Robert Hales, M.D., M.B.A.

Robert E. Hales, M.D., M.B.A.


  • Distinguished Professor and Joe P. Tupin Chair of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Robert E. Hales is not currently accepting new patients. For assistance finding a UC Davis doctor, please call 800-2-UCDAVIS (800-282-3284).

Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

2230 Stockton Blvd.
Sacramento, CA 95817
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Clinical Interests

Robert Hales is an experienced adult psychiatrist who has edited a number of textbooks in the areas of psychiatry, neuropsychiatry, and suicide assessment. He provides clinical services to patients with a wide range of disorders, but especially depression, bipolar disorder, and anxiety disorder.

Hales served for 28 years as Deputy Editor of The Journal of Neuropsychiatry & Clinical Neurosciences, and for 15 years as Editor-in-Chief of American Psychiatric Publishing, Inc. He has received numerous professional honors for his accomplishments in psychiatric education.


Adult Psychiatry


M.D., George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences, Washington DC 1977

M.B.A., Golden State University, San Francisco CA 1981

B.S., United States Military Academy, West Point NY 1970


Letterman Army Medical Center, San Francisco CA 1978-1981

Board Certifications

American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, 1983

Professional Memberships

American College of Psychiatrists

American Medical Association

American Neuropsychiatric Association

Association for Academic Psychiatry

California Medical Association

Honors and Awards

The American Psychiatric Association's Vestermark Psychiatry Educator Award for outstanding contributions to education and career development in psychiatry, 2014

The American Psychiatric Association's Special Presidential Commendation as the Editor-in-Chief of the American Psychiatric Publishing, 2012

The Judd Marmor Award from the American Psychiatric Association for Significant and Sustained Contributions to Psychiatric Education, 2012

Simanek Distinguished Service Award from the California Hospital Association, 2010

Hubbard E Williams Extraordinary Service Lifetime Achievement Award, UC Davis School of Medicine, 2009

Dean's Mentoring Award, UC Davis School of Medicine, 2000

Select Recent Publications

McCarron RM, Bourgeois JA, Chwastiak LA, Folsom D, Hales RE, Han J, Rado J, Rivelli S, Scher L, Yu A. Integrated Medicine and Psychiatry Curriculum for Psychiatry Residency Training: a Model Designed to Meet Growing Mental Health Workforce Needs. Acad Psychiatry. 2015 Aug;39(4):461-5.

Meyers FJ, Hales RE, Young HM, Nesbitt TS, Pomeroy C. Restructuring academic health centers to advance interdisciplinary collaborations: opportunities for psychiatry departments. Acad Psychiatry. 2013 Mar 1;37(2):72-5.

Hales RE, Yudofsky SC, Roberts L. The American Psychiatric Publishing Textbook of Psychiatry, Sixth Edition, American Psychiatric Publishing, Washington, DC. 2014.

Arciniegas DB, Yudofsky SC, Hales RE (eds). Neurocognitive Disorders in Gabbard GO (ed) Treatment of Psychiatric Disorders, DSM-Edition, Fifth Edition, American Psychiatric Publishing, Washington, DC. 2014;pp. 947-995.

Yudofsky SC, Hales RE. Case 17.7 Suddenly Rebellious in Barnhill JW (ed) DSM-5 Clinical Cases, American Psychiatric Publishing, Washington, DC. 2014; pp. 292-295.

Yudofsky SC, Hales RE. Neuropsychiatry: back to the future. J Nerv Ment Dis. 2012 Mar;200(3):193-6.

Yudofsky SC, Hales RE, Clinical Manual of Neuropsychiatry, American Psychiatric Publishing, Washington, DC. 2012.

Simon RJ, Hales RE, The American Psychiatric Publishing Textbook of Suicide Assessment and Management, Second Edition, American Psychiatric Publishing, Washington, DC. 2012.