Julea Leshar McGhee, MD, MPH


Attending Physician, Olive View University of California Los Angeles Medical Center; Resident Supervisor, San Fernando Valley Community Mental Health Center, Los Angeles, CA

Dr. McGhee is an attending physician in an urban, safety-net hospital at LAC-USC Psychiatric Emergency Room, teaching residents and medical students and continuing her work with underserved communities. Throughout her clinical training, she has employed a systems approach to the health of vulnerable populations. Her experience developing an outcomes framework for the Massachusetts Office of Health and Human Services and consulting for the Los Angeles Juvenile Dependency Court inspired Dr. McGhee’s career aspirations to improve quality and efficiency in healthcare through collaboration across multiple government agencies, including health, justice, education, and housing.

Prior to receiving her Harvard University Masters degree in public health, she was awarded the Jeanne Spurlock Clinical Fellowship in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry to study incarcerated adolescents with psychiatric disorders in conjunction with the UCLA Child Psychiatry Health Services Research Division. Among her awards in medical school, she was recognized with the Leonard Tow Humanism in Medicine Award for exemplary compassion, competence, and respect in delivery of care, and with the Excellence in Psychiatry Award. Dr. McGhee received her medical degree from the UCLA School of Medicine/Charles R. Drew University in Los Angeles, CA in 2004 and completed her Psychiatry Residency at the Harbor-UCLA Medical Center in Torrance, CA in June 2008.