Dr. Ellen A. Machikawa, MD
Physician and Board-Certified Psychiatrist
- Adjustment Disorder
- Bipolar Disorder
- Mood Disorder
- Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
- Personality Disorder
- Psychotic Disorder
- Geriatric Psychiatry
- HIV Psychiatry
|10/11 – Present||Psychiatrist
573 South Boyle
Avenue. Los Angeles,
Conduct comprehensive psychiatric evaluations of geriatric patients in all levels of care (residential, assisted living, skilled nursing). Provide necessary psychiatric treatment. Provide education and support to family members of patients. Provide consultation on difficult cases to primary care providers.
|9/20 – present||
ENKI Health Services,
Inc. 1436 Goodrich Blvd.
Commerce, CA 90022
Conduct comprehensive psychiatric evaluations of patients diagnosed with acute psychiatric distress and severe and chronic mental illnesses. Provide necessary psychiatric treatment in collaboration with a multidisciplinary team.
|12/15 – 10/20||
Centers JWCH Institute
1845 N. Fair Oaks Ave.
Pasadena, CA 91103
Conduct comprehensive psychiatric evaluations of patients in a federally qualified health center (including acute and chronically mentally ill, developmentally delayed, dual-diagnosis, and HIV). Provide necessary psychiatric treatment in collaboration with a multidisciplinary team. Provide consultation to primary care providers and HIV providers.
|4/17 – 5/20||
Medical Director/Psychiatric Consultant
Pasadena Public Health
Department 1845 N. Fair Oaks Ave.
Pasadena, CA 91103
Help implement and develop outpatient substance abuse programs. Provide clinical supervision to a team of substance abuse counselors, social workers, and case managers. Provide psychiatric consultation and treatment to dual-diagnosis clients.
|10/05 – 12/15||
Andrew Escajeda Clinic/Pasadena Public Health
Department 1845 N. Fair Oaks Ave
Pasadena, CA 91103
Conduct comprehensive psychiatric evaluations of patients with HIV/AIDS in an outpatient HIV clinic. Provide necessary psychiatric treatment (both psychotherapy and pharmacotherapy) in collaboration with multidisciplinary team. Provide psychiatric consultation on difficult cases to HIV medical providers.
|2007 – 2012
1999 – 2004
1999 – 2004 Kaiser Permanente
Southern California Permanente
Medical Group 1502 West Covina Parkway
West Covina, CA 91790
Conduct comprehensive psychiatric evaluations of patients in an outpatient clinic and provide appropriate treatment, including both psychotherapy and pharmacotherapy. Collaborate with multidisciplinary team to create and implement a treatment plan.
|2004 – 2006||
Psychiatrist/Mental Health Consultant
Twin Towers Correctional
Facility 450 Bauchet Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012
Conduct comprehensive psychiatric evaluations of inmates in a correctional facility and provide necessary treatment. Determine the level of appropriate housing.
|2001 – 2006||
Psychiatric Consultant for the Consulate
General of Japan 350 South Grand Avenue,
Los Angeles, CA 90071
Provide consultation to the Consulate General office of Japan regarding Japanese nationals with psychiatric issues. Work in conjunction with county resources and local hospitals to aid such patients.
Planning Committee Member of 3rd Annual Asian American Mental Health Training Conference
Helped plan a conference for mental health professionals who provide care to Asian American clients.
|1987 – 1988||
Elementary School Teacher at Baker Middle School, El
Monte, CA Taught all subjects to fifth-grade class.
|1995 – 1999||Psychiatry Residency, Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA|
|1991 – 1995||M.D. University of Southern California School of Medicine, Los Angeles, CA|
|1986 – 1987||Teaching credential in English and multiple subjects the University of California, Los Angeles|
|1982 – 1986||B.A. The University of California, Los Angeles
(Major – English and Diversified Liberal Arts)
LICENSES AND CERTIFICATIONS
USMLE Step 1, 1993
Step 2, 1995
Step 3, 1995
Board Certified since January 2001
Diplomate of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
HONORS AND AWARDS
|1997 – 1999||
APA/Zeneca Minority Fellow
Selected by the APA Office of Minority/National Affairs to receive educational enrichment to stimulate interest in providing quality services to minorities. Participated in APA Committee on Ethnic Minority Elderly.
Eli Lilly U.S. Psychiatric Congress Fellow
Received financial support from Eli Lilly to attend U.S. Psychiatric Congress.
- American Psychiatric Association & Southern California Psychiatric Society
Dr. Ellen Machikawa, MD, is a board-certified psychiatrist with extensive clinical experience working with various populations including young adults, working professionals, elderly, and those with severe mental illness. She has worked in multiple settings including mental health clinic, community health clinic, health maintenance organization, and nursing facility. She provides comprehensive evaluations and individualized treatment. She is known as a doctor who is approachable and empathetic. Her goal is to understand her patients and work with them to improve their quality of life.
Dr. Ellen A. Machikawa, MD, is a board-certified psychiatrist in California. She graduated from the University of Southern California School of Medicine with a medical degree and has been working as a doctor for more than 20 years.