Timothy Pylko, MD
Executive Director, PCH Pasadena

Dr. Pylko grew up in Canada. He received his undergraduate degree at McGill University with an Honors in Neuroscience and went to Medical School at the University of Toronto. He then came to Los Angeles to do his residency in psychiatry at the UCLA San Fernando Program. While in residency he developed a special interest in the treatment of Bipolar Disorder. In 2012 he was a consultant on the award-winning documentary about living with this disorder entitled Of Two Minds. He was also a consultant on the documentary about suicide called The “S” Word. Through his training he was inspired to embrace the understanding of a patient’s clinical presentation on a Bio-Psycho-Social-Spiritual continuum. He practices a “Recovery” orientation in treatment of patients with serious mental illness. He was an Assistant Clinical Professor at UCLA from 1986 to 2017 and has been an Adjunct Clinical Professor at USC since 2015. He is a a partner at San Marino Psychiatric Associates and is Director of Psychiatry at PCH Treatment Centers as well as Executive Director and co-founder of PCH Pasadena. He is on staff at Aurora Las Encinas Hospital. Awards include “Recovery Practitioner of the Year” in 2009 from NAMI, California and an “Exemplary Psychiatrist” award from NAMI, National in 2014. In 2015 he was an honoree for “his distinguished service in recovery” by the Promises Foundation at their Polo in the Palisades fundraiser. He represents the San Gabriel Valley and East Los Angeles as a council member of the Southern California Psychiatric Society, at district branch of the American Psychiatric Association.