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Jack Wu, M.D. Psychiatrist

 

​General Adult Psychiatry

 

Dr. Wu graduated with honors from Cornell University before embarking on his medical school studies at Duke University. He then finished his adult psychiatry training at UCLA where he acted as the chief resident physician for the adult inpatient units at the UCLA Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital. He joined UCLA faculty shortly after that and was the Medical Director for the UCLA Adult Eating Disorder Program. He was also an attending physician at the UCLA Adult General Partial Hospitalization Program and General Outpatient Clinic.

 

He has expertise in the areas of eating disorders, women's mental health, addiction, mood disorders, anxiety disorders, and schizophrenia. Dr. Wu has acquired a special license to prescribe Buprenorphine/Suboxone in outpatient-based opiate treatment settings. He has also undergone psychotherapy training in the areas of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT).

 

In addition to English, Dr. Wu is fluent in Chinese Mandarin.

Walter Dunn, M.D., Ph.D. | Psychiatrist

 

General Adult Psychiatry

 

Dr. Walter Dunn completed his residency training at UCLA, Neuropsychiatric Institute. While in residency, Dr. Dunn served as the Chief Resident of the residency research program and was the Chief Resident of the psychiatric intensive care unit at the Greater Los Angeles VA.   During his residency, Dr. Dunn had the privilege of training with Dr. Michael Gitlin in the UCLA Mood Disorders Clinic and Dr. Stephen Marder in the UCLA Psychosis Clinic. He also trained in the Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) Clinic where he specialized in using CBT to treat anxiety disorders.

 

In addition to caring for patients in our practice, Dr. Dunn also works as the consultation psychiatrist for UCLA’s Operation Mend program that provides services to returning veterans.  He is a UCLA Health Sciences Clinical Instructor, teaching medical students and residents.  He also serves as a supervising physician in the UCLA Psychosis Clinic where he teaches the residents.

 

Dr. Dunn originally hales from Northern California where he attended UC Berkeley for his undergraduate studies and received his PhD in molecular biology. During his time at Cal, he served in the United States Marine Corps Reserves and completed his military service with 1st BTO, 4th LSB in San Jose, CA.

 

Outside of work , Dr. Dunn enjoys the outdoors and balances work life with hiking and traveling.  He is a recent participant in several Tough Mudder and Spartan races, running with his colleagues from UCLA.

 

Kyle Bechaz, M.D. Psychiatrist

 

General Adult Psychiatry and Geriatric Psychiatry

 

Dr. Bechaz completed his psychiatry residency training at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago. During his residency, Dr. Bechaz had the opportunity to see patients in various specialty clinics, including the Bipolar/Mood Disorder Clinic, Psychosis Clinic, Women's Mental Health Clinic, and Dual Diagnosis/Addiction Clinic. Dr. Bechaz also developed a special interest in treating older adults and was invited to speak at a national conference for Geriatric Psychiatrists. After finishing his general adult psychiatry residency, Dr. Bechaz completed a fellowship in Geriatric Psychiatry at UCLA. During his fellowship, he gained valuable experience treating individuals with very complex medical histories and challenging psychosocial circumstances. Dr. Bechaz has expertise in medication management of psychiatric disorders as well as several forms of psychotherapy, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). He also received training in electroconvulsive therapy (ECT).

 

Dr. Bechaz is originally from the Midwest. He graduated with honors from Creighton University with a bachelor's degree in Biology, and then he received his medical degree from University of Nebraska Medical Center. While in medical school, Dr. Bechaz treated patients on service trips to Jamaica and rural Mexico. He also completed a rotation in South Africa. Those international experiences contributed to Dr. Bechaz's interest in working with individuals from a wide variety of backgrounds and cultures.

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