Peter Yellowlees, MD

Professor and Chief Wellness Officer

UC Davis Department of Psychiatry

Dr Yellowlees lives in Sacramento California, where he is Chief Wellness Officer for UC Davis Health, and Vice Chair for Faculty Development and Professor of Psychiatry at the University of California Davis. He is the immediate 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 experienced speaker and media commentator who written and produced over 180 video editorials on Psychiatry for Medscape. He has a number of research interests and 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.

From a clinical perspective 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 a decade.

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 seven books and over 200 scientific articles and book chapters. His most recent book, “Physician Suicide: Cases and Commentaries” was published in July 2018 by the American Psychiatric Publishing Inc.


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