Psychiatry and
Behavioral Sciences

Associate Chairman

Chris Hayward, M.D.Hayward
401 Quarry Rd.
Stanford, CA 94305

MC 5722

Tel Work (650) 723-2194
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Academic Profile


Chris Hayward, MD, MPH became the Residency Training Director for Psychiatry in 2010 and Associate Chair of Education and Training in 2011.  A faculty member since 1989,  Dr. Hayward was appointed Professor of Psychiatry in 2006.  He also serves as the Chief of Adult Clinical Services and is a member of the core faculty for the Educators-for-CARE program for the School of Medicine.

Dr. Hayward received his BS in 1977 from the University of San Francisco and his MPH in  epidemiology from the School of Public Health at the University of California at Berkeley in 1982.  He went on to complete his MD in 1984 at the University of California at San Francisco. 

In 1988, he completed his psychiatry residency, followed by a research fellowship, both at Stanford University.

Dr. Hayward’s research has focused on the emergence of internalizing disorders during adolescence.  His interests are in the epidemiology of adolescent psychopathology in school-based studies and the role of puberty in determining onset of internalizing disorders in young adolescent girls.  He was a William T. Grant Faculty Scholar from 1995 to 2000. 

As a clinician, Dr. Hayward specializes in anxiety and eating disorders.  Prior to becoming the Training Director,  Dr. Hayward served as the Medical Director on the Inpatient Service at Stanford Hospital and subsequently as the Chief of Hospital Services for the Department of Psychiatry.

Dr. Hayward has also been active in medical student and resident education for many years and has received numerous teaching awards.   In 1994, he was awarded Teacher of the Year by graduating residents.  In 2008 and 2009, he was recognized by the School of Medicine for his “Leadership in Education.” In 2010, he received the Golden Apple Award for Professor of the Year from the PGSP-Stanford Psy.D. Consortium.

Throughout his career, Dr. Hayward has been deeply committed to a philosophy that emphasizes a broad, team-based and compassionate approach to patient care. 
This commitment to excellent care also informs his approach to educating and training the next generation of leaders in the field of psychiatry.

For additional information and a list of publications, please click on the Academic Profile link on the top.

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