Ellen Haller, MD

Co-director of the LGBT Psychiatry Clinic

Dr. Ellen Haller is an attending psychiatrist in the Adult Psychiatry Clinic at Langley Porter Psychiatric Hospital and Clinics where she supervises residents and medical students. She is also the co-director of the LGBT Psychiatry Clinic, a specialty clinic focused on the unique mental health needs of this community. Haller's primary areas of interest include psychiatric education, women's mental health and LGBT mental health.

Haller is a graduate of the UCLA School of Medicine and the UCSF Adult Psychiatry Residency Training Program. She has been a full-time member of the UCSF School of Medicine faculty since 1988. Haller has been an inpatient psychiatry attending, was the founder and director of the WomenCare Mental Health Program, served as the director of the Adult Psychiatry Clinic and was the director of the UCSF Adult Psychiatry Residency Training Program.


Psychiatry Clinic
401 Parnassus Ave.
San Francisco, CA 94143
Phone: (415) 476-7500
Fax: (415) 502-6361

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UCLA School of Medicine 1984


UCSF Medical Center, Psychiatry 1988

Selected Research and Publications

  1. Seritan AL, Haller E, Linde P, Orgera S, Fisher WS, Iosif AM, Jackson-Triche M, Bourgeois JA. The Psychiatric Assessment and Brief Intervention Program: Partnering With Primary Care Providers. Prim Care Companion CNS Disord. 2018 Feb 01; 20(1).
  2. Fisher WS, Hirschtritt ME, Haller E. Development and Implementation of a Residency Area-of-Distinction in Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Mental Health. Acad Psychiatry. 2017 Nov 06.
  3. Zisook S, Anzia J, Atri A, Baroni A, Clayton P, Haller E, Lomax JW, Mann JJ, Oquendo MA, Pato M, Perez-Rodriguez MM, Prabhakar D, Sen S, Thrall G, Yaseen ZS. Teaching evidence-based approaches to suicide risk assessment and prevention that enhance psychiatric training. Compr Psychiatry. 2013 Apr; 54(3):201-8.
  4. Lerner U, Brooks K, McNiel DE, Cramer RJ, Haller E. Coping with a patient's suicide: a curriculum for psychiatry residency training programs. Acad Psychiatry. 2012 Jan 01; 36(1):29-33.
  5. Haas AP, Eliason M, Mays VM, Mathy RM, Cochran SD, D'Augelli AR, Silverman MM, Fisher PW, Hughes T, Rosario M, Russell ST, Malley E, Reed J, Litts DA, Haller E, Sell RL, Remafedi G, Bradford J, Beautrais AL, Brown GK, Diamond GM, Friedman MS, Garofalo R, Turner MS, Hollibaugh A, Clayton PJ. Suicide and suicide risk in lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender populations: review and recommendations. J Homosex. 2011; 58(1):10-51.
  6. Ng RC, Hirata CK, Yeung W, Haller E, Finley PR. Pharmacologic treatment for postpartum depression: a systematic review. Pharmacotherapy. 2010 Sep; 30(9):928-41.
  7. Lichtmacher J, Eisendrath SJ, Haller E. Implementing interpersonal psychotherapy in a psychiatry residency training program. Acad Psychiatry. 2006 Sep-Oct; 30(5):385-91.
  8. Huang FY, Weiss DS, Fenimore PG, Fleming AM, Haller E, Lichtmacher JE, Eisendrath SJ. The association of pharmaceutical company promotional spending with resident physician prescribing behavior. Acad Psychiatry. 2005 Nov-Dec; 29(5):500-1.
  9. Eisendrath SJ, Lichtmacher JE, Haller E, Fleming AM, Fritch M, Weiss DS, Jacobs M, Hall SM. Training psychiatry residents in evidence-based treatments for major depression. Psychother Psychosom. 2003 Mar-Apr; 72(2):108-9; author reply 109.
  10. Haller E, McNiel DE, Binder RL. Impact of a smoking ban on a locked psychiatric unit. J Clin Psychiatry. 1996 Aug; 57(8):329-32.
  11. Haller E. Successful management of patients with "multiple chemical sensitivities" on an inpatient psychiatric unit. J Clin Psychiatry. 1993 May; 54(5):196-9.
  12. Haller E. Eating disorders. A review and update. West J Med. 1992 Dec; 157(6):658-62.
  13. Haller E, Binder RL. Clozapine and seizures. Am J Psychiatry. 1990 Aug; 147(8):1069-71.
  14. Haller E, Binder RL. Clozapine--a new and different neuroleptic. West J Med. 1990 Jul; 153(1):62-4.
  15. Haller E, Binder RL, McNiel DE. Violence in geriatric patients with dementia. Bull Am Acad Psychiatry Law. 1989; 17(2):183-8.

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