Lawrence Willison IV, MD, Psychiatry, Los Angeles, CA, VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System


Psychiatry Los Angeles, CA

Child & Adolescent Psychiatry

Child & Adolescent Psychiatrist in Private Practice

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  • I am an Adult, and Child & Adolescent Psychiatrist in Private Practice in Westwood, CA conveniently located near UCLA Medical Center. I am board certified in both Child & Adolescent Psychiatry and General Adult Psychiatry. I graduated from the UCLA Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship in 2014, and the Residency in 2012.

    Since 2008, I have provided treatment and care to adult patients with myriad diagnoses including major depression and other depressive disorders, ADHD/ADD, anxiety disorders, obsessive compulsive disorder, psychotic disorders, personality disorders, bipolar disorders, and autism spectrum disorders.

    Since 2011, I have concentrated on treating childhood- and adolescent-onset psychiatric disorders including neurodevelopmental disorders (such as Autism, Autism Spectrum Disorders, and Asperger's Disorder), as well as other childhood-onset psychiatric disorders such as depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, ADHD, anxiety disorders, obsessive compulsive disorder, and childhood behavioral problems.

Education & Training

  • UCLA Medical Center
    UCLA Medical CenterFellowship, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 2011 - 2014
  • UCLA Medical Center
    UCLA Medical CenterResidency, Psychiatry, 2008 - 2011
  • University of California San Francisco School of Medicine
    University of California San Francisco School of MedicineClass of 2008
  • University of CaliforniaPh.D., Biological Sciences, 1997 - 2005
  • Massachusetts Institute of TechnologyB.S., Biology, 1992 - 1995
  • Lafayette CollegeUndergraduate, 1991 - 1992

Certifications & Licensure

  • CA State Medical License
    CA State Medical License 2010 - 2021
  • American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology Psychiatry
  • American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
  • Adult Psychiatry: American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
  • Child & Adolescent Psychiatry: American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology

Awards, Honors, & Recognition

  • Phi Beta Kappa 1995
  • Sigma Xi Scientific Research Society 1995
  • Predoctoral Fellowship American Heart Association, 2002

Publications & Presentations


Journal Articles

  • Circadian dysfunction may be a key component of the non-motor symptoms of Parkinson's disease: Insights from a transgenic mouse model  
    L.D. Willison, T. Kudo, D.H. Loh, D. Kuljis, C.S. Colwell, Journal of Experimental Neurology, 1/1/2013
  • Sleep and circadian dysfunction in neurodegenerative disorders: insights from a mouse model of Huntington's disease  
    D. Kuljis, A.M. Schroeder, T. Kudo, D.H. Loh, L.D. Willison, C.S. Colwell, Minerva Pneumologica, 9/1/2012
  • The sphingosine 1-phosphate receptor S1P(2) maintains the homeostasis of germinal center B cells and promotes niche confinement  
    J.A. Green, K. Suzuki*, B. Cho*, L.D Willison*, D. Palmer, C.D. Allen, T.H. Schmidt, Y. Xu, R. Proia, S.R. Coughlin, and J.G. Cyster, Nature Immunology, 1/1/2011
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  • Essential Role for Galpha13 in Endothelial Cells During Embryonic Development
    K.M. Ruppel*, D. Willison*, H. Kataoka, A. Wang, Y.W. Zheng, I. Cornelissen, L. Yin, S.M. Xu, and S.R. Coughlin, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 1/1/2005
  • The Rho Guanine Nucleotide Exchange Factor Lsc Homo-oligomerizes and Is Negatively Regulated through Domains in Its Carboxyl Terminus That Are Absent in Novel Splenic ...
    T.M. Eisenhaure, S.A. Francis, L.D. Willison, S.R. Coughlin, and D.J. Lerner, Journal of Biological Chemistry, 1/1/2003

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