Robert Michael McCarron

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Professor and Vice Chair, Psychiatry & Human Behavior
School of Medicine

Director, Train New Trainers Primary Care Psychiatry Fellowship, Psychiatry & Human Behavior
School of Medicine


D.O.

Phone: (714) 456-3645
Email: r.mccarron@uci.edu

University of California, Irvine
UCIMC, Bldg 3, Rt 88
Irvine, CA 92697
Research Interests
Medical education, Integrated care, Integrative Medicine, Pain Medicine
Awards and Honors
2001 - Alpha Omega Alpha – Resident Teacher Recognition, Rush University

2004 - Early Career Psychiatrist Leadership/Advocacy Award, American Psychiatric Association

2006 - Vice Chancellor’s Award for Outstanding Physician, University of California Davis School of Medicine

2009 - Current Psychiatry Section Editor of the year

2009 - Outstanding Teacher and Faculty Member – UC Davis Student Run Willow Clinic

2012 - Outstanding Physician leadership award Central California Psychiatric Society

2012 - Distinguished Teacher and Mentor Award, American College of Physicians

2013 - Outstanding Leadership Award, Integrated Education and Clinical Care, Association of Medicine and Psychiatry

2013 - Outstanding Leadership and Teaching, Department of Anesthesiology, Division of Pain Medicine, University of California Davis School of Medicine

2016 - Association of Medicine and Psychiatry Innovative Education and Clinical Award (invitation to present an overview on the Train New Trainers Primary Care Psychiatry Fellowship)

2016 - National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) California, “Outstanding Recovery Practitioner Award”

2017 - Academy of Psychosomatic Medicine, Alan Stoudemire Award for Innovation and Excellence in Psychosomatic Medicine Education

2018 - Central California Psychiatric Society Donald Hilty Outstanding Mentorship Award

2019 - American College of Psychiatrists Creativity in Education Award

2019 - California State Assembly Accommodation for Service from Representative Eloise Reyes (47 District)

2020 - American Osteopathic Association Nomination to the ACGME Residency Review Committee, Psychiatry
Short Biography
Dr. McCarron completed a dual residency in internal medicine and psychiatry at Rush University and received board certification in psychiatry, psychosomatic medicine and internal medicine. While on faculty at the University of California, Davis and Irvine Schools of Medicine, he started the only two California based combined internal medicine / psychiatry residency programs. In these roles, he received grant support to create and implement a “Med Psych” curriculum that can be used in the public mental health system by psychiatry residency training programs. Dr. McCarron served as Director of the only Sacramento County Crisis Stabilization Unit and was the founding Director of Pain Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine, within the UC Davis Division of Pain Medicine. Dr. McCarron is the Founding Director for the UC Davis Train New Trainers (TNT) Primary Care Psychiatry (PCP) Fellowship, which is a one-year program designed to train primary care providers in the essentials of psychiatry and pediatric behavioral health. Dr. McCarron now serves as Professor and Vice Chair at the University of California, Irvine School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine.
Publications
McCarron RM, DeMartini J, Onate J. The General Medical Psychiatric
Interview. Primary Care Pain Management. DeMesa C, Sheth S, Keenan C, McCarron RM, John J. Philadelphia, PA: Wolters Kluwer; 2019.
 
McCarron RM, Reed M, Rivelli S, Han Jaesu, Suo S., et al. Integrated
Psychiatric Education. Editors: De Golia, SG. Supervision in Psychiatric Practice: Practical Approaches Across Venues and Providers. American Psychiatric Publishing; 2019.
 
Turner A, Kim J, McCarron R, Nguyen C. Differentiating serotonin
syndrome and neuroleptic malignant syndrome. Current Psychiatry Vol 18, No 2, Pages 30-35, February 2019.
 
Yellowlees P, Burke-Parish M, Gonzalez A, Chan S, Hilty D, Losif AM,
McCarron R, Odor A, Scher L, Sciolla A, Shore J, Xiong G. Asynchronous Telepsychiatry: A component of Stepped Integrated Care. Telemedicine and e-Health. Volume 24, No 5, May 2018.
 
McCarron RM, Keenan CR, Lashai B, Onate JC. How to diagnose and
manage hypertension in a psychiatric patient. Current Psychiatry Vol 16, Number 6, pages 23-30.2017.
 
Nguyen C, Xie L. McCarron RM, et. al. Epidemiology and Economic
Burden of Serotonin Syndrome With Concomitant Use of Serotonergic Agents: A Retrospective Study Utilizing Two Large US Claims Databases. Primary Care Companion CNS Disorders 2017; 19(0).
 
Xiong, GL, Iosif AM, Culpepper NH, McCarron RM. Use of Preventive
Health Services in People With Serious Mental Illness: Consumer Perspectives on Barriers and Solutions. Mental Health Consumers Perspectives. 2017, January 5.
 
Ramezani A, Rockers DM, Wanlass RL, & McCarron RM. Teaching
Behavioral Medicine Professionals and Trainees an Elaborated Version of the Y-Model: Implications for the Integration of Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Psychodynamic Therapy, and Motivational Interviewing. Journal of Psychotherapy Integration. 2016, August 8
 
McCarron RM, Vanderlip E, Rado J. Assessment and Treatment of
Depression – Clinical Updates. Annals of Internal Medicine. Volume 4 Oct 2016 p51-63.
 
McCarron, R. et al, eds. Association of Medicine and Psychiatry:
Primary Care Psychiatry. 2nd ed. Philadelphia, PA: Wolters Kluwer; 2018.
 
McCarron RM, Xiong GL, Keenan C, Scher L, Servis, M, Han J.
Preventive Medical Care in Psychiatry A Practical Guide for Clinicians: Study Guide. American Psychiatric Publishing, 2016.
 
De Mesa C, Sheth S, Keenan C, McCarron RM, John J. Primary Care
Pain Management. Philadelphia, PA: Wolters Kluwer; 2019.
 
Hersevoort S, McCarron, R. Xiong G, eds.
Primary Care Psychiatry Pocket Book. Philadelphia, PA:
Wolters Kluwer; 2018.
 
McCarron RM, Xiong GL, Keenan C, Nasrallah H. Preventive Medical
Care in Psychiatry A Practical Guide for Clinicians.
American Psychiatric Publishing 2015.
Grants
Cedars-Sinai Grant. Train New Trainers (TNT) Primary Care Psychiatry (PCP) Fellowship $650,000 (2018-2019)
California Office of Statewide Planning and Development Train New Trainers Primary Care Psychiatry Fellowship. $1,000,000 (2018-2020)
Cedars-Sinai Grant. Train New Trainers (TNT) Primary Care Psychiatry (PCP) Fellowship $510,000 (2019-2021)
California Office of Statewide Planning and Development Train New Trainers Primary Care Psychiatry Fellowship. $2,700,000 (2019-2021)
Peter Yellowlees, M.D. (Principal Investigator), Don M. Hilty, M.D. (Co-Principal Investigator, Robert M. McCarron, D.O. (Co-investigator): A controlled trial of patient centered telepsychiatry interventions, AHRQ #1R01HS021477. Comparing synchronous and asynchronous telepsychiatry (based in the primary care setting). $2,499,500 (2013-18)
Professional Societies
Past President, California Psychiatric Association
Past President, Association of Medicine and Psychiatry
Past President, Central California Psychiatric Society
Last updated
01/12/2021