Shannon Suo, M.D.
- Health Science Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
- Training Director, Family Medicine/Psychiatry Residency
- Co-Director UCD Train New Trainers Primary Care Psychiatry Fellowship
- Co-Chair, Society for Women in Academic Psychiatry
- Co-Instructor of Record, Doctoring 3
Philosophy of Care
Dr. Suo entered the fields of family medicine and psychiatry with the idea that people should be evaluated and treated based on their whole person: mind, spirit, and body.
She practices cultural humility, evidence-based care, and tries to be aware of unconscious/implicit bias in the care of patients. Most of her patient care involves teaching of medical students and/or residents, so learners are often involved in the care of her patients.
Dr. Suo is Board Certified in Family Medicine and Psychiatry and works clinically and teaches medical students, residents, and primary care providers in the fields of medicine and psychiatry, cultural medicine, and women's career development.
She is the training director for the UCD Family Medicine-Psychiatry residency program, co-director of the UC Irvine/UC Davis Train New Trainers Primary Care Psychiatry Fellowship, and co-chair for the Department of Psychiatry's Society for Women in Academic Psychiatry. She also is the UC Davis Women in Medicine and Health Sciences Mentee for 2017-18.
Dr. Suo is active in the clinical and classroom instruction of medical students and residents at UC Davis, as well as teaching and mentoring primary care providers seeking additional training in psychiatry.
She publishes and presents on topics including personality disorders, health care policy, cultural psychiatry, and career development. She is the current Training Director for the Family Medicine/Psychiatry residency program at UC Davis.
M.D., University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati OH 1998
B.S., UC Davis, Davis CA 1993
Family and Community Medicine and Psychiatry, UC Davis Medical Center, Sacramento CA 1999-2003
American Board of Family Medicine, 2003
American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, 2005
American Academy of Family Physicians
American Medical Association
American Psychiatric Association
Association of Medicine and Psychiatry
California Medical Association
California Psychiatric Association
Central California Psychiatric Association
Sierra Valley Medical Association
Society for the Study of Psychiatry and Culture
Honors and Awards
CCPS Presidential Award, 2017
CCPS Appreciation of Service Award, 2014
American Psychiatric Association Distinguished Fellow, 2014
The California Psychiatric Association 2013 Award for Courage in Advocacy, 2013
Select Recent Publications
McCarron RM, Suo S. “Psychotropic Medicines.” In, Principles and Practice in Pain Medicine, Third Ed. (Eds. Bajwa Z, Warfield C, Wootton J). 2016, McGraw-Hill Education/Medical.
Xiong GL, Iosif AM, Suo S, Mccarron RM, Koike A, Onate J, Carter CS. Understanding preventive health screening services use in persons with serious mental illness: how does integrated behavioral health primary care compare? Int J Psychiatry Med. 2015;48(4):279-98.
Suo, S, Stacey S. “Considerations for Accountable Care Organizations and Medical Homes” In, Borderline Personality Disorder in Older Adults: Emphasis on Care in Institutional Settings (Eds. Hategan A, Bourgeois JA, Xiong GL), 2015, Nova Science Publishers.
Suo S, Servis ME, Jackson-Triche M. “Personality Disorders.” In, Lippincott’s Primary Care Psychiatry. (Eds. McCarron RM, Xiong GL, Bourgeios JA) 2009, Lippincott Williams and Wilkins, Philadelphia, PA.
Lim RF, Luo JS, Suo S, Hales RE. Diversity initiatives in academic psychiatry: applying cultural competence. Acad Psychiatry. 2008 Jul-Aug;32(4):283-90.
UC Davis Train New Trainers Primary Care Psychiatry Fellowship