Edgewood’s Medical Director Wins Prestigious Award from UCSF

Edgewood’s Medical Director Dr. Robin Randall, MD, MPH, has been awarded the distinguished J. Elliot Royer Award for Excellence in Community Psychiatry from the University of California San Francisco.

Dr. Randall has been Medical Director at Edgewood for over 20 years, and is also the current Medical Director of SF Department of Public Health’s Transitional Age Youth System of Care.

The prize – which includes a cash award of $30,000 — is made annually by UCSF and recognizes persons who have made significant contributions to the advancement of psychiatry in Alameda, Contra Costa, or San Francisco counties. Dr. Randall’s excellence in service to the field of Community Psychiatry, and his compassion and expertise in integrating awareness of systemic poverty, racism, and historical trauma in all parts of his practice, were among the criteria by which Dr. Randall was chosen to receive the honor.

“Dr. Randall has made enormous contributions to the advancement of psychiatry in ways that have benefited the most vulnerable and underserved children, youth and families in San Francisco,” said Edgewood CEO Lynn Dolce, who first worked with Dr. Randall in 1998.

“In addition to his 30 years of distinguished service to his vulnerable patients from San Francisco’s public mental health system, Dr. Randall has also had an often life-changing impact — not only on the patients he has served, but on the interns, residents, and fellows whom he has taught and mentored over the years, many of whom have themselves gone on to rewarding careers in community psychiatry,” she added.

Congratulations to Dr. Randall!