Psychiatrists Join University Physicians Healthcare

UPH has expanded the psychiatric program at its Kino Campus hospital.

University Physicians Healthcare has expanded the psychiatric program at its Kino Campus hospital with the addition of seven doctors. UPH Hospital at Kino Campus has a level one psychiatric unit providing inpatient treatment, medication services, counseling, mental health screening and evaluation. The unit at UPH Hospital currently operates 65 beds and is licensed for 100.

"The impact of having these excellent physicians on board at UPH Hospital is resulting in more efficient and effective care for our psychiatric patients," said Norm Botsford, president and CEO of University Physicians Healthcare. "We are able to provide more definitive care without delays -- benefiting our patients and reducing costs that result from unnecessary length of stay."

"This expansion will help further our missions of science, education and service to our community," said Alan J. Gelenberg, MD, professor and head, Department of Psychiatry, University of Arizona.

Robert W. Garrett, MD

Dr. Garrett earned his medical degree from Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas. He served his residency in General Psychiatry at the University of Southern California Medical Center in Los Angeles, where he earned the Junior Resident Outstanding Teacher Award in 2001. Dr. Garrett's special interests are geriatric psychiatry, community psychiatry and consultation liaison.

Numan M. Gharaibeh, MD

Dr. Gharaibeh attended Jordan University of Science and Technology where he earned the King Hussein of Jordan Award for Academic Excellence. He served his residency at New York Medical College in Valhalla, N.Y., and completed his fellowship at Massachusetts Mental Health Center. Dr. Gharaibeh's specialty is forensic psychiatry.

Robert McCabe, DO, PhD

Dr. McCabe earned his undergraduate degree at State University of New York, Albany, before attending medical school at North Texas Health Science Center. Dr. McCabe completed his residency at Loma Linda University, and a fellowship in forensic psychiatry at the University of Southern California.

Lewis Mehl-Madrona, MD, PhD

Dr. Mehl-Madrona studied at Indiana University in Bloomington before earning his medical degree at Stanford University. He completed his residency in family practice and psychiatry at the University of Vermont, and a fellowship in public health at the University of California, Berkeley. Dr. Mehl-Madrona's specialties are integrative psychiatry, narrative medicine and social constructionism.

Ernestina Pelayo de Olivares, MD

Dr. Pelayo de Olivares received her medical degree from the School of Medicine, Universidad Autonoma de Baja California, Mexico. She served her residency in psychiatry and a fellowship in geriatric psychiatry at The New England Medical Center at Tufts University in Boston. Dr. Pelayo's special interests are geriatric psychiatry and clinical psychiatry.

David Stoker, MD

A graduate of the University of Arizona, Dr. Stoker served his residency in psychiatry at the University of Arizona Health Sciences Center. His special interests are public psychiatry and forensic psychiatry.

Roger Osterholtz, MD

Dr. Osterholtz earned his medical degree from the University of Iowa College of Medicine. He served two residencies: one in internal medicine at the University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha; the second in psychiatry at the University of New Mexico. He is a past president of the Montana Affiliate of the American Heart Association and specializes in primary care psychiatry and addiction medicine.

University Physicians Healthcare is a non-profit corporation created in 1985 as the medical practice of the physicians of the UA College of Medicine. Together, University Physicians Healthcare, the University of Arizona, UPH Hospital at Kino Campus and University Medical Center combine to care for patients, educate medical students, train young physicians and conduct clinical research. With more than 350 physicians and 1,250 staff, UPH is Arizona's largest physicians group.