Vivek Datta, MD, MPH

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

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    University of LondonB.Sc.Psychology
    Guy's, King's & St Thomas' School of MedicineM.B. B.S. Medicine
    Harvard UniversityM.P.H.Public Health
    Barnet and Chase Farm Hospitals NHS TrustInternship Medicine and Surgery
    University of WashingtonInternship Medicine
    University of WashingtonResidencyPsychiatry
    University of California, San FranciscoFellowshipPsychiatry and the Law
    University of California, San Francisco, CA2018Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Champion Training
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    American College of Psychiatrists2017Laughlin Fellowship
    American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law2015Rappeport Fellowship
    American Association of Directors of Psychiatry Residency Training2015International Medical Graduate Fellowship
    American Association of Directors of Psychiatry Residency Training2015BRAIN Conference Scholarship
    American Psychiatric Association2014  - 2016Diversity Leadership Fellow
    American College of Psychiatrists2013  - 2015PRITE Fellowship
    Harvard University 2011  - 2012Frank Knox Memorial Fellowship

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    Dr. Datta is an Attending Psychiatrist on the Parnassus Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry Service where he oversees educational rotations for medical students, psychiatry residents, neurology residents, internal medicine residents, pharmacy residents, and psychology interns. He specializes in the evaluation and treatment of functional neurological disorders, early onset dementias, psychiatric manifestations of neurological disease, somatoform disorders, factitious disorders, traumatic brain injury, and trauma-related disorders. He maintains an outpatient practice focused on neuropsychiatric consultation.

    He is Associate Editor of the Journal of Gay and Lesbian Mental Health, Co-Chair of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law's Forensic Neuropsychiatry Committee, Chair of the APA Medical Student Awards Committee, is a member of the American Neuropsychiatric Association Program Committee, and serves on the USMLE Neurology/Neuroscience Test Development Committee.

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    1. Datta V .. Introduction: Exploring the Foundations of Psychiatry. Psychiatric Times. 2019; 36(7):10-11.
    2. Datta V .. Principles and Practice of Forensic Psychiatry. J Am Academy Psychiatry Law. 2018; 46(3):401-403.
    3. Datta V, Michaels TM, Chamberlain JR. Clarification to Prison Litigation Reform Act "Three Strikes" Rule. J Am Acad Psychiatry Law. 2017 06; 45(2):271-273. PMID: 28619878.
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    4. Datta V, Bialer P, & McIntosh C .Queerly Invisible: LGBTQ People of Color and Mental Health. Journal of Gay and Lesbian Mental Health. 2017; 21(3):191-193.
    5. Michaels TM, Datta V. Evidence, not ideology, should guide the use of psychotherapy. Br J Psychiatry. 2016 08; 209(2):171. PMID: 27482042.
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    6. Datta V. The Problem with Education in Global Mental Health. Acad Psychiatry. 2016 Aug; 40(4):727-8. PMID: 26438236.
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    7. Datta V. Psychiatry is more than neuropsychiatry. BJPsych Bull. 2015 Oct; 39(5):263. PMID: 26755979.
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    8. Datta V, Pullen S, Piel J.Weight afforded to the opinion of treating psychiatrists in disability evaluations. J Am Acad Psychiatry Law. 2015; 3(43):377-379.
    9. Datta V. Neurohawks fight back. Br J Psychiatry. 2009 Sep; 195(3):268-9; author reply 269-70. PMID: 19721121.
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    10. Datta V, Cleare AJ. Recent advances in bipolar disorder pharmacotherapy: focus on bipolar depression and rapid cycling. Expert Rev Clin Pharmacol. 2009 Jul; 2(4):423-34. PMID: 22112185.
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    11. Datta V. Madness and the movies: an undergraduate module for medical students. Int Rev Psychiatry. 2009 Jun; 21(3):261-6. PMID: 19459103.
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