Peter Yellowlees, MBBS, MD, is the Chief Wellness Officer for the University of California Davis Health in Sacramento California. He holds the Alan Stoudemire Endowed Chair of Psychiatry at the University of California Davis, where he is also Vice-Chair for Faculty Development in the Department of Psychiatry.
Relevant to this interview, he is a Past President of the American Telemedicine Association and a member of the American Psychiatric Association and University of California’s workgroups on Telepsychiatry.
Dr. Yellowlees is an expert in physician health and telepsychiatry. He chairs the UC Davis Health System Wellbeing Committee and has many physicians as patients. He has provided clinical consultations to patients on Indian Health reservations via telemedicine for over fifteen years.
Dr. Yellowlees is considered to be one of the leading experts on Telepsychiatry in the world. He is a co-editor of the book Telepsychiatry and Health Technologies: A Guide for Mental Health Professionals published by the American Psychiatric Association Publishing in 2018. This book, available on amazon.com at THIS LINK, has been described as the “definitive telepsychiatry clinical guide for mental health clinicians.”
Dr. Yellowlees is presently working on the development and validation of asynchronous telepsychiatry, automated translation and clinical interpreting systems, internet e-mail and video consultation services and assessment and treatment protocols to improve physician health and wellness.
Dr. Yellowlees has worked in public and private sectors in the USA, Australia, and the UK, in academia, and in rural settings. He has published eight books and over 200 scientific articles and book chapters. He has recently written two books on physician health and wellbeing, Physician Suicide: Cases and Commentaries and Physician Wellbeing: Cases and Solutions both published by the American Psychiatric Association Publishing, Inc.
Dr. Yellowlees was interviewed by Rajnish (“Raj”) Mago, Editor of Simple and Practical Medical Education on Monday, March 16, 2020, on the topic of telepsychiatry.
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