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Ira Lesser, MD

Dr. Lesser is Chair of the Department of Psychiatry at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. Prior to becoming Chair at Harbor-UCLA, he was the Director of Residency Training at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center for 18 years. Dr. Lesser has published over 120 peer-review articles and chapters in books, mostly in the fields of mood and anxiety disorders, depression in the geriatric age population, and the interface of depression and race/ethnicity. He is a member of the American College of Psychiatry, a Distinguished Fellow in the American Psychiatric Association, Chairs the Well-Being of Practitioners Committee at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, is on the Board of Directors of the Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute, reviews manuscripts for major psychiatric journals, and has had over 30 years of continuous federal or industry support for his research.