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Melissa Mott, MD, PhD, Jeremy Stoddart, MD, Rong Xiao, MD, PhD, Join Department of Psychiatry Faculty

The Department of Psychiatry is pleased to announce the addition of a three new faculty - Melissa Mott, MD, PhD, Jeremy Stoddart, MD, Rong Xiao, MD, PhD - who will, in addition to their faculty roles, each have clinical responsibilities within University of Utah Health. Dr. Mott will be working on University Neuropsychiatric Institute's (UNI) Adult Inpatient Unit. Drs. Stoddart and Xiao will see patients at UNI’s Downtown Behavioral Health Clinic. 

Melissa Mott, MD, PhD, Instructor (Clinical), earned her medical degree at the University of Chicago and doctorate degree at University of California, Berkeley. She completed her adult psychiatry residency at the University of Utah School of Medicine and Affiliated Hospitals. Her interests include medical education, research opportunities within the department and in collaboration with other departments, and the treatment of mood disorders. Dr. Mott is delighted to be joining the clinical team at UNI and to have the opportunity to continue working with the excellent faculty, residents, and staff here.

Jeremy Stoddart, MD, Assistant Professor (Clinical), earned his medical degree at the University of Utah.  He completed his psychiatry residency with the University of Washington in the advanced clinician track in Seattle, WA and Boise, ID. He also served as chief resident in Boise and continued as faculty with UW and also at the Family Medicine Residency of Idaho where he trained both psychiatry residents and family medicine residents.  Dr. Stoddart more recently returned to training and completed a fellowship in Sleep Medicine at the University of Utah. He is board certified in Psychiatry by the ABPN and board eligible for Sleep Medicine.

Before joining our faculty, he worked in Idaho in a family medicine clinic in an integrated care model and focused on delivering high value care to underserved and refugee populations who otherwise lacked access to mental health care. He especially appreciated working with the challenging and medically complex patients in collaboration with primary care. At the same time, he also worked in corrections and provided care for inmates in multiple prisons throughout Idaho both in person and using state of the art telemedicine. After joining the University’s clinical faculty, he will be sharing his time between the University of Utah’s Sleep Wake Center and the University Neuropsychiatric Institute outpatient clinics and is eager to further explore the clinical overlap between sleep and psychiatry and how these two aspects of health can be optimally managed in our community.

Rong Xiao, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor (Clinical), received her medical degree at West China School of Medicine, Sichuan University and finished her first psychiatry residency at West China Hospital, Sichuan University --- the top 2 and the largest hospital in China. She earned her Ph.D. at the School of Social Work at the University of Southern California. She received training from University Hospital at University of Utah as a general psychiatry resident, a child and adolescent psychiatry fellow, and a chief resident.  Dr. Xiao is board certified in Psychiatry by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology.  Her clinical interests include psychosis, depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder, international mental health and advocacy for children, young adults, and their families.  She is also the point of contact in the Utah region to provide mental health care for unaccompanied immigrant children resettled with sponsors.  She is committed to advancing the field by educating medical students, residents, and fellows. Dr. Xiao is delighted to join the department and the clinical faculty at the University of Utah Neuropsychiatric Institute.