Michael S. Marcin, MD, MSCR, is a double-boarded child and adolescent and general psychiatrist with nearly two decades of experience caring for youth and adults, with and without neurodevelopmental disabilities. His career has focused on improving the patient and provider experience across various types of health care systems. As Clinical Professor at the University of California, San Francisco’s School of Medicine, he is Assistant Medical Director of the Acute Inpatient Program at Langley Porter Psychiatric Hospital. He serves as hospitalist for the acutely impaired, severely mentally ill and also trains and educates UCSF medical students and residents. His administrative duties encompass leadership roles in quality improvement, performance improvement and patient/provider experience. Additionally, Dr. Marcin is currently enrolled in the second of three years of the Faculty in Training (FIT) program of the American Academy on Communication in Healthcare (AACH). His belief that skilled, authentic communication is one of the highest forms of healing drives his interest in the AACH and self-improvement. Supporting individual practitioners and teams is essential to improving patient and provider satisfaction, reducing health care errors, and avoiding burnout for direct care providers.
Prior to joining the faculty of UCSF, Dr. Marcin was the Medical Director of the O.M.I. Family Center in San Francisco. There, he was lead psychiatrist for the Anchor Program, which partners with Golden Gate Regional Center to treat the mental health difficulties of adults with developmental disabilities. Before moving to San Francisco, Dr. Marcin was Medical Director of Marcin Youthcare, a multi-site child and adolescent psychiatric and behavioral clinic, where he treated complex mental health and developmental disorders, supervised, and trained more than 25 Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioners (PMHNPs), Master's Level Therapists, Community Wrap Facilitators and Care Coordinators. There he educated and trained community pediatricians, family practitioners and PMHNPs via colocation and ongoing CME seminars. He has also worked across a range of patient acuity environments, including inpatient, sub-acute units, psychiatric emergency services, residential cottages and outpatient programs. His experience spans non-profit, academic, and private for-profit health care organizations.