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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. During medical school, he served as the community outreach chair for UCSF’s Latino Medical Student Association was elected to the Associated Students of the School of Medicine. Armando’s professional interests include emergency psychiatry, underserved populations, psychoanalytic psychotherapy, mindfulness, trauma and novel therapeutic approaches using agents with activity at 5HT2A and NMDA receptors.  He enjoys yoga, weight lifting, hiking, and watching the clouds.