Thomas Strouse, M.D.


Professor, Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences

Member, Jane and Terry Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior

Contact Information

Work Phone Number: (310) 825-9989

Mailing Address:

UCLA Semel Resnick
BOX 957463, 757 Westwood Plaza, Rm 4238G RRUMC
Los Angeles, CA 90095


Tom Strouse returned to full-time work at UCLA RNPH as Medical Director after a 13 year hiatus at Cedars, where he was Director of Psychosocial Services and Cancer Pain Management Services at the Outpatient Cancer Center. Dr. Strouse's clinical expertise is in psychiatric aspects of medical illness and cancer pain management. Dr. Strouse is a Fellow of the Academy of Psychosomatic Medicine and a Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association. He has also published and lectured widely. Dr. Strouse received his medical degree from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine in 1987, and completed the UCLA NPI Psychiatry residency in 1991. He worked for many years as a psychiatric consultant both at UCLA Medical Center and at Cedars with the liver transplant programs. Dr. Strouse is certified both in Psychiatry and Pain Management by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, and holds additional certification from the American Board of Hospice and Palliative Care Medicine. In 2004 he completed the UCLA/Helms Medical Institute physician training program in medical acupuncture.


A selected list of publications:

Strouse Thomas   Holistic quarterbacking and the 80/20 rule The journal of supportive oncology, ; 9(2): 43.
Strouse Thomas   I wish that things were different... redux The journal of supportive oncology, ; 9(3): 103-4.
Strouse Thomas B   Predicting the future: no pain, we all gain? The journal of supportive oncology, ; 10(3): 97-8.
Strouse Thomas B   Pharmacokinetic drug interactions in palliative care: focus on opioids Journal of palliative medicine, 2009; 12(11): 1043-50.
Strouse Thomas B   The relationship between cytokines and pain/depression: a review and current status Current pain and headache reports, 2007; 11(2): 98-103.
Strouse Thomas B, Flanagan Felicia, Kerrihard Thomas, Williams Christina, Wolcott Deane L   Managing cancer pain in a 24-hour outpatient cancer center The journal of supportive oncology, 2006; 4(7): 351-4.
Strouse Thomas B, Kerrihard Thomas N, Forscher Charles A, Zakowski Philip   Serotonin syndrome precipitated by linezolid in a medically ill patient on duloxetine Journal of clinical psychopharmacology, 2006; 26(6): 681-3.
Strouse Thomas B   What do our patients want and need? A palliative care clinician's view from the trenches Palliative & supportive care, 2003; 1(3): 285-9.