William Wirshing, MD
Medical Director and Psychiatrist
Dr. William C. Wirshing is Board Certified in Psychiatry and Neurology and has added qualification in Geropsychiatry. He obtained his undergraduate degree from the University of California at Berkeley and his medical degree at UCLA. He trained in Psychiatry at UCLA and completed a fellowship in Schizophrenia research at UCLA. He has been licensed to practice medicine since 1983 serving as a Professor of Clinical Psychiatry at UCLA until 2006, and now at the University of Southern California. He has published over 250 articles, abstracts, and chapters in the psychiatric literature on a broad range of topics and lectured widely throughout the world. He has received awards for his teaching and is routinely consulted by fellow physicians throughout the Los Angeles area. He is highly regarded for his knowledge about both psychopathology and psychopharmacology and has an active forensic practice focusing on the use of psychiatric medications. He provides a great advantage to PCH Treatment Center, with his expertise in psychiatric and addiction psychopharmacology.