Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

About the Department

Welcome to the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the Keck School of Medicine. Our faculty and staff integrate the vanguards of science, medicine, education, and psychology and behavioral health to deliver compassionate patient care; provide exceptional training for students, residents and fellows; and conduct leading-edge research.

The department plays a key role in USC’s healthcare system by developing and teaching best practices and serving the diverse and often underserved patients and communities of Los Angeles through interdisciplinary and inter-professional collaboration, teamwork and shared models of excellence in care.

With our expansive, world-class research programs, department faculty members maintain particular strengths in psychiatric genetics, clinical treatments and health services research.

Our educational programming features internationally known leaders in curriculum, evaluation, research and teaching methodology. Faculty members are committed to the best possible educational experience for students, residents, fellows and other trainees — and are dedicated to their development as clinicians, teachers, researchers and leaders.

About the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

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Steven Siegel, MD PhD
Chair
Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
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Clinical Activities

The Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences has a long record of providing excellent clinical services to the residents of Los Angeles County.

Clinical services are a fundamental part of our academic and training missions. We work in close collaboration with Keck Medical Center, the USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center, Los Angeles County + USC Medical Center, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, the Veterans Affairs Sepulveda Ambulatory Care Center and many community partners.

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Department News

Steven Siegel

Keck School of Medicine names new chair of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Physician-Scientist Steven Siegel brings over 20 years of research, teaching and clinical experience to the role Keck School of Medicine of USC has named Steven Siegel, MD, PhD, the new chair of the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences. A noted physician and researcher with an expertise in schizophrenia and psychosis, Siegel will not only
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Department Events

Psychiatry Grand Rounds

Psychiatry Grand Rounds

09/20/2016
Zilkha Neurogenetic Institute, Herlotz Seminar Room, ZNI 112
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

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Keck School Events

Pathology Resident Conference: Dr. Kyle Hurth

Pathology Resident Conference: Dr. Kyle Hurth

08/29/2016
LAC+USC Medical Center, Clinic Tower, Room A7A
8:00 am - 9:00 am

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