Teacher Spotlight

The Department of Psychiatry at the UC San Diego School of Medicine is committed to academic excellence and diversity within our faculty, staff and student body. We seek to recruit and retain leaders who are a reflection of our strong commitment to achieving excellence. Our faculty continuously demonstrate their commitment to maintain the highest standards of scholarship and professional activities while developing a climate that supports learning, equality, and diversity. They are leaders in their field, providing exceptional mental health care and training, and they exemplify this through their everyday duties in clinics, teaching, and mentorship.

Our clinician-educators are an integral part of the Department, and it is an honor to showcase a top member of our team each month who demonstrates leadership qualities through our monthly “Teacher Spotlight.” We want to acknowledge and thank them for their hard work and continuous efforts in the field of Psychiatry, and for their commitment to educating our trainees.

 The Office of Psychiatry Education & Training

March 2017 Teacher Spotlight:

Stephen Groban, MD, H.S.Stephen Groban, MD, H.S. Clinical Professor

“I am honored to be selected as teacher of the month. As I look at the previous honorees, I see that I have been involved with a number of them during their residency here at UCSD. As a teacher, that is an enormous gratification for me to have been a part of the training for those who are now recognized for their excellence and are now colleagues who I learn from. I am extremely fortunate to continue to be part of this cycle.”
"Especially in my area of Addiction Psychiatry, there are many preconceptions and attitudes related to the patients. My goal in teaching is to help bring an approach to the patient that encourages the practitioner to view the patient in a more objective light and create a satisfying and effective interaction between the clinician and patient. Sharing new studies in the literature, and seeing interesting patients with the trainees maintains my own enthusiasm for the human experience we encounter. After 47 years in psychiatry, I continue to be fascinated with the field and with teaching."

Past Teacher Spotlights

July 2016

Dan Sewell, M.D.Dan Sewell, M.D., Clinical Professor

June 2016

Alana Iglewicz, M.D.Alana Iglewicz, M.D., Associate Residency Training Director; Assistant Clinical Professor

May 2016

Terry Schwartz, M.D.Terry Schwartz, M.D., Assistant Clinical Professor

April 2016

Larry Malak, M.D.Larry Malak, M.D., Assistant Clinical Professor

March 2016

Sanjai Rao, M.D.Sanjai Rao, M.D., Assistant Clinical Professor

February 2016

Louisa Steiger, M.D.Louisa R. Steiger, M.D., M.P.H., HS Clinical Assistant Professor

January 2016

David Lehman, M.D.David Lehman, M.D., H.S., Associate Clinical Professor