Joseph Pierre, MD
Associate Clinical Professor
Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
VA West Los Angeles Healthcare Center
Los Angeles, CA
About The Expert
Joseph M. Pierre, MD is the Co-Chief of the Schizophrenia Treatment Unit at VA West Los Angeles Healthcare Center, an Associate Clinical Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, and the Associate Director of Residency Education at the UCLA Semel Neuropsychiatric Institute and VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System. He is a graduate of MIT, the UCLA School of Medicine, and the residency training program at the UCLA Neuropsychiatric Institute. He has extensive clinical experience working with individuals with psychotic disorders, substance abuse, and patients with “dual diagnosis.” Dr. Pierre is also an active clinical researcher, focusing on clinical trials in schizophrenia and on the treatment of prodromal psychosis in young patients at high risk. In 2005, he received Young Investigator Awards from both the International Congress of Schizophrenia Research and the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology. He has authored over 50 papers, abstracts, and book chapters related to schizophrenia and antipsychotic medications. Dr. Pierre is highly involved in resident and medical student education and has received several awards for excellence in teaching. He has presented research findings and lectured to audiences both nationally and internationally.