Dr. McCarron completed a combined internal medicine and psychiatry residency and is board certified in both disciplines, as well as psychosomatic medicine. He serves as the program director for the combined internal medicine/psychiatry residency program and the medical director of the UC Davis internal medicine/psychiatry clinic. He is the President-elect of the Central California Psychiatric Society and the current President of the Association of Medicine and Psychiatry. Dr. McCarron is on the editorial board for Current Psychiatry, as the Med Psych section editor. His professional interests include emergency psychiatry, primary care psychiatry, primary care medicine, somatoform disorders and medical education. He recently co-edited Lippincott’s Primary Care Psychiatry and the companion website at PSYCHIATRYFORPCP.COM.
D.O., Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine of Midwestern University, Downers Grove, Illinois, 1998
B.S., Loma Linda University, Riverside, California, 1991
Chair, Central California Psychiatric Society Government Affairs (GA)
Co-Chair, Medicine and Psychiatry Advisory Group
Member, California Psychiatric Association (GA) Committee
Member, Training and Education Committee
Select Recent Publications
Kathol R, Kunkel E, Weiner J, McCarron RM, Worley LM, Yates WR, Summergrad P, and Huyse FJ. Psychiatrists for the Medically Complex: Bringing Value at the Physical Health & Mental Health/Substance Use Disorder Interface. Psychosomatics, 50:93-107, 2008.
McCarron RM, Xiong G, Chen W. Rheumatoid arthritis: A new diagnostic approach. Current Psychiatry, 7: 61-67, 2008.
Onate J, Hales R, McCarron RM, Han J, Pitman D. A novel approach to medicine training for psychiatry residents. Academic Psychiatry, 32:518-520, 2008.
McCarron RM. Somatization in the primary care setting. Psychiatric Times, 23:32-34, 2006.
McCarron RM. At risk for acute MI? Protecting your patients' heart health. Current Psychiatry, 4:47-58, 2005.