Dan R. Tzuang

  • Stanford Trained
  • ABPN Double Board Certified Psychiatrist
  • Former Associate Dean of Students at Pomona College

(949) 478-4826 Telephone
(949) 954-7757 Fax

1101 Dove Street #155
Newport Beach, CA 92660

Clinical Training & Expertise

I am an American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (ABPN) Double Board Certified psychiatrist in both Adult Psychiatry and Child & Adolescent Psychiatry whose private practice is on the border of Irvine/Newport Beach, located close to the 73 Freeway.

Prior to establishing my practice here in Irvine in 2010, I completed a Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship at Stanford University. At Stanford, my training exposure was both broad and in-depth, as I trained and studied with experts in the field of psychiatry. I was able to hone my treatment approach and develop my patient skills in a wide range of psychiatric diagnoses, such as ADHD, depressive & anxiety disorders, bipolar disorder, psychosis, and pervasive developmental disorders including autism and Aspergers.

Before learning to treat children, I completed my adult psychiatry training at a small yet nationally renown program at San Mateo County Medical Center for my adult psychiatric residency and graduated from medical school from the Keck School of Medicine at the University of Southern California. While in training, I was recognized by both the American Psychiatric Association (APA) and the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP) for my accomplishments in the field of psychiatry.

I also have expertise in the areas of adolescent/young adult & cross cultural mental health, have served on the APA Committee of Asian American Psychiatrists, Council of Minority Mental Health and Health Disparities, the Executive Council of the Orange County Psychiatric Society, and was founder and chair of the Orange County Psychiatric Society’s Asian American Issues Committee.

Additional Qualifications

In addition to my work as a private practice psychiatrist, I have also helped children, adolescents and adults in other (primary and secondary educational) settings that I believe enriches my approach to providing the most informed and appropriate care to my patients. These experiences include:

Past Employment Experiences:

Associate Dean of Students for Student Support and Learning
Pomona College, Claremont CA

Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry
UC Irvine School of Medicine, Irvine CA

Special Assistant for Counseling, Wellness, and Health Services
UC Irvine, Irvine CA

Associate Physician Diplomate at the Student Health Center
UC Irvine, Irvine, CA

6th/7th /8th grade Teacher
Wilson Middle School International Baccalaureate Program (IB), Pasadena, CA

Achieva College Prep Centers, Irvine/Newport Beach, CA

Extracurricular Experiences:

Founding Chair
Asian American Issues Committee, Orange County Psychiatric Society (OCPS)

Admissions Representative
Admissions Committee Member Office of Admissions, Keck School of Medicine at USC

Senior Interviewer & Alumni Representative
Office of Admissions, Pomona College

Orange County Psychiatric Society

Other Honors / Appointments / Presentations / Publications:

Outstanding Supporter of Prevention
Irvine Prevention Coalition

APA/SAMHSA Minority Fellow
American Psychiatric Association

AACAP Educational Outreach Program Award Recipient,
American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry

Medical Education Research Foundation Scholarship Recipient
California Society of Addiction Medicine


Appointed Advisory Council Member
St Anslems Cross Cultural Community Center

Board of Directors
Pacific Rim Charter Academy

Appointed Member
APA Council on Minority Mental Health and Health Disparities

Speaking Engagements:

Mission San Jose High School- Mental Health Assembly Jan 2015
Coordinating Panelist

Pomona College Asian American Mentorship Program- Mental Health Providers Seminar May 2014
Invited Panelist

Orange County Girls Conference hosted by UC Irvine Feb 2014
Invited Panelist

County of LA Rehabilitation Dept Asian Task Force Meeting Feb 2014
Invited Presenter

Mission San Jose High School- Mental Health Assembly Dec 2013
Coordinating Panelist

Irvine Prevention Coalition- Cultural Mental Health Nov 2013
Invited Presenter

Irvine Unified School District Counselor Training Oct 2013
Invited Presenter

Asian Pacific American Bar Association LA Chapter- Asian American Mental Health Panel Oct 2013
Invited Panelist

City of Irvine Mayors Forum- Treatment of Depression Presentation Sept 2013
Invited Presenter

Hoag Hospital Pediatrics Group- Treatment of ADHD Presentation June 2013
Invited Presenter

Irvine Prevention Coalitions- Needs of Middle School Youth May 2013
Invited Presenter

Pomona College Asian American Mentorship Program - Mental Health Training Aug 2013
Invited Presenter

Pomona College Psychology Department 2012
Guest Lecturer

NASPA Annual Meeting
2012 Workshop Coordinating Presenter

Pepperdine University
Guest Lecturer

UC Irvine Asian American Studies Department
Guest Lecturer

Orange County Psychiatric Society/UCI Psychiatry Career

UC Irvine International Peer Mentor Program
Guest Speaker

UC Irvine Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship Program
Guest Lecturer

Menlo School
Assembly Guest Speaker

APA Annual Meeting 2009
Component Workshop Co-Presenter

Stanford University Asian American Activities Center
Workshop Presenter


Acculturation, Development, and Adaptation Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Clinics of America Vol 19, Issue 4, October 2010; Rothe, Tzuang, and Pumariega

Concurrent Treatment of Steroid-Related Mood and Psychotic Symptoms With Risperidone Pediatrics April 2010; Ularntinon, Tzuang, Dahl and Shaw

“Sexual Assault and Disordered Eating in Asian Women: Understanding the Link”, co-reviewed with Dr. Al Gaw for the Harvard Review of Psychiatry 2008;16(4):248-57.