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Descartes Li, MD

Title(s)Professor, Psychiatry
SchoolSchool of Medicine
Address401 Parnassus Ave.
San Francisco CA 94143
Phone415-476-7448
EmailDescartes.Li@ucsf.edu
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    Title(s)UCSF Weill Institute for Neurosciences


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    University of California, San Francisco Residency 1997School of Medicine
    University of California, San FranciscoM.D.1993School of Medicine
    University of California, San Francisco, CA2017Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Champion Training

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    I am blessed to be a clinician-educator at UCSF. I enjoy the opportunities for direct teaching as well as coordinating activities with my faculty colleagues. My areas of interest include bipolar disorder, depression, electroconvulsive therapy, medical student education, cultural psychiatry, and suicide. I give numerous talks and presentations in both academic and community settings.

    My primary roles include the following:
    1) Director, Medical Student Education, UCSF Department of Psychiatry
    2) Director, UCSF Bipolar Disorder Program
    3) Director, UCSF Electroconvulsive Therapy Service
    4) Director, Brain, Movement, and Behavior (Foundational Science course)
    5) Vice Chair for Education, UCSF Department of Psychiatry

    My educational motto is "Forget teaching, remember learning."

    Mailing and office address:
    401 Parnassus Avenue
    San Francisco, CA 94143-0984

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    1. Teaching Systems Improvement to Early Medical Students: Strategies and Lessons Learned. Acad Med. 2020 01; 95(1):136-144. Harbell MW, Li D, Boscardin C, Pierluissi E, Hauer KE. PMID: 31335811.
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    2. Recurrent Klazomania Responsive to Acute Plus Maintenance Electroconvulsive Therapy. J ECT. 2019 03; 35(1):e2-e3. Bourgeois JA, Li D, Hategan A. PMID: 29688988.
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    3. Does recent mania affect response to antidepressants in bipolar disorder? A re-analysis of STEP-BD data. J Affect Disord. 2018 08 15; 236:136-139. Mousavi Z, Johnson S, Li D. PMID: 29734096.
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    4. Treating insomnia improves mood state, sleep, and functioning in bipolar disorder: a pilot randomized controlled trial. J Consult Clin Psychol. 2015 Jun; 83(3):564-77. Harvey AG, Soehner AM, Kaplan KA, Hein K, Lee J, Kanady J, Li D, Rabe-Hesketh S, Ketter TA, Neylan TC, Buysse DJ. PMID: 25622197.
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    5. The electroconvulsive therapy and anesthesia exercise (ECTAE): the creation of an interdisciplinary learning activity for medical students. J ECT. 2013 Sep; 29(3):214-8. Li D, Hall SE, Tong LD, Rollins MD. PMID: 23377747.
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    6. Pilot randomized trial of a cross-diagnosis collaborative care program for patients with mood disorders. Depress Anxiety. 2013 Feb; 30(2):116-22. Kilbourne AM, Li D, Lai Z, Waxmonsky J, Ketter T. PMID: 23077119.
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    7. Awareness without recall during anesthesia for electroconvulsive therapy. Anesthesiology. 2007 Apr; 106(4):871-2. Litt L, Li D. PMID: 17413926.
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