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1356 Lusitana Street
Honolulu, HI 96813
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N. Andrade, MD (Chair)—general adult psychiatry
I. Ahmed, MD—general adult and geriatric psychiatry; consult-liaison psychiatry
C. Bell, MD—child and adolescent psychiatry
T. Bowen, MPH—AIDS education
B. Carlton, MD—adult and adolescent psychiatry
D. Ching, MD—child and adolescent psychiatry and general pediatrics
A. Darmal, MD—adult, child and adolescent psychiatry
I. Else, PhD—sociology
C. Froese, MD—general psychiatry
D. Goebert, DrPh—public health and epidemiology
C. Goshima, MD, PhD—AIDS education
E. Gramlich, MD—general psychiatry
A. Guerrero, MD—child and adolescent psychiatry and general pediatrics
W. Haning, MD—general adult and addictions psychiatry
H. Hassanin, MD—child psychiatry
E. Hishinuma, PhD—behavioral research and statistics
M. Kaulukukui, MSW—behavioral health
S. P. Kim, MD—child, adolescent and forensic psychiatry
T. Lee, MD—child and adolescent psychiatry
C. Lyden, MPH, MBA—AIDS education
C. Matsu, MD—child and adolescent psychiatry
D. Matthews, MD—forensic psychiatry
S. Misailidis, PhD—clinical psychology
S. Nishimura, MSW—behavioral research
J. Streltzer, MD—general adult and addictions psychiatry
J. Takeshita, MD—geriatric and consult-liaison psychiatry
W. S. Tseng, MD—general adult psychiatry
E. Wang, MD—forensic psychiatry
S. Wendler, MD—general psychiatry
A. Yates, MD—child and adolescent psychiatry
V. Yee, PhD—clinical psychology
P. Yoshioka, BS—healthcare finance, planning and administration

Degree Offered: MD

The Academic Program

Psychiatry (PSTY) is a branch of medicine that derives its theoretical foundations from the neurosciences, as well as the psychological and social sciences. The investigation of the biological basis of mental illness is one of the most exciting areas of medical research today and is revolutionizing our understanding of mind-body relationships.

The Department of Psychiatry contributes to the overall mission of the School of Medicine by providing leadership in psychiatric training, teaching, research, and services in Hawai‘i, Asia, and the Pacific Basin. The department is committed to expanding knowledge within a cross-cultural and bio-psycho-social framework.

Traditional courses have been replaced with the problem-based learning curriculum. Psychiatric issues are addressed throughout the curriculum but are particularly emphasized in the second year during the brain and behavior sub-unit of Unit IV and in the third year during the Unit VI Psychiatry Clerkship.

PSTY Courses