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Electroconvulsive Therapy

Dr. Descartes Li

Dr. Descartes Li is a Professor of Psychiatry at University of California, San Francisco. He is the co-Director of the UCSF Electroconvulsive Therapy Service as well as the Director of the UCSF Bipolar Program. His work involves teaching both UCSF Psychiatry residents as well as UCSF medical students. He has been in clinical practice since 1997 and also speaks Mandarin Chinese. 

Dr. Li gives numerous talks and presentations in both academic and community settings. His areas of interest include bipolar disorder, electroconvulsive therapy, cultural psychiatry, and suicide. 

Descartes Li has a Master Educator certificate from the Association for Academic Psychiatry and completed a two-year Faculty Fellowship in Educational Scholarship (UCSF Department of Psychiatry). In 2008, he received the Award for Excellence in Teaching from the UCSF Academy of Medical Educators (UCSF). He is a dedicated teacher and public speaker.

Descartes Li has a Master Educator certificate from the Association for Academic Psychiatry and completed a two-year Faculty Fellowship in Educational Scholarship (UCSF Department of Psychiatry). In 2008, he received the Award for Excellence in Teaching from the UCSF Academy of Medical Educators (UCSF). He is a dedicated teacher and public speaker.