Paul R. Linde, MD
Dr. Linde has been invited to be a guest blogger for the Psychology Today web site. First postings coming soon!
Health Sciences Clinical Professor
Department of Psychiatry, UCSF School of Medicine
Paul R. Linde, M.D., a San Francisco-based author and clinical professor of psychiatry at the UCSF School of Medicine, has worked in several high-intensity psychiatric settings over the years. His first book, Of Spirits and Madness: An American Psychiatrist in Africa, was published by McGraw-Hill in 2002. Linde has also written for JAMA, the San Francisco Chronicle, the San Jose Mercury News, and DoubleTake magazine. He lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with his wife, two sons, and a rambunctious one-eyed dog.
SUMMARY OF CLINICAL ACTIVITIES
In the last five years, I have worked in a variety of psychiatric settings. My main job is as an emergency psychiatrist at San Francisco General Hospital (SFGH) where
I perform tasks of medical triage, crisis stabilization, rapid behavioral assessment and treatment, and psychiatric consultation in the SFGH Emergency Department. I also teach UCSF
interns, residents, and students on an apprenticeship model.
As Medical Director of The Stonewall Project, I evaluate and treat methamphetamine-dependent gay and bisexual men, many with HIV/AIDS, in an outpatient harm reduction treatment program. I also work with and supervise a clinical pharmacist, psychologists, and substance abuse counselors.
My clinical work has focused primarily on people suffering from chronic mental illness, substance abuse, and dual diagnoses. I strive to combine the best of the scientific advancements in clinical psychopharmacology with innovative psychosocial interventions and a special emphasis on quality-of-life for this population, which is often discovered in cultural and spiritual realms.
PSYCHIATRIC AREAS OF INTEREST
Crisis stabilization, clinical psychopharmacology, consultation-liaison, cross-cultural psychiatry, psychosocial interventions, rehabilitation model, substance dependence, intoxication, withdrawal, buprenorphine, dual diagnosis, AIDS/HIV, medical conditions with psychiatric symptoms, public health education.
- Saint John's University: B.A., Biology, 1983
- Magna Cum Laude, 1979 - 1983 Collegeville, MN
- University of Minnesota: M.D., Medicine, 1988
- 1983 - 1988 Minneapolis, MN
- University of California, San Francisco: Intern, Medicine
- 1988 - 1989, San Francisco, CA.
- University of California, San Francisco: Resident, Psychiatry
- 1989 - 1992, San Francisco, CA.
- 1989, National Board of Medical Examiners
- Medical License
- 1989, State of California
- D.E.A. Registration Number
- Certified Psychiatrist
- 1997, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
- D.E.A. "X-Number" for Buprenorphine Prescription Privileges
- Maintenance of Certification
- 2007, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
PRINCIPAL POSITIONS HELD
- Clinical Instructor, Psychiatry
- 1992 - 1994, University of California San Francisco
- Honorary Lecturer, Psychiatry
- 1994 - 1995, University of Zimbabwe
- Assistant Clinical Professor, Psychiatry
- 1994 - 2000, University of California San Francisco
- Associate Clinical Professor, Psychiatry
- 2000 - 1008, University of California San Francisco
OTHER POSITIONS HELD CONCURRENTLY
- Contract Psychiatrist, Jail Psychiatric Services
- 1989 - 1992, San Francisco County Jails
- Attending Psychiatrist, Psychiatric Emergency Services/7L
- 1992 - 1993, San Francisco General Hospital
- Contract Psychiatrist, Emergency Psychiatric Services
- 1993, Santa Clara Valley Medical Center
- Consultant Psychiatrist, Harare Psychiatric Unit
- 1994 - 1995, Harare Central Hospital, Harare, Zimbabwe
- Attending Psychiatrist, Consultation-Liaison Service
- 1997 - 1999, Outpatient and Inpatient Services, California Pacific Medical Center
- Attending Psychiatrist, Psychiatric Emergency Services
- 1995 - 2009, San Francisco General Hospital
- Attending Psychiatrist, STOP Clinic/Stonewall Project
- 2005 - 2007, SFGH/UCSF
- Medical Director, Stonewall Project
- 2007 - 2009, San Francisco AIDS Foundation