Psychiatry and
Behavioral Sciences

Associate Chairman

Alan Louie, M.D.louie
Professor
401 Quarry Rd.
Stanford, CA 94305

MC 5722

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Academic Profile


Dr. Louie is Professor, Associate Chair, and Director of Education in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the Stanford University School of Medicine.  As the Director of Education for the Department, he oversees a continuum of psychiatric education involving students and trainees across college, medical school, residency, and clinical and postdoctoral fellowships levels.  Additionally, in the Department, he is involved in faculty development and is Acting Director of Continuing Medical Education.  He also serves as Associate Editor of Academic Psychiatry, a journal devoted to psychiatric medical education, career development, and leadership.

After receiving his bachelor’s degree from Harvard College in Biological and Chemical Sciences and then his medical degree from Harvard Medical School, he pursued an internship in internal medicine at Stanford University Hospital, a psychiatric residency at the University of Chicago, and a fellowship in Neuropsychopharmacology at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF).

Dr. Louie subsequently had a distinguished career at UCSF over almost thirty years, including responsibilities as a Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, Director of the Anxiety and Affective Disorders Consultation Program, Acting Associate Director of Medical Student Education in Psychiatry, Co-Director of the Pre-Clerkship Psychiatry Curriculum, and Co-Director of the Brain, Mind, and Behavior course in the UCSF Essential Core Curriculum.  Additionally, he has been the Training Director of the Psychiatry Residency of San Mateo County, co-designer of the San Mateo County – Stanford Community Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship, and Chair of Continuing Medical Education for San Mateo County Behavioral Health and Recovery Services.

He has carried out research in basic neuroscience, clinical psychiatry, and medical education and this range of experiences has enabled him to be supportive of learners, trainees and faculty with a wide diversity of inclinations and talents within psychiatry.  His publications have included investigation of the molecular mechanisms of opiate tolerance in the brain and neuropsychopharmacology (supported by a National Institute of Mental Health individual NRSA award followed by a career development award), behavioral pharmacology, alcoholism and drug abuse, anxiety and affective disorders, clinical psychopharmacology, and medical education.

Among his awards are an individual National Research Service Award and a Physician Scientist Award (career development award) both from the National Institute of Mental Health, Distinguished Fellowship in the American Psychiatric Association, and listing in Best Doctors in America (top 10% of psychiatrists) and Who’s Who in Medicine and Healthcare.  He has won many teaching and educator awards including the prestigious Parker J. Palmer Courage to Teach Award from the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME), the Nancy C.A. Roeske, M.D. Certificate of Excellence in Medical Student Education and the Irma Bland Award for Excellence in Teaching Residents both from the American Psychiatric Association, the Gold Humanism Honor Society award from the Arnold P. Gold Foundation, the Excellence in Innovative Curricular Design and Program Development from the UCSF Academy of Medical Educators, and the Special Recognition Award from the UCSF Association of the Clinical Faculty.

Dr. Louie’s current interests in education focus on leadership, career development, and professionalism in psychiatry.


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