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Sarah Nguyen, MD

Sarah Nguyen, MD is a Health Sciences Assistant Clinical Professor and the Associate Program Director of the UCLA Psychiatry Residency Training Program and Associate Director of the UCLA Integrative Psychiatry Clinic.  She received her B.S. in Neurobiology at the University of California, Irvine and her M.D. at the University of California, Irvine School of Medicine.  She completed her adult psychiatry residency at Montefiore Medical Center/Albert Einstein College of Medicine, where she served as Chief Resident of the Psychiatric Observation Suite.  She went on to complete her geriatric psychiatry fellowship at Yale University School of Medicine and another two-year fellowship in Innovations in Curriculum Design and Teaching Excellence and Medical Education Scholarship through the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA.  In her prior role as Director of Resident Mentorship and Professional Development and Medical Education Fellowship, she developed a professional identity formation curriculum.  

A dedicated clinician-educator, Dr. Nguyen loves teaching and mentoring medical students, residents, and fellows and has received multiple awards for her work, including the Outstanding Medical Student Teaching Award, the Clinical Attending Teaching Award, and a Kindness Award.  Her clinical interests include mood, anxiety, and cognitive disorders in adults and older adults; psychodynamic psychotherapy; family systems therapy; and the use of integrative interventions for mood and cognitive disorders in adults of all ages.