Dr. Shirah Vollmer, M.D.

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Associate Clinical Professor, Psychiatry

David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, Los Angeles, CA

Areas of expertise

Adult, Adolescent and Child Psychiatry


Dr. Vollmer earned a bachelor’s degree in psychobiology from the University of California at Los Angeles and a medical degree from the David Geffen School of Medicine at the same institution. She completed an internship and residency in adult psychiatry and a fellowship in child psychiatry at the Neuropsychiatric Institute of UCLA.

Since 1990, Dr. Vollmer has been in the private practice of child, adolescent and adult psychiatry and psychoanalysis in Los Angeles. She has served as a Professor both in family medicine and psychiatry at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA.


UCLA Los Angeles, CA
Child Psychiatry: Neuropsychiatric Institute, UCLA Los Angeles, CA
Adult Psychiatry: Neuropsychiatric Institute, UCLA Los Angeles, CA
Psychiatry/Medicine: Neuropsychiatric Institute, UCLA Los Angeles, CA
Medical Degree


Scholarship: Regents of the University of California (1981)
Alumni Scholarship: UCLA (1981)
Summa Cum Laude (1982)
Phi Beta Kappa (1982)
Merit Scholarship: UCLA School of Medicine (1985)
Alpha Omega Alpha (1985)
Honors in Medicine (1986)
Janet Glasgow Memorial Achievement award (1986)
Sandoz Award: Outstanding student in Psychiatry (1986)
Member: New Center for Psychoanalysis, Los Angeles
Member: American academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Medical director: Intermediate Rehabilitation Unit, Brentwood VA Hospital (1990-1993)
Positions held at UCLA Neuropsychiatric Hospital, Los Angeles (991-1992)
Medical director: Adolescent day treatment program
Director: Children’s Unit
Consultant: Dependent Court of Los Angeles County (1992-2000)
Consultant: Los Angeles Gender Center (1999-2001)
Consultant: Family Development Program, UCLA (2005-2010)
Positions held at David Geffen School of Medicine, UCLA, Los Angeles (1992-2013)
Associate Clinical Professor of Family Medicine
Associate Clinical Professor of Psychiatry
Member of Faculty Bio-behavioral program, Family Practice Program, UCLA, Los Angeles (1992-2013)


Available on request