David Douglas, M.D.

  • Clinical Associate Professor of Psychiatry, School of Medicine


Since 2019, Dr. David Douglas has been the medical director of Geriatric Psychiatry unit at the OHSU Hillsboro Medical Center which is one of only 3 geropsychiatry units in the state of Oregon. Dr. Douglas is board certified in adult psychiatry, geriatric psychiatry and clinical informatics. Prior to his current position, Dr. Douglas worked for 31 years at the VA Portland Health Care System where he served as Chief Information Officer leading the project that converted the medical center from paper-based to electronic medical records. Dr. Douglas also led VA projects that allowed veterans to view the full contents of their electronic medical records and use secure e-mail to communicate with their health care providers. In his spare time, Dr. Douglas is a long distance runner, gourmet Indian cook and advocate for immigrants.

Education and training

    • B.S., 1983, Purdue University
    • M.D., 1987, Indiana University
  • Internship

    • Psychiatry Internship, Washington University in St. Louis, St. Louis, MO, 1987
  • Certifications

    • Diplomate American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, 1993
    • Diplomate American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, Subspecialty of Geriatric Psychiatry, 2014
    • Diplomate Clinical Informatics American Board of Preventive Medicine, 2014

Memberships and associations:

  • American Psychiatric Association
  • Oregon Psychiatric Physicians Association
  • American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry
  • American Medical Informatics Association

Areas of interest

  • Suicide prevention
  • Dementia
  • Clinical Informatics

Honors and awards

  • Named to Best Doctors 2019-2020
  • Psychiatry Faculty Teaching Award 1995



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