San Diego Education Report
San Diego
Education Report
News, information and ideas about our
education system, courts and health care
by Maura Larkins

The University of
California works hard to
conceal the tort claim
process.  You can't sue if
you don't file a tort claim
within 6 months.

At first I was duped by the
following document published
by the Regents of the
University of California.  

In fact, "section 1 above",
does not inform the
reader that he must serve
a tort claim on the UC
campus involved.  
Instead, it provides an
address in San Francisco.  
It's the wrong address for
filing a tort claim.  Clearly,
the Regents want patients
to come to them for health
care, but if they harm the
patient, they don't want
him to be able to file a
Warning--the following
statement from the
Office of The General
Counsel of the UC
Regents (“OGC”) is
deceptive; read more

"California Government
Code section 905.6
exempts The Regents of
the University of
California from claim-
filing provisions of the
Tort Claims Act.  A
claimant who wishes to
file suit against The
Regents may serve OGC
as specified in section 1
Thank Heaven for
Insurance Companies blog
Blog: Kaiser Permanente
Problems at Garfield Center
in Kearny Mesa
Filing a complaint
Kaiser Permanente links
UCSD Combined Program
UCSD Health System

UCSD lawsuits

UCSD colonoscopies

Blog posts re UCLA


UCLA Radiology and
Medical Records

UCLA CareConnect

UCLA Compliance

Dr. Robert Pedowitz
wins $10 million for
retaliation by UCLA for
blowing whistle on
industry payments to

Dr. Eugene
Washington, dean of
medical school

Dr. Andrew Saxon,
author of paper on
harmlessness of
indoor mold

UCLA conflict of

UCLA Cull case

UCLA culture: contempt
and racism?

UCLA Dermatology

UCLA Patient Advocates

UCLA Patrick Harron to
be arraigned in burning
death in chemistry lab

UCLA contract with
Kaiser for kidney

Filing suit--UC tort claim
Jan 2013 newsletter re Kristy Lamb and Julie Le

The UCSD Combined Program
Congratulations to Father Joe Carroll,
recipient of 2013 Citizen Service Before Self Honor!
March 11, 2013 at 08:59PM

The Congressional Medal of Honor Foundation today announced that Father
Joe Carroll will receive a Citizen Service Before Self Honor. Father Joe is
among only four other Americans to be selected for their selflessness and
indomitable courage after a nationwide search and selection process.  
The recipients were selected because their actions epitomize the concept of
“service before self” and have been performed “above and beyond” their
professional area of responsibility or conduct...

Check out the January 2013 Combined Program Newsletter!
January 7, 2013

Happy New Year! Our January newsletter is packed with some great
combined resident photos, a reflection from our co-chief Kristy Lamb on "new
beginnings," and an awesome Q&A with UCSD Combined alumna Dr. Julie Le
(2008)! We invite you to check it out here.

Congratulations to Drs. Kristy Lamb and Kai MacDonald on their recent
December 20, 2012

Two members of our "combined family" with particular interests in attachment
and dynamic psychotherapy have recently published two papers on the role
of oxytocin and attachment in the psychotherapeutic relationship. Current
combined chief resident Dr. Kristy Lamb has been working with her mentor,
UCSD Combined program alum Dr. Kai MacDonald, for the past 3 years. Dr.
MacDonald has an active psychotherapy practice in San Diego and remains
a volunteer faculty member in the UCSD Department of Psychiatry, as well as
conducting research on the role of attachment in the psychotherapeutic

Drs. Lamb and MacDonald recently published their work in the Ad hoc
Bulletin of Short Term Dynamic Psychotherapy:

MacDonald K, Lamb K. Oxytocin, the Brain's Bassoon: Sex, Ties, and
Videotapes. Ad hoc Bulletin of Short Term Dynamic Psychotherapy. 2012
Oct: 16(2): 7-26.

MacDonald K, Lamb K. The Brain's Bassoon: A review of oxytocin and the
dance of attachment. Ad hoc Bulletin of Short Term Dynamic Psychotherapy.
2012 Apr: 16(1): 5-27.

Kristy Lamb
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Kristy Lamb, MD
Family Medicine San Diego, CA
 Family Medicine: Behavioral Medicine

Education & Medical Training

 University of California at San Diego University of California at San
DiegoResidency, Family Medicine/Psychiatry
 Georgetown Univ Sch of Med Georgetown University School of
MedicineMedical School
 University of ColoradoOther Training, Mhum, Philosophy & Social Theory
 Vanderbilt UniversityOther Training, B.S., Neuroscience minor Philosophy

Certifications & Licensure

 CA State Medical LicenseCA State Medical License2010 - 2014

Awards, Honors, & Recognition

 Patient-Centered Medical Home Recognition ProgramNational Committee
for Quality Assurance, 2014, 2015, 2016
[This might be an error since
this was downloaded on Aug. 17, 2014.  On the other hand, maybe
these things are decided years ahead of time.]
 Honorable Mention as Resident Role ModelUC San Diego Department of
Psychiatry, 2012
 Medical Student Teaching AwardUC San Diego Department of Psychiatry,
 Robert R. Huntley, M.D. Award for Academic Excellence in Family
MedicineGeorgetown University School of Medicine, 2008

Publications & Presentations
PubMed · Citations by Web of Science®

 Not disappointed by anxiety: A reply to Cardoso and Ellenbogen's
commentary "Oxytocin and psychotherapy: Keeping context and person in
mind" Macdonald, K.,Feifel, D.,Brüne, M.,Lamb, K.,Wilson, M. P.,Golshan, S.,
Macdonald, T.; Psychoneuroendocrinology. 2013 Sep 12.

Journal Articles

 The Bereavement Exclusion for the Diagnosis of Major Depression: To be,
or not to be.  Lamb K, Pies R, Zisook S, Psychiatry, 7/1/2010

 The Brain's Bassoon: Sex, Ties and Videotapes. MacDonald K, Lamb K.
Oxytocin, Bulletin of Short Term Dynamic Psychotherapy

 The brain's bassoon: a review of oxytocin and the dance of attachment.
MacDonald K, Lamb K. Oxytocin, Bulletin of Short Term Dynamic

Hospital Affiliations

 VA San Diego HospitalSan Diego, CA

UC San Diego Combined Family Medicine & Psychiatry Residency Program
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Dr. Kai Macdonald graduated from the University of Minnesota medical
school and now practices in San Diego, where he is Assistant Clinical
Professor of both Family Medicine and Psychiatry at the University of
California, San Diego. His practice includes acting as a teaching physician on
the consult-liaison, emergency room and inpatient psychiatric units, part-time
private practice, and Medical Director of Clinical Trials. His interests include
understanding the neurobiology and techniques of rapid psychotherapeutic
change, the neurobiology of emotions, and attention. His other passions
include storytelling and wrestling with his two sons, 3 and 5.

(Read about Kai running a marathon backwards to benefit the clinic... twice!)

Running a Marathon... Backwards!
DateWednesday, June 30, 2004 at 10:07PM

visitors to get a sense of the true dedication of our residents. Dr. MacDonald
, now a UCSD faculty member, is just as energetic and enthusiastic about the
combined approach to training and patient care as ever, and our residents
continue to learn from him. Enjoy…

San Diego Doc Hits the Ground Running . . . Backward

May 29, 2000

St. Vincent's to Benefit from Unusual Marathon Technique

San Diego - As the starting gun fires to start this year's Suzuki Rock-n-Roll
Marathon on June 4, there will be one participant who will have an unusual
strategy to completing the 26.2-mile course: he'll be running backward.

Dr. Kai MacDonald, a third-year resident in the UCSD Combined Family
Medicine-Psychiatry Residency Program, plans to tackle the lengthy course
in this unique style to raise funds and awareness for St. Vincent de Paul
Village's medical clinic, where he treats unsheltered and medically
underserved members of the San Diego community.

As improbable as it seems, MacDonald has completed several marathons
with his heels leading the way.  "I love to run," says MacDonald, "and I believe
you should take the things you love to do and help people."  Last year,
MacDonald's efforts raised over $1,000 for St. Vincent's medical clinic and he
hopes this year will result in even more support.

"The clinic is truly state-of-the-art," says MacDonald, "and it provides clients
the opportunity to benefit from specialists in the field." But while the
physicians volunteer their time, there are still expenses that need to be
covered, and MacDonald hopes San Diegans respond with even more fervor
than last year.  "People need to realize that we're assisting clients who are in
great need of the services we offer," says MacDonald. "We currently provide
the latest in care and medications, and with ongoing support we can continue
to help."  The combined residency program is a five-year cooperative effort
between UCSD Medical Center and St. Vincent de Paul to explore, identify
and address both the physical and mental health issues facing the homeless.
It has drawn national attention from respected medical practitioners such as
former American Medical Association President Dr. Nancy Dickey.
Update: Dr. MacDonald finished the entire marathon backward, despite high
temperatures and high humidity that took many forward running competitors
out of the race entirely. Congratulations to Kai for completing the "Backward
Marathon" for St. Vincent De Paul Village two years in a row!