Curley Bonds, M.D.


Associate Professor, Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences

Contact Information

Work Phone Number: 310-395-0921

Mailing Address:

941 Westwood Blvd Ste. 205
Los Angeles, CA 90024


Dr. Bonds is an Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior at the Charles Drew University of Medicine and Science (CDU). He holds a joint faculty appointment at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA where he is a Clinical Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences at the Semel Institute. He is a supervising psychiatrist with the Los Angles County Department of Mental Health where he serves as the Medical Director for the Men’s Forensic Outpatient Program at Twin Towers Correctional Facility. He was the Director of Psychiatric Consultation and Evaluation Service for the UCLA Center for Health Sciences for nearly a decade before relocating to CDU where he did clinical work and research in his areas of interest which include transplant psychiatry, cross-cultural psychiatry and HIV/AIDS psychiatry. He is a Distinguished Fellow in the American Psychiatric Association and a Fellow in the Academy of Psychosomatic Medicine. The UCLA Department of Psychiatry has recognized him twice for his teaching contributions with the Outstanding Medical Student Teaching Award in 2000 and again with the Outstanding Housestaff Teaching Award in 2001. He was named Chief Resident of the Year by the UCLA Department of Psychiatry in 1996.


A selected list of publications:

Owen Jason E, Bonds Curley L, Wellisch David K   Psychiatric evaluations of heart transplant candidates: predicting post-transplant hospitalizations, rejection episodes, and survival Psychosomatics, 2009; 47(3): 213-22.