Derek Ott, M.D.


Health Sciences Assistant Clinical Professor, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

Contact Information

Work Phone Number: (310) 825-9989

Mailing Address:

58-242B NPI 760 Westwood Plaza
Los Angeles, CA 90095


Derek Ott, M.D., M.S. was born and raised in Kansas City, Missouri area. He attended Stanford University where he received a B.A. degree in Human Biology with Honors. He subsequently attended the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign, where he completed his medical and graduate training (Masters in Neuroscience). Dr. Ott began his clinical training psychiatry at the University of California Los Angeles Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital in Westwood, where he completed a residency in Adult Psychiatry, as well a fellowship in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. Following this clinical training, Dr. Ott was participated in a NIMH sponsored post doctoral fellowship, which focused on psychopathology in pediatric epilepsy. He has authored several publications in this and related fields and is the recipient of several awards for his research efforts and teaching. Dr. Ott is board certified in both Adult as well as Child/Adolescent Psychiatry. Currently, he is an Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at UCLA and the director of the UCLA Pediatric Neuropsychiatry clinic. He has also serves an attending for several other teaching settings in the Division of Child Psychiatry at UCLA, including the Pediatric Psychopharmacology Clinic, the Pediatric Consultation Liaison Service, and UCLA/Westside Regional Center clinic.


A selected list of publications:

Daley Melita, Ott Derek, Blanton Rebecca, Siddarth Prabha, Levitt Jennifer, Mormino Elizabeth, Hojatkashani Cornelius, Tenorio Raquel, Gurbani Suresh, Shields W Donald, Sankar Raman, Toga Arthur, Caplan Rochelle   Hippocampal volume in childhood complex partial seizures Epilepsy research, 2006; 72(1): 57-66.
Caplan Rochelle, Siddarth Prabha, Gurbani Suresh, Ott Derek, Sankar Raman, Shields W Donald   Psychopathology and pediatric complex partial seizures: seizure-related, cognitive, and linguistic variables Epilepsia, 2004; 45(10): 1273-81.
Davanzo Pablo, Gunderson Brent, Belin Thomas, Mintz Jim, Pataki Caroly, Ott Derek, Emley-Akanno Catherine, Montazeri Nazila, Oppenheimer Jami, Strober Michael   Mood stabilizers in hospitalized children with bipolar disorder: a retrospective review Psychiatry and clinical neurosciences, 2003; 57(5): 504-10.
Ott Derek, Siddarth Prabha, Gurbani Suresh, Koh Susan, Tournay Anne, Shields W Donald, Caplan Rochelle   Behavioral disorders in pediatric epilepsy: unmet psychiatric need Epilepsia, 2003; 44(4): 591-7.