Steve Koh, MD, MPH, MBA is Associate Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, Director of Outpatient Psychiatric Services (Hillcrest), Director of Community Psychiatry Program, Director of Tele-Mental-Health Program, and Co-Founder of Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practice Clinical Training Program at University of California, San Diego (UCSD). He is Consulting Faculty at Naval Hospital Balboa and Voluntary Clinical Faculty at University of San Diego, Hahn School of Nursing. He is Board Certified in Adult and Geriatric Psychiatry and carries certification for Community Psychiatry from American Association of Community Psychiatry.
He graduated from Johns Hopkins University and medical school at UCSD. He received Masters in Public Health from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health (concentration in Aging and Health Leadership and Management with special area of Mental Health) and Masters in Business Administration (capstone with focus on medical consultative models) from Johns Hopkins Carey School of Business. He finished internship at Beth Israel Medical Center in New York City, general psychiatry residency at UCSD and geriatric psychiatry fellowship at UCSD. He has had research support and funding at Johns Hopkins Lipid Research Laboratories, Palo Alto VA Hospital, Intramural Program of NIH at National Institute of Aging, UCSD Dept of Psychiatry, Hartford Foundation Center of Excellence, San Diego Hospice and Institute for Palliative Care, and T-32 NIH program. He has grant support from San Diego County – Work, Education and Training Program, CalREACH, CalSEARCH and California Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development.
Dr. Koh is Past President of the San Diego Psychiatric Society, Association of Korean American Psychiatrists, and Board of San Diego NAMI, and Past representative on Board of American Psychiatric Association, San Diego County Medical Society, and American Association of Geriatric Psychiatry. Other organizational associations include American Medical Association, California Medical Association, and Group for Advancement of Psychiatry. Dr Koh was American Psychiatric Association’s Instructor for instructors for the DSM 5 and has been involved in DSM 5 development and review process, Member of APA Council on Advocacy and Government Relations and Political Action Committee, and past Chair of APA Early Career Psychiatrists. He was Scientific Program Committee Chair for the APA Annual Meeting in Atlanta 2016 and Vice Chair for the 2017 meeting in San Diego. Dr Koh’s current clinical interests revolve around patients with cognitive disorders, trauma and stress, co-occurring disorders, and medically complicated patients; research interests revolve around integrated/collaborative care with primary care, cross-professional training model, mental health systems, outcomes and service implementation projects, and usage of telementalhealth and large data. Dr Koh has no financial disclosures or conflicts to state.