James Duffy, MD

Title(s)Professor, Psychiatry
SchoolSchool of Medicine
Address401 Parnassus Ave.
San Francisco CA 94143
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    Title(s)UCSF Weill Institute for Neurosciences

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    University of RhodesiaMB ChB1979Medicine
    Brown University, Providence, RI1988Psychiatry
    Harvard University, Beth Israel, Boston1989Neuropsychiatry
    Brown University, Providence, RI1990Neuropsychiatry
    UCLA, Los Angeles2009Medical Acupuncture
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    American Neuropsychiatric Association2004Elected Fellow
    American Hospice and Palliative Medicine2007Elected Fellow
    2002  - 2004Emily David and Joseph Kornfeld Fellow
    UCSF2018Academy of Medical Educators, Excellence in Teaching Award
    2004  - 2019Best Doctors in America

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    I have experience as an academic neuropsychiatrist. My early work focused on frontal lobe function in neuropsychiatric disorders and clinical disorders associated with diminished goal directed behavior (apathy). I was very active in the early development of palliative medicine and developed academic palliative medicine programs.
    I have always maintained a very active role in community advocacy and established a state-community collaboration to improve end of life care and a unique community-liaison model for Huntington's disease in Connecticut. I have more recently become interested in integrative approaches to mental healthcare that includes evidence-based and whole-system (i.e. classical Chinese medicine) approaches.
    For the past twenty years I have been actively involved in issues relating to clinician wellness and contemplative approaches to health and healing.
    I have been a full professor of psychiatry at the University of Connecticut, Weil Cornell School of Medicine, The University of Texas, the University of Arizona, and Baylor College of Medicine.

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