Randall Espinoza, MD, MPH
Associate Director of the Longevity Center
Randall Espinoza, MD, MPH is currently Clinical Professor in the Division of Geriatric Psychiatry, Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences at the Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. From 2007 to 2009 he served as Chief of Staff of the Stuart and Lynda Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital at UCLA. In 2009 he was selected as Director of the UCLA Geriatric Psychiatry Fellowship Training Program. Since 2000 he has been Medical Director of the Electroconvulsive Therapy Program at the UCLA Neuropsychiatric Institute and Hospital, and he also serves on the Medical IRB of the UCLA School of Medicine. He received his BS degree in bioengineering from Columbia University in New York, MD from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School in Dallas, and Executive MPH from the University of California, Los Angeles School of Public Health. He completed psychiatry residency training at UT Southwestern / Parkland Memorial Hospital in Dallas, at UNC Hospitals in Chapel Hill, NC, and at the Sepulveda VAMC and Olive View-UCLA Hospitals. He completed a geriatric psychiatry fellowship at the UCLA Neuropsychiatric Institute and Hospital and holds certification in ECT and TMS from the Association for Convulsive Therapy. He is a Master Educator with certification from the Association for Academic Psychiatry and completed the UCLA Medical Faculty Fellowship program. In 2002 he received the Outstanding Housestaff Teaching Award from the UCLA Department of Psychiatry, and in 2003 he received a Geriatric Academic Career Development Award (K01) from the Human Resources and Services Administration of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, one of only 5 geriatric psychiatrists nationwide. He is actively involved in American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry, Association for Academic Psychiatry and American Psychiatric Association. He is a Co-Director for the Annual UCLA Geriatric Medicine Intensive Course and Board Review. He is on the Editorial Board of Academic Psychiatry and a reviewer for several journals in geriatric psychiatry and geriatric medicine and regularly contributes to UCLA Healthy Years, a quarterly newsletter of the Division of Geriatric Medicine at UCLA. He has published several articles, reviews, and monographs in the field of geriatric psychiatry.
- Hauptman Jason S, DeSalles Antonio A F, Espinoza Randall, Sedrak Mark, Ishida Warren Potential surgical targets for deep brain stimulation in treatment-resistant depression Neurosurgical focus, 2008; 25(1): E3.
- Weaver Jonathan D, Espinoza Randall, Weintraub Nancy T The utility of PET brain imaging in the initial evaluation of dementia Journal of the American Medical Directors Association, 2007; 8(3): 150-7.
- Espinoza Randall T Improving the recognition and management of dementia in long-term care: obstacles and opportunities Journal of the American Medical Directors Association, 2006; 7(2): 128-30.
- Gnanadesigan Nallini, Espinoza Randall T, Smith Rick, Israel Michelle, Reuben David B Interaction of serotonergic antidepressants and opioid analgesics: Is serotonin syndrome going undetected? Journal of the American Medical Directors Association, 2005; 6(4): 265-9.
- Asghar Ali Ali A, Espinoza Randall, Kavirajan Harish, Read Stephen The effect of risperidone on nursing burden associated with caring for patients with dementia Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, 2005; 53(7): 1261-2; author reply 1262-3.
- Espinoza Randall Assessing antipsychotic effectiveness in dementia: a factor analysis approach Journal of the American Medical Directors Association, 2005; 4(2): 113-4.
- Espinoza Randall T Electroconvulsive therapy in the long-term care setting: an overview of controversies in practice Journal of the American Medical Directors Association, 2005; 4(1): 40-4.
- Espinoza Randall T Electroconvulsive therapy in the long-term care setting: an overview of controversies in practice Journal of the American Medical Directors Association, 2005; 5(2 Suppl): S53-8.
- Gnanadesigan Nallini, Espinoza Randall T, Smith Rick L The serotonin syndrome The New England journal of medicine, 2005; 352(23): 2454-6; author reply 2454-6. Khang Peter, Weintraub Nancy, Espinoza Randall T The use, benefits, and costs of cholinesterase inhibitors for Alzheimer's dementia in long-term care: are the data relevant and available? Journal of the American Medical Directors Association, 2005; 5(4): 249-55.