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Robert Cabaj, MD
Chair of Psychiatry, Medical Director, San Mateo County Behavioral Health and Recovery Services

Dr. Cabaj graduated from Harvard Medical School and completed his psychiatry residency at the Cambridge Hospital program at Harvard. He is currently the Medical Director of the Behavioral Health and Recovery Services, an integrated system that delivers and monitors mental health and substance abuse services for San Mateo County. He is an Associate Clinical Professor in Psychiatry at the University of California, San Francisco, a board certified psychiatrist, a certified addiction medicine specialist and maintains a small private practice of psychiatry.

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Zachary A. Plaut, MD
Associate Director, Psychiatry Residency Training Program and Inpatient Psychiatrist at San Mateo Medical Center

Dr. Plaut graduated from UC Berkeley and UC Davis School of Medicine and completed his psychiatric residency at San Mateo County Behavioral Health and Recovery Services, where he also served as Co-Chief Resident. He then completed his Addiction Psychiatry Fellowship at UCSF (SFVA and Kaiser) and is a Diplomate of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. After his fellowship, he returned to San Mateo Medical Center as an inpatient psychiatrist and core faculty member of the residency program. Prior to walking down the path to medical school, Dr.

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John L. Herbert, MD
Assistant Director, Psychiatry Residency Training Program and Medical Director, South County Mental Health Clinic

Dr. Herbert graduated from Gustavus Aldolphus College and the University of Minnesota Medical School and completed his psychiatric residency at San Mateo County Behavioral Health and Recovery Services. He serves as the Assistant Program Director of the Psychiatry Residency, Medical Director of the South County Mental Health Clinic, and previously served as Acting Medical Director of San Mateo County Mental Health Services.

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Armando Leon, MD
PGY4 Co-Chief Resident, Psychiatry Residency Training Program

Armando León is a graduate of the University of California San Francisco School of Medicine and completed his undergraduate education at Swarthmore College with a BA in Biology. While an undergrad, he explored his interest in medicine as a volunteer EMT and enjoyed providing peer-support as a resident assistant and as a genetics and organic chemistry teaching assistant. Following graduation, he coordinated a clinical trial at the University of Pennsylvania investigating the effect of newer-generation type 2 diabetes medications on beta cell insulin production capacity.

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Robertino Lim, MD MPH
PGY4 Co-Chief Resident, Psychiatry Residency Training Program

Robertino Lim was raised in New York and then attended Vassar College, where he majored in Science, Technology & Society with a focus on public health. He worked for 2 years in research at The Rockefeller University before heading to Boston for the combined MD/MPH program at Tufts University School of Medicine. After his 3rd year of medical school, Robertino served as a Doris Duke Charitable Foundation International Clinical Research Fellow in Malawi through UNC School of Medicine.

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