James Alan Bourgeois, O.D., M.P.A., M.D. for UC Davis Health

James Alan Bourgeois, O.D., M.P.A., M.D.

Health Sciences Clinical Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

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Locations and Contact

UC Davis Medical Center

UC Davis Medical Center
2315 Stockton Blvd.
Sacramento, CA 95817

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Additional Numbers

Physician Referrals

800-4-UCDAVIS (800-482-3284)

Philosophy of Care

I seek to understand patients' systemic medical illness and psychiatric illness simultaneously, as this reflects patients' experiences. I work closely with all of the patients' physicians and other clinicians to achieve improvements in all areas of illness impacting patient function and clinical outcomes.

Clinical Interests

Dr. Bourgeois is a consultation-liaison and emergency psychiatry specializing in patients with co-morbid systemic medical and psychiatric illness, substance-use related conditions, psychopharmacology, and ECT. He has a research interest in neuropsychiatric co-morbidity in fragile X-associated conditions.

Research/Academic Interests

Dr. Bourgeois' academic interests include the diagnosis and management of neuro-cognitive disorders (e.g., delirium and dementia) in patients with other medical illnesses leading to hospitalization. He has a research interest in fragile X associated conditions as multiple psychiatric co-morbid illnesses are common in this patient population. He also has interests in modern systems of care delivery and patient outcomes.



Center/Program Affiliation

UC Davis MIND Institute

Undergraduate School

B.A., Chemistry Premedical, The College of the Holy Cross, Worcester MA 1978

Medical School

M.D., F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Bethesda MD 1989

Other School

M.P.A., Public Administration, Auburn University, Montgomery AL 1984

Other School

O.D., Optometry, New England College of Optometry, Boston MA 1982


Psychiatry, Wright State University, Dayton OH 1989-1990


Psychiatry, Wright State University, Daytona OH 1990-1993

Eleanor & Thomas P. Hackett Award, Academy of Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry, 2021

Robert R. Rynearson, M.D. Award for Excellence in Teaching Residents, Department of Psychiatry, Baylor Scott & White Medical Center, College of Medicine, Texas A&M University, 2018, 2019

Excellence in Teaching Award, Psychiatry Residents Association, UC San Francisco, 2014

Nancy C.A. Roeske, M.D. Certificate of Recognition for Excellence in Medical Student Education, American Psychiatric Association, 2008

Residents' Outstanding Faculty Award, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, University of California, Davis School of Medicine, 2002, 2008

To see a full list of Dr. Bourgeois' publicationa, please click here.

Pinkhasov A, Xiong G, Bourgeois JA, Heinrich TW, Huang H, Coriolan S, Annamalai A, Mangal JP, Frankel S, Lang M, Raj YP, Dandois M, Barth K, Stewart AL, Rado J, Pesek J, Sanders A, Spearman-McCarthy EV, Gagliardi J, Fiedorowicz JG. Management of SIADH-related hyponatremia due to psychotropic medications - An expert consensus from the Association of Medicine and Psychiatry. J Psychosom Res. 2021 Dec;151:110654. doi:10.1016/j.jpsychores.2021.110654. Epub 2021 Oct 28. PMID:34739943.

Oldham MA, Desan PH, Lee HB, Bourgeois JA, Shah SB, Hurley PJ, Sockalingam S; Council on Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry. Proactive Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry: American Psychiatric Association Resource Document. J Acad Consult Liaison Psychiatry. 2021 Mar-Apr;62(2):169-185. doi:10.1016/j.jaclp.2021.01.005. Epub 2021 Jan 29. PMID:33970855.

Wang F, Yang J, Pan F, Bourgeois JA, Huang JH. Editorial: Early Life Stress and Depression. Front Psychiatry. 2020 Jan 15;10:964. doi:10.3389/fpsyt.2019.00964. PMID:32009994.

Hoffer S, Hategan A, Bourgeois JA. Amantadine-Associated Bullous Pemphigoid. J Clin Psychopharmacol. 2018 Aug;38(4):394-395. doi:10.1097/JCP.0000000000000907. PMID:29912791.

Feng W, Ramo DE, Chan SR, Bourgeois JA. Internet gaming disorder: Trends in prevalence 1998-2016. Addict Behav. 2017 Dec;75:17-24. doi:10.1016/j.addbeh.2017.06.010. Epub 2017 Jun 16. PMID:28662436.

Hategan A, Bourgeois JA. Asenapine-associated myasthenic syndrome. J Clin Psychopharmacol. 2015 Feb;35(1):107-8. doi:10.1097/JCP.0000000000000235. PMID:25357196.

Bourgeois JA. Academic psychiatry: an international, innovative specialty. Acad Psychiatry. 2011 Nov 1;35(6):349-53. doi:10.1176/appi.ap.35.6.349. PMID:22193728.

Khan RA, Kahn D, Bourgeois JA. Delirium: sifting through the confusion. Curr Psychiatry Rep. 2009 Jun;11(3):226-34. doi:10.1007/s11920-009-0035-8. PMID:19470285.

Witkowski AE, Manabat CG, Bourgeois JA. Isoniazid-associated psychosis. Gen Hosp Psychiatry. 2007 Jan-Feb;29(1):85-6. doi:10.1016/j.genhosppsych.2006.10.010. PMID:17189755.