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Department of Internal Medicine

Department of Internal Medicine

Robert McCarron, D.O.


Robert McCarron, D.O.Robert McCarron, D.O. completed a dual residency in internal medicine and psychiatry at Rush University and is now board certified in psychiatry, psychosomatic medicine and internal medicine.  While on faculty as Health Sciences Associate Clinical Professor at the University of California, Davis School of Medicine, he was the founding training director of the only California based combined internal medicine / psychiatry residency program.  In this role, he was recently awarded a 2.6 million dollar grant from the California Department of Mental Health to create, replicate and implement a “Med Psych” curriculum that can be used by other primary care practitioner training programs. He oversees the UC Davis Med Psych clinic, where he serves as Director of medicine and psychiatry residency education. He is also the Director of Pain Psychiatry, within the UC Davis Division of Pain Medicine.

Dr. McCarron has numerous publications in the areas of unexplained physical complaints, depression and anxiety in the primary care setting, metabolic syndrome and medical / psychiatric education. Dr. McCarron is the immediate past president of the Central California Psychiatric Society and the Association of Medicine and Psychiatry, a national organization with the mission of promoting general medical and psychiatric clinical research, patient care and medical education.  Dr. McCarron is the Medicine / Psychiatry Section editor for Current Psychiatry and an Associate Editor for The Primary Care Companion to the Journal of Clinical Psychiatry.  He represents the California Psychiatric Association as an American Psychiatric Association Assembly member.