University of California, Riverside

Graduate Medical Education



Message from Program Director John Luo


Greetings from John Luo, M.D., D.F.A.A.P., D.F.A.P.A.

Program Director and Professor of Psychiatry

john luoOur training program is unique with its focus on education and mentorship.  The partnership with UC Riverside and Riverside County Mental Health provides a community based training environment where our residents learn about the delivery of mental health care, various systems of care, and cultural diversity.  Without the burden of overnight call and weekend shifts in the hospital and emergency room, residents can focus on scholarly pursuits and community projects in their development as psychiatrists.  We provide travel stipends for residents to present at national and international meetings because we firmly believe that these opportunities are integral to lifelong learning and professional development.  For residents who have high student loans after many years of advanced education, we have internal moonlighting opportunities for our residents beginning in their PGY-2 year..

The faculty in our department come from diverse backgrounds and are board certified in various specialties.   We are all dedicated to the education of our trainees, and we have protected time for teaching in our busy schedules because education is a priority.  While we are a young department, we are growing at a rapid pace with many experienced psychiatrists who find the opportunities and energy here at UC Riverside to be compelling.

Most of all, our goal is to provide the best training environment with innovative education materials and methods, along with close mentorship by our faculty.  Dr. Maguire and I truly get to know you and you will get to know us as we meet frequently for supervision, educational activities, and social events.  We are proud that we have created a great learning and work environment for trainees and faculty alike.

I invite you to apply for residency training here at UC Riverside Psychiatry, and I hope that you will join our growing family.  Please contact me if you have any questions about our program.

John Luo, M.D., D.F.A.P.A., D.F.A.A.P.

About John Luo

Dr. John Luo joined the UC Riverside School of Medicine as professor of psychiatry in 2015, and he enjoys the leadership role as the director of psychiatry residency training. Prior to joining UCR, he was on faculty at UC Davis and at UCLA. He is well known for his expertise regarding the use of technology in psychiatry as well as being an excellent educator.

Luo is board certified in psychiatry and clinical informatics. His CME course on using technology in psychiatric practice has been a staple of the APA annual meeting, and he serves on numerous committees of many national organizations.

Luo is president of the Association for Academic Psychiatry. He will be providing supervision and mentorship to the residents in addition to administration of the residency training program.

More Information 

General Campus Information

University of California, Riverside
900 University Ave.
Riverside, CA 92521
Tel: (951) 827-1012

Department Information

Graduate Medical Education
2608 School of Medicine Education Building

Tel: (951) 827-7669

E-mail: medschool@ucr.edu

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