Paul R. Linde, MD

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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.


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.

LICENSES, CERTIFICATION

Diplomate
1989, National Board of Medical Examiners
Medical License
1989, State of California
D.E.A. Registration Number
1990
Certified Psychiatrist
1997, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
D.E.A. "X-Number" for Buprenorphine Prescription Privileges
2006
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

SELECTED TALKS

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