Bio


Dr. Michael Quach, MD serves as Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University School of Medicine. Dr. Quach is a board certified psychiatrist with over 15 years of administrative and clinical experience.

Dr. Quach completed his medical training at Stanford University School of Medicine and psychiatric residency training at Stanford Hospital and Clinics. He served as Chief Resident in the Stanford Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and was recipient of the prestigious Stanford George Gulevich Humanistic Medicine Award in 2006.

In the past 15+ years, Dr. Quach has worked in private practice as well as in community treatment settings with severely and persistently mentally ill patients. Many of these patients have suffered from psychotic disorders, mood disorders, anxiety disorders, extensive trauma, physical and sexual abuse, domestic violence, substance abuse problems, co-occurring medical problems, and chronic homelessness.

Dr. Quach is experienced with providing effective psychiatric medication management, conducting clinical assessments using a trauma-informed approach to care, and collaborating with a multi-disciplinary team of mental health clinicians, clinical social workers, therapists, patient advocates, and primary care providers.

For over 5 years, Dr. Quach served as Medical Director, and was later promoted to Chief Medical Officer, at Momentum for Mental Health. Subsequently, he also served as Medical Director at Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County, Family and Children Services, Traditions Behavioral Health, and Mekong Community Center.

Dr. Quach is board certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (ABPN), and he is a Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association (FAPA). He is President of the Vietnamese Physician Assocation of Northern California. He is also President of the Viet-American Mental Health Network. He is an active member of the Northern California Psychiatric Society (NCPS), the California Psychiatric Association (CPA), the American Psychiatric Association (APA), and the Stanford Alumni Association (SAA).

Clinical Focus
•Psychiatry
•Psychopharmacology
•Psychotherapy

Academic Appointments
•Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Professional Education
•Medical Education: Stanford University School of Medicine
•Residency: Stanford Hospital and Clinics
•Board Certification: Psychiatry, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
•Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association (FAPA)

Community Work
•Chief Operating Officer & Medical Director: Mekong Community Center (San Jose, CA)
•Chief Medical Officer: Momentum for Mental Health (San Jose, CA)
•Medical Director: Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County (San Jose, CA)
•Medical Director: Family and Children Services (San Jose, CA)
•Medical Director: Traditions Behavioral Health (San Jose, CA)

Publications
J Am Geriatr Soc. 1994 Nov;42(11):1218-9. Oral Temperature Changes and Cognitive Decline in Alzheimer Patients: A Possible Association. Robinson D, Omar SJ, Quach M, Yesavage JA, Tinklenberg J.