Alan Louie, MD
Disclosures: Nothing to disclose - 11/30/2019

Alan K. Louie, MD is Professor, Associate Chair, and Director of Education in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the Stanford University School of Medicine. As the Director of Education for the Department, he oversees a continuum of psychiatric education involving learners across college, medical school, residency, clinical and postdoctoral fellowships, and CME, which includes almost 7,000 learners per year. He serves as Deputy Editor of Academic Psychiatry, a journal devoted to psychiatric medical education, career development, and leadership. His current focus is on the development of interprofessional initiatives, collaborations, and programs in psychiatry and behavioral health. His public education work aims to advocate against mental-illness stigma in diverse cultures.


He received his A.B. from Harvard College and his MD from Harvard Medical School and was an internal medicine intern at Stanford University Hospital, a psychiatric resident at the University of Chicago, and a fellow in Neuropsychopharmacology at UCSF. He has carried out research in the molecular mechanisms of opioid tolerance in the brain, behavioral pharmacology, alcoholism and drug abuse, anxiety and affective disorders, clinical psychopharmacology, and medical education. Among his awards include an individual National Research Service Award and a Physician Scientist Award (career development award) both from the National Institute of Mental Health and Distinguished Life Fellowship in the American Psychiatric Association. He has won many teaching and educator awards including the Parker J. Palmer Courage to Teach Award from the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME); the Nancy C.A. Roeske, M.D. Certificate of Excellence in Medical Student Education, the Irma Bland Award for Excellence in Teaching Residents, and Vestermark Psychiatry Educator Award all from the American Psychiatric Association.