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Christopher Heh, M.D.F.A.C.P


Assistant Professor of Psychiatry

College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific

E-Mail: cheh@westernu.edu

Phone: 909-706-3488 |

Education

1989 Psychaitry Residency, University of California Irvine Medical Center California College of Medicine, Orange, CA

1985 Doctor of Medicine, University of Texas Medical School, Houston, TX

1983 National Institutes of Health Research Fellowship in Alcoholism/Depression, Houston, TX

1981 Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering, Highest Honors, University of Texas, Austin, TX

 

Professional Experience

7/2008 - present
Private Practice
Inpatient and Outpatient Psychiatry
Fullerton, CA

7/2006- 6/2008
Chief of Professional Education
Responsibilities include lectures, supervision, mentoring for the education of staff psychiatrists,
staff physicians, psychiatry fellows, psychiatry residents, medical students, nursing staff, and
intimate involvement with the development and implementation of the Department of Justice plan of corrections for the medical staff/hospital administration.
Facilitator for our Bi monthly psychiatric case conference.
Oversight of Dialectical Behavior Therapy program onto selective units at MSH
Chairperson of Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee at MSH
Psychiatric consultations for staff psychiatrists in dealing with difficult patients at MSH
Metropolitan State Hospital
Norwalk, CA

4/2003 - 7/2006
Senior Psychiatrist for the Child/Adolescent Department
Responsibilities include supervisory and professional leadership for
4 inpatients units, 5 psychiatrists, and 60 beds. Preceptor for medical students and child fellows rotating through the inpatient units.
Metropolitan State Hospital
Norwalk, CA

7/2002- 4/2003
Staff Psychiatrist for Child/Adolescent Inpatient Unit
Responsibilities include leadership and direct patient care for 20 bed inpatient unit.
Preceptor for medical students and child fellows rotating through the inpatient unit.
Metropolitan State Hospital
Norwalk, CA

10/2001-7/2002
Chief Psychiatrist
Responsibilities include administrative, supervisory, and professional leadership
for a staff of 11 psychiatrists(child and adult). Patient care duties in outpatient tele-psychiatry, child-adolescent psychiatry and adult psychiatry.
Tri City Mental Health Center
Pomona, CA

2/2001 -10/2001
Chief Psychiatrist
Responsibilities include administrative, supervisory, and professional
leadership for a multidisciplinary staff of over 30 clinicians and 10 administrative support personnel serving the population of the 4000 incarcerated mentally ill men.
Treatment programs include outpatient care, inpatient care and day-treatment or partial hospitalization program.
California State Prison for Los Angeles County
Lancaster, CA

1993 - present
Consultant
Medical Expert for the Board of Medical Quality Assurance in Sacramento, CA
Consultant for Transamerica Life Insurance Medicare Review Board in Los Angeles, CA
Consultant for Aetna in El Segundo, CA
Consultant Health Net in Orange, CA
Responsibilities: review of utilization and quality of medical/psychiatric care in physicians/psychologists/physician assistant practices.

1996 - 2001
Department Head, Mental Health Services
Responsibilities: patient care, supervision and teaching of psychiatry residents, psychology interns, and nursing students.
Administrative responsibility for the joint UCI and CSUF psychiatry rotation at CSUF. Consultative relationships with various departments including
Student Affairs, Women s Center, CAPS, Public Safety and the SHC at CSUSB.
Student Health Center (SHC)
California State University Fullerton
Fullerton, CA

1992 - 1994
Medical Director for Charter Hospital
Responsibilities: patient care, supervision and administrative duties for a 20-bed inpatient detox and drug rehabilitation unit with 12 multidisciplinary staff.
Patient population primarily adult voluntary with managed care and HMO payers.
Fountain Valley, CA


1990 -1992
Chief, Department of Mental Health
Responsibilities: patient care, supervision and training of a multidisciplinary staff of 12.
Patient population adult, adolescent, and child outpatient services for an HMO population.
Vineyard Medical Group and Pacific Physician Services
San Bernardino and Los Angeles Counties

1989 -1990
Chief, Psychiatric Research Unit
Responsibilities: supervision and training of 15 multidisciplinary staff including medical students, psychology interns, and occupational /recreational therapists.
Teaching duties and research protocols performed. Patient population primarily Medi-Cal.
University of California Medical Center (Large tertiary care teaching hospital)
Orange, CA

1989 - present
Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry
Responsibilities: teaching and supervision of psychiatry residents, psychology interns, medical students. Research publications and presentations.
University of California Irvine College of Medicine
Irvine, CA
 

Teaching Experience

Interviewing and Mental Status Examination classes for medical students at University of California Irvine College of Medicine

Affective Disorders Lecture Series for medical students, psychiatry residents, and psychology interns

Short Term Dynamic Psychotherapy Lectures for psychiatry residents and psychology interns Psychotic Disorders Lecture Series for medical students, psychiatry residents, and psychology interns

Psychopharmacology Lectures Series for medical students and psychiatry residents

Personality Disorders Lectures for medical students, psychiatry residents, and psychology interns

Supervised over 87 psychology interns, psychology assistants, psychiatry residents, psychiatry technicians, nursing students, MFT interns for their clinical hours and clinical rotations at CSUF, UCIMC, MSH and other institutions.
 

Awards

College Scholar Awards
Engineering Scholar Awards
Award from the American Academy of Psychiatrists in Alcoholism and Addictions
University of California Irvine Psychiatry and Human Behavior Research Award Laughlin
Fellowship Award from the American College of Psychiatrists

Committees

Board of Director(s), Short Term Dynamic Psychotherapy Institute
Newport Beach, CA
Board of Director(s), Integrated Behavioral Medical Group
Newport Beach, CA
Board of Director(s), Pacific Clinics
Pasadena, CA
Fellow for the American College of Psychiatrists
Member of the American Psychiatric Association
Member of the California Psychiatric Association
Member of the Orange County Psychiatric Society
Chairman and member of various Quality Assurance/Utilization Review
Committees

Publication


Peer Reviewed Publications: 15

Local and National Presentations: 48