Hendry Ton, M.D., M.S. for UC Davis Health

Hendry Ton, M.D., M.S.

Associate Vice Chancellor for Health Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion

Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Science

Hendry Ton is not currently accepting new patients. For assistance finding a UC Davis doctor, please call 800-2-UCDAVIS (800-282-3284).




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)

Clinical Interests

Dr. Ton has a particular interest in cross-cultural psychiatry and working with underserved patient communities, especially Southeast Asian refugees. He believes in the importance of utilizing psychodynamic principles when caring for patients in medication management and support. Dr. Ton has developed a patient database called PsychNotes, which allows for rapid entry of clinical, demographic and insurance information. He is exploring issues faced by ethnic minorities in the mental health system and applying his experience in qualitative research methodology.

Research/Academic Interests

For full details on Dr. Ton's leadership role and activities, please visit his executive leadership bio page.



Undergraduate School

A.B., Psychology and Molecular Cell, UC Berkeley, Berkeley CA 1992

Medical School

M.D., UC San Francisco School of Medicine, San Francisco CA 1998

Other School

M.S., MS Public Health, UC Berkeley, Berkeley CA 1995


Psychiatry, UC San Francisco, San Francisco CA 1998-1999


Psychiatry, UC San Francisco, San Francisco CA 1999-2002

Sacramento Bee Top AAPI Change Maker, 2022

Los Angeles Times DEIA Leadership Forum Leadership Recognition, 2021

UC Davis Chancellor’s Achievement Award for Diversity and Community Engagement, 2020

National Alliance on Mental Illness Exemplary Psychiatrist Award, 2016

National Alliance On Mental Illness Recovery Practitioner Award, 2015

Sanchez ES, Tran-Reina M, Ackerman-Barger K, Phung K, Molla M, and Ton H. Implicit Biases, Interprofessional Communication, and Power Dynamics. PSNet [internet]. 2020 Apr 29.

Schweitzer JB, Rainwater JA, Ton H, Giacinto RE, Sauder CAM, Meyers FJ. Building a comprehensive mentoring academy for schools of health. J Clin Transl Sci. 2019 Aug 28;3(5):211-217. doi:10.1017/cts.2019.406. PMID:31660245.

Rao S, How PC, Ton H. Education, Training, and Recruitment of a Diverse Workforce in Psychiatry. Psychiatric Annals. 2018;48(3):143-148.

Lim RF, Diaz E, Ton H. Cultural Competence in Psychiatric Education Using the CFI. Lewis-Fernandez R, Aggarwal N, Hinton L, Hinton D, Kirmayer L (eds). DSM-5 Handbook on the Cultural Formulation Interview, American Psychiatric Publishing Inc., Arlington, VA. 2015.

Callahan E, Henderson C, Ton H, MacDonald S. Utilizing the Electronic Health Record as a Tool for Reducing LGBTI Health Disparities. Ehrenfeld and Eckstrand (eds). Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Intersex Healthcare: A Clinical Guide to Preventative, Primary, and Specialist Care, Springer Publishing, New York NY. 2015.

Koike A, Ton H. Cultural Considerations in Psychiatry. McCarron R, Xiong G, Keenan C, Nasrallah H (eds). Preventive Medical Care in Psychiatry: A Practical Guide for Clinicians, American Psychiatric Publishing Inc, Arlington VA. 2015.

Ton H, Eidson-Ton WS, Iosif AM, Sitkin N, Henderson S, Callahan EJ. Using a Retreat to Develop a 4-Year Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Curriculum. Acad Psychiatry. 2016 Oct;40(5):796-801. doi:10.1007/s40596-015-0474-y. Epub 2016 Jan 12. PMID:26758739.

Aguilar-Gaxiola S, Loera G, Geraghty EM, Ton H, Lim CC, de Jonge P, Kessler RC, Posada-Villa J, Medina-Mora ME, Hu C, Fiestas F, Bruffaerts R, Kovess-Masféty V, Al-Hamzawi AO, Levinson D, de Girolamo G, Nakane Y, Ten Have M, O'Neill S, Wojtyniak B, Caldas de Almeida JM, Florescu S, Haro JM, Scott KM. Associations between DSM-IV mental disorders and subsequent onset of arthritis. J Psychosom Res. 2016 Mar;82:11-16. doi:10.1016/j.jpsychores.2016.01.006. Epub 2016 Jan 20. PMID:26944393.

Callahan EJ, Sitkin N, Ton H, Eidson-Ton WS, Weckstein J, Latimore D. Introducing sexual orientation and gender identity into the electronic health record: one academic health center's experience. Acad Med. 2015 Feb;90(2):154-60. doi:10.1097/ACM.0000000000000467. PMID:25162618.

Foster A, Johnson T, Liu H, Cluver J, Johnson S, Neumann C, Marcangelo M, Rosenthal R, Davidson B, Ton H, and Klapheke M: Psychiatry Clinical Simulation Online Teaching. Modules: A Multi-Site Prospective Study of Student Assessments. MedEdPublish 2014, 3: 3 http://dx.doi.org/10.15694/mep.2014.003.0030.