FACULTY

Core Faculty

Craig C. Campbell, MD, Program Director of Psychiatry Residency
Dr. Campbell currently serves as Director of the Residency Training Program and Director of University Psychiatry Associates. 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.

Herbert Cruz, MD
Dr. Cruz is an Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at UCSF and currently serves as site coordinator for the rotation in Community Psychiatry within the Fresno County Department of Behavioral Health.  Dr. Cruz attended medical school at Michigan State University and completed his psychiatric residency here at UCSF Fresno.  As the former Medical Director for the Tulare County Health and Human Services Agency and the current Director of the Telepsychiatry Program of Kings View Corporation, Dr. Cruz has an extensive background in community psychiatry, with expertise in cross-cultural psychiatry and telepsychiatry.  He is board certified in General Psychiatry with added qualifications in Addiction Psychiatry.

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.

David A. Fox, MD
Dr. Fox is a board certified child/adolescent psychiatrist in private practice and an Associate Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at UCSF. A graduate of Harvard University and Yale University School of Medicine, Dr. Fox completed his Psychiatry Residency and Child/Adolescent Fellowship at Massachusetts Mental Health Center, and a NIMH Research Fellowship at Boston Children’s Hospital. Dr. Fox is also an accomplished classical musician and composer.

 

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.

 

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.


Hani Khouzam, MD
Dr. Khouzam is a staff psychiatrist at the Fresno VA Central California Health Care System and a Health Sciences Clinical Professor of Psychiatry. Dr. Khouzam received his medical training at the Cairo University Faculty of Medicine and an MPH degree from Tulane University, where he was also an International Fellow of Cross-Cultural Psychiatry and International Health. He completed residency at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center and is Board Certified in General Psychiatry, with added qualifications in Geriatric Psychiatry.

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.

Hoyle Leigh, MD
Dr. Leigh is Professor and Vice Chair in the Department of Psychiatry at UCSF, and formerly served as director of residency training.  He is currently the director of Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry at Community Regional Medical Center.  A graduate of Yonsei University Medical School who also trained at the Albert Einstein Medical School, Dr. Leigh was Professor Psychiatry at Yale University before joining the UCSF-Fresno faculty. He is the author of numerous publications, including the textbook The Patient: Biological, Psychological, and Social Dimensions of Medical Practice, now in its third edition. Dr. Leigh is Board Certified and a former Vice President of the International College of Psychosomatic Medicine.

 

Peter Leong, MD
Dr. Leong currently serves as Medical Director of Substance Use Disorders Treatment Program at the VA Central California Health Care System. He is a Health Sciences Clinical Associate Professor of Psychiatry at UCSF and site coordinator for the rotation in Addiction Psychiatry. He attended medical school at Institute of Medicine (1) Yangon, Myanmar.  He completed his Psychiatric Residency in New York City at Mt. Sinai Services-Elmhurst Hospital Center and Geriatric Psychiatry Fellowship at New York University Medical Center. He served as Medical Director, Psychosomatic Medicine at Washington DC VA Medical Center prior to joining Fresno VA Medical Center. He then was the psychiatry clerkship site director for medical students of George Washington University School of Medicine. He was the 2012 recipient of the Teacher of the Year Award from Georgetown Psychiatry Residency Program for his contribution as course director of Geriatric Psychiatry Didactics. He served on the faculties of Mt. Sinai School of Medicine and George Washington University. Dr. Leong is Board Certified in Psychiatry, Geriatric Psychiatry and Psychosomatic Medicine by ABPN, and Addiction Medicine by ASAM and ABAM.



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.

Beena Nair, MD
Dr. Nair is a teaching attending on the Psychiatry Consultation-Liaison Service at Community Regional Medical Center and a Health Sciences Assistant Clinical Professor in the UCSF Department of Psychiatry. Dr. Nair completed both medical school and a residency in Internal Medicine at the Gandhi Medical College in Bhopal, India, before training in Psychiatry at UCSF Fresno. As a psychiatry resident, Dr. Nair served as Chief Resident and received the Morton Weinstein Award for Outstanding Resident. She is an active teacher of residents and medical students, and is Board Certified in Psychiatry.

Pratap Narayan, MD
Dr. Narayan is an Associate Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at UCSF and Medical Director of the Division of Correctional Health for Fresno County.  Dr. Narayan is currently coordinator of the rotation in forensic and correctional psychiatry at the Fresno County Jail.  Dr. Narayan attended medical school at Andhra Medical College in India, and completed both a psychiatric residency and a fellowship in Forensic Psychiatry at the University of Florida in Gainesville  Dr. Narayan served on the faculties of the University of Florida and the University of South Carolina School of Medicine prior to joining us at UCSF Fresno.  Dr. Narayan is board certified in both General and Forensic Psychiatry.

 

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 the primary care-mental health integration program in Internal Medicine at the Ambulatory Care Center. 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.

 

Robert Oldham, MD
Dr. Robert Oldham serves as Medical Director for the Fresno County Department of Behavioral Health and as Interim Health Officer for the Fresno County Department of Public Health. He is an Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry. He received his B.A. from the University of Virginia, M.D. from the University of Alabama (Birmingham) School of Medicine, and M.S. in Health Administration from Virginia Commonwealth University, where he also completed his residencies in general psychiatry and preventive medicine/public health. He also completed a fellowship in Psychosomatic Medicine at Oregon Health Sciences University and was a health policy fellow with the Lister Hill Center for Health Policy. He is board-certified in general psychiatry, general preventive medicine/ public health, psychosomatic medicine, and medical quality.

 

Patricia Santy, MD
Dr. Santy is a Health Sciences Associate Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at UCSF and directs the Psychiatric Emergency Service at the VA Central California Health Care System.  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.



Harjot Singh, MD
Dr. Singh is a Child & Adolescent Psychiatrist on the teaching faculty at Community Regional Medical Center and an Assistant Clinical Professor in the UCSF Department of Psychiatry. Dr. Singh completed medical school at the Christian Medical College in Ludhiana, Punjab, India. He then completed his psychiatry residency and a fellowship in Child & Adolescent Psychiatry at New York Medical College. Dr. Singh has additional training certifications in psychodynamic therapy from the Westchester Psychoanalytic Institute and in cognitive therapy from the Beck Institute of Cognitive Therapy. Dr. Singh is a dynamic teacher in both clinical and didactic settings. He is Board Certified in both General and Child/Adolescent Psychiatry.

Neil Smith, DO
Dr. Smith is a teaching attending at the VA Central California Health Care System, where he is site coordinator for the rotation in Geriatric Psychiatry.  Dr. Smith completed medical school at Western University of Health Sciences, psychiatric residency at UCSF Fresno, and a fellowship in Geriatric Psychiatry at UC San Diego.  A Health Sciences Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at UCSF, Dr. Smith is also board certified in Psychiatry, with added qualifications in Geriatric 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

Mayur Amin, MD
Assistant Clinical Professor
Fresno County Department of Behavioral Health

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

Michael DeLollis, MD
Assistant Clinical Professor
Private Practice

Mateo DeSoto, MD
Bio-Behavioral Medical Clinics

Alan Drucker, MD
Assistant Clinical Instructor
Private Practice

Petros Ghermay, MD
Assistant Clinical Instructor
Californai Department of Corrections

 

Howard Glidden, PhD
Assistant Clinical Professor
Private Practice

Matthew House, DO
Assistant Clinical Professor
Private Practice

Edmund F. Kal, MD
Assistant Clinical Professor
Private Practice

 

Jennifer Lancaster, DO
Assistant Clinical Professor
Kaiser Permanente of Fresno


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

Dennis Lewis, PhD
Assistant Clinical Professor

Kaiser Permanente of Fresno

 

Bev 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

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

Marta Obler, MD
Assistant Clinical Professor
Kaiser Permanente of Fresno

Jack Papazian, PhD
Assistant Clinical Professor
VA Central California Health Care System

Audrey F. Punnett, PhD
Assistant Clinical Professor
Private Practice

Frederick Reinfurt, MD
Assistant Clinical Professor

Kenneth Steinbach, MD
Community Behavioral Health Center

 

Randy Shahbazian, MD
Assistant Clinical Professor
Fresno County Jail Psychiatric Services


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


Aleksandr Vydro, MD
Assistant Clinical Professor
Community Behavioral Health Center

 

Sherry Walling, PhD
Assistant Clinical Professor
Private Practice

 

Shoujie Zhang, MD
Assistant Clinical Professor
Kaiser Permanente of Fresno