Scott C. Fears, M.D., Ph.D – Psychiatrist
Scott C. Fears, M.D., Ph.D. is an Assistant Professor and Daniel X. Freedman Scholar in the UCLA Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences and is an attending physician in the OCD Intensive Treatment Program since 2009. In addition to working with patients, Dr. Fears is actively involved in conducting basic science research identifying key genes underlying brain structure and complex behavior. He is also actively involved in providing mental health care to Los Angeles’ homeless population. He was the Director of Psychiatric Services at Homeless Health Care Los Angeles (www.hhcla.org) from 2004-2007 and is now on the board of directors with a focus on designing the mental health treatment programs.
He received a Bachelors of Arts at Knox College, a small liberal arts college in Galesburg, Illinois and then attended University of Chicago, where he received a combined MD and PhD. His doctoral work focused on the molecular genetic characterization of childhood B-cell leukemia. Following medical school, he completed psychiatry residency training at UCLA and shortly thereafter joined the faculty in the department of psychiatry. His clinical practice focuses on a range of adult disorders including mood, anxiety and psychotic disorders.
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