Lowell Tong, MD

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 1986Psychiatry
    University of VirginiaMD1982Medicine
    Stanford UniversityBS1978Biology
    University of California, San Francisco, CA2018Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Champion Training

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    Dr. Lowell Tong is Executive Vice Chair, Department of Psychiatry. Following undergraduate studies at Stanford and medical school at University of Virginia, he completed his psychiatry residency at UCSF. He returned to join the UCSF faculty in 1988 and has served in leadership positions in the School and Department including Interim Chair of Psychiatry from 2011 to 2013, and Chief of UCSF Mount Zion Psychiatry Department in the late 1990s. He previously led the psychiatry consult service at SFVAMC, created psychiatry clinical and administrative structures for the Brown & Toland Medical Group, and was Director of Education for the psychiatry department. Dr. Tong was an inaugural member of the UCSF Academy of Medical Educators and held the Department of Psychiatry’s Endowed Chair for Medical Student Education for ten years ending 2014. He is the recipient of the Academy of Medical Educators Outstanding Service Award and the Association for Academic Psychiatry Educator Award. He is the faculty lead for the design and creation of the new UCSF Child Teen and Family Center and Psychiatry Department, adjacent to the Mission Bay Campus.

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    1. Tong L, Hung E. A Novel Department-Based Faculty Fellowship to Promote Scholarship in Medical Education. Acad Psychiatry. 2018 Jun; 42(3):402-405. PMID: 28799144.
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    2. Silverman JJ, Galanter M, Jackson-Triche M, Jacobs DG, Lomax JW, Riba MB, Tong LD, Watkins KE, Fochtmann LJ, Rhoads RS, Yager J. The American Psychiatric Association Practice Guidelines for the Psychiatric Evaluation of Adults. Am J Psychiatry. 2015 Aug 01; 172(8):798-802. PMID: 26234607.
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    3. Li D, Hall SE, Tong LD, Rollins MD. 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. PMID: 23377747.
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    4. Van Dyke C, Tong L, Mack K. Global mental health training for United States psychiatric residents. Acad Psychiatry. 2011 Nov 01; 35(6):354-9. PMID: 22193729.
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    5. Hauer KE, Mazotti L, O'Brien B, Hemmer PA, Tong L. Faculty verbal evaluations reveal strategies used to promote medical student performance. Med Educ Online. 2011; 16. PMID: 21629669.
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    6. Mazotti L, O'Brien B, Tong L, Hauer KE. Perceptions of evaluation in longitudinal versus traditional clerkships. Med Educ. 2011 May; 45(5):464-70. PMID: 21486322.
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    7. Poncelet A, Bokser S, Calton B, Hauer KE, Kirsch H, Jones T, Lai CJ, Mazotti L, Shore W, Teherani A, Tong L, Wamsley M, Robertson P. Development of a longitudinal integrated clerkship at an academic medical center. Med Educ Online. 2011 Apr 04; 16. PMID: 21475642.
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    8. Young JQ, Lieu S, O'Sullivan P, Tong L. Development and initial testing of a structured clinical observation tool to assess pharmacotherapy competence. Acad Psychiatry. 2011 Jan-Feb; 35(1):27-34. PMID: 21209404.
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    9. Bak MK, Louie AK, Tong LD, Coverdale J, Weiss Roberts L. Applying to psychiatry residency programs. Acad Psychiatry. 2006 May-Jun; 30(3):239-47. PMID: 16728772.
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    10. Thornhill JT, Tong L. From Yoda to Sackett: the future of psychiatry medical student education. Acad Psychiatry. 2006 Jan-Feb; 30(1):23-8. PMID: 16473990.
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