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Dr. Ralph Lissaur

Health Sciences Assistant Clinical Professor - Psychiatry

Dr. Ralph Lissaur

Medical Office

Riverside County Department of Mental Health
Older Adult Services
10182 Indiana Ave.
Riverside, Calif. 92503
(951) 509-2400

Academic Office

School of Medicine
University of California, Riverside
Riverside, Calif. 92521
ralph.lissaur@ucr.edu
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Contact the medical office by telephone.

Education and Training

  • Residency, Psychiatry, University of California, Irvine, Irvine, California
  • M.D., University of Arizona College of Medicine, Tucson, Arizona
  • LL.M, Taxation, New York University School of Law, New York, New York
  • J.D., Fordham University School of Law, New York, New York
  • M.B.A., University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona
  • B.A., Philosophy, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona

Biography

Dr. Ralph Lissaur, M.D., J.D., L.L.M., M.B.A, F.C.L.M., is an assistant clinical professor of psychiatry at the University of California, Riverside School of Medicine and a staff psychiatrist for the Riverside County Department of Mental Health.

Lissaur attended the University of Arizona College of Medicine, and then did his residency in psychiatry at the University of California, Irvine Medical Center. He was a tax lawyer working for several private law firms in New York City and in San Francisco prior to switching careers to medicine.

Prior to joining UCR, Lissaur was employed by the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation where he was chief psychiatrist at Pleasant Valley State Prison, and by Orange County Behavioral Health Services where he worked in an adult out-patient clinic.  In addition to working for UCR and for Riverside County Mental Health, Lissaur also maintains a part time practice in Central California where he provides psychiatric care to an underserved community, and he does psychiatric evaluations and assessments for workers’ compensation patients in Southern California.  As evidenced by his psychiatric work history, he has a strong interest in serving underserved and disenfranchised communities.

He is a fellow of the American College of Legal Medicine, a member of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law, and a member of the American Psychiatric Association.

He was born and finished high school in Amsterdam, the Netherlands and speaks Dutch fluently.

Research Interests

Lissaur's interests include general adult psychiatry.

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