at UCSF Fresno, Dr. Hersevoort worked primarily in outpatient psychiatry and spent a portion of his time in other settings including teaching the Crisis Intervention Therapy course to residents at California Pacific Medical Center.  Other relationships include the inpatient services at Alta Bates Hospital, in Berkeley, the Consultation-Liaison service at UCSF, and the Psychiatric Emergency Service at John George Psychiatric Pavilion, in San Leandro.  In 2009, Dr. Hersevoort was elected as a Councilor-at-Large for the Northern California Psychiatric Society, which is the American Psychiatric Association division for Northern California. 

Robert W. Hierholzer, MD
The former Chief of Psychiatry, Dr. Hierholzer is now the Associate Chief of Staff for Research and Education at the VA Central California Health Care System and a Health Sciences Clinical Professor at UCSF Fresno. A graduate of Baylor College of Medicine, he completed his Psychiatric Residency at UCLA. Dr. Hierholzer is a dynamic teacher with particular interests in cross-cultural and geriatric psychiatry. He is Board Certified in Psychiatry, with added qualifications in Geriatric Psychiatry.

A.A. Howsepian, MD, PhD
Dr. Howsepian is an Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at UCSF, a Staff Psychiatrist in the VA Mental Health Clinic, and Director of Electroconvulsive Therapy. Dr. Howsepian graduated from the UC Davis School of Medicine and from the University of Notre Dame, where he received his PhD in Philosophy. He completed his Psychiatric Residency at UCSF Fresno. He teaches Psychopharmacology as well as courses in Forensic Psychiatry, Electroconvulsive Therapy, Paraphilias and Perversions, Psychiatry and Religion, and Psychiatric Ethics. His interests include bioethics, geriatric neuropsychiatry and psychodynamic psychotherapy.  He is Board Certified in Psychiatry.


Stephen Hurwitz, MD
Dr. Hurwitz is an Associate Clinical Professor in the UCSF Department of Psychiatry and Director of Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry at Community Regional Medical Center. A graduate of University of the Witswatersrand (Johannesburg, South Africa), Dr. Hurwitz completed his psychiatry residency at the Mayo Graduate School of Medicine and Boston University School of Medicine, before completing a fellowship in psychopharmacology and consultation-liaison psychiatry at the New England Medical Center in Boston. Before joining UCSF, Dr. Hurwitz was Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine, where he received numerous teaching awards. He also served as director of C-L Psychiatry at both the Loyola University Medical Center in Maywood, Illinois, and Glenbrook and Highland Park Hospitals in Evanston, Illinois. Dr. Hurwitz is board certified in both General Psychiatry and Psychosomatic Medicine.

Karen J. Kraus, MD
Dr. Kraus is a Health Sciences Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry and Coordinator of Child & Adolescent Training for UCSF Fresno. She is based at University Psychiatry Associates. She received her undergraduate education at Stanford University, her medical training at the University of Washington, and completed her Psychiatric Residency and a Child/Adolescent Fellowship at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center. She is Board Certified in both General and Child/Adolescent Psychiatry.

Nestor Manzano, MD
Dr. Manzano is Chief of the Psychiatry Service at the VA Central California Health Care System and a Health Sciences Associate Clinical Professor of Psychiatry. After receiving his undergraduate degree from UC Santa Cruz, Dr. Manzano attended the Medical College of Wisconsin and obtained a MPH degree from the University of Texas Health Sciences Center. He completed residency training at UCSF Fresno and is Board Certified in Psychiatry.

Mohammed Mollah, MD
Dr. Mollah is an Assistant Clinical Professor in the UCSF Department of Psychiatry and a staff psychiatrist at the Fresno VA Central California Health Care system. Dr. Mollah received his medical training at the Calcutta National Medical College in Calcutta, India, and completed residency at the University of California San Diego. Before joining UCSF, he was a staff psychiatrist at Central California Women’s Facility in Chowchilla, California, and in private practice in Los Altos. Dr. Mollah is board certified in General Psychiatry, Addiction Medicine, and Sleep Medicine.

 

Christine A. Obata, MD
 Dr. Obata is a Health Sciences Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at UCSF.  She serves as supervising faculty at University Psychiatry Associates and as consulting faculty in UC Merced Student Health. A graduate of UCLA and Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University, she completed her residency training in Psychiatry at UCSF Fresno and received the Helen Stein Award for Best Senior Project. She is Board Certified in Psychiatry.

 

Patricia Santy, MD
Dr. Santy is a Health Sciences Associate Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at UCSF and staff psychiatrist at the Fresno County Department of Behavioral Health.  A graduate of the UCLA School of Medicine, she completed her psychiatric residency at Harbor/UCLA.  Prior to joining the faculty at UCSF Fresno, Dr. Santy served on the faculties of the University of Michigan Medical School, the University of Texas Medical Branch, the University of Wisconsin, and the UCLA School of Medicine.  An expert in Aerospace Medicine, Dr. Santy is also certified as a U.S. Air Force Flight Surgeon and Medical Flight Controller, and served as Chief of the Biobehavioral Research Laboratory of the Space Biomedical Institute of the NASA Johnson Space Center.  She is the author of Choosing the Right Stuff: The Psychological Selection of Astronauts and Cosmonauts.  Dr. Santy is board certified in General Psychiatry.


Michael Thao, MD
Dr. Thao is site coordinator for the Psychiatric Emergency Service at the VA Medical Center and a Health Sciences Associate Clinical Professor at UCSF.   A graduate of the University of Michigan and University of Minnesota Medical School, Dr. Thao completed his residency training at UCSF Fresno.  Dr. Thao is considered to be one of the first Hmong psychiatrists in the United States.





Affiliated Faculty and Instructional Staff

Mathew Battista, PhD
Assistant Clinical Professor
Chief , Psychology Service
VA Central California Health Care System

B.J. Bonilla, MD
Assistant Clinical Professor
Kaiser Permanente of Fresno

Edgar Castillo, MD
Kaweah-Delta Hospital, Visalia, CA

 

Beverly Chang, MD
Clinical Instructor
UCSF Fresno Alzheimer & Memory Center

 

Herbert Cruz, MD
Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry
Avante


Mateo DeSoto, MD
Bio-Behavioral Medical Clinics

 

David A. Fox, MD
Associate Clinical Professor of Psychiatry
Private Practice


Petros Ghermay, MD
Assistant Clinical Instructor
California Department of Corrections

 

Howard Glidden, PhD
Assistant Clinical Professor
Private Practice

Matthew House, DO
Assistant Clinical Professor
Private Practice

 

Grant Ko, MD
Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry
VA Central California Health Care System


Vincenta M. Leigh, RN
Assistant Clinical Professor
Kaiser Permanente of Fresno

Dennis Lewis, PhD
Assistant Clinical Professor

Kaiser Permanente of Fresno

 

Barbara McGee, MD
Assistant Clinical Professor
Community Regional Medical Center, Psychiatry Consultation Service


Sarah Morgan , MD
Assistant Clinical Professor
Sierra Vista Community Health Centers

Jan Munson, DO
Clinical Instructor
Private Practice

 

Beena Nair, MD
Assistant Clinical Professor
Kaiser Permanente of Fresno

Lynn M. Nile, MD
Clinical Instructor
VA Central California Health Care System

Marta Obler, MD
Assistant Clinical Professor
Kaiser Permanente of Fresno

Audrey F. Punnett, PhD
Assistant Clinical Professor
Private Practice

Frederick Reinfurt, MD
Assistant Clinical Professor

 

Rachel Rose, MD
Assistant Clinical Professor
VA Central California Health Care System

 

Neil Smith, DO
Assistant Clinical Professor
VA Central California Health Care System

Kenneth Steinbach, MD
Community Behavioral Health Center

 

Randy Shahbazian, MD
Assistant Clinical Professor

Kern State Prison

 

Harjot Singh, MD
Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry
Kings View Behavioral Health Systems

 

Doris Tan, DO
Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry
Fresno County Department of Behavioral Health


Howard B. Terrell, MD
Assistant Clinical Professor
Private Practice (Forensic)


Aleksandr Vydro, MD
Assistant Clinical Professor
Community Behavioral Health Center

 

Shoujie Zhang, MD
Assistant Clinical Professor
Kaiser Permanente of Fresno