John Luo, MD, Psychiatry, Orange, CA


Psychiatry Orange, CA

Director of Consultation-Liaison & Emergency Psychiatry and Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at UC Irvine SOM

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  • I am a board certified psychiatrist with sub-specialty certification in clinical informatics. My work has centered around the interface of clinical care and information technology. I have written articles, books, and given lectures on this topic. I'm currently the Director of Consultation Liaison & Emergency Psychiatry at UC Irvine Medical Center.

Education & Training

  • UCLA Medical Center
    UCLA Medical CenterFELLOWSHIP
  • University of California Davis
    University of California DavisFELLOWSHIP
  • Los Angeles County-Harbor-UCLA Medical Center
    Los Angeles County-Harbor-UCLA Medical CenterCHIEF_RESIDENCY
  • Harbor - UCLA Medical Center
    Harbor - UCLA Medical CenterRESIDENCY
  • Harbor - UCLA Medical Center
    Harbor - UCLA Medical CenterINTERNSHIP
  • University of Texas Medical Branch
    University of Texas Medical BranchMEDICAL_SCHOOL
  • University of California at Los AngelesOTHER_TRAINING
  • California Institute of Technology OTHER_TRAINING

Certifications & Licensure

  • CA State Medical License
    CA State Medical License 1995 - 2021
  • American Board of Preventive Medicine Clinical Informatics
  • American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology Psychiatry

Awards, Honors, & Recognition

  • Fellow American College of Psychiatrists, 2015
  • CMS Meaningful Use Stage 1 Certification EpicCare Ambulatory EMR, Epic Systems Corporation, 2013
  • Distinguished Fellow Association for Academic Psychiatry, 2013
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Clinical Trials

Publications & Presentations


Journal Articles

  • Tech Advisor: “Virtual Reality Therapy: On Your Desktop Today”.  
    Luo J, Primary Psychiatry,14(4): 20-22
  • Tech Advisor: “Free Software Tools for the Medical Practice”.  
    Luo J, ”, Primary Psychiatry, 14(6): 23-28
  • Tech Advisor: “Health 2.0: What You Need to Know”.  
    Luo J, Primary Psychiatry,14(8): 31-34.
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Books/Book Chapters


  • Differential Impact of Oral and Long-Acting Risperidone Formulations on Brain Myelination of Adult Schizophrenia Patients.
    Bartzokis, G., Lu P.H., Pratt, E., Pantazes, J., Detore, N., Amar, C., Sherin, J.E., Subotnik, K.L., Ventura, J., Casaus, L.R., Luo, J.S., Nuechterlein, K.H, Biological Psychiatry
  • Effectiveness of Risperidone Long-Acting Injection in the Early Phase of Schizophrenia: Relapse Prevention and Functional Outcome.
    Subotnik, K.L., Nuechterlein, K.H., Ventura, J., Gretchen-Doorly, D., Hellemann, G.S., Luo, J.S., Maremont, E.R., Casaus, L.R, Singh, I.R, International Congress on Schizophrenia Research 2009
  • Improving Cognition after a First Episode of Schizophrenia: The Benefits of Consistent Second-Generation Antipsychotic Medication.
    Nuechterlein, K.H., Subotnik, K.L., Ventura, J., Gretchen-Doorly, D., Luo, J.S., Casaus, L.R., Detore, N.R, Victoria, A, Society for Research in Psychopathology 2010
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  • Networking 102: From Contacts to Collaborators. 
    Association for Academic Psychiatry, Nashville, TN
  • Appropriate Use of Social Media in the Clinical Setting. 
    Placentia Linda Hospital, Placentia, CA
  • Mobile Technologies and Clinical Practice. 
    Door County Summer Institute, Egg Harbor, WI
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Press Mentions

  • Physicians Give EHRs Failing Grade on Usability
    Physicians Give EHRs Failing Grade on UsabilityJanuary 03, 2020
  • How to Keep Therapeutic Alliance Alive in the Age of EHRs
    How to Keep Therapeutic Alliance Alive in the Age of EHRsAugust 11, 2017
  • How to Chart Progress Notes Faster, Smarter, Better
    How to Chart Progress Notes Faster, Smarter, BetterAugust 04, 2017
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Other Languages

  • Spanish