Physician Spotlight 1: Welcome, Dr. Lydia Ann!

By Ashley Barnes



In today’s physician spotlight we welcome Dr. Lydia Ann to the Mental Health Center with great joy and gratitude! Dr. Lydia Ann is our newest psychiatrist specializing in general adult psychiatry and geriatric psychiatry, as she is a current geriatric psychiatry fellow at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). 

Her vast experience in both inpatient and outpatient, hospital and emergency settings, correctional settings, and crisis residential programs has equipped her with robust knowledge and experience. Her clinical approach is integrative in that she views a patient’s support system as integral to the treatment process, emphasizing individualized care for each of her patients. 

About Dr. Lydia Ann.

Dr. Lydia Ann started her journey at UCLA where she graduated summa cum laude with a degree in microbiology, immunology, and molecular genetics. She started her journey into medicine at UCLA’s prestigious and highly selective David Geffen School of Medicine. After completing medical school, she moved on to University of California, Irvine’s psychiatry residency program. Currently, Dr. Lydia Ann is finishing up her geriatric psychiatry fellowship program at UCLA, where her journey began. 

As part of her well-rounded education and experience, she has engaged in multiple research projects as a research assistant, completed several publications, has teaching and mentorship experience, and has given several presentations on psychiatry-related concerns. Dr. Lydia Ann has been recognized by the American Association of Geriatric Psychiatry, the David Geffen School of Medicine, and many other prestigious medical organizations for her academic excellence and dedication to serving others. 

Dr. Lydia Ann is recognized by The Medical Board of California as a certified physician.

Scheduling with Dr. Lydia Ann.

Dr. Lydia Ann is accepting patients starting on October 1, 2022. Her schedule will be open on Saturdays from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and Mondays and Tuesdays from 7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. We are thrilled to have such an amazing and compassionate addition to our Mental Health Center team!

To schedule an appointment with Dr. Lydia Ann, please visit our website at Mental Health Center or contact our front office at (310)601-9999.