Neil Falk, M.D.
Interim Chief Medical Officer
Neil has been active in community mental health in Multnomah County since 1992, when he came to Portland as a resident in the OHSU Psychiatry Department. Over the years, he has been self-described as a “utility infielder” in the community, working in just about any role a psychiatrist could. This has included work in clinic, residential, sub-acute, urgent care, crisis outreach, consultative, and administrative settings. His clinical work and dedication have been recognized at many levels, and he was a proud recipient of a Mental Health Award for Excellence from the state of Oregon in 2005. He is particularly proud of his recent clinical work with the Multnomah County EASA team, helping 15-25 year olds who have recently experienced a first episode of psychosis. He has also received recognition from both OHSU’s Psychiatric Residents and OHSU Physician Assistant students as an Outstanding Educator. He continues to serve as clinical faculty at OHSU, and as Assistant Director in OHSU’s Public Psychiatry Training Program. Whether working with clients or consulting with other providers, he tries to follow the maxim, “What psychiatry needs is less travel agents, and more travel companions.”
Neil graduated from the University of Michigan with a BS in Psychology, as well as his medical degree, before coming to Portland. While he still enjoys visiting the Midwest, he is happy to call the Pacific Northwest his home. When not at work, he can be found jogging, playing with his dog, cooking a nice meal, eating a nice meal, or talking about what his next nice meal will be.