Anna Spielvogel, MD, PhD

Title(s)Professor, Psychiatry
SchoolSchool of Medicine
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    Title(s)UCSF Weill Institute for Neurosciences

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    University of California, San FranciscoResidency School of Medicine
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    UCSF Resident's Association 1997Award for Excellence in Teaching
    Association for Academic Psychiatry1995Teacher of the Year Award, Region X
    American Psychiatric Association1987Certificate of Significant Achievement for the Ethnic/Minority Psychiatry Inpatient Programs
    1973Sigma Xi Research Honor Society
    1970National Inst. of Health Environmental Science Trainee

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    The highlight of my activity is the teaching program for psychiatric residents at SFGH. As a senior member of the faculty I actively work in recruiting ethnically and culturally diverse groups of residents. Our services expose medical students and residents to our diverse underserved population. By organizing and teaching interviewing course and as the moderator of residents’ case presentations, I offer the model of compassionate, culturally informed and evidence based care. The training at SFGH hospital I organize for our psychiatric residents includes a strong emphasis on health disparities, cultural formulation and residents’ growth through self-awareness and improved emphatic skills. I have refined my own teaching in view of the latest research on learning and have held faculty retreats at SFGH to inspire faculty to embrace opportunities to teach core competencies.

    My clinical teaching as consultant to obstetrics and providing treatment models for our mostly Spanish speaking underserved pregnant women has remained very popular with residents. By example, I inspire residents to learn about the development and implementation of an effective integrated mental health/ primary care model of service provision. As part of the “Spring Program” infant parent trained psychologists, pediatricians and the public health nurses, are linked with the HROB- psychiatry team and I have expanded my teaching to include them. I mentor residents to investigate particular aspects of care and collaborate with obstetric residents or the psychiatric inpatient service in developing protocols, treatment guidelines, presentations or publications. My teaching approach has been further enhanced by incorporating my training of the principles of Emotional Brain Training (EBT) as developed by Laurel Mellin into the care of pregnant women.

    In my new role of psychiatric consultant to the HSF-Psychosocial Medicine Team and to High User ED Case Management Program, I have expanded my teaching to the psychology interns primary care providers at SFGH and the team members. I have been able to teach how to identify obstacles to optimal health care by patients with mental illness and options for PCP’s and the mental health providers to overcome them. My consultations have been very well received by primary care and mental health providers.

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    1. Thomas M, Hutchison M, Castro G, Nau M, Shumway M, Stotland N, Spielvogel A. Meeting Women Where They Are: Integration of Care As the Foundation of Treatment for At-Risk Pregnant and Postpartum Women. Matern Child Health J. 2017 03; 21(3):452-457. PMID: 28168590.
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    2. Thomas M, Spielvogel A, Cohen F, Fisher-Owens S, Stotland N, Wolfe B, Shumway M. Maternal differences and birth outcome disparities: Diversity within a high risk prenatal clinic. J Racial Ethn Health Disparities. 2014 Mar 01; 1(1):12-20. PMID: 24921060.
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    3. Athey J, Spielvogel AM. Risk factors and interventions for psychological sequelae in women after miscarriage. Prim Care Update Ob Gyns. 2000 Mar 01; 7(2):64-69. PMID: 10725674.
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    4. Spielvogel AM, Hohener HC. Denial of pregnancy: a review and case reports. Birth. 1995 Dec; 22(4):220-6. PMID: 8573237.
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    5. Spielvogel AM, Dickstein LJ, Robinson GE. A Psychiatric Residency Curriculum About Gender and Women's Issues. Acad Psychiatry. 1995 Dec; 19(4):187-201. PMID: 24435609.
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    6. Hohener HC, Spielvogel AM. Teaching women's issues in psychiatric residency: residents' attitudes. J Am Med Womens Assoc (1972). 1995 Jan-Feb; 50(1):14-6. PMID: 7860957.
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    7. Spielvogel A, Wile J. Treatment and outcomes of psychotic patients during pregnancy and childbirth. Birth. 1992 Sep; 19(3):131-7. PMID: 1388439.
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    8. Wile J, Spielvogel A. Pregnant psychotic women. Hosp Community Psychiatry. 1990 Nov; 41(11):1258-9. PMID: 2078243.
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    9. Spielvogel A, Wile J. Treatment of the psychotic pregnant patient. Psychosomatics. 1986 Jul; 27(7):487-92. PMID: 3526381.
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