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David Y. Kan, MD

Dr. David Kan received his BA and MD degree from Northwestern University and he completed his residency in Psychiatry and post doctoral training in Forensic Psychiatry at University of California, San Francisco, Medical Center. He is certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology in Psychiatry with Added Qualifications in Forensic Psychiatry.

His areas of special clinical and forensic psychiatric interest include substance abuse, violence and suicide risk assessment, medical malpractice, assessment of sexual offenders, electroconvulsive therapy and impaired professionals. He currently maintains a clinical faculty appointment at the University of California, San Francisco and works full-time in Substance Abuse Treatment at the Veteran’s Affairs Medical Center in San Francisco. In the past he has served as a Qualified Medical Examiner (“QME”) for the State of California (active status 2003-2005, currently “inactive”)

Dr. Kan has been a forensic expert in over 40 cases and has been qualified as an expert in the San Francisco Court system on over 30 occasions. He regularly lectures to attorneys, judges and professional groups on forensic and addiction psychiatry topics.

Dr. Kan has is a member of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law (AAPL) and currently serves on AAPL’s Addiction and Sex Offender’s committee. He has presented on research on Methamphetamine and the Insanity Defense at AAPL’s National meeting.

He currently devotes 25% of his practice time to the subspecialty of Forensic Psychiatry and Medical-Legal Consultation in addition to his VA employment. He is also employed part-time by the City and County of San Francisco Community Behavioral Health network as a third-party evaluator for electroconvulsive therapy, conservatorship assessments, hospital utilization review and risk assessment.

Dr. Kan has been an independent contractor to fpamed since its inception.

Employment

  • 2004-Present Ft. Miley, Veterans Administration Medical Center
  • Medical Director of the Opiate Replacement Therapy Program and Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry in the division of Substance Abuse Services.
  • 2004-Present San Francisco Community Behavioral Health
  • Psychiatric Conservatorship, Electroconvulsive Therapy and Risk Assessment Evaluator for the City and County of San Francisco.
    Utilization review psychiatrist for the City and County of San
    Francisco.
  • 2004-Present Private Practice
  • Specializing in General Adult Psychiatry, Psychopharmacology, Criminal and Civil Forensic Psychiatry, Addiction Psychiatry and Treatment of Sex Offenders and Paraphilias.

Education

  • 2003-2004 University of California, San Francisco: Fellow, Psychiatry and Law Program.
  • 1999-2003 University of California, San Francisco: Psychiatry Residency.
  • 1995-1999 Northwestern University Medical School: M.D.
  • 1992-1995 Northwestern University, College of Arts and Sciences: B.A., Psychology.

PROFESSIONAL LICENSES

2000-present California Medical License

2000-present DEA License

2003-2005 Qualified Medical Examiner

2004-present Diplomate, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology

2005-present Certificate of added qualifications in Forensic Psychiatry,
American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology

HONORS AND AWARDS

June, 2003 Alexander Simon Award

Outstanding Teaching by a Resident in Psychiatry

March, 2002 People to People Ambassador Programs

Nominated by department chair to represent the profession of Psychiatry to develop high-level professional exchanges to encourage dialogue with counterparts in other nations.

1999.

Medical School Clerkships

Achieved grades of Honors in Junior Psychiatry, Junior Medicine, Senior Medicine Subintership, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Emergency Psychiatry, Dual Diagnosis Psychiatry, and Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry.

Summer, 1995 Summer Research Fellowship

Awarded by the Northwestern University Medical School Research Committee.

PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATION MEMBERSHIPS

2003-2005 San Francisco Medical Society

2002-Present American Academy of Psychiatry and Law
Current Member, Addiction and Sexual Offender Committees

2001-Present California Society of Addiction Medicine

1999-Present Northern California Psychiatric Society

1998-Present American Psychiatric Association

 

CLINICAL EXPERIENCES

2003-2004 Psychiatry and the Law Fellowship. The Fellowship included outpatient and inpatient experiences at the interface between psychiatry and criminal and civil law. Clinical duties included evaluations and treatment of criminal defendants and civil litigants in a variety of settings including San Quentin State Prison, San Francisco Superior Court – Criminal Division, San Francisco Behavioral Health Court, Worker’s Compensation, and a Sex Offender Treatment Program.

2003.

Psychiatry Residency. Inpatient and outpatient experience with medication management, insight-oriented, cognitive behavioral, and interpersonal therapy and extensive substance abuse and dual diagnosis training. Elective rotations included a dual-diagnosis clinic, health care for homeless veterans program, stimulant treatment outpatient program, inpatient and outpatient detoxification, relapse prevention, early and late phase recovery, smoking cessation, substance abuse day hospital as well as psychiatric and psychological sequelae of substance abuse.

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

2005-present “Substance Abuse 101.” Bimonthly lecture series for medical students in the core Psychiatry Rotation on assessment and treatment of Substance Use Disorders.

January, 2005 “Stress, Substance Abuse and New Developments in Psychopharmacology.” Center for Occupational Psychiatry, Minimum Continuing Legal Education Course for the California State Bar.

June, 2003 Understanding the New Medications: Buprenorphine, Naltrexone and Antidepressants as Aids to Recovery. UC Berkeley Extension Course Instructor.

2002-2003 San Francisco Drug Court Education Seminar. Organized and led

a monthly educational seminar for the criminal court judges of San Francisco examining the interface of drug and alcohol use and the legal system. Co-Leaders included Dr. Peter Banys and Judge Harold Kahn.

April, 2002 PGY-4 to PGY-3 Mentorship Program. Established a mentorship program to facilitate the transition between inpatient and outpatient psychiatry for psychiatrists-in-training.

1999-2004 Medical Student Clerkships. As a resident and fellow, I supervised Medical Students during clinical rotations including inpatient, outpatient, and Forensic psychiatry in assessment, evaluation, formulation, and treatment of the psychiatric patient.

1995-1999 Immigrant/Refugee Area Health Education Center, Youth
Recruitment Program. Student mentor for underprivileged middle
school children interested in careers in the medical profession.

RESEARCH

2002-2003 Clinical Preceptorship

Conducted a literature review of the phenomenology of Amphetamine
Psychosis as well as examined the relationship between stimulants and
violence. Peter Banys, MD, Supervisor.

Summer, 1995 Summer Research Fellow
Douglas Reifler, M.D., General Internal Medicine. Examined attitudes of patients and physicians toward addressing mental health concerns in primary care.

Summer, 1993 Research Assistant

Wendell Kawahara, Ph.D., Sandia National Laboratories, Livermore, CA. Examined new techniques on data analysis for Microsoft Windows-based computers.

PUBLICATIONS

October, 2004 Kan D, “Sex Offender Laws.” Case Review, J Am Acad Psychiatry Law. 2004; 32(3):332-33.

October, 2004 Kan D, “Sex Offender Registration Laws.” Case Review, J Am Acad Psychiatry Law. 2004; 32(3):331-32.

February, 1996 Reifler DR, Kan D, Gaziano D. “Patient and physician attitudes toward addressing mental health concerns in a primary care setting.” J Gen Intern Med 1996; 11(Suppl 1): 136 [Abstract].

PRESENTATIONS

 

March 2007 “Best Practices in Treating Addiction in Veterans” Berkeley Addiction and Substance Abuse Providers.

March 2007 “Suicide Prevention” Panel Speaker, SFVAMC Suicide Prevention Day.

March 2007 “Pain Management in the Addicted Patient” SFVAMC Advanced Practice Nurses Grand Rounds.

March, 2007 “Precription Drug Abuse” SFVAMC, Substance Abuse Staff Physician Seminar.

March, 2007 “Buprenorphine and the Treatment of Opioid Dependence” SFVAMC, Psychiatry Resident Core Education Seminar.

February, 2007 “Methadone and the Treatment of Opioid Dependence” SFVAMC, Psychiatry Resident Core Education Seminar.

February, 2007 “Introduction to Opioid Dependence” SFVAMC, Psychiatry Resident Core Education Seminar.

November, 2006 “Assessment and Management of Paraphilic Disorders” SFVAMC, Psychiatry Resident Core Education Seminar.

November, 2006 “Patient Rights vs. Therapist Safety: In the Wake of Another Psychiatrist Slaying, is it Time for Involuntary Antipsychotics?” SFVAMC, Mental Health Service Grand Rounds.

November, 2006 “Management of Acute Pain in Addicted Patients” SFVAMC, Medicine Service Intern Seminar.

October, 2006 “Medicinal Cannabis Controversy” SFVAMC, Psychiatry Resident Core Education Seminar.

September, 2006 “Stimulant Psychosis” SFVAMC, Substance Abuse Staff Physician Seminar.

September, 2006 “Myths of Addiction” SFVAMC, Substance Abuse Staff Physician Seminar.

September, 2006 “Does modern psychiatry blur the boundaries between illness and health? – The controversy of ADHD” SFVAMC, Mental Health Service Grand Rounds.

July 2006 “The Psychological Autopsy” SFVAMC, Substance Abuse Staff Physician Seminar.

May, 2006 “Violations of Probation” 2006 Cow County Judges Institute, Center for Judicial Education and Research. Presented with Hon. Richard Vlavianos, Superior Court of San Joaquin.

May, 2006 “Psychiatric Malpractice” SFVAMC, Substance Abuse Staff Physician Seminar.

March, 2006 “Abstain or Contain? Perspectives on Abstinence and Harm Reduction in the Treatment of Substance Problems” SFVAMC, Mental Health Service Grand Rounds

March 2006 “Introduction to Opiate Dependence and Methadone Maintenance” SFVAMC, Psychiatry Resident Core Education Seminar.

December, 2005 “Buprenorphine treatment of Opiate Dependence” SFVAMC, Psychiatry Resident Core Education Seminar.

June, 2005 “Was it Meth or Madness?: Methamphetamine Use and the Insanity Defense” SFVAMC, Substance Abuse Staff Physician Seminar.

September, 2005 “Mad or Bad? A Case of Substance-Induced Psychosis and the Insanity Defense” SFVAMC, Substance Abuse Staff Physician Seminar.

February, 2005 “Medicinal Marijuana – Fact and Fiction” California Pacific Medical Center, Psychiatry Resident Seminar.

November, 2004 “Evaluation and Treatment of Sex Offenders” SFVAMC, Substance Abuse Staff Physician Seminar.

November, 2004 “Violence Risk Assessment in Stalkers” SFVAMC, Substance Abuse Staff Physician Seminar.

October, 2004 “Was it Meth or Madness?: Methamphetamine Use and the Insanity Defense” American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law, Annual Meeting. Scottsdale, Arizona.

September, 2004 “Practical Risk Assessment” University of California, Berkeley Graduate Psychology Training Seminar.

September, 2004 “Drug Abuse 101” University of California, San Francisco. Department of Psychiatry Intern Clinic.

August, 2004 “Introduction to Forensic Psychiatry” California Pacific Medical Center, Psychiatric Resident Training Seminar.

June, 2004 “Sex, Drugs, and Prison” University of California, San Francisco Psychiatry Interest Group Career Development Talk.

April, 2004 “Establishing a Mental Health Court” California Association of Drug Court Professionals, Annual Meeting and Training Conference. The Honorable Steven Manley, Moderator.

February, 2004 “Violence Risk Assessment in Stalkers.” San Francisco District Attorney, Stalking Task Force Education Meeting.

January, 2004 “Behavioral Health Courts.” San Francisco Medical Society, Psychiatric Services Committee Meeting.

November, 2003 “Drug Abuse Mythology.” San Francisco Superior Court, Drug Court Education Seminar.

November, 2003 “Practical Risk Assessment.” University of California, Berkeley Graduate Psychology Training Seminar.

October, 2003 “Reefer Madness: Marijuana and the Drug Court.” San Francisco Superior Court, Drug Court Education Seminar.

September, 2003 “Prescription Drug Abuse.” San Francisco Superior Court, Drug Court Education Seminar.

June, 2003 “Violence Risk Assessment.” San Francisco Veterans Administration Medical Center (SFVAMC), Health Care for Homeless Veterans Staff Education Seminar.

May, 2003 “Ethical Issues in the Treatment of Psychosis.” Co-Chairperson. Scientific and Clinical Report Session. American Psychiatric Association, Annual Meeting.

April, 2003 “Violence Risk Assessment.” SFVAMC, Substance Use Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Clinical Case Conference.

March, 2003 “Suicide Risk Assessment.” SFVAMC, Health Care for Homeless Veterans Staff Education Seminar.

March, 2003 “Drug Abuse 101.” University of California, San Francisco. Department of Psychiatry Intern Clinic.

February, 2003 “Practical Risk Assessment.” SFVAMC, Substance Abuse Staff Physician Seminar.

February, 2003 “Club Drugs.” SFVAMC, Health Care for Homeless Veterans Staff Education Seminar.

February, 2003 “Club Drugs.” SFVAMC, Substance Abuse Staff Physician Seminar.

February, 2003 “Suicide Risk Assessment.” SFVAMC, Substance Use Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Clinical Case Conference.

January, 2003 “Club Drugs.” University of California, San Francisco. Department of Psychiatry Noon Seminar Series.

December, 2002 “Stimulant Drug Interactions – What Will Kill You and What Won’t.” San Francisco General Hospital. Stimulant Treatment Outpatient Program Team Meeting.

November, 2002 “Drug Abuse 101.” University of California, San Francisco. Department of Psychiatry Intern Clinic.

July, 2002 “Drug Courts and California Proposition 36.” University of California, San Francisco. Psychiatry and the Law Lecture Series.

December, 1999 “Post Traumatic Stress Disorder – Diagnosis and Treatment.” San Francisco General Hospital, Inpatient HIV Focus Unit lecture.

November, 1999 “The Tooth Fairy, The Easter Bunny, Santa Claus: Psychotherapy on an Inpatient Unit – Forging a Therapeutic Relationship with a Severely Suicidal Patient.” San Francisco General Hospital, Department of Psychiatry, Clinical Case Conference Series.

May, 1997 “Patient and physician attitude toward addressing mental health concerns in a primary care setting.” Reifler DR, Kan D, Gaziano D.

Society of General Internal Medicine, Annual Meeting.

Washington, DC.

September, 1996 “Patient and physician attitude toward addressing mental health concerns in a primary care setting.” Reifler DR, Kan D, Gaziano D.

Society of General Internal Medicine, Regional Meeting.

Chicago, Illinois.

February, 1996 “Patient and physician attitude toward addressing mental health concerns in a primary care setting.” Reifler DR, Kan D, Gaziano D.

Northwestern University Medical School, Poster day.

Chicago, Illinois

UNIVERSITY SERVICE

2006-present Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee Member for Psychotropic Medications. SFVAMC.

2000-2002 University of California San Francisco, Department of Psychiatry Annual Gala Audio/Visual Director. Technical Director of an annual production of Resident and Faculty skits.

1999-2001 President, Minority Resident Association. Increased awareness of ethnic minority issues in psychiatry and promoted fellowship amongst minority residents.

1996-1998 Video Director, In Vivo. Annual medical student produced variety show with proceeds going to charity. Filmed and edited video segments of show. Winner, Best Video 1997, 1998.

1995-1997 Vice President, Asian American Medical Student Association.
Promoted school and community awareness of health care and Asian
Americans.

1992-1995 Executive Vice President, Northwestern University, Asian
American Advisory Board. Coordinated the successful effort towards the implementation of an Asian American Studies program at Northwestern University.

1992-1995 President, Northwestern University, Taiwanese American Students Club. Established student organization to promote awareness and appreciation of Taiwanese American culture.

REFERENCES

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