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N. Andrade, MD (Chair)—general psychiatry
I. Ahmed, MD—general and geriatric psychiatry; consultation-liaison psychiatry
D. Alicata, MD—neuroimaging, research, child and adolescent psychiatry
R. Bayola, MD—child and adolescent psychiatry
C. Bell, MD—child and adolescent psychiatry
B. Carlton, MD—general and adolescent psychiatry, addiction psychiatry
J. Chang, PsyD—clinical psychology
I. Else, PhD—sociology, Native Hawaiian mental health and medical conditions
M. Fukuda, MSW, LSW—healthcare planning and administration
A. Ghiasuddin, MD—child and adolescent psychiatry and general pediatrics
D. Goebert, DrPH—public health and epidemiology, women’s health, addictions
A. Guerrero, MD—child and adolescent psychiatry and general pediatrics, consultation-liaison psychiatry
W. Haning, MD—general and addictions psychiatry
S. Helm, MD—community and cultural psychology
E. Hishinuma, PhD—behavioral research and psychometrics-statistics, youth violence prevention
J. Huh, MD—general psychiatry
S. Johal, MD—general, child and adolescent, and forensic psychiatry
C. Koyanagi, MD—general and addictions psychiatry
B. Lu, MD—general, geriatric, and consultation-liaison psychiatry
S. Luk, MD—general and child and adolescent psychiatry
C. Matsu, MD—general and child and adolescent psychiatry
L. Murayama-Sung, MD—general and geriatric psychiatry, end-of-life care
L. Nahulu, MD—general and child and adolescent psychiatry
H. Nakama, MD—general psychiatry, research
S. Nishimura, MSW—behavioral research, adolescent addictions
C. Ona—general and consultation-liaison psychiatry
J. Onoye, PhD—behavioral neuroscience, women’s health
J. Pearce, MD—neurology
A. Serghi—general and consultation-liaison psychiatry
J. Streltzer, MD—general and addictions psychiatry, pain medicine
J. Takeshita, MD—geriatric and consultation-liaison psychiatry
S. Williams, MD—general and child and adolescent psychiatry

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